There are many ways to do the Camino de Santiago: alone, in an organized group, with friends, with your family, with your pet… or as a couple! What trip could be better than the Camino de Santiago for a couple?
The truth is, even though you’ve probably thought of a lot of more relaxed tourist destinations to do with your lover, the Camino de Santiago has a “je ne sais quoi” that makes it tremendously special.
It may not be a movie trip, but we assure you that it has all the necessary ingredients to strengthen your relationship and make it even more special. It doesn’t matter what kind of couple you are, the important thing is to have a lot of love and a lot of desire to go on pilgrimage. If this is your case, keep reading, because in the following lines we will tell you the advantages of walking the Camino as a couple, take note lovebirds!
Preparing the trip
One of the most important moments in every trip is preparing for it: deciding dates and destinations, booking accommodation, packing your suitcase,… For the Camino de Santiago, it is also necessary to organize the trip: decide how many days and kilometers to do, what route to do, in which accommodations to sleep, make the backpack, make the way on foot or by bike, etc..
The “pre-trip”, so to speak, is very important for any kind of trip, and as a couple it is a good opportunity to strengthen mutual communication, a meeting place where you will have to agree on many issues. You may not get it right the first time, but the important thing is to work it out and come to a common decision, a situation that every couple encounters in all aspects of life.
However, remember that you will always have our help as experts in the Camino de Santiago, and we can help you to choose and organize everything.
A new intimacy
Yes, although you will find more pilgrims like you, the Camino de Santiago offers you new environments where you can enjoy a new form of intimacy. Walking through bucolic trails, forests with streams, small villages and even majestic beaches, you will always have beautiful scenery to enjoy a new form of intimacy that will enrich your relationship as a couple.
You will be able to fall in love again, because we assure you that the Camino de Santiago generates very good vibrations and that can enrich your relationship with your partner. In addition, you will find beautiful places where you can take pictures and go back home with unique memories that you will only get by going on pilgrimage.
In addition to intimacy, you will also find more pilgrims, new people to meet beyond your mutual friends, which always enriches us as people. You’ll also get out of your routine and out of your comfort zone, and you’ll even have to overcome physical challenges which will allow you to get to know each other better. Understanding, respect and mutual help will be the order of the day, making your bonds of love grow stronger.
However, the Camino de Santiago is also a time when the pilgrim can walk alone at certain times, and you, as pilgrims, can also enjoy stretches alone, with unique sensations of freedom and intimacy, just like your partner.
A romantic Camino de Santiago
Any of the official routes will offer you romantic surroundings, and if you are undecided you can check this articlewhere we present each of the routes you can choose from.
If you want to make the most of your route, you can choose to spend the night in suggestive accommodations, such as Galician pazos, paradors, spas and/or spas, hotels with many stars or hidden rural houses. It can be a nice gift for your partner, or a good place to take out the rings and even an original wedding trip for the newlyweds. If this is what you are interested in, we recommend the French Way from Sarria in luxury hotels.
If you want a more authentic adventure as a couple enjoying the Camino de Santiago, you can also stay overnight in hostels, walk with organized groups, ride a bike (how about a tandem?) and even go on pilgrimage with your pet. In this case, we also have many options.
A happy ending
Many are the couples who decide to do the Camino de Santiago, and when they arrive at the Plaza del Obradoiro, they melt in warm kisses and hugs after overcoming kilometers of adventure. It is not unusual to find a pilgrim groom getting down on one knee in front of his partner and surprising her with a proposal of marriage, ring included. Maybe you’d like to see your partner’s excited face and promise them a lifelong journey of love.
The Camino de Santiago is a meeting point for existing couples and even for new couples, as there are many cases of pilgrims who meet and fall in love along the way. And what’s more: we ourselves have had the opportunity to organize and witness a wedding in a chapel of the very Cathedral of Santiago, with some pilgrims who decided to make the Camino de Santiago and get married at the end of the pilgrimage. And yes, they are still together and more in love than ever!
If you want to enjoy a new and enriching experience for your relationship, the Camino de Santiago with your partner will offer you unforgettable memories. You put your better half, we will put the rest to make your Camino de Santiago as a couple easier.