Advice on Cycling from Leon to Santiago May

Biking the Camino de Santiago

The question was:

Hi All I am cycling the camino from Leon to Santiago alone in May planning to do the cycle over 6 days 300 km, any advice from other cyclists, bit nervous, have booked into hotels along the route.

Please read the conversation on Cycling from Leon to Santiago in our Camino forum.

Easter Sunday in Burgos or Leon?

Leon, Spain

The question was:

I’m planning my Camino for April/May 2014. Holy week will fall during my Camino, and I would like to have a beautiful Easter experience. I was wondering where it would be nicer to spend Easter Sunday, whether in Burgos or in Leon? so any suggestions are welcome!

Do you think it would be feasable to walk between burgos and Leon in five days? So that i could consider Palm Sunday in Burgos, leaving monday morning trying to reach Leon on good friday? And spend Easter vigil/Easter Sunday in Leon?

Read this conversation about spending Easter Sunday in Burgos or Leon in our Camino Forum.

What is your favorite place for a rest day?

The question was:

I’m relatively new to posting on this board, but I have been reading on here for a while planning for my journey next year with a couple of my family members (from SJPdP to Santiago/Finisterre).

I’m doing some real generic planning (leaving things more open-ended), but I’m interested to know in advance what some people’s favorite places to rest for a day are. Whether it’s for scenic beauty, history, culture, art, etc., where would you recommend stopping off for a day to just simply enjoy and take in the local offerings? We plan to rest about 1 day a week, so it would be great to know from people’s experiences where to shoot for these days of rest.

Read the good advice given by pilgrims related to their favorite place for a rest day on the Camino de Santiago.

Northern Spain gets snow

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León, December 14th 2008

This video is from Sunday December 14th in Leon, and is just one example of the weather in northern Spain in the last few days.

Many mountain passes has been closed for cars and some you needed chains to be able to pass. On one mountain pass in Asturias, 50 cars needed to be rescued.

Pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago will have a hard time on the higher mountain passes these days as well, 40cm of new snow was reported around O Cebreiro a few days ago. Some of this might have melted during the day, but still.

To get an idea of the weather for the next few days, have a look at the TVE weather report. More on this in the forum.