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Sleeping bag? LePuy- Moissac in May

howlingmouse

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Hello,
Could anyone tell me if its worthwhile taking a summer sleeping bag (~700g synthetic) on this section? Would it be too cold for a lightweight bag to be much use anyways...or are the gites warm inside?
Any feedback on the cleanliness of blankets on this section of the walk?
We'll be taking a sleeping bag liner.

Many thanks!
 
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KiwiNomad06

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Hi howlingmouse!
The gites I stayed in were all well heated if it was cold, and the blankets in France are mostly very clean. I am always a bit 'nervous' about having no sleeping bag, but in fact, you could well get by with just a liner. The weather in May could still be quiet variable, but you might have some quite warm days by then, interspersed with some wet ones.
Margaret
 

jl

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Helo howlingmouse,

Although what Margaret says is no doubt quite true, I know that I wouldn't go on this leg of the Le Puy route without a summer weight sleeping bag. My sleeping bag only weighs 500 grams, and even though each of my Caminos have been in mid summer I still always take one. There were a couple of nights where I was glad of it even though it was August!. Remember that the first couple of weeks are at reasonably high altitudes which has a tempering effect on the temperature!

Cheers, Janet
 

KiwiNomad06

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jl said:
Helo howlingmouse,
Although what Margaret says is no doubt quite true, I know that I wouldn't go on this leg of the Le Puy route without a summer weight sleeping bag.
Cheers, Janet

I would always take a sleeping bag too Janet :wink: In my "general" travelling days I know I have experienced a few bitterly cold nights in some unheated hostels - one night in Turkey in March springs to mind especially well. So leaving a sleeping bag at home is never one of my options!! But having said that, I think I mostly used my sleeping sheet with the blankets provided in the gites in France.
Margaret
 

howlingmouse

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Hello again,
Thanks very much for your help Margaret and Janet. As we want to keep our weight down to save our joints/feet etc we might walk without one.
 
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