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Starting from St Jean Pied de Port 19 April

JeanB

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Is anyone walking from St Jean on 19 April? I was planning to stay at Orisson that evening and walking the rest of the way to Roncesvalles the next day. Feeling a little bit nervous as I am doing it solo. Wondering if there will be many people on the road at that time?
 
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I'm leaving SJPdP solo on the 23/4 so I'll be hot on your heels. No need to be nervous, just take everything as it comes. Buen Camino :)
 

Waka

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Some but not all, and other routes too.
If you are leaving on 19th April you will not be on your own, there will be other pilgrims on the road at that time, just follow the person in front of you and hope they're going the right way.
 

RJM

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You will probably sharing the Way with many fellow pilgrims in mid April. Most of whom are not members of this forum. ;-)
 
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Is anyone walking from St Jean on 19 April? I was planning to stay at Orisson that evening and walking the rest of the way to Roncesvalles the next day. Feeling a little bit nervous as I am doing it solo. Wondering if there will be many people on the road at that time?

Hmmm. There is always a chance that you will lonely :(
But unlikely I think.

At that time of year I would suspect about 200 other people will be starting out on the same day! :eek::eek:
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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Camino Frances
Thanks for all your replies. I love walking on my own but also love company. I am just nervous about something happening to me! Hopefully there will be enough people in front and behind so I don't feel totally deserted!
 

JeanB

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Hmmm. There is always a chance that you will lonely :(
But unlikely I think.

At that time of year I would suspect about 200 other people will be starting out on the same day! :eek::eek:
That would be great. A lot more people than in my walking group!!!
 
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t2andreo

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If you plan to stay the first night at Refuge Orisson, I DO hope you made a reservation via e-mail.

They are generally 'completo' or full by the time you amble up there. So, without a reservation, you could be disappointed.

Hope this helps.
 
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there will be other pilgrims on the road at that time, just follow the person in front of you and hope they're going the right way.

There are only two ways - up or down. Just make sure you are going up .....
 

R Stockhall

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If you move very fast, you'll catch up with me. I head off on the 24 March from SJPdP :)
 

Tina B

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walked Camino Frances 23 April- 23 May (2018), Camino Portuguese 2018/19
I am also new to this and am flying from London to Biarritz, probably bus to Pamplona to start 22 April. I also am walking solo but looking forward to this adventure and maybe meeting up with you!?
 
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Diane Booth

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April (2018)
Thanks for all your replies. I love walking on my own but also love company. I am just nervous about something happening to me! Hopefully there will be enough people in front and behind so I don't feel totally deserted!

I leave April 24th solo, will cross paths I'm sure at some point along the way. Am a Slow walker, fast walker, I plan on walking whatever speed or distance I feel like on that particular day. No schedules, no places I have to be, just walking is enough.
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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Camino Frances
If you plan to stay the first night at Refuge Orisson, I DO hope you made a reservation via e-mail.

They are generally 'completo' or full by the time you amble up there. So, without a reservation, you could be disappointed.

Hope this helps.
Hi there, Yes, I have already made my booking. Have also read about the place and hope the showers aren't cold!
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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I leave April 24th solo, will cross paths I'm sure at some point along the way. Am a Slow walker, fast walker, I plan on walking whatever speed or distance I feel like on that particular day. No schedules, no places I have to be, just walking is enough.
Hi Diane, I have just booked my first 3 nights of accommodation to see how I go. I would like to take the stress out of being somewhere at a particular time. At the same time, I do want to get back home by a particular date. It sounds as if the most difficult bit is the type of path as I am used to walking on the hills in Scotland.
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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I am also new to this and am flying from London to Biarritz, probably bus to Pamplona to start 22 April. I also am walking solo but looking forward to this adventure and maybe meeting up with you!?
Wouldn't that be fun! There is every chance we might meet up. Good luck!
 
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Diane Booth

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April (2018)
Hi Diane, I have just booked my first 3 nights of accommodation to see how I go. I would like to take the stress out of being somewhere at a particular time. At the same time, I do want to get back home by a particular date. It sounds as if the most difficult bit is the type of path as I am used to walking on the hills in Scotland.

Hi Jean, having walked those hills as well I think you will be fine, huff puff. I have booked Roncesvalles as I will definitely want 'a guaranteed room at the inn' and a hot meal if I survive that first bit, everything else that comes after is part of the adventure.
 
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t2andreo

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2022
Hi there, Yes, I have already made my booking. Have also read about the place and hope the showers aren't cold!

The showers are warm but they give you a single "jeton." That is a token that operates the hot water for FIVE MINUTES. In my recollection, you do not need to run the water to get it hot.

So, get everything you need to shower there and arranged, get ready, get naked, get wet and shower...FAST!

Also, DO wear shower slippers or flip flops. I caught a foot fungus there on my first night out a couple of years ago. Other than that minor issue, the place gets five stars from me.:cool:
 

Dodger

Lone Walker, Camino Frances 2018 VdlP 2021/22
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2022
I will be leaving on 7 or 8 April as a solo walker you could catch me up as I will be in no rush enjoy
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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Camino Frances
The showers are warm but they give you a single "jeton." That is a token that operates the hot water for FIVE MINUTES. In my recollection, you do not need to run the water to get it hot.

So, get everything you need to shower there and arranged, get ready, get naked, get wet and shower...FAST!

Also, DO wear shower slippers or flip flops. I caught a foot fungus there on my first night out a couple of years ago. Other than that minor issue, the place gets five stars from me.:cool:
Sounds good. I'lll make sure I am ready before the water starts!
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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Camino Frances
Hi Jean, having walked those hills as well I think you will be fine, huff puff. I have booked Roncesvalles as I will definitely want 'a guaranteed room at the inn' and a hot meal if I survive that first bit, everything else that comes after is part of the adventure.
I have also booked Roncesvalles. I thought it best not to walk the whole way in one day to avoid any blisters.
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
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Camino Frances
SJPDP as we well know
Is a first step on the Way
And Orisson
When it’s reserved
A welcomed Way to end you day

A caution early pilgrims
Check the weather
Before you go
And don’t give in to hubris
When the Pilgrim Office tells you
NO!!!!!!’
Yes, I do wonder about the weather?!
 
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Yes, I do wonder about the weather?!
Hi, when I started out in April...the sun was shining...warm enough at Orisson to sit on the deck with a libation and bask until supper. The next morning still sunny and just as we crossed into Spain the weather closed in. There was still boot deep snow the last 1000 feet of elevation. Again, as we dropped down into Roncesvalle it was sunny and dry. The next morning we began our trek to Zuberi in ankle deep, heavily falling snow. 10 km later it was overcast and on entering Zuberi sunny again. So, as you can see the weather is quite fickle on Camino.
Buen Camino,
Arn
 

JeanB

Explorer Jean
Past OR future Camino
Camino Frances
I am also new to this and am flying from London to Biarritz, probably bus to Pamplona to start 22 April. I also am walking solo but looking forward to this adventure and maybe meeting up with you!?
That would be lovely. Not sure how long it will take for me to get to Pamplona but I suppose there is every chance that our paths will cross.
 

andywild

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CF april 18.. CP sep 18.. CF april 2020
i'm looking at the 19th same as you.. i'm not actually tied to dates but need to find out the best way to get from uk to sjpdp.. if all goes according to plan i'll see you there on 19th :) (i'll be the confused looking chap with the beard)
 

Gaddong

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(2018) CF SJPDP April 22, to May 27.
Sunday April 22 thinking of starting early like 5:45-6:15ish. straight down to Roncesvalles, with God's blessings. Buen Camino to all.
 

Tina B

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walked Camino Frances 23 April- 23 May (2018), Camino Portuguese 2018/19
That would be lovely. Not sure how long it will take for me to get to Pamplona but I suppose there is every chance that our paths will cross.
I'm in Pamplona Sunday and leaving Monday so think we might bump into each other on the way. Look out for my cerise backpack
 
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