- Past OR future Camino
This is NOT a question of - Do you think the Camino will be open for pilgrims in late Aug. through early Oct. Rather, I'm wondering if U.S. travelers are allowed into Spain by then, should we go or wait until 2022? We have been planning to walk during this time period for about 4 years now as a milestone memory for our retirement. I'll admit the religious pilgrimage is not what is driving my interest. I'm more excited about meeting fellow pilgrims from various cultural backgrounds, experiencing an extended time period in another country and interacting with locals, the physical and mental challenge of walking so many miles, the natural beauty and architecture of northern Spain, along with a few other reasons. If the travel restrictions are lifted, I'm assuming there will be fewer travelers anyway. Will we be missing a piece of the camino experience? Will it actually be better with less crowds and more available beds? If we wait until 2022 I'm also assuming it will be very crowded due to everyone walking who postponed trips in 20-21 and the extension of the the holy year. Are there advantages/disadvantages we haven't thought of?