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VldP planning? This may be helpful

Discussion in 'Via de la Plata' started by JohnMcM, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. JohnMcM

    JohnMcM Veteran Member

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    Camino(s) past & future:
    Camino Frances - Muxia - Finisterre 2014
    StJPdP to Burgos 2015
    Primitivo 2015
    Porto -SDC 2016
    Portuguese Senda Litoral 2016
    Ingles 2016
    I'm planning my next Camino and it looks like the VdlP at the moment.

    I enjoy Spring-time walking, wherever I am. Sadly, this Spring on the VdlP is too soon for me for a lot of reasons.

    I'm not a great lover of hot-weather walking so I've researched the VdlP at other times of the year. I came across this site that I thought others might find useful.

    Seems to me that an early/mid September might be a good time to walk for me, temperature wise. I would miss the Spring-time flowers but hopefully get the late Summer early Autumn harvest colours.

    If you have walked from Seville early/mid September previously I would welcome your comments, views, advice and opinions.

    http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/Weather-Camino-Via-de-la-Plata-Astorga-Climate.htm

    Buen (nice-temperature) Camino
     
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
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  2. Davey Boyd

    Davey Boyd Active Member

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    2015 Geneva - Santiago via the San Salvador and Primitivo
    2015 SJPdP - Santiago and Finisterra
    2016 Camino Frances - Finisterra - Muxia via San Salvador/Primitivo then back to SJPdP (in winter)
    2017 VDLP April 5th
    Very interesting, thank you John! I start the VDLP April 5 or 6th

    Buen Camino!
    Davey
     
  3. Levi

    Levi Member Donating Member

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    SJPP to Santiago October/November 2015
    Burgos to Leon January 2016
    VDLP September/October 2016
    Camino Portuguese March 2017
    I walked the vdlp leaving Seville on 18 September last year. The autumn colours were beautiful...but for the first three weeks it was still very, very hot in the afternoons. Up in the 30s. (I don't know if this was typical temps for that time of year or unusual).

    So it was early starts in the morning and a lot of water to be carried on those stretches with not a lot of facilities/services.

    That said, it was a great walk...Buen Camino.
     
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  4. mmm042

    mmm042 Active Member

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    I've walked several times in September. As Levi said, it can still be hot during the day, but it's often cool in the morning and at the end of the day. Definitely layer. If you want cool weather guaranteed, go more toward the end of October/November. I've also walked in November, and while it can be a little wet, the temperatures are perfect -- not too hot, not too cold.

    Good luck!
    Melanie
     
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  5. camino07

    camino07 Active Member Donating Member

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    Frances x5, Portuguese from Lisbon, VdlP, Sanabres, Aragones, Norte,Salvador,Primitivo, VdlP again in 2017
    Is it still possible to get your wonderful VDLP App for my Iphone. I used it often in 2012 but recently changed phones and have lost it.
    It is still on my Ipad but I'm not taking that when I return in April.
     
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