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Discover the best time of the year to do the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James is the route taken by pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela to visit the tomb of the Apostle St. James. From the 9th century onwards, it became one of the most important pilgrimage routes in Europe, becoming the backbone of the kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula. Therefore, it is not a single route or a single path that the Apostle St. James walked, but rather a series of paths that, like veins in the body, converge on their way to Compostela. Nowadays, more than a pilgrimage, El Camino de Santiago, is a unique experience and trip of a lifetime and the routes attract thousands of people from all over the world. There are many starting points for the routes of the Camino de Santiago. Since pilgrims start their journey from their own homes, different routes have emerged over the centuries. However, the French Way remains the most famous and popular of the Camino routes, with Sarria, in Galicia, being the main starting point for pilgrims on the Camino.

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Best time to do the Camino de Santiago

So what is the best time do the Camino de Santiago? To choose a date, you must first decide the year, since you can make the pilgrimage in a Holy Year. Three out of four pilgrims choose the summer to go to Santiago. Holidays and good weather are the reasons for this summer boom. The best time to go to Santiago is spring, May or June, when the weather starts to be good and there is no great overcrowding in the pilgrim shelters of the Camino. September is also a good month. However, good weather is not as guaranteed as in summer. From October to April only 4% of pilgrims leave, due to the cold, rain, mud and even snow. A tip to bear in mind: in summer, many pilgrims start at the beginning of the month in Roncesvalles. It is what is known as "the wave" of the Camino, which would come to be the traffic jams of the operation exit traffic at rush hour. The first wave starts the weekend closest to the 1st of July in Roncesvalles and ends at the end of the month in Santiago. The second wave, which is even worse, starts around 1 August and arrives in Santiago between the 25th and 30th. In these waves, in a matter of three days there can be more than two thousand pilgrims, so the accommodations are completely saturated.

Best vacation rentals along the Camino de Santiago

Hostels, pensions, cabins, or vacation houses, the Camino de Santiago offers different types of accommodation along the many towns it crosses. To help pilgrims organize their Pilgrim's Way to Santiago, we have created this collection that includes alternative hotels and unique accommodation along the main routes of the Camino de Santiago. However, one of the most peculiar characteristics of the Camino de Santiago is the Jacobean hospitality, through which pilgrims on their way to Santiago are welcomed in various hostels and shelters. These are places where the most basic needs are covered (roof and bed) in a charitable manner and are usually run by volunteers. But if you want something more private and don't want to sacrifice comfort, we suggest you to stay in one of these unique glamping rentals where you can choose from a luxury cabin or a cottage, but you can also find tree houses and tents. Take a look at these listings and book your favorite one through Glamping Hub, today!