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walking Le Puy Mid April

What will the weather be like along the Central Massif during mid April through mid May?

  • cold and steady rain ?

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • night time low temps

    Votes: 1 100.0%

  • Total voters
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Thomas1962

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Camino(s) past & future
2010: Porto - SdC - Finisterra 2011: E4 on Crete 2012: Le Puy - SJPdP 2013: Camino Madrid -> Del Salvador -> Primitivo 2014: European Peace Walk. 2015: Amsterdam - SdC & Barcelona -Burgos. 2016:Norte & hospitalero
Welcome David!
I'm afraid you will need to put in one more choice: no one knows yet untill about a week before....
Wish you a wonderfull camino!
 

David Bryant

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago , 2010
I will be starting a week ahead of you and I suspect you will probably catch me up at some time. Bon Chemin!
What country are you from? Do you have your pulse on what April weather will be like
 

Thomas1962

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
2010: Porto - SdC - Finisterra 2011: E4 on Crete 2012: Le Puy - SJPdP 2013: Camino Madrid -> Del Salvador -> Primitivo 2014: European Peace Walk. 2015: Amsterdam - SdC & Barcelona -Burgos. 2016:Norte & hospitalero
Hi Thomas, What do you mean : "one more choice"
I meant 'one more choice' in the survey you made. I wouldn't be able to make any choice like this.
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  1. cold and steady rain ?
  2. night time low temps
also 'no one knows yet untill about a week before' would need to be the (only correct) answer :)
 

Bungle

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
via de la plata
What country are you from? Do you have your pulse on what April weather will be like
I am from the UK. The weather forecast is not too good - rain/snow and minus temp at night - have packed a few extra pieces of clothing which I can "lose" at a later date. Have pondered sleeping bag and the forecast has convinced me to take one. One bonus about the weather is that it will hopefully be easier to find accom for the first week or two.
 

robertt

Active Member
The first bit on the Aubrac can be very harsh, weather wise, in April. All wonderful, of course...but be prepared.

Bon chemin, lucky pilgs.

Rob
 

mgnswaus

Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy to Muxia 2012. Arles to Puente la Reina 2013. Puente la Reina to SdC 2014 European Peace Walk 2016 Portuguese 2017 Ingles 2017
Check accuweather long range forecast for Le Puy and then places along the route. It may not be a 100% for the long term but it will give you trends of the temperatures and rain/snow that you can exoect so you can be prepared.
Totally agree the Aubrac can be challenging in blizzard conditions which we experienced in mid-April, 2012, so do seek and heed local advice. Be aware that accommodation doesn't usually open until later in the afternoon.
It's a wonderful route; enjoy! Strongly recommend two walking poles. They are a real support should the going get tough underfoot.
Bon Chemin!
 

irishgurrrl

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept/Oct 2012
Camino Finisterre Oct 2012
Le Puy Route (Le Puy-en-Velay to St Jean Pied de Port) April/May 2014
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Le Puy Route (Le Puy-en-Velay to St-Chely d'Aubrac) May 2015
[Stevenson Route, France - April 2016]
The Way of St Francis (Sansepolcro to Assisi) May 2016
[The West Highland Way, Scotland - Sept 2016]
[The Kerry Way, Ireland - March 2017]
Next up:
Camino Primitivo (Oviedo-Lugo) end April-mid May 2017
[Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal -- October 2017]
I am an American from Vermont planning to walk the Camino Le Puy starting April 7th
I started from Le Puy en Velay mid April last year to sunny weather. Its difficult to predict but it can get cold on the Aubrac. Bring layers.
 

Gammy Knees Dublin

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Planning Moissac to Roncevalles June 2015
Le Puy en Velay to Conques 2014
Le Puy Route in 2013 from Figeac to Moissac
St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago 1990
3 days of Portuguese Camino
I started from Le Puy en Velay mid April last year to sunny weather. Its difficult to predict but it can get cold on the Aubrac. Bring layers.
I based myself in St Alban (day 4) in the last week in May last year and it was minus 3 at night with daytime highs of 12 to 13 degrees.
 

georgia jugs

New Member
We are thinking of walking the Le Puy route starting in early July. I have not seen many posts regarding July starts. Our plan is to walk to Pamplona, taking the bus to Sarria or Tui for the walk into Santiago. After the walk we want to train thru Europe, seeing the sights until November, and then home. Is July too hot to start walking? Should we reverse the plan and tour first and walk later? My thinking is we will be better trained to walk first. Of course, if we walk later we can walk off all the good food, beer, bread, etc. from the sightseeing portion of the journey.
 

georgia jugs

New Member
Thank you for your heads-up. We have changed our dates to leave the EU area before our 90 days is up. Looking forward to our walk from Le Puy in July. Hope the weather is not too hot. We have always walked in the Spring before. We are following the suggestions of where to stay and what to see from all the comments on the Forum. Any other advice would be appreciated.
 

Kitsambler

Jakobsweg Junkie
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy 2010-11, Prague 2012, Nuremberg 2013, Einsiedeln 2015, Geneva 2017-19
The latter half of the Le Puy route, from Cahors onward, will be in August. Temps will be in the high 90's F. Flat and hot. But dry - surely not as humid as Atlanta! August is hot enough that many walkers avoid that section during that timeframe. The good news is that there will be less competition for beds. The bad news is that some gites may not be open, so be sure to keep up with your reservations a couple days in advance.
 

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