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Weather in October?

#1
Hi, this is my first message so forgive me if it's already been answered somewhere! I'm planning to do the camino de frances in October - does anyone know what the weather is like at that time of year? I had wanted to avoid the intense summer heat, being Irish and all, but I don't really want to be walking in the rain every day. Any ideas?
 
#2
Check out Peter Robin's website:
http://www.peterrobins.co.uk/camino/weather.html

It has a great chart of average temps along the Camino by month. Remember the entire Camino de Santiago covers over 750 KMs of Northern Spain and the weather is very different by region. Galicia has a more temperate climate compared to Burgos, which can vary greatly during a day!

Hope this helps - Good luckl
 
#3
We walked from Leon to Santiago in October last year. For the most part the weather was fantastic except for the solid rain from Sarria to Santiago. But hey into each Camino a little rain will fall. I would certainly walk at that time of year again, much better than the heat in summer.

Have a great time and enjoy the way.

Buen Camino

pete
 

diego

New Member
#4
Me too!

Hi Jen,

I'll also be on the Camio Frances in October! Heading off from Dublin mid September! Might meet you along the way!

Jenny
 
#5
Hallo

We did the camino in October from Ocebreiro to Santiago. It was the wettest moments. It was as if the heavens opened. So expect some rain in October. Make sure u have proper waterproofing.


Regards
Bharat
 

faye

New Member
#6
Re: Me too!

diego said:
Hi Jen,

I'll also be on the Camio Frances in October! Heading off from Dublin mid September! Might meet you along the way!

Jenny[/quot
i'm also taking the route from pamplona to santiago mid october! Hear it'sa good time to go, not over crowded or too hot. Maybe we'll all end up in the same auberge!
 

Rod

New Member
#7
Pleased to hear that there are others walking in October, I am heading out of Dublin on 4 Oct to start from SJPdP on the 5th.
Jen when are you heading out?
 
#8
jenrush said:
Hi, this is my first message so forgive me if it's already been answered somewhere! I'm planning to do the camino de frances in October - does anyone know what the weather is like at that time of year? I had wanted to avoid the intense summer heat, being Irish and all, but I don't really want to be walking in the rain every day. Any ideas?
You want walk in rain every day. I left SJpdP about October 5 or 6 in 2005 and finished in Finisterre about mid November and I, being from the warmer latitudes, just walked in shorts every day, only cold (light morning snow) around O'Cebreiro and the last evening in Finisterre. There was some cold rain occasionally though, sometimes for a few of days on end but often I just walked in tee shirt and shorts.

There is one oft overlooked advantage to this time of year that will occur to you at the beginning of your Camino as you walk into Navarra and Rioja amidst those huge vineyards of plump grapes dangling from the vines. You will soon find your face covered with their sweetness-the finest breakfasts you will ever have-and you will find yourself missing them when you walk out of the wine producing areas and into the wheat producing ones next with those huge empty fields of already cultivated wheat,. Just choose your breakfast, lunch or snack bunches from those dangling from the lower part of the plant as those grapes are usually just discarded anyway because of their lower potential alcohol content. But i could never tell the difference of taste between the two sides. I am remembering now with fondness those sumptuous cabernet sauvignon and tempranillo grapes and the young wines-especially my favorite, the tempranillo, served alongside those pilgrim menus. Enjoy!!
 

Ulysse

Active Member
#9
plump grapes dangling from the vines. You will soon find your face covered with their sweetness-the finest breakfasts you will ever have
True but remember to wash them because they are spraid with many chemicals. Nothing worst then to go food poisoning before you reach Burgos. :cry:

As sure as as the sun rises everyday you will get glorious days of sunshine, spectacular mornings with the sun in your back, hot afternoons and.... you guessed it :rain. You will probably get more rain as you progress west because Galicia is known for many nice things, including lots of rain.

All in all it should be good. I experienced 40°C in the Meseta and 10 straigh days of rain; I am not sure which is the worst.

Buen Camino, enjoy your experience.
 
#10
Ulysse said:
plump grapes dangling from the vines. You will soon find your face covered with their sweetness-the finest breakfasts you will ever have
True but remember to wash them because they are spraid with many chemicals. Nothing worst then to go food poisoning before you reach Burgos. :cry:

Buen Camino, enjoy your experience.
I never washed a grape before i ate it and never once considered doing so. And I ate them for days on end. I trusted some prior rain to have done it for me...and it must have been so!
 

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