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Walking Camino Frances in March 2018

trevorcc

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SJPD to Santiago 2013,2014 planning Camino de Levante Sept. 2016, now planning March 2018
#1
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I am starting my fourth Camino around the15/16th of March leaving from St. Jean anyone leaving around that time? Is there anyone who walked that time of the year info would be appreciated as all my walks have been in Sept./Oct.
 

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Susan Campbell

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Walking the Camino March and April 2018
#2
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I am starting my fourth Camino around the15/16th of March leaving from St. Jean anyone leaving around that time? Is there anyone who walked that time of the year info would be appreciated as all my walks have been in Sept./Oct.
I'll be leaving on 11th March, but as I'm 70 don't expect to be very far ahead of you! this is my first Camino. Best wishes Susan
 

Kevin Malinak

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, St Jean PdP, March 18 (2018)
#5
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I am starting my fourth Camino around the15/16th of March leaving from St. Jean anyone leaving around that time? Is there anyone who walked that time of the year info would be appreciated as all my walks have been in Sept./Oct.
I will be starting from St Jean pied de port on March 18 or 19. First Camino.
 

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trevorcc

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPD to Santiago 2013,2014 planning Camino de Levante Sept. 2016, now planning March 2018
#8
My husband and I are doing our first Camino with the plan to leave SJPdP on March 15th with the plan of the first stop being at Valcarlos so we should bump into each other. :D
Always good to catchup with Canadians. Keep an eye out for me as I will be stopping at Valcarlos I have found that the first week should be slow to allow your body to adjust. I have seen a number race to Pamplona only to give it up hurt.
 

trevorcc

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPD to Santiago 2013,2014 planning Camino de Levante Sept. 2016, now planning March 2018
#9
I will be walking with my husband and two boys (tweenagers). Arriving in Paris on the 16th March and traveling down to sjpdp some time between 17th-19th. Trevor, we are a couple of hours up the road from you in central Vic :) We are first timers.
where abouts any ifo find me on Facebook,
 

Kevin Malinak

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, St Jean PdP, March 18 (2018)
#10
Thanks, I hope so!!! There will be 2 of us. I'm 57, and my good friend Frank is 67, so we're not speed demons either. We plan to stop somewhere 1/2 way to Roncesvalles.
 
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#11
Thanks, I hope so!!! There will be 2 of us. I'm 57, and my good friend Frank is 67, so we're not speed demons either. We plan to stop somewhere 1/2 way to Roncesvalles.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, I am starting my fourth Camino around the15/16th of March leaving from St. Jean anyone leaving around that time? Is there anyone who walked that time of the year info would be appreciated as all my walks have been in Sept./Oct.
I'm planning my first walk for a mid August to early September departure from SJPdP, 2018. If you've crossed the Pyrenees at that time, how cold does it get at that elevation? Thank you for any and all information you share.
 

trevorcc

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPD to Santiago 2013,2014 planning Camino de Levante Sept. 2016, now planning March 2018
#12
I'm planning my first walk for a mid August to early September departure from SJPdP, 2018. If you've crossed the Pyrenees at that time, how cold does it get at that elevation? Thank you for any and all information you share.
It will be quiet warm, as I have walked in Sept. and found Pamplona 30c so August will still be warm.
 

Kevin Malinak

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances, St Jean PdP, March 18 (2018)
#16
How did you find the weather and was there snow about. Much Spring rain?
Hello Trevorcc, I asked a similar question on another thread.
Others suggested to me to check out: https://weatherspark.com/
I did and was impressed. They give great averages for typical temperatures and likelihood of precipitation, based on previous years of data.
Another good source for weather is https://www.wunderground.com/
Note: When I was using WeatherSpark, the city names are specific.... For example, I have noticed that several cities have two different names. For example, the city named: Luzaide/Valcarlos. To find typical weather in that city, I had to use the name: Luzaide. The name Valcarlos was not recognized.
Have fun with it!!! -kevin-
 
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Camino(s) past & future
March 2016 French Way (awesome) Booked for March 10 2018 From St Jean to the Sea
#17
How did you find the weather and was there snow about. Much Spring rain?
fairly heavy snow the first day at the higher elevations and a few days of light snow. Only had light rain a couple of times. Had a few very cold nights in alberges with no heat. Fairly cool most of the time so hiked with a jacket on. No sweat and no bugs. Had a great time so I am going again in late winter/early spring.
 
Camino(s) past & future
March - April 2018! (Flights booked, gear being acquired, excitement building!)
#20
My 18yr old daughter and I are starting in St Jean March 4th. Cannot wait.. Happy trails
Best day of the year to start a long walk! March forth on March fourth.

We'll be a day or two ahead of you... And undoubtedly slower, so you'll probably run into us. Buen Camino!
 

Pong

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francés - April - May 2016
Camino del Norte - April - May 2017
Frances - March-April 2018
#23
Planning on a start at SJPP on 23 March with an overnight in Valcarlos.
 

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