Our work Camino FAQs What is a typical day on the Camino like? Hopefully, there is no such thing as a typical day on the Camino! But the traditional daily route expects that the pilgrim will start walking early; on average setting off at about 7am. They do this for two reasons: firstly to avoid the heat of the day (typically around 3pm), and secondly because they can get a good 6 or 7 hours of walking in and still arrive at their final destination for the day by early afternoon, giving them time to rest, shower, do laundry, explore their surroundings, find food and meet other pilgrims. The usual lunch time for Spaniards is about 3pm, so this is a good time to hit the local bars and restaurants too. If you're not booking your accommodation in advance, there is an additional advantage to setting off earlier. Many of the albergues will open in the early afternoon, so if you plan your arrival for then, you'll be among the first in the queue for a bed.