There are many ways to do the Camino: in an organized group, with friends, as a couple, with your family, alone… Many of you often ask yourselves: Is it a good idea to do the Camino alone? The truth is that in reality… you just have to dare!

Something to keep in mind is that on the Camino, we all need moments of solitude and company. We are sure that you will find that balance whether you do the Camino alone or in a group. Even if you take the initiative to start the Camino alone, one of the magic things about the Camino is that you will always find someone to walk with.

In the following lines we tell you the advantages of walking alone. If you really want to do it but you’re afraid, or if you just can’t find a partner, dare to take control and take the first step, we assure you that you won’t regret it!

The pilgrim “in the singular

Embarking on the adventure of the Camino de Santiago alone is undoubtedly a very good decision. It is an experience that will strengthen you personally, whether you are an extrovert or not. Making decisions like this for yourself is a therapeutic exercise that helps you take control of your life. In other words: it’s a real shot of self-esteem.

Apart from the fact of making decisions for yourself, there is all the physical and mental work you will experience on the Camino. On a mental and emotional level, walking alone is an exercise in reflection and self-discovery very positive.

We assure you that after this, you will want to eat the world!

All the routes of the Camino de Santiago

Advantages of walking the Camino alone

As we mentioned in the previous lines, the most positive thing of all is the personal experience you will extract. On a physical and mental level you will feel great when you finish. You probably don’t even want it to end!

When you walk alone, you and only you set the pace. You will be the absolute master of the walk