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Sanabres in the spring

2020 Camino Guides

Raithby

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Hello...flying Toronto to Porto..bus to Chaves Portugal and hiking north to Verin next April. Verin to Ourensa along the Sanabres route...I imagine it will be very quiet that time of year. Anyone who has done this route and has suggestions or comments...I am all ears! Thanks kindly.
 

omar504

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My only comment would be...take warm clothes. In 2016 i was on the vdlp and by september i was around mombuey. Me and the swedish couple i was with all bought gloves and i wore my t shirt,shirt,fleece,scarf and rain jacket trying to get warm. Spring could well be like that too
 

Raggy

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Camino Mozarabe Almeria (2017)
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Via Francigena (2019)
That's an uncommon route. I would expect Chaves to Verin to Ourense to be very quiet at any time of year - even when the rest of the Sanabres is busy.

There is a chance that you might meet a couple of pilgrims who walked the Camino Zamorano Portugues. The last stage of that route (from Segirei to Verin) goes through the eastern edge of Chavez district. And you may find some pilgrims who start their journey in Verin. I've met some people who take the bus to a starting point at the edge of Galicia.

From Ourense you'll join the mainstream of pilgrims who start there. April should be quite popular, especially Holy Week (April 5-12. 2020). During Holy Week itself, you may find things quite busy from Ourense onwards.
 

Raggy

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Sounds about right.
FYI - In Allariz, I have read that the old monastery albergue is no longer in operation. I think the various online guides should have up to date info. on this and other albergue openings / closures.
 

Raithby

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Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (2019)
Thanks...yes I see there is no albergue in Allariz. Looks like a pretty little town so I will likely get a hotel for the night.
 

Raithby

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Found a really fine thread on the route I will be taking...the details I was looking for...yahoo.

 

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