i will be walking the VDLP later this year. I should arrive in A Gudina about November 20th. I was looking at Gronze and trying to determine the differences between walking on the main route through Laza or walking the Variant. It is about 25k longer on the Variant. It seems like there is about the same availability of albergues. The way I walk going through Laza to Ourense would take me 5 days and I would take 6 days to walk the variant, so that is not an issue. Has anyone walked both? Or can you tell me the pros and cons of the path you chose. Would appreciate any input. I have walked 3 times in Galicia in late November/December so I am prepared for weather.