When should I go?

Most routes are doable any time of the year.  But the most popular season is anytime from March to October, with the most optimum weather conditions usually in May, June and September.  The summer months can get very hot, especially in the rural high-altitude plains like the meseta on the Camino Francés, and the more exposed and arid sections of the Via de la Plata.  

July and August are also the most crowded months on most routes, although sections of the Camino Francés are busy all season now. 

Winter walking brings a different set of challenges altogether, please see What about going in Winter? for more details.

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