It's never too late but there are things to consider at this time of the year! How far would you plan to go? Many of the albergues that open for the summer tend to close at the end of September, so accommodation availability can be an issue. Can mean that, sometimes, the village you want to stop in won't have an albergue available that they would at other times of the year. That said, the numbers walking fall off in autumn too, so there's less demand for the more popular stopping points, so that balances out. Indeed, the Camino has become so popular in recent years that the walk may be more pleasurable with less pelegrinos on the trail.Would it be too late in the year to do a little bit of the Camino from St. Jean in late October?
My wife and I have been doing it in sections over the last 4 years. We'll complete it next year. We usually go at the end of April each year, the weather isn't bad (you need wet gear mind) and there's not too many people. This year we went at the start of April and we had our layers on every day and some days we would go the whole day without seeing anyone. While the walking itself is an individual thing, there is a huge social element to the Camino, having a few drinks and a meal with people in the evening, sharing stories, having a laugh. Being places where there is no one will lessen the experience.Would it be too late in the year to do a little bit of the Camino from St. Jean in late October?
Agree 100%."In it he speaks of the Poseurs who complete the last 100 kms and who crowd out the "real" walkers"
That's pure snobbery in my view.
The whole point of the Camino is that it's a personal journey / challenge.
No one is 'better' than anyone else because they walked longer or faster or barefoot or whatever.