I am considering a Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in the next 12 to 18 months, and will be getting in shape for it. As it happens, I may have an unusual opportunity to be near Arles late December and early January, and would like to know if it is reasonable to try a 3 or 4 day trip along the Arles route at that time. My questions concern things like, the weather - Is it reasonable plan to hike here in January? The number of other travelers - Will there be others along the way? And the availability of places to stay and eat in winter, and the language difficulty since I am the typical American that does not know French. I would appreciate any thoughts about this as a first test pilgrimage.