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Walking the Ingles Oct 6-13: Will I be all alone? Will enough alberges and bars still be open?

A Walking Stick

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Mid-September, 2015
I've had to both postpone and shorten my first Camino - originally planned to do the entire Camino Frances starting in mid-Sept, but now I can't arrive in Spain till Sept 29th and have only 3 weeks total.

So...planning to do the Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago, rest 2 days there then continue on to Finisterre. I don't mind solitude, but should I be a bit worried that I'm going so late in the season that many/most of the bars, shops and albergues might be closed?

Thanks for any advice!

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alansykes

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All the Galician xunta (state run) albergues are officially open 12 months a year, although some private ones do close seasonally. I've walked 4 times through Galicia in late November or December and never had any trouble finding a bed, bars, restaurants or shops, so you shouldn't have problems in October - although some depopulated places don't have any facilities, and a few places have closed down because of the crisis.
 

martyndeh

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All the Galician xunta (state run) albergues are officially open 12 months a year, although some private ones do close seasonally. I've walked 4 times through Galicia in late November or December and never had any trouble finding a bed, bars, restaurants or shops, so you shouldn't have problems in October - although some depopulated places don't have any facilities, and a few places have closed down because of the crisis.
I did the ingles october 2014 took 5 days all albergues open and there were always people about on the way. The only problem you might have is weather/rain which is tedious but bareable. us the private albergue in sigueiro (Delias) if stopping there. buen Camino
 

madrid12

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I usually walk this route in winter and have never had a problem but I do usually stay in hostels which are very good value so do not have to carry a sleeping bag or towel. The albergues usually have a number on the door to call if they are closed.
 

A Walking Stick

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Mid-September, 2015
Thanks everyone! I am relieved to hear that it won't be deserted as I'd thought. Excited and little anxious, I leave a week from tomorrow!
 
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Dennis M

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May 2015 - Camino Ingles; Future Caminho Portuguése, Camino de Fisterra
Stick ,

Very nice route. Enjoy

Buen Camino..
 

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