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To and out of Roncesvalles- October

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Sagiberg

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
As the planning progresses, more questions arise. Again, I will appreciate your help. Can the Pyrenees be crossed in mid-October? And if the answer is yes- what route is better?
How can we return from Roncesvalles to Paris?
Thanks🙂
Sharon
 

davebugg

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances(2017)
Frances(2018)
Ingles(2019)
Aragones(2020)
Portuguese(2020)
As the planning progresses, more questions arise. Again, I will appreciate your help. Can the Pyrenees be crossed in mid-October? And if the answer is yes- what route is better?
How can we return from Roncesvalles to Paris?
Thanks🙂
Sharon
The official date of closure for the Napoleon route is November 1st, but that can be earlier if the weather brings an earlier and heavy snowpack. The Valcarlos route through the Pyrenees from St Jean is open year around, but Pilgrims may be advised against travel on a particular day if the weather poses an undue risk.

The Pilgrim office in SJPdP will always provide the best current weather and travel advice for pilgrims.

For returning to Paris from Roncesvalles, you can see some options here.
 

Sagiberg

Member
Camino(s) past & future
2019
The official date of closure for the Napoleon route is November 1st, but that can be earlier if the weather brings an earlier and heavy snowpack. The Valcarlos route through the Pyrenees from St Jean is open year around, but Pilgrims may be advised against travel on a particular day if the weather poses an undue risk.

The Pilgrim office in SJPdP will always provide the best current weather and travel advice for pilgrims.

For returning to Paris from Roncesvalles, you can see some options here.
Thanks Dave. Your comment is important . It is very difficult to make a decision from such a distance of time. I assume that we will have to take into account that we may not be able to cross this time.🤔
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF2012,Le Puy/CF 2015 Portugues 2017 Norte 2018, CF 2019
What Dave said is 100% correct. I will be arriving in SJPP on October 28th. My plan is to drop off my pack in the albergue and go directly to the pilgrim office. Number 1 on my list will not be getting my passport but getting the weather report. If there is any doubt I will not leave on the 29th until I check back in with the Pilgrim Office again unless I can get reliable information before leaving my albergue.
 

C clearly

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), VDLP (2017), Mozarabe (2018), Vasco/Bayona (2019)
I agree with the various comments about needing to check the weather and follow the advice of the pilgrim office. Take the Valcarlos route if it is recommended. However, I must say that I have twice walked the Napoleon route from SJPP to Roncesvalles in mid-October, with beautiful weather. Once it was very chilly (take gloves and a good windbreaker). I think your chances are good.
 

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