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Walking in late August

Stacyv

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Caminó francés (2017)
Planning Caminó portugués (2018)
Planning Lycian Way (2018)
#1
Hi, I walked the Frances last year in September and it was fantastic. I’m planning to walk the portugués coastal route late August. Can anyone advise me if it’s too hot? I’m also wondering if it will be too crowded with holiday makers in the coastal towns?
Any advice would be great.
 

Trude

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2013 Finnestere, Muxia 2013, 2017
Norte 2014, Francais, 2015, 2016, VDLP 2017
#2
I have just finished Portuguese, it was cold and wet but I would imagine it would be beautiful in August. I would definately stick to the coast as the cobblestones inland are a killer......just saying
 

Trude

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Francais 2013 Finnestere, Muxia 2013, 2017
Norte 2014, Francais, 2015, 2016, VDLP 2017
#3
Also best time to walk late August the blackberries are in abundance .......
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese Coastal (2018)
#4
Hi, my wife and I are also planning to do the coastal route in late August, probably starting in Povoa de Varzim or Esposende. We were planning to do it on our own, i.e., set our own pace. As we have trouble sleeping anyway, we are planning to stay in hotels. But looking at hotels along the route on booking.com, I'm finding they're booking up FAST. I don't want to try to pre-book this trip four months in advance but we're worried we may start walking and find no place to stay, even into early September. Can anyone with experience doing the Portuguese coastal comment on the availability of accommodations during this time period? Thanks
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2015, Camino Portugues 2017, Camino Finisterre 2017, Le Puy Route (Sept. 2018)
#5
Hi, I walked the Frances last year in September and it was fantastic. I’m planning to walk the portugués coastal route late August. Can anyone advise me if it’s too hot? I’m also wondering if it will be too crowded with holiday makers in the coastal towns?
Any advice would be great.
I started August 29 last year from Lisbon and it was very hot for nearly 2 weeks. Mid to high 30 degree Celsius.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Portuguese (18)
#6
Hi, my wife and I are also planning to do the coastal route in late August, probably starting in Povoa de Varzim or Esposende. We were planning to do it on our own, i.e., set our own pace. As we have trouble sleeping anyway, we are planning to stay in hotels. But looking at hotels along the route on booking.com, I'm finding they're booking up FAST. I don't want to try to pre-book this trip four months in advance but we're worried we may start walking and find no place to stay, even into early September. Can anyone with experience doing the Portuguese coastal comment on the availability of accommodations during this time period? Thanks
My wife and I are walking from Porto in August and are staying mainly in hotels booked on Booking.com. I choose mostly hotels that can be cancelled without charge. I changed my mind on some of my bookings and can say that recently and previously I have never had any issue with doing this from either Booking.com or any of the hotels I cancelled.
 

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