Easter is a very special time, and represents a very important festive setting for Catholics. Some take advantage to participate in religious activities, and others prefer join that date to have a few days of rest and reencounter with yourself. Do the Camino de Santiago in Easter is possible, and its routes have become the favorite of hundreds of pilgrims in recent years.

According to data from the Pilgrim’s Office, during the Easter of 2017 3,450 people arrived in Santiago de Compostela. They walked sections of 4, 5 or 6 stages.

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THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO IN EASTER: A VERY SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Whatever Camino de Santiago you choose to travel, you can not stop to join of some of the parties, activities and processions.

In most cases, the people who have done the Camino discover something about themselves and their relationship with nature, which leaves them completely fascinated.

In most cases, the people who have done the Camino discover something about themselves and their relationship with nature, which leaves them completely fascinated.

Considering that the Camino has something that impels us to look at ourselves, to evaluate us in some way, it invites us to meditate; this is why many people want to spend some time with themselves even if they do not do the Camino alone.

Once you arrive in Santiago de Compostela, take your time, enjoy the cultural and religious events and join the celebration!

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THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO IN EASTER: THE BEGINNING OF SPRING

On many occasions we have told you that the Camino de Santiago can be done at any time of the year, however, the months of April. May, June, September and October are the most recommended.

If you are from a country other than Spain, or you will travel great distances to reach to the beginning of your Camino, you should know that spring begins on March 20 and ends on June 21.

In 2018, Easter arrives with the beginning of spring

An ideal time to do the Camino de Santiago!

During this period, the temperatures are more pleasant and you can feel a perfect weather.

Nature begins to bloom, the water becomes more crystalline, and the routes retain the tranquility typical of the winter months.

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WHAT TO BRING IN THE BACKPACK IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO IN EASTER?

The weather during the spring is very pleasant, however, you should know that in March it is still a little cold, and while we walk the routes we can find storms especially. We have to go prepared.

The pilgrim’s backpack is considerably reduced during this time of year. Keep in mind that you can travel light luggage, but be careful and do not forget to pack a raincoat and an umbrella.

If you want to walk without luggage, remember that you do not have to worry, you can enjoy the natural air and an incredible view without having to take it; we carry it for you to your final destination.

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THE DISTANCE

If you think that to do the Camino de Santiago you need many days, we give you the good news that it is not like that. You can always do a specific section, or a slightly shorter route.

You just have to choose the route that you like the most, that suits your time, your budget, and is closer to the place where you come from.

For our experience, and the short time that Easter gives you, we advise you to look for options that allow you to do the Camino de Santiago without worries. If you are looking for comfort at the end of each stage, you can hire the services of an operator that organizes the itinerary, luggage transport, the meal and accommodations

If you have asked which path to choose, we give you some ideas


 The last 100 kilometers of the Camino Francés

  • Route: Sarria – Portomarín – Palas de Rei – Arzúa – Rúa – Santiago
  • Distance: 114 kilometers
  • Days / Nights: 6 days / 5 nights

The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is the most popular way of the Camino de Santiago, and an ideal route for a new pilgrims.

It departs of the city of Sarria and ends in Santiago de Compostela. To do this route you will need 7 days, in which you will walk a little over 100 kilometers.

Remember that, having traveled 100 kilometers, you can obtain La Compostela, the document that certifies that you made your way – at the end of your pilgrimage.

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The last 100 kilometers of the Camino Portugués: Tui-Santiago de Compostela

  •  Route: Tui – O Porriño – Arcade – Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis – Padrón – Santiago
  • Distance: 116 kilometers
  • Days / Nights: 8 days / 7 nights

Between all the jacobean routes, this is the one with less slopes and the second most popular. We can think about this route as a nice walk between awesome landscapes, without having to go across hard stages or climbing high altitudes.

We’ll never feel alone or lost in here! Because this part of the Camino Portugués from Tui to Santiago goes across lots of villages that are full of life, with a huge cultural patrimony to explore. Ideal for easter!

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The last 100 kilometers of the Vía de la Plata: Ourense – Santiago de Compostela

  • Route: Ourense – Cea – Casarellos – Lalín – Silleda – Ponte Ulla – Santiago
  • Distance: 111 kilometers
  • Days / Nights: 8 days / 7 nights

The route that begins in Ourense and ends in Santiago de Compostela is probably one of the most beautiful, and has become one of the favorites for pilgrims from different parts of the world.

Ourense is a beautiful city located in the southeast of Galicia, and is the starting point of this path. It highlights its thermal water sources, the cultural wealth of its historic center, and the Miño river pass.

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