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5 Top Camino Routes 2021 | The CaminoWays.com Team

With Spain hoping to reopen to tourists from the summer, there is great positivity and optimism around travel in 2021!

We are very happy to see the vaccination drives in Spain and many European countries are going very well.

In addition, introducing a new Digital Green Certificate gives hope that travel will resume and be safer than ever before.

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Therefore, it won’t be too long before we can explore the stunning countryside, enjoy the fresh air and open space and experience the cultural and spiritual journey that is the Camino de Santiago.

Spain, Portugal, France, and Italy await Camino pilgrims and if you would like to travel this year, don’t worry, it’s not too late to book your Camino trip for 2021.

5 Top Camino Routes 2021

In fact, we have some great recommendations here to help you choose the Camino that best suits your post-pandemic needs!

The CaminoWays.com team have compiled their favourite Camino routes and tell you why we have chosen them specifically to celebrate when we return to travel:

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1. Solenn: St James Day (Guided Tour) July 18 – A Celebration!

Solenn has chosen this St. James Day 2021 Guided Tour as it will be a true celebration of the return to travel and the return to the holy city of Santiago.

The city of Santiago de Compostela has been very busy getting ready to invite tourists back with many restorations and improvements, including the Cathedral which is now fully open to pilgrims.

“This is the classic Camino de Santiago experience with an extra celebration at the end!”

This St. James Day tour in July (which is filling up fast) is a once in a lifetime chance to experience the most important date in the calendar year at the spiritual epicentre of the Camino. Book your place on the tour today!

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2. Roland: Family Cycling on the Camino Portugues

In 2021 we introduced the Camino for Families – walking & cycling holiday packages designed specifically with younger families in mind.

Roland, Managing Director of Caminoways.com has the first-hand experience of cycling the Camino Portugues with his young family a few years ago,

“I had asked for selected accommodation to offer either a swimming pool or garden space for the kids. Each day we had lunch en-route and finished at approximately 2 pm. That was perfect and one of the best holidays we ever took,” Roland explains.

Roland’s special recommendation is Family Cycling on the Camino Portugues from Vigo to Santiago.

Because we have first-hand experience of the Camino with kids, we can make a promise to you that all your families needs will be taken care of.

*Get 10% Off on a Camino for Families holiday if you book by April 30th! Use Code FAMILY10 to claim a discount on your next family holiday. Ts & Cs Apply.

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3. Ruben: The Camino Portugues – A quieter coastal route

For Ruben personally, this route is really special. Ruben and his wife Jennifer spent their anniversary on the Camino Portugues Coastal 3 years ago.

They walked 100 km from the stunning seaside town of Baiona to Santiago de Compostela, enjoying stunning sea views, gorgeous sunsets and fabulous seafood and local wines. Ruben loved:

“the natural hot springs in Caldas de Reis, the medieval and nice town of Pontevedra, the aromatic Eucalyptus-tree woods after leaving Vigo, the long and sandy beach “America” between Baiona and Vigo with our walking shoes in our hands and every little wave reaching our feet…”

Ruben recommends this route for anyone looking for a coastal and laid back alternative to the busier Camino Frances.

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4. Aurelie: The Camino Mozarabe in Andalusia

Aurelie is a big fan of the Camino Mozarabe! With its warm weather, the south of Spain is ideal for an Autumn getaway in the sun.

“The Camino Mozarabe is one of my favourite routes. With its picturesque white villages and olive groves, it has a real Mediterranean feel to it. The fascinating Moorish heritage will also please anyone interested in the history of Andalucía and Spain in general. And finally, the food is definitely one of the highlights! The region is known to produce some of the best olive oils in the world, it’s absolutely gorgeous on crusty bread in the morning!”
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Check out our recent blog post on one of the nicest hotels (above) on the Camino Mozarabe: Atelier 88.
Aurelie recommends walking the Camino Mozarabe from Granada to Cordoba in the later months of the year, enjoying the truly spectacular Spanish history and cuisine.

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5. Domenica: Via Francigena in Tuscany (Guided Tour) Sep 11

Domenica was born in Basilicata, a region in the south of Italy.

She has chosen this Via Francigena guided tour because Tuscany has a very special place in her heart.

On this Tuscany Guided Tour, journey along the Via Francigena, Italy’s own Camino route, and discover the beautiful landscape and delicious cuisine of Tuscany.

Autumn is the ideal time to experience all that this region has to offer and it is Domenica’s top recommendation because as she says it has the most spectacular countryside in the world. Oh, and the foods and wines of Tuscany are not bad either!

Here is Tour Guide Francesco talking about Guided Tours on the Via Francigena and what you can expect.

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*All new bookings get a Free Postponement for added flexibility.

On April 28th at 6 pm GMT+1 we have our Monthly Facebook Live Webinar “The Camino in 2021: What to expect”. Sign up here.

We would love to discuss more of our favourite Camino routes with you so get in touch on the form below:

Comments

  1. By Sarah

    Hi Theresa thank you for getting in touch with us! To give you some answers to your questions, you can start the Camino Frances (most popular Camino route) in St. Jean Pied de Port (France) and continue to Santiago de Compostela – this is the full Camino Frances route and takes 35 days approximately. You can stay as long as you like and take as much time as you want to see the sights along the way. We can help you organise everything including getting to the airports and transfers. With regard to Visas, I am not sure what will be required but it could include a Digital Vaccination certificate – we will know closer to the summer. In the meantime, I will get Ruben our Sales Manager to help you with your enquiry and here is some information to get you started on starting the Camino Frances in France https://caminoways.com/camino-frances/camino-frances-from-saint-jean-to-santiago

  2. By Theresa Geil

    Hello! I’m considering something for next year. I’m old. Would love to start in France. But I’m unsure how to go about this. I would have to fly from the USA. Do I need visas? How do I find the closest airport then transportation to the starting destination? Then how do I plan the finish? Can I stay longer to see the sights?

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