MermaidLilli said:I started May 5th and it was not crowded except for Merida there was a large amoung of cyclists, but beds were available. Lovely time of year to walk as well, maybe a little less chilly? I don't know, but I sure spent some very cold moments.
MermaidLilli said:So can your forum mates be privy to the secret albergue? Is it between Zamora and Astorga or between Zamora and Ourense?
:wink: Just wondering, Lillian
sillydoll said:That is really bad!! Which of the Four albergues did you try? I can't imagine anyone being turned away from San Javier (close to the cathedral) they are just the most hospitable people.
Rebekah Scott said:Back onto the (somewhat) thread: One of my favorite Via de la Plata breaks is just south of Baños de Montemayor, in a little mountain town called Hervás. It´s not so undiscovered and wildlife-y as your discovery, but there´s a wonderful albergue set up in the old train station, dozens of hikes all over the mountains all ´round about, a remarkable Judería, hot springs, and some very good food, too. It´s a vibrant, lively town only about 4 km. east of the Via, and almost no pilgrims ever go there.
Deirdre said:Hello, Lost P,
... and I could swear that I walked from Hospital de Orbigo to Rabanal on one day... passing through Astorga... and they are all after Leon.