With the end of summer we welcome autumn, a very interesting season of the year to do the Camino de Santiago. After the autumnal equinox on September 23, the months of this season will surprise you with beautiful scenery and a quieter, more intimate pilgrimage experience. In this article we will tell you everything you need to know if you are going to embark on the adventure of walking the Camino de Santiago in the autumn of the Holy Year.
Advantages of doing the Camino in Autumn
Autumn will bring milder temperatures than summer, and the sweltering heat will not be a big problem on your Camino. The days will be shorter and you will have more hours of freshness, especially in the mornings and in the evening.
The lower influx of pilgrims is one of the main advantages of this time of year, as the end of the holidays and the return to the daily routine lightens the traffic of walkers. A quieter and more intimate path awaits you in Autumn.
You will be able to find accommodation easily, as there are fewer pilgrims, it will be easier to get a place in a hostel or somewhere special and quiet. This way you will have more time to enjoy the places you pass through.
The deciduous landscapes are the protagonists of this time of the year, with a range of colours that will fill your senses. However, depending on the month, the route and the sections you choose, you may even find the first snowy landscapes. In addition, you will be able to see how some agricultural activities typical of the time are carried out in the places where the Camino passes through.