- Year of past OR future Camino
- None in the past. Planning for 2021 May or June God willing!
Hi, my husband and I are planning to walk the El Camino in May or September of 2021. It will be our first time and we also plan to visit Fatima and Porto in Portugal and after seeing Santiago, visiting Grenada and Valencia (we've only been to Sevilla and Barcelona and never Portugal). We really can't be gone more than 2.5 weeks and want to end the walk in Santiago. I've been told if we can only do 5 days and we want do to a pilgrimage ending in Santiago to get our Compostela, most people start in either Tui (on the Portugués) or in Sarria (following the Francés). I've heard these are both flat and not as picturesque as other routes (we love the mountains) but popular routes. I'm trying to decide so I can get the right guide books and start studying. I'm wondering if we are missing out on the best parts of the walk and should just settle for attending mass in the Cathedral and choosing a different more picturesque route, or if starting at either of these locations and ending in Santiago is the way to go? I'm new to this forum so also posting this in the Camino Portugués which may not be necessary but I don't know who will see this post!