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Via de la Plata mid March

Christina1803

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sevilla
Hi,
I'm thinking of walking this route in March 2020, starting around the 14th.
Is this a popular time? Anyone else walking during this period?
 
Camino(s) past & future
2012 Lemovicensis + Francés;
2016 Podiensis + CdN + Fisterra;
2018 VdlP + Sanabrés + Muxia/Fisterra
Hi Christina,

I startet 2018 in March too. Be prepared that in the Holy Week quiet a number of mainly spanish pilgrims will populate the via.
This year it will happen about 4 weeks after your start and I would expect you then around Zamora (if starting in Sevilla). Take it as an opportunity to experience the impressive proceedings in "Semana santa".

Ultreia!
 

OnHellas

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances Sept/Oct 2017
Portuguese April 2018 (From Porto)
As posted elsewhere, we shall be starting the Via Serrana in March the 1st so will be in Seville around the 14th......all being well of course.

See you on the path maybe? Either way, buen camino.
 

Dennis52

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
FRENCH WAY 2016
Hi,
I'm thinking of walking this route in March 2020, starting around the 14th.
Is this a popular time? Anyone else walking during this period?
I just changed my plans to walk it in September, are you from Cambridge Ontario?
 

anthikes

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 SJPdP > SdC
2018 Porto > SdC
2019 Sevilla > SdC
I started on March 31st from Sevilla last year and think anytime from mid-March to end of April is a good time to go. I did find the weather quite chilly at times, mainly from wind chill, particularly north of Salamanca. If I was doing it again I'd leave mid April. That said, it was a cold spring last year!

I was in Salamanca for Easter Sunday and had no problem finding a bed having which I booked only a couple days before. I didn't notice any influx of pilgrims during holy week - maybe this is more of an issue on the last 100km to Santiago sections e.g. Sarria, Tui etc.

There was a really nice number of pilgrims. Never too many to make impersonal like the Frances, but never too lonely either except from Granja to Astorga. Most people don't go this way anyway.

Hope you enjoy it. I am also going to be on the VDLP again when I arrive in Merida from Almeria via the Mozarabe. I am then walking up to the Sanabres. I won't be leaving Almeria until end of March so you'll be well ahead of me!
 

lt56ny

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
You would be leaving on my birthday. So as your birthday present to me you could let us know what it's like to walk during that time period, albergue availability and if they are open and any other tidbits of interest. I would like to walk it in 2021. Even though it is a holy year I doubt it will be really crowded at all. Buen Camino!
I walked the CF this year in November and December and I would say a good 50% of the time on the Buen Camino app and on Gronze their information about open and closed albergues was inaccurate. Call ahead if you can.
 

Simon B

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Ingles and Camino Frances. VDLP Spring 2019
Hi,
I'm thinking of walking this route in March 2020, starting around the 14th.
Is this a popular time? Anyone else walking during this period?
Christina - this will now confuse you. I started from Seville last year in mid-March and got as far as Fuente de Cantos and had to stop due to a nasty blister. I found it was very hot even then. I am starting again this year on 5 Feb and hoping it will be cooler. This will undoubtedly be the case further north. For me would rather walk when cold than hot. Either way Buen Camino.

SImon
 

steve 217

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino frances planning via del la plata
Im flying to seville on the 19th April and cycling to Salamanca where i am sadly having to break my Camino for this year i might catch you up at some point .
My research suggests average 14 low of 4 so pleasant days for walking and cycling i hope , but cool nights ,better take decent sleeping bag the albergues might be cool .
Good luck
Buen Camino enjoy be safe
 

PeteD

Active member
Camino(s) past & future
Bicigrino CF SJPdP - SdC Mar 2016
Kumano Kodo Sept 2018
VdlP (Mar 2020 X)
VdlP (Mat 2022)
Walking out of Sevilla on the 28th March really hoping for cool weather. Much rather walk in wet/cold than hot/dry but happy to be there whatever comes along! Might see you along the path, Buen Camino
 

steve 217

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino frances planning via del la plata
I started on March 31st from Sevilla last year and think anytime from mid-March to end of April is a good time to go. I did find the weather quite chilly at times, mainly from wind chill, particularly north of Salamanca. If I was doing it again I'd leave mid April. That said, it was a cold spring last year!

I was in Salamanca for Easter Sunday and had no problem finding a bed having which I booked only a couple days before. I didn't notice any influx of pilgrims during holy week - maybe this is more of an issue on the last 100km to Santiago sections e.g. Sarria, Tui etc.

There was a really nice number of pilgrims. Never too many to make impersonal like the Frances, but never too lonely either except from Granja to Astorga. Most people don't go this way anyway.

Hope you enjoy it. I am also going to be on the VDLP again when I arrive in Merida from Almeria via the Mozarabe. I am then walking up to the Sanabres. I won't be leaving Almeria until end of March so you'll be well ahead of me!
I started on March 31st from Sevilla last year and think anytime from mid-March to end of April is a good time to go. I did find the weather quite chilly at times, mainly from wind chill, particularly north of Salamanca. If I was doing it again I'd leave mid April. That said, it was a cold spring last year!

I was in Salamanca for Easter Sunday and had no problem finding a bed having which I booked only a couple days before. I didn't notice any influx of pilgrims during holy week - maybe this is more of an issue on the last 100km to Santiago sections e.g. Sarria, Tui etc.

There was a really nice number of pilgrims. Never too many to make impersonal like the Frances, but never too lonely either except from Granja to Astorga. Most people don't go this way anyway.

Hope you enjoy it. I am also going to be on the VDLP again when I arrive in Merida from Almeria via the Mozarabe. I am then walking up to the Sanabres. I won't be leaving Almeria until end of March so you'll be well ahead of me!
 

steve 217

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino frances planning via del la plata
Anthikes
Just realised where i recognised you from great videos of the VDLP ,
When camino dreams keep me awake at night i have been watching your video channel on youtube .

Thanks for all the info
 

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