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jmwlester

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Camino(s) past & future
2013 Camino Frances
2014 Jesus Trail
2016 Via Francigena (Italy)
2017 Camino Portugese
#1
Will start Via de la Plata on May 31 in Merida. Anyone beginning at that time?
 

sharon w

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
#2
It will be very hot.
 

Momonne

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Norte, Primtivo, Portuguese, VDLP
#4
Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, that is the only time I can go.
Buen Camino!
May I recommend a silver lined Euroschrimm umbrella then. Early April 2017 was already boarderline when it came to the sun after 12h30 pm.
 

jmwlester

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Camino Frances
2014 Jesus Trail
2016 Via Francigena (Italy)
2017 Camino Portugese
#5
May I recommend a silver lined Euroschrimm umbrella then. Early April 2017 was already boarderline when it came to the sun after 12h30 pm.
Thanks. I will check into the umbrella.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015); Camino Norte/Primitivo (2016); Camino Frances (2017); Le Puy (June 2018)
#6
Will start Via de la Plata on May 31 in Merida. Anyone beginning at that time?
I have read numerous times on this forum that the Via de Plata is often dangerously hot in summer and folks are discouraged from going during those months. I don't think a Euroschirm umbrella will be enough!

Maybe you could consider walking a different Camino that would be more suitable to having better temperatures and a more enjoyable experience if that is your only available time frame.
 

jmwlester

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2013 Camino Frances
2014 Jesus Trail
2016 Via Francigena (Italy)
2017 Camino Portugese
#7
I have read numerous times on this forum that the Via de Plata is often dangerously hot in summer and folks are discouraged from going during those months. I don't think a Euroschirm umbrella will be enough!

Maybe you could consider walking a different Camino that would be more suitable to having better temperatures and a more enjoyable experience if that is your only available time frame.
Thanks for the advice. I will consider a more northern route, but still keep the VDP as a possibility.
 

Portach

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Camino(s) past & future
2017
#8
Thanks for the advice. I will consider a more northern route, but still keep the VDP as a possibility.
Thanks for the advice. I will consider a more northern route, but still keep the VDP as a possibility.
Starting early in the day helps. After 10 a.m. the heat becomes a factor, after midday a real issue. Our earliest start last October was 6 a.m. Some started as early as 4.30 to avoid the heat. This involves walking in the dark so a good head light is important. You will need to carry plenty of water too. It is a great Camino though......
 

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