Discovering the Camino in winter is an experience that is worth discovering; enjoy the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity with not too many pilgrims on the Camino; experience more gentle temperatures with less rain than in Ireland or the UK, and feel the sunny days and blue sky typical in Spain, even on some winter days.
When they are stuck in long traffic jams caused by bad weather, you could be out walking in the sunshine.Check out our recommended winter Camino de Santiago routes to follow the sun this winter:
This route along the coast is typically in the low teens in degrees Celsius over the winter months, which is still a good temperature for walking. Be prepared with some rain gear, and you can enjoy the solitude whilst accompanied by wonderful scenery along the coast.
This route is the inland traditional route and like the coastal route enjoys pleasant temperatures even in the winter for walking. Again, it is a quiet route to walk but one where the towns will provide a warm welcome on the coldest of days.
This first section of the Via de la Plata is a good option for the winter as it is in the south of Spain so you are looking at warmer weather than in the north of Spain so a great section to escape to and experience some winter sun.
Perhaps though you have already walked the Camino this year and are looking for something a little different for your Autumn/Winter get away. If you are then why not check out our suggestions for some Autumn Escapes and Winter Sun on our sister website: One Foot Abroad.