The Camino de Santiago routes in June
Do you want to do the Camino de Santiago in June? If you decide to do the Camino de Santiago in June, you can enjoy the last remnants of spring and you can enjoy the pleasant temperatures during the beginning of summer.
In this blog post we will tell you what climate you will find on the main routes along the Camino de Santiago in June. We also want to take this opportunity to tell you about the different celebrations that take place during the month among the different villages that cross the pilgrim routes.
Doing the Camino Frances in June
The Camino de Santiago Francés in June is already a fairly busy route, although not as busy as the months of July and August. Therefore, in summer walking the Way of St. James from Sarria in June is one of the best options, if you are looking to avoid crowds.
If you have already decided to make your pilgrimage in June, we recommend the Camino de Santiago from Sarria. Tell us details of the trip you want to take and leave the rest in our hands.
If you are interested in this route, you can check its characteristics in this article where we dedicate a section to the Camino Frances. Don’t think twice, June is a great month to do the Camino Frances!
The climate on the Camino Frances in June
June is not a very hot month, spring is ending, and high summer temperatures are still not felt too much at present. At this time of year, you’ll find between 20 and 25 degrees centigrade. In June, including Castile, where temperatures are usually lower, the weather is pleasant.
With June, summer comes to Spain. The kick-off to the summer festivities is seen on St. John’s Night, on June 23rd. Below, we tell you in which villages you can enjoy that magical night and other festivities that are held on the Camino Frances, in June.
Roncesvalles in June
If you begin the Camino de Santiago Frances from Sant Jean Pied de Port or Roncesvalles you will find great weather, in June you will have the opportunity to enjoy the religious events surrounding the Virgin of Roncesvalles.
Logroño: 11th June
On June 11th Logroño celebrates the festivities in honour of the patron saint of the city. The festivities of San Barnabé also commemorate the heroic defence by its inhabitants against French troops. The celebration is declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest.
Stage 15: Boadilla del Camino
On June 13th, in Boadilla del Camino, the festivities are celebrated in honour of San Antonio de Padua, also known as “The Saint of Miracles”. The festivities start on the 13th and last for three days.
The Carrión de los Condes festivities in June
The town of Carrión de los Condes is located on stage 16 on the Camino Frances. It celebrates the feast of Corpus Christi on June 7th, on the 24th June the Pilgrimage of San Juan de Cestillo and the 25th June, the Feast of Santiago the Apostle.
Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei is another town with various celebrations during the month of June. From 20th to 21st June the Feast of San Juan de Covelo takes place and on the 26th, the Festival of Youth.
Saint John’s Night on the Camino Frances
St. John’s Day is on June 24th, although most of the towns concentrate on the previous night, with the well-known Saint John’s bonfires. No matter where you are that night, St. John’s Night is a celebration deeply rooted in all Spanish towns and villages.
In Nájera, Castrojeriz or in León you will find celebrations during the 24th of June. However, our recommendation, and if the dates fit, is that if you do the Camino Frances in June you will try to spend St. John’s Night in Arzúa or in Santiago de Compostela.
San Pedro on the Camino Frances
St. Peter’s Day is another of the great celebrations during the month of June. On June 29th, many villages host parties in honour of the saint. Some of them are: Nájera, Melide, where San Pedro is patron of the city, or O Pedrouzo.
The Camino Portugues in June
In May you will find beautiful landscapes on the Camino Portugues. The biggest difficulty of doing the Camino Portugal in June is to choose which route to follow: the central or the coastal.
The Camino Central Portugues has spectacular indoor landscapes in June, while the warm temperatures of the beginning of summer invite you to follow the coastal route to enjoy the Atlantic. The good news is that both paths converge at different points, so if you have time you can enjoy both of them.
If you want to know more about these Portuguese routes, you can consult the article we dedicate to the Caminos de Santiago in Portugal. Don’t forget to read it!
The June climate in Portugal
Temperatures in Portugal in June range from 18 to 22 degrees centigrade. As you approach Galicia, the temperature will be somewhat lower and the chance of rain will increase, therefore, even if it is summer, do not forget your rain jacket.
What to do in June on the Camino Portugues
On the Camino Portugues you will find various festivals in June. As with Spain, in Portugal the presence of festivals increases considerably during the summer months.
Lisbon in June
If you do the Camino de Santiago Portugues from Lisbon, following the central route, throughout the month of June, you can enjoy the Feast of San Antonio. It is an excellent occasion to try grilled sardines and enjoy the Fado.
The beautiful Santarém in June
During the month of June, in Santarém, in addition to being able to enjoy its beautiful architecture you can visit the National Agricultural Fair. If you are interested in the agricultural world it is an excellent occasion, as it is one of the largest in the country.
At the end of stage 7 of the Camino Central Portugues, you will find the village of Alvaiázere. This town hosts two celebrations in June: The Feast of Santo António and the Fiesta de Nossa Senhora da Piedade.
Porto: 10th June
Whether you decide to follow the central route or start the Portuguese Way of the Coast from Porto, in the city of bridges you have a date on June 10th. Porto celebrates Portugal Day and the Corpus Christi Festival in June.
Fiesta dos Fachos
Redondela celebrates in June the Fiesta dos Fachos. The celebration begins with a procession surrounded by traditional fires and sounds and concludes with an immense bonfire that is made with the famous Galician queimada.
St. John’s Night on the Camino Portugues
If you decide to travel one of the two Portuguese routes to Santiago de Compostela and you are at the end of the month in Galician lands, you will also have the opportunity to enjoy St. John’s Night. Pontevedra and Caldas de Reis are two good options.
The Camino del Norte in June
June is a good month to enjoy the Cantabrian coast, so if you are thinking of doing the Camino del Norte to Santiago, we find it an excellent decision. The beaches and landscapes on this route will delight you!
If you want to know more about this route, you can check out our post about the Camino del Norte. Here you will find links where you can learn more about what to see and do on this magnificent route.
The climate on the Camino del Norte in June
During the month of June, on this route you will find temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 degrees. This is a good month to complete the tour because the chances of rain in June are the lowest during the year.
On the Camino del Norte, during the month of June, in addition to enjoying its beautiful landscapes and its beaches, you can participate in several popular festivals. Below we talk about the main celebrations that take place in June.
Gernika in June
Gernika is located on stage 5 of the Camino del Norte to Santiago, if you start your pilgrimage in Irun. This town hosts the Idiazabal and Txakoli Cheese Festival in Urdaibai in June.
The June festivals in Santillana del Mar
The beautiful Santillana del Mar is located on stage 15 of the Camino del Norte. This town holds two events in June, both at the end of the month.
On June 28th the Feast of St. Juliana takes place. Within these popular celebrations, the village hosts the Cape and Sword festival, in which numerous exhibitions are held.
Saint John’s Day on the Camino del Norte
If you have not yet arrived in Santiago de Compostela by 24th June, you will find numerous locations on the way where you can spend a great St John’s Night. If you are at the beginning of the tour, you can spend it in Deba (stage 3) or Markina (stage 4).
On the intermediate stages, you will find celebrations in Castro Urdiales (stage 9), Santander (stage 12) or Comillas (stage 14). In the latter town, the Folkomillas Festival also takes place during the third weekend of June.
You will be surprised during the last stages on June 24th, if you can enjoy that magical night in Llanes or Ribadesella. If you have already linked with the Camino Frances, as we mentioned before, Arzúa is an excellent option.
Saint Peter’s Day on the Camino del Norte
On the Camino del Norte to Santiago, you will also find various locations that celebrate St. Peter’s Day. One of them is Deba.
In this town on the eve of St Peter’s Day, the burning of the skins takes place. According to this old custom, the burning of dry remains of vineyards protects against witches and their spells.
Other towns that also celebrate St. Peter’s Day are: Markina, Comillas and Villalba. Laredo also holds celebrations on June 29th, but in honour of St. Paul.
La Via de la Plata in June
In another article on our blog we told you that La Via de la Plata is the route with the longest distance. Therefore, when talking about it, it refers to various paths, such as the Camino Mozarabe o el Camino Sanabrés.
The June climate on La Via de la Plata
June is one of the last months in which it is recommended to start La Via de la Plata from the south. In fact, if you plan to do the route from the beginning, it is ideal to start at the beginning of the month.
In June you will find temperatures ranging from 25 to 30 degrees. In July and August, the temperatures in the sections that cross Andalusia can exceed 40 degrees centigrade.
What to do in June on La Via de la Plata
If in all of Spain in summer you find festivals in all the villages, this fact is even more accentuated in the southern villages. Below we tell you which festivities you will find on La de la Plata to Santiago during the month of June.
Corpus Christi festival in Seville
The Feast of Corpus Christi is celebrated in Seville from 5th to 12th June. It is one of the most important religious celebrations in the city.
Almadén de Plata en junio
In Almadén de Plata, the Corpus Christi festivities are also celebrated. In addition, in this town, the weekend closest to Saint John’s Day, the Pirulito Festival is held.
Stage 4: Monesterio
On stage 4 of La Via de la Plata, and if you leave from Seville, you will arrive in Monesterio. This town celebrates Ham Day in June. An excellent opportunity to fill your boots with this delicacy.
Fiesta de la Luna al Fuego
Zafra (stage 6) celebrates the Feast of the Moon on Fire from June 17th to 26th. This celebration brings together the festivities of Corpus and those of Saint John.
Salamanca in June
The student city of Salamanca also has festivities in June. From 1st to 15th June, the city hosts The International Festival of the Arts of Castile and León. Coinciding with the festival, on June 12th, the Feast of St. John of Sahagún is also celebrated.
Doing the Camino Primitivo in June
June is an ideal month to do the Camino Primitivo to Santiago. Temperatures are ideal for crossing the mountain passes along this route, because it is not too hot, which will make the continuous slopes of this route more bearable.
Temperature on the Camino Primitivo in June
In June the temperature on the Camino Primitivo ranges between 15 and 25 degrees centigrade. The odds of rain in June are lower than in the previous months.
Festivals on the Camino Primitivo in June
If you start the Camino de Santiago Primitivo in mid-June, on the first stage you can enjoy the Contest of Afuega ‘l Pitu cheese snacks, which is held in Grado. It’s a great opportunity to enjoy this well-known cheese!
Another important celebration that takes place on the Camino Primitivo in June is the Arde Lucus Festival. In the middle of the month, in Cadavo Baleira and In Lugo, homage to the Roman past is celebrated in this region.
The Camino Ingles in June
The Camino Ingles is an excellent route if you have a few days to complete the Camino de Santiago. In 5 days you can go from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela, on foot. If you want to find out more about the stages on the Camino Ingles, you can check the article we have dedicated to this route.
The average temperature of this route during the month of June is 15 or 20 degrees. Since the route is made on Galician lands, there is a chance of rain. But June is one of the least rainy months of the year.
In June you won’t find many popular celebrations on this route. Neda, a town located on the first stage of the tour, is the town that hosts most events during June.
One is the Corpus Christi Festival and the other, in mid-June, the Xuviño Wine Festival. However, as mentioned above, if you are on the Camino Ingles to Santiago on June 24th, you will find many villages with bonfires on Saint John’s Night.
The Camino de Finisterre in June
The Camino Finisterre is a magical route, making it an excellent choice for June. Like the Camino Ingles, since the route runs entirely through Galicia, it is very likely that despite the pleasant temperatures, you will have some rainy days.
The Route to the End of the World hosts various celebrations during the month of June. In Cee you will find from 16th to 17th June the Feast of San Adrián and the second Sunday of the month, the Feast of San Antonio.
Corcubión celebrates both the Feasts of San Juan and those of St. Peter. In Muxía you will find from 19th to 21st, June the Feast of Pilar.
With all the information we have provided in this post and all the information that you will find in the articles that we have been recommending, you know everything you need to know to launch yourself onto the Camino de Santiago in June. If you make your trip between June and July o entre May and June, don’t forget to read the articles you will find in our blog of the Camino de Santiago about those months.
To say goodbye, we want to remind you that if you want to have an agency specialized in the Camino that will help you organize your pilgrimage, in Santiago Ways we will be happy to do so. You can call us or leave us a comment in this article or on the Facebook page of Santiago Ways.