Top Camino Summer Routes

Navia, Camino del Norte

The Top Camino Routes for this Summer

Pack your walking shoes, water bottle, and camera—the summer is just around the corner, and we’ve selected three of the top summer routes on the Camino de Santiago. Begin with a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of Baiona and Vigo, savour the finest tapas in Northern Spain, or immerse yourself in the summer festivals of the quaint towns you’ll encounter along your journey. These options are superb choices for your top Camino summer routes!

Celebrate Summer Festivals Along the Camino Inglés

Take part in the distinctive summer festivals that enliven the warmer months along this historic route. If your plans include walking the Camino Inglés, the English Way, you’ll begin your adventure in the coastal town of Ferrol. Here, the summer months are vibrant with music, concerts, and lively entertainment. You’ll find many choices with an array of festivals throughout July and August.

The path takes you through a mix of animated historic towns like Pontedeume and Betanzos, bustling with summer festivals where you can join the local celebrations alongside tranquil rural landscapes, offering the best of both urban and countryside experiences. If you can spare an extra day, consider a brief detour from your walking route to the seaside town of A Coruña for the ‘La Noche de San Juan’ on June 24. On this shortest night of the year, steeped in superstition, you’ll experience breathtaking bonfires and traditional rituals.

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Ferrol, Camino Inglés
Ferrol, Camino Inglés

Relax Along the Camino Portugués Coastal Route

The Camino Portugués Coastal Way is beautiful, stretching from Porto to Santiago over 13 nights. This enchanting trail guides walkers through vibrant seaside towns and fishing villages, alive with the spirit of summer. Make time for a refreshing swim in the Atlantic at one of the sandy beaches you’ll encounter. Indulge in a meal at one of the outdoor terraced restaurants in the historic towns of Porto or Vigo, where summer evenings are simply sublime. Starting in the colourful and festive Porto, take a moment to unwind in one of the many parks with views of the Duoro River. This route is gaining popularity and is a top choice for our Camino summer routes.

The entire journey can be completed in just two weeks, but you can also walk the last 100km from Vigo to Santiago in one week. Remember to collect your stamps along the way.

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Fatima, Camino Portugués
Fatima, Camino Portugués

A Summer Route for Food Enthusiasts on the Camino del Norte

After a long day’s walk on the Camino del Norte, Northern Way, delicious pintxos are a welcome delight. These delectable small dishes, accompanied by a glass or two of locally produced wine, will surely capture your heart. While the full route takes over a month to complete, you can experience a taste of this epic trail by walking from Bilbao to the elegant city of Santander. Begin your journey with a visit to the renowned Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and conclude with a Michelin-starred meal and a glass of wine in Santander, a haven for food lovers.

The route’s rolling hills and short, steep climbs present a challenge, but they reward you with nourishment for both body and soul.

Guggenheim Musuem, Bilbao

Top tip:

Stop by the 100-year-old Cafe Rufo in Bilbao’s city centre to sample fresh Spanish produce and delicious pintxos.

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Santillana del Mar, Camino del Norte
Santillana del Mar, Camino del Norte

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