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Go to the pilgrims office 39 rue de la citadelle : volunteers will give you all things and explanations you need ( credenciale, documents, forecast....) to start your Camino.Will someone please explain "the law" referred elsewhere that seems to disallow travel out of SJPDP before April 1st?
French and Spanish authorities are understandably fed up with rescuing or recovering dead bodies of ill-prepared pilgrims on the portion of the camino known as Route Napoleon. Reasons given are risk to rescuers and cost. Said authorities have closed that section from end November to start of April annually. Fines are in place and if you do need rescue from the closed area you will get a bill that reflects actual costs.Will someone please explain "the law" referred elsewhere that seems to disallow travel out of SJPDP before April 1st?
No the couple were attempting to walk high in the eastern Spanish Pyrenees near Vall de Núria when the victim collapsed due to hypothermia. The rest of this reportage describes a combined rescue and medical miracle.
The Valcarlos route is a lower altitude and much can be walked on or next to the road, both will be dangerous options because of the ice or the plowed snow from clearing the road. Why start your Camino on the wrong slippery foot? Consider starting from Roncevalles or Pamplona or waiting until April.I am sure other can explain in greater detail but starting from SJPP is not disallowed but the Napoleon route from there to Ronncesvalles is closed for safety reasons during the winter. There is an alternative route via Valcarlos that is not at quite as high an altitude (though I would imagine care would need to be taken traversing any mountainous areas in poor weather). Hope this helps. There are several threads on this site on this subject if you need more info.
Didn't you realize that the Napoleon Route was closed for EVERBODY at those dates?Evening,
I started from SJPP last march 2018 and walked the Napoleon route, I was advised it would be dangerous but that I could . I woke the next morning and cracked on a little misty and damp but I was confidant. the weather was fine until I started going over the top. (white out) I am very fortunate I have previously walked the route so understood time distance etc.
I was not prepared for the knee deep and at times waist Hight snow, more shockingly I met an Italian chap in a pair of jeans and trainers my jaw dropped, he told me he was not informed either.
On my arrival at Roncesvalles to say people were shocked I walked the Napoleon was concerning to me as they had all been told to avoid completely. I have only recently joined and had I before my last walked would have avoided the napoleon route at that time of the year at all costs.
I had no idea it was closed or was I informed when collecting my passport, or was I told at orison when having a coffee break in fact they said I was lucky the weather had cleared from the day before as it was closed then.Didn't you realize that the Napoleon Route was closed for EVERBODY at those dates?
Very strange as Orisson is also closed in March ...I had no idea it was closed or was I informed when collecting my passport, or was I told at orison when having a coffee break in fact they said I was lucky the weather had cleared from the day before as it was closed then.
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