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Camino(s) past & future
(winter 2019)
Hi all,

I have a few days at the beginning of the new year and have figured there would be no better way to spend it that walking some part of the Camino. I was originally thinking of doing the Portuguese route from Porto to Santiago, but have heard various opinions on how open the auberges will be during this time. So I have now alternatively begun to look at some routes in Spain.

I would appreciate some opinions on best route, planing to cover 30-40km per day most likely.

I have done a fair bit of hiking and some longer 1 months treks in the past, as well as a 2 month cycle tour across the US, so I believe this will be a reasonable pace to achieve.

Any advice would be appreciated!


Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
Camino(s) past & future
First: Camino Francés 1999
Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

Now: http://egeria.house/
The Camino Frances would be my first choice for a winter Camino, info about closed/open albergues can be found here: http://www.aprinca.com/alberguesinvierno/

Regarding daily km - keep in mind there is far less daylight available then in summer ;-)

Buen Camino, SY


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Camino(s) past & future
LePuy, Frances, Aragones, Ingles, Vezelay, Toulosana, Muxia, Fisterra, Portugues, Sanabres
The Camino Frances will have the most open infrastructure.


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I walked Burgos-Sarria last year between December 27th and I believe January 8th and had no problem with finding an albergue. Do use the aprinca website to be sure as other websites as Gronze are great in other seasons but aren't always accurate in the winter.

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