Weather on the Camino de Santiago

The weather on the Camino de Santiago will depend on the season and the region you choose to travel to. Some parts of Spain can reach very high temperatures during Summer, but from Autumn to Spring you will find colder days. There is a season to suit everyone! Have a look at our average temperature and average rainfall graphs on the map below, just clicking over the white dots on the route you are u are interested in:

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During late Autumn and Winter, some hotels might close and flights and ferries operate less frequently than in the warmer months. Daylight hours are also reduced, so you will need to adjust and manage better the daily distance you want to cover. Our travel experts will be able ti help those looking to travel during these months to make the correct choices.

The weather on the Camino de Santiago starts to get milder in Spring, when the sun starts to peak a little earlier than before. Although you will get some rain and clouds, this can often be welcome on a hike as a way to cool down.

One of the best things about Autumn and early Spring (October and April for example), is that the number of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago is much lower than July and August, when the affluence of pilgrims, especially on the French Way, can be very high. The Camino becomes a tranquil trail.

Bear in mind some sections might be too hot for walking in July and August, for example, the Via de la Plata in Andalucía and Extremadura.

The landscape, climate and weather on the Camino de Santiago is very varied, not just from one country to another, but also from one city to the next, even between places not that far from each other.

Whatever the weather make sure you are well prepared and you’ll have the trip of a lifetime. Download our packing guide here to ensure you have everything you need.

For more information on any of our walking or cycling holidays, please contact the travel specialists.

Comments

  1. By Maria

    Hi Sean

    Thank you for getting in touch. The Route Napoleon is generally closed until end of March, see our blog post about this topic: https://caminoways.com/route-napoleon-valcarlos but you can still walk from St Jean taking the lower route through Valcarlos. We would recommend checking the forecast closer to the date. It is true there might be snowfall until April some years so it is possible that the higher route will be closed into April.

  2. By Sean

    Hi,

    I am planning on walking the full Camino Frances from St Jean beginning the last week of March and I’m having difficulty finding what to expect from the weather. I do hear that there may still be a chance of snow in the Pyrenees at this time of year and wonder if this is true? If you have any tips on what to pack that would be great!

    Thanks.

  3. By Maria

    Dear Jose, thank you for getting in touch. I’ll check with the team if the email has been received and let you know as soon as possible. Kind regards

  4. By Jose

    Hi Maria,
    I sent an email yesterday requesting a route for Camino de Santiago. Do you happen to know if someone is working on my request and suggested route? How can I keep this process moving?

  5. By Maria

    Thank you for getting in touch Chantal. An option would be to select standard options and upgrade in specific locations to give you a combination of medium and superior. For this, the Customer Care team will have to create a specific itinerary. They will be in touch by email shortly. Let us know if you need anything else. Kind regards.

  6. By Chantal

    Hi, I’m going to head the French Way around 2nd April. I wanted to book a combination of medium and luxury accommodation – but when developing my trip, the accomodation option can only be selected for the whole trip. Is there another way to do the combination accommodation option? Thank you

  7. By Lisa

    Hi Kim, the weather in May depends on the route that you are planning to do but we always advise people to check the weather forecast one week before they leave. Due to the region being Northern Spain it won’t be as warm as the South and you could experience rain so we would recommend bringing a poncho or light raincoat that you can put in your bag. You can download our packing guide here that will give you a good overview on what to bring: http://caminoways.com/download-camino-ebooks#symple-tab-packing-guide Kindest regards, Lisa.

  8. By Kim

    I am trying to find typical weather for the second week of May. Any recommendations?

  9. Great post. I was checking constantly this blog and I am impressed! Very helpful info particularly the remaining section :) I deal with such info much. I used to be looking for this certain info for a very lengthy time. Thank you and good luck.

  10. By Maria

    Hi Colleen, our guided tours for September are now closed but we have dates for October, see departure dates here for the last section of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago: http://caminoways.com/our-services/camino-de-santiago-guided-tours. Let us know if we can help. Kind regards

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