• PLEASE NOTE: Please think twice before you travel to Spain now. More here.

Search over 55.000 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Race for a bed..walking in the Holy Year

happywalking

New Member
I am going to be walking the camino in June of 2010. I have walked it twice before but never during a Holy Year. During my last Camino, in May of 2007, I noticed a huge increase in the number of pilgrims from my previous Camino in May of 2005. I have been told a number of things about the mass increase of pilgrims during the Holy Year and am concerned about how that will affect my journey. I'm not the type of pilgrim to get up and start walking at 5 am just to get to the next refugio and secure a bed.

I'm wondering what other's experiences are with walking during the Holy Year and how difficult it will be to find a place to sleep. I'm not particular at all and found myself in the past, sleeping on the kitchen floor, wherever there's space. I'm also wondering what others think about the use of a tent? To prevent the need for racing for beds and the added benefit of not having to hear the symphony of snores everynight (haha). Thanks for your thoughts, opinions, suggestions. Happy Walking!!
 

JohnnieWalker

Nunca se camina solo
Happywalking - I think it is going to be really busy but with that comes its own excitement. The local authorities are pulling out all stops to make sure there are temporary beds available in sports centres, community centres etc. If you are happy to lay your head wherever a bed appears then hopefully all should be well.

Buen Camino

John
 

ramble-on

Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2010; LePuy 2011; VdlP 2013/14; CdN (to Oviedo) & Primitivo 2016
My wife and I will be walking the CF this spring, and don't intend to let the crowds (if there will be crowds then) turn us into "very early risers" and "speed walkers". Our only concession will be to carry sleeping pads (just in case!). Unfortunately, that adds about 1/2 a kg to each pack.

Are there any stats available from previous Holy Years on the numbers of pilgrims on a month-by-month basis? I'd expect that the vast majority would be walking in the summer months (June, July and August)?
 

Advertisement

Booking.com

Similar threads

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 56 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 200 15.2%
  • May

    Votes: 328 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 95 7.2%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.0%
  • September

    Votes: 380 28.8%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.0%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top