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When are the busy periods on the Camino Frances?

When are the busy periods on the Camino Frances? 2014-03-08

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A great resource, I feel however that the trends have changed since 2014 with a bigger waves in May and September. It would be great to have an updated version. Would be happy to help. Presumably its just inserts ng the 2017 data. That data doesn't seem available in that detail from the pilgrims office. Would anybody have the contacts and the Spanish to enquire?
tyrrek
tyrrek
Hi Simeon. Thanks for your review! The spreadsheet could do with an update, and I will do that early next year, perhaps with a 5-year comparison to show changing trends. The reason I haven't done so this year is partly because annual changes in the pattern used to be very minor, but mainly because of the Year of Mercy, which may have been atypical in some ways. It is meant as a planning tool, so it should be based on a typical year. Yes it is basically a case of dropping in new data, but the original data from the cathedral website needs a lot of cleaning first (sometimes the same start point is mentioned twice with different spellings, start points that are very close together have to be merged etc). I suspect the trends will be an increased polarisation between very long and very short Caminos, and a move away from Roncesvalles in favour of SJPP as a start point amongst other things. Thanks again for your interest. Keith
As with the other information on this site, informative and useful
Thanks! Good to know. However, it's contrary everything I've read that says the busiest months are July and August. Now I'm bit confuse.
tyrrek
tyrrek
Yes, it's complicated. The thing is that most of the pilgrims who walk in July and August walk short Caminos to Santiago, so the earlier parts of the route are quieter. Those doing long Caminos choose spring/autumn to avoid the summer heat on the exposed parts.
Para tener muy en cuenta! Gracias
great resource, thank you!
Big Data comes to the Camino ;-). Many thanks!
A great resource. Many thanks!
Interesting stats about the busy times to walk the Camino
Very attendable information.
Thank you ! gracias, con este informe podre planear mi camino mucho mejor! lo pienso hacer completo Marzo del 2016!!
Although my final segment for 2014 is set, I want to do the Camino all in one go in 2016 and this helps with considering when to start.
Great resource for those asking themselves "Will I walk alone?"
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