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Anyone planning a Christmas Camino this year?

krosemc

Camino Primitivo 2020, Camino Frances 2019
Past OR future Camino
2021
Hi everybody! I was thinking about a camino in December 2021, and wondering if there were any others considering this? I was thinking the Primitivo, because I've walked this way before in December and know what to expect. But, the Northern route, and the Invierno are possibilities. While walking the primitivo in 12/2019 I met only a handful of pilgrims, and am curious to know if there's a more populated camino during christmas!

Thank you! Buen camino,

Kathleen
 
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PlutseligPilegrim

Rota Vicentina, fisherman’s trail, is sweet...
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St Olav’s way Novgorod - Åbo
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Via del a plata from Cadiz (2019)
Hi everybody! I was thinking about a camino in December 2021, and wondering if there were any others considering this? I was thinking the Primitivo, because I've walked this way before in December and know what to expect. But, the Northern route, and the Invierno are possibilities. While walking the primitivo in 12/2019 I met only a handful of pilgrims, and am curious to know if there's a more populated camino during christmas!

Thank you! Buen camino,

Kathleen
In my experience numbers drop off week before Christmas 🎅🏻…I’m looking forward to it again….remember sixth of January is huge☝️…day of three kings
 

debigetsout

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Hi everybody! I was thinking about a camino in December 2021, and wondering if there were any others considering this? I was thinking the Primitivo, because I've walked this way before in December and know what to expect. But, the Northern route, and the Invierno are possibilities. While walking the primitivo in 12/2019 I met only a handful of pilgrims, and am curious to know if there's a more populated camino during christmas!

Thank you! Buen camino,

Kathleen
My partner and I intend to walk for a few weeks in December, but have not begun planning. We will wait until closer to our departure time to plan so that we have the most recent COVID numbers for various regions, as well as a better idea of the weather that we can expect along the way. Watching this thread to see what suggestions pop up. Thanks.
 
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traveler

Walking is the answer
Past OR future Camino
2019
Yes we are planning on a Christmas Camino. We’ve done 3 Christmas Caminos in the past 5 years We enjoy the quieter and less crowded walking as well as the Christmas celebrations and mass. It is our favorite time of the year to walk.

This year we will be walking the Portuguese with our son and daughter-in-law and grandson before the new year and then plan walk a bit of Frances by ourselves after the new year, probably starting in Leon. We have found that a deep winter Camino does require a bit more planning and some flexibility. That is, there may be shorter and longer days and in the past we have had to walk through knee deep snow a couple of times.
 

WestKirsty

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Past OR future Camino
Del Norte (July 2016)
De San Salvador (August 2017)
I am starting to plan a week or so of walking on the Frances from Pamplona to Santo Domingo de la Calzada and then joining the Vasco to get to Haro. I will likely start after Christmas Day and try to finish up before the 5/6th. I'm hoping some albergues will be open on this route that time of year. Would be lovely to meet others on the way :)
 

traveler

Walking is the answer
Past OR future Camino
2019
We’re probably out phase just slightly. We’ll probably start on January 1 or 2 and spend 2 weeks on the Frances. Not sure about where we’ll start and finish maybe start Léon finish Santiago alternately start Ponferada and end in Muxia.
 

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