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SHREKS WIFE

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WALKING MAY 19
I am starting the camino from Sarria next Saturday (May 11th). I am unsure about whether to take a sleeping bag or just a sleeping bag liner. Thoughts please?
 

Dorpie

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Santiago to Finisterre to Muxia 2013
Camino Frances May 2015
Camino Frances July 2017
Hi @SHREKS WIFE

When I started out at the end of April (2015) just a liner was fine for me, the only night I was cold was at O Cebreiro and that was a price I was more than happy to pay for not to have to lug around a full sleeping bag for weeks.

Buen camino,

Rob.
 
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Lirsy

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Primitivo (2017), Norte (2017), Frances (2017), Portugues (2018), La Plata (2018)
I would say, assuming that you plan to sleep in albergues, that just a liner is perfectly ok.

Buen Camino & Ultreia!!
 
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Camino Portugues (October 2018)
Augustine Camino (July 2019)
Never needed one. I agree with just the liner
 

Pilger99

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addicted since 1999 (Aragones, CF), lots of caminos in Spain and Portugal since then
You can already check the weather forecast.
Nights are still cold and day temperature is only 13°C on Thursday, while Sunday/Monday shall rise to 30°C, but nights still 10°C ???
I wouldn't like to take only a liner if I know the day is freezing cold, but that's up to you. I learnt that some albergues switch off the heating just because it was May and others don't even have heating.
 
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Lifeisgood

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Camino(s) past & future
Walked the Camino Frances in September/October 2018 (St Jean Pied de Port - Finisterra)
Agreeing, only sleeping bag liner is fine! There will be some blankets in albergues (not all of them) and otherwise: I went in September/October and it got quite cold in October... I took a simple 2 Eur fleece blanket with me: light, could roll it up to a small bundle... worked out fine :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino France, Camino del Norte, Camino de Madrid
I am starting the camino from Sarria next Saturday (May 11th). I am unsure about whether to take a sleeping bag or just a sleeping bag liner. Thoughts please?
Instead of sleeping bag, I brought the below. I put my liner between the sheet. It keeps you toasty warm and almost weightless, cost around $6.
 

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Yctoo

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino ingles (2018)
I took one of these space blankets to the Ingles in October. Nobody complained but I was always aware of the crinkly sound it made when I moved. Liner and down blanket next time
 

Espee84

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés June/July 2018
VdlP- hatching plans
I would take a light sleeping bag. Used a ‘Highlander trekker superlight’ (highly recommended) on the Frances in June and July last year and definitely needed more than just a liner.
 

Dandabika

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Camino(s) past & future
Completed GR65 (2016)
I am starting the camino from Sarria next Saturday (May 11th). I am unsure about whether to take a sleeping bag or just a sleeping bag liner. Thoughts please?
For the GR65 Compostelle (2016), Camino Del Norte, and Camino Primitivo (2017), and Stevenson GR70 (2018) that I walked in April, May, August, and September I used a small size Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Mattress and a 30 degree Katabatic quilt style sleeping bag (a 40 degree quilt would do fine). The matress weighs 8 ounces and the down quilt weighs about 18 ounces. This way you can sleep on the albergue or gite floor anywhere or even outside if there is a shortage of beds, plus you can inflate the mattress, then place it on a bed therefore adjusting the bed to your exact sleeping requirements. The quilt, unlike a sleeping bag is more adjustable and versatile should you find it too warm plus it will keep you warm should you need that. The blankets at albergues and gites are used by thousands of people. They were always clean but .... you never know. On most stays, there was only one blanket per bed. I slept on the blanket that covered my air mattress and covered myself with the quilt. A good night's rest is absolutely the most important thing you need after a long day of trekking.
 
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alaskadiver

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Camino(s) past & future
May 2017-Camino Primitivo
April 2019-Camino de Invierno
I just got back from walking 16 days. It’s hardly freezing cold during the day (or night). Daytime temps are perfect for walking and by noon the temperature climbs a lot. It will continue to climb as May progresses. I see that you started today so hopefully you didn’t pack too heavy of a bag.
 

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