The best season of the year is a very important factor when deciding when to do the Camino de Santiago, as it will influence the quality of your trip and the difficulty of the different stages. It is therefore advisable to always keep this in mind when starting your travel arrangements. The chosen route, the distribution of the stages and the clothes or the type of footwear that we must carry in our luggage will be very important.

In this article we inform you about the characteristics of each season of the year in relation to the Camino de Santiago. We will help you choose your date so that you have the best experience.

It goes seasonally

Low season: Winter

This period is approximately from the month of November to the end of November to the end of February or the beginning of March, the coldest winter months. At this season of year there is frequent rain, wind and frost, and it is even possible to find snow on the higher sections, such as in Roncesvalles or O Cebreiro. If you decide for this season of the year, it is advisable to spend season getting to know the route you are going to take to avoid having bad experiences.

Woman with her dog on the top of a mountain

The absence of pilgrims The absence of pilgrims at this season also influences the services, as some establishments decide to close at this season, so you should start each stage with water and food in case you do not find places to rest.

No less important is the selection of the luggage: you should use clothes that can withstand the cold, wind and rain, as well as waterproof footwear as well as waterproof footwear, preferably light so as not to carry too much weight.

But it also has its positive side, and is that you will enjoy the route with a full peace of mind. You will have the Camino all to yourself, nature at its wildest will offer you spectacular landscapes.

All the routes of the Camino de Santiago