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Walking the de la plata

Camino(s) past & future
Walked the France
#1
I am planning to walk the de la Plata as from the 12th of October for around 8 Weeks how are the temperatures? and are the "Albergues" closed ? have done the France as well as the Norte 2 month ago, so any one done it at that time?
Cheers
Anton
 

rorerich

CaminoLifer
Camino(s) past & future
2015, 2016, 2017, (2018)
#2
My sister and I walked the Sanabres last week of October - first week in November last fall. Beautiful weather, almost no rain. Starting November we found that some places had closed for the season and one municipal due to renovations. Together we were able to work out any difficulties and had a very good Camino!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walked the France
#3
My sister and I walked the Sanabres last week of October - first week in November last fall. Beautiful weather, almost no rain. Starting November we found that some places had closed for the season and one municipal due to renovations. Together we were able to work out any difficulties and had a very good Camino!
Many thanks for the invo
 

omar504

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2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
#4
One year i started in seville in mid august..hot but that's fine with me but into galicia it was freezing. .the swedes i walked with bought gloves iin mombuey. I was wearing a t shirt, shirt,scarf,fleece and rain jacket.
I don't stay in albergues anymore..except in mombuey..bed bugs and lubian..bed bugs
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#5
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I don't stay in albergues anymore..except in mombuey..bed bugs and lubian..bed bugs
Yes Mombuey muni albergue is quite (in)famous for bedbugs. So is the one in A Gudina (maybe you mixed Lubian with A Gudina?). In fact even if I wanted to stay in that one, on two occasions it was closed for fumigation ;)
 

omar504

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#6
Yes Mombuey muni albergue is quite (in)famous for bedbugs. So is the one in A Gudina (maybe you mixed Lubian with A Gudina?). In fact even if I wanted to stay in that one, on two occasions it was closed for fumigation ;)
No it was lubian...as i was walking out of the albergue saw one of the little buggers near the light switch
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
#7
I walked the VdlP last October/November, beginning from Seville on October 3rd. It was hot (average daily highs in the mid 30's) until I reached Salamanca, halfway to Santiago. You might be more comfortable leaving a few days later. Most of the albergues were still open. I stayed at albergues which were known on this forum for bedbugs and had no problem with them. I think that the albergue at Granja de Moreruela was closed by the time I got there in early November. And I did not stay at the albergue in Lubian, because no one answered when I phoned the number posted on the door. Instead, I stayed at Casa Irene, very close to the Lubian albergue and on the camino. It was under new management and giving good discounts because the season was so late and they wanted the business. I planned obsessively, but had no problems in walking the VdlP and Sanabres to Santiago. Most days, I was able to keep to my preferred distance of about 20 km. I particularly enjoyed the scenery on the Sanabres.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Walked the France
#8
I walked the VdlP last October/November, beginning from Seville on October 3rd. It was hot (average daily highs in the mid 30's) until I reached Salamanca, halfway to Santiago. You might be more comfortable leaving a few days later. Most of the albergues were still open. I stayed at albergues which were known on this forum for bedbugs and had no problem with them. I think that the albergue at Granja de Moreruela was closed by the time I got there in early November. And I did not stay at the albergue in Lubian, because no one answered when I phoned the number posted on the door. Instead, I stayed at Casa Irene, very close to the Lubian albergue and on the camino. It was under new management and giving good discounts because the season was so late and they wanted the business. I planned obsessively, but had no problems in walking the VdlP and Sanabres to Santiago. Most days, I was able to keep to my preferred distance of about 20 km. I particularly enjoyed the scenery on the Sanabres.
Thanks very much for your very good responds Cheers Anton
 

Trish K

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Nov/Dec (2017)
Camino Norte (2019)
Camino VdlP (2019)
#9
I walked the VdlP last October/November, beginning from Seville on October 3rd. It was hot (average daily highs in the mid 30's) until I reached Salamanca, halfway to Santiago. You might be more comfortable leaving a few days later. Most of the albergues were still open. I stayed at albergues which were known on this forum for bedbugs and had no problem with them. I think that the albergue at Granja de Moreruela was closed by the time I got there in early November. And I did not stay at the albergue in Lubian, because no one answered when I phoned the number posted on the door. Instead, I stayed at Casa Irene, very close to the Lubian albergue and on the camino. It was under new management and giving good discounts because the season was so late and they wanted the business. I planned obsessively, but had no problems in walking the VdlP and Sanabres to Santiago. Most days, I was able to keep to my preferred distance of about 20 km. I particularly enjoyed the scenery on the Sanabres.
hi, I am thinking of doing VdlP in Nov/Dec 2019. I completed CF in Nov/Dec last year in 5 weeks taking in a couple of additional 1day breaks, averaging around 22km per day. As you seem to have averaged a similar daily distance, can I ask how many weeks it took you to complete VdlP?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
#10
hi, I am thinking of doing VdlP in Nov/Dec 2019. I completed CF in Nov/Dec last year in 5 weeks taking in a couple of additional 1day breaks, averaging around 22km per day. As you seem to have averaged a similar daily distance, can I ask how many weeks it took you to complete VdlP?
@Trish K
I took exactly 51 days to travel the VdlP from Seville to Santiago. One day was a rest and retreat day, so fifty days of walking, averaging 20 km a day. But I had to walk from 28 to 31 km on three days when there was no available albergue or other accommodation any closer. The third day of my walk there was a possibility of taking a taxi with other pilgrims for the first sixteen km but I chose to walk the whole route. There are likely to be quite a few closed albergues by December, so you might not be able to find an albergue open within a reasonable distance. And of course it would be winter by the time you arrive in the Sanabres mountains. You might do better to finish the VdlP by walking on to Astorga and joining the Frances, where more accommodation is available in winter. As I did not walk it that late in the year, I could not advise of challenges.
 

Trish K

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF Nov/Dec (2017)
Camino Norte (2019)
Camino VdlP (2019)
#11
@Trish K
I took exactly 51 days to travel the VdlP from Seville to Santiago. One day was a rest and retreat day, so fifty days of walking, averaging 20 km a day. But I had to walk from 28 to 31 km on three days when there was no available albergue or other accommodation any closer. The third day of my walk there was a possibility of taking a taxi with other pilgrims for the first sixteen km but I chose to walk the whole route. There are likely to be quite a few closed albergues by December, so you might not be able to find an albergue open within a reasonable distance. And of course it would be winter by the time you arrive in the Sanabres mountains. You might do better to finish the VdlP by walking on to Astorga and joining the Frances, where more accommodation is available in winter. As I did not walk it that late in the year, I could not advise of challenges.
I will certainly do some more research before I finalise any plans, but it helps to have an idea of how many weeks to plan for, so thanks for your info. I like the solitude of winter walking, but safety and having a roof over my head at the end of each day has to be priority!
 

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