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Walking from St jean on Good Friday hoping to stay in Valcarlos. Will albergue be open.

debbie13

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Walking again in March 2018, planning to start from SJPP on 30th
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Walking from St Jean on Good Friday, hoping to stay in Valcarlos that night. Does anyone have any information on how to obtain the key ifthe Alburgue is locked.? Will the bar be open?
 

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mspath

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The Valcarlos municipal albergue is great and you can reserve there; they have 24 places. Since the Valcarlos municipal has few beds a reservation is safest. The Pilgrim Office in SJPdP can call the albergue to reserve for you. Or you can send an email now to reserve your bunk to Luzaide-Valcarlos@wanadoo.es

At times the camino path to Valcarlos diverges off the road into the wood; in winter weather I always followed the roads parallel to the path. The roads are fine but do walk on the left-side verges facing traffic.

If you walk at dawn/dusk wear something bright and carry your light to flash towards on-coming traffic.

Between SJPdP and Valcarlos there is only one place for food/water/petrol near the old frontier; between Valcarlos and Roncesvalles there is no place for food nor potable water. Be prepared!

Good luck and Buen camino!
 
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debbie13

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Camino(s) past & future
First walkedfrom March to May 2009
Walking again in March 2018, planning to start from SJPP on 30th
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Thanks so much for the reply
 

debbie13

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Camino(s) past & future
First walkedfrom March to May 2009
Walking again in March 2018, planning to start from SJPP on 30th
#5
Thanks Peter I'll look for your updates
 

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tpmchugh

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Walking from St Jean on Good Friday, hoping to stay in Valcarlos that night. Does anyone have any information on how to obtain the key ifthe Alburgue is locked.? Will the bar be open?
I recently started a thread on the same topic and there were quite a few replies giving all the info you could need. Unfortunately I dont know how to link you to another thread. Maybe someone more knowledgeable can redirect you
 


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