With the arrival of spring the routes of the Camino de Santiago begin to recover activity after the tranquillity that has flooded them during winter. In fact, spring is considered by many one of the best times to complete the Camino de Santiago.
From the end of March to the end of June temperatures are ideal for pilgrimages, whether on foot or by bike. The temperature will rise gently from the mid-teens to mid-twenties and, as the weeks go by, it will get drier, in general, making it perfect for a lot of people who like the sunshine without getting too hot. As you head towards June you’ll have the advantage of more hours of sunshine as the days reach their longest (21st June Summer Solstice) making it a great time to relax in the afternoon and evenings under the sun.
And all this without the masses of pilgrims that are recorded during the summer months. In other words, moderate temperatures—not too hot, not too cold—, and moderate crowds which also means more accommodations available and, if you’re on a personal, meditative journey, not dealing with too many characters. The only downside, though, is you might have to deal with the occasional rains.
With the weather getting gradually warmer and drier over the spring (still don’t forget your raincoat just in case!), coupled with longer evenings we recommend the following routes to experience the best of what the Camino has to offer at this time of year.
1- Camino Frances – Last 100kms Sarria to Santiago: This route is greater for those new to walking the Camino. During the Spring the countryside is awash with flowers, trees have their full leaves out and your day will be accompanied by the sound of babbling brooks and birdsong.
Burgos to Sahagun: If you have been walking the Camino bit by bit each year then this will be a great section to walk in the Spring as it will avoid the unhabitable heat and sun that affect this stretch in the summer due to its lack of shade on the Meseta.
2- Camino Portuguese –Last 100kms Tui to Santiago: This traditional inland route takes you from the border of Portugal and Spain up through a mixture of vineyards and the countryside to reach Santiago. A true delight for the senses with flowers coming in bloom and fields of crops beginning to grow.
And do not forget to enjoy warm comfortable accommodation, nice and traditional food and wonderful natural landscapes as you pass by Zubiri in HOSTAL GAU TXORI, a place where all the security and hygiene measures are taken to face the covid 19.
Source: Santiagoways, Follow the Camino