What time of year is best to walk the camino de santiago?

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What time of year is best to walk the Camino de Santiago?

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19 comments on “What time of year is best to walk the camino de santiago?
  1. Yaron says:

    The best time is May -june. Every place u meet piligreans and this is the main activity and it is most of the time great. And of course diner, and rest.
    For age 60 or 26, at the Camino there is no diferent exept the time and the no of kilometers u walk per day. The spesial of the Camino is that all the pepole become frendly but with great respect for your privet time. It easy to make freinds same as to stay by yourself. U must try it to understand it.

  2. Åsan says:

    I will do my walk in September. Anyone knows how the temperature will be during day & night? Just to know, not to pack unnecessary things in my backpack…

  3. Rochelle says:

    Reading Brierly’s Guide, he recommends end of august to September. It is a little cooler and most albuergas are open. There will still be a lot of activity on the Camino Frances. I will see, as I am walking in September.

  4. Molly Marie says:

    I’m going in October…will I have problems finding places open? This thought hasn’t even crossed my mind until now.

  5. Julia says:

    are there any over 65′s that have walked the Camino and how long did it take?

  6. Pat says:

    End of May, might be best
    I’ve done it 2 times around then.I done it in 2010 middle of April. Rain and wind for 18 days. I done Portugese camino in 2009 end of September and October,it was beautiful, but some really wet days.

  7. Anneli Holm says:

    I´ve there in october that was a very good time too walk, not too hot and no rain. All places where open and not to much people.

  8. Marianne says:

    I love late sept and oct. Not so crowded. Weather is good. Lovely.

  9. Claes-Göran Sörensson says:

    We will go in apri-may the rest from Burgos to Santigago,

  10. Larry Phillips says:

    The best time of teh year to walk the Camino is between January 1 and December 31st – just walk and experience the different facets of life – its not just the walk that is the Camino it is the preparation, the adjustments to your life – the changes you find in and of yourself – and then the way you live after you travel the Camino – the walk is a symbol – how you live your life is the true Camino

  11. Rosemary lyons says:

    We arrived March 28th with a major snow upon us and a closed pass at St. Jean and the rain,wind,mud,mud and more mud until Burgos. I would do it again . The discomforts of weather was temporary. The Camino provided.

  12. dalia says:

    hello, does someone know what would be the best route for traveling in january – february in terms of weather. i have been told that traveling camino de france during those months might be tricky because of the weather especially on the roads in the mountains, and also a lot of amburgines would be shut. please please if anyone has more info about traveling during the winter months i would very much appreciate it:) thank u

  13. Bernadine Murphy says:

    hello every1, im hoping to do all the camino from start to finish, from ireland. just wondering about my budget while im there. would anyone have an idea.? thinkn of going july next yr

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