Open Albergues in the winter
As most of the albergues are closed in the winter season some of them stay open. Lourdes Luch maintains a list of open albergues in the winter on the camino Frances. As always during the Covid-19 pandemic please contact the albergue of your choice in advance to be secured that they are open and not fully booked. The list can be found here.
Please be informed that the winters in the northern part of Spain can be very cold as almost all parts of the camino Frances are above 700 meters above sea-level and the night temperatures can be far below zero so take care that you are very well equipped for these circumstances. Special care is needed for your sleeping bag which must be winter proof.