The Camino de Santiago routes in November
Do you want to do the Camino de Santiago in November? If you are looking to enjoy the tranquillity of the low season along the Camino de Santiago, but do not want to face the challenges posed by pilgrim routes during the winter, November is the ideal month.
In addition, since all the routes move onto their final stages in Galicia, if you organize your trip during the first weeks of November you can enjoy the Magosto Festival in Galicia. The quintessential November party.
In this article, we will tell you about the climate and temperatures that you will find on the main routes along the Camino de Santiago in November. We will also take the opportunity to comment on the different festivals that you can enjoy on the Camino de Santiago during the month of November.
Doing the Camino de Santiago Frances in November
The Camino Frances to Santiago in November has been almost completely drained of pilgrims. At that time of year you will not find on the Camino Frances even half as many pilgrims as you would during previous months.
If you would like to do this route of the Camino de Santiago you can read more about the stages on the Camino Frances here. Remember that if you do not have many free days, an excellent option is the stretch that goes from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. These kilometres are the most popular, but in November you won’t find an excessive number of pilgrims on those stages.
As we told you, on the Camino de Santiago from Sarria you have the option to make the route in 7, 8 or up to 11 days respectively, so there is flexibility. If you’ve already decided to take this route in the autumn, tell us about the trip details and leave the rest in our hands.
The climate on the Camino Frances in the month of November
In November you will find temperatures typical during late autumn. At this time of year, the thermometer usually ranges between 5 and 15 degrees. Of course, on mountain stages, such as the ascent to Foncebadón or O Cebreiro, lower temperatures may be recorded.
November festivals on the Camino Frances to Santiago
In the month of November, festivities are not so common on the Camino Frances to Santiago. However, if you pass through Estela (stage 5) between November 28th and 30th, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the Feast of San Andrés.
Hornillos del Camino is located on stage 13 of the route, just after Burgos. This pilgrim town, famous for its hospitality, celebrates the Feast of San Román on November 18th.
Mansilla de Mulas (stage 19) is another of the towns of the Camino Francés that hosts festivals in November. Specifically, in this town on November 11th the Fair of San Martín is held.
If you do the last stages of the Camino Francés and enter Galicia during the first weeks of November, you can enjoy the celebrations of the Magosto Festival. In this article, we tell you how this traditional Chestnut Fair in Santiago de Compostela is celebrated.
Doing the Camino Portugues in November
The Camino Portugues has two routes. One of them is the Camino Central Portugues, and in November, it gives way to beautiful autumn landscapes. The other is the route known as the Camino Portugues Coastal route, which starts in Porto and borders the Atlantic slopes.
If you want to know more details about both paths, you can consult the article in our blog that we dedicate to the Camino Portugues. Both routes are fantastic in November!
The Portuguese climate in October
The climate in Portugal, during the month of November, is warmer than in northern Spain. In November the average temperature of this route ranges between 12 and 18 degrees centigrade.
If you plan to do the Camino Portugues Coastal Route in November, the sensation of cold will be greater, because of the wind and proximity to the sea. Make sure you bring a windcheater with you.
November on the Camino Portugues to Santiago
If you choose to do the Camino de Santiago Portugues, from Lisbon, on the tour you can enjoy several events in the month of November. In Golega, a town located at the end of the fifth stage, you will find the National Horse Fair.
On November 1st, the Marzugueira Festival is held in Alvaiázere (stage 7). Arriving at the end of the tour, in Rubianes (stage 21) you will find the Corn Festival on November 22nd.
The Camino del Norte to Santiago in November
The Camino de Santiago del Norte borders the Cantabrian coast. In November you will find too cold in this region of Spain to bathe in the sea, but you can enjoy its beautiful landscapes.
If you want to know more about this itinerary, you can read the article about the Camino del Norte. In it you will find other related articles in which we tell you what to see and do on this beautiful route.
The temperature on the Camino del Norte in November
The Camino del Norte to Santiago is one of the rainiest pilgrim routes. In November, the chances of rain are quite high. The average temperature at this time of year is 10 to 15 degrees centigrade.
Festivals on the Camino del Norte in November
Although November is not a lively month in the pilgrim villages, if you decide to complete this route in November you can enjoy various popular events. In Gernika, a town at the end of stage 5 of the tour, you will find the Gernika Bean Festival. An excellent opportunity to taste the regional gastronomy.
In stage 9, in Castro Urdiales, and on number 14 (Comillas), on November 30th you will find the Feast of San Andrés. In Laredo (stage 10), on November 11th they celebrate the Feast of St. Martin and in Abadin (stage 28), on the first Saturday of the month, they hold the Fair of the Saints of Gontán.
La Via de la Plata in November
As we tell you in our article about La Via de la Plata, this huge route has several sections. The southern paths, both the Camino Mozarabe and the southwest section that joins Seville and Merida, are ideal to do in November.
The climate on the La Via de la Plata in November
One of the best times of the year to complete this very long route is November. Temperatures in southern Spain are warmer than in the north. In November the temperature in the southern sections usually ranges between 12 and 20 degrees.
However, in November, any stretch of the Via de la Plata is recommended. In none of the sections of this tour will you encounter any great problems. If you only have a little time and want to end in Santiago de Compostela, we recommend the Camino Sanabres, which is the final section of La Via de la Plata.
November on La Vía de la Plata
November is a quiet month even for the villages of southern Spain. If you decide to do the Via de la Plata and arrive in Merida at the end of the month, you will have the opportunity to attend the “Unreleased Film” Festival that takes place in the city.
On the contrary, if you start the route from Merida, at the beginning of the month, in the next stage, in Alcuéscar, La Chaquetía is celebrated on November 1st. In this celebration the locals take advantage of the typical autumn fruits, to create a popular get-together in the countryside in which they share stews and dishes typical of the region.
Doing the Camino Primitivo in November
Although in November it is not as yet discouraged to do the Pri, it is likely that on this route you already find typical winter temperatures, due to its frequent mountain passes.
The Camino Primitivo in November
In the month of November on the Camino Primitivo you will find an average temperature of 5 to 13 degrees. The chances of rain in November are quite high, do not forget that this is one of the routes with the highest volume of precipitation.
If the year is very cold, you may experience frost on the mountain passes in November or you may even find snow. Make sure you have enough warm clothing.
Festivals on the Camino Primitivo in November
In the month of November, you will not find many popular events on the Camino Primitivo. If you pass through Tineo (stage 3) you can go to the Santa Cecilia concert, which takes place on November 18th. In Allende (stage 4) on November 11th you will find the Feast of San Martín.
Doing the Camino Ingles in November
The Camino de Santiago Ingles is a suitable route to take throughout the year. Depending on the month you choose, you’re more or less likely to find rain on the route. In November the rainfall volume is quite high, so make sure you have waterproof clothing.
The Camino Ingles is an ideal route if you only have a few days to make a pilgrimage. From Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela you can take 5 days, if you walk. If you want to find out more about the Camino Ingles, you can check the piece we dedicate to this route.
On this route you will not find popular festivals during the month of November. However, this route will allow you to enjoy to the fullest of one of the most famous autumn festivals, the Magosto. A celebration that revolves around fire, chestnuts, wine and the famous Galician queimada.
The Route to the End of the World
Like the other pilgrim routes, the Camino de Finisterre is little-travelled in November. This route is especially magical during the month of November, since the celebrations of the Magosto Festival, which you will also find on the Camino de Finisterre, make fire give it an even more mystical character. If you want to know more about the Route to the End of the World, you can consult our article on the Camino de Finisterre. If you go to Santiago, don’t forget to do the Camino de Finisterre!
With everything we have told you and the information we provide you in the related posts that we have been suggesting throughout this text, you now know everything you need to know to complete the Camino de Santiago in November. If you make your trip between November and December or between October and November, be sure to check out the entries you will find in our blog about those months.
To say goodbye, we remind you that if you want to organize your pilgrimage to Compostela without having to worry about the logistical details and enjoying maximum comfort, you can go to an agency specialized in the Camino to help you organize your trip. If you contact us, we will be more than happy to advise you. You just have to call us or write us a comment at the end of this article or even on our page in Facebook.