The Way of Saint James receives every day more and more pilgrims who decide to discover all the magic of this route. The data verifies the popularity of this European Cultural Itinerary: more than 300,000 pilgrims walked the diferent routes of Way of Saint James in 2018. In addition, the months of September and May, are the preferred months by the adventurers of the Camino de Santiago, and why? We are about to tell you everything you may need to know about walking or cycling the Way of Saint James in September.

Why should you do the Camino in September?

In general, the peak season is during summer months, especially July and August. Particularly, on the Camino de Santiago the high season extends to the months close to July and August, including September, one of the most chosen months.

Although the French Way is the most popular, the Portuguese Way and the English Way are following this tendency. Moreover, the Pilgrim’s preferred dates are in Autumn and Spring, standing out September, one of the best months to walk the Camino.

It is important to note that many people may think that there are not too many pilgrims walking the Way of Saint James in September, it just the opposite; on the Camino the seasonality is not so marked, so you should expect that some services are limited.

Advantages of doing the Camino de Santiago in September

The temperature

So, during this month the temperature is more pleasant and makes your path tolerable, unlike in July, August or the winter months when temperatures are more extreme. It is also important to know that, depending on the route you choose, you will pass through different climates.

In Galicia, for example, predominates the Atlantic climate -and the sub-climates-, while in the Spanish plateau, predominates the Mediterranean sub-desert climate; so, you can already get an idea of ​​how important is the season for pilgrimage; unless you do not mind the rain or high temperatures.

The Way of Saint James -Spanish plateau

The Way of Saint James -Spanish plateau

Less mass tourism

In addition, once you reach Santiago de Compostela you can visit some of the most important tourist places in the area avoiding large crowds since the regular touristic season begins to calm.

For example, from Santiago de Compostela you can visit the main Galician cities such as A Coruña, that offers endless cultural activities; or enjoy an excursion through the Rías Baixas, the ideal option to visit coastal landscapes and a good wine of Denomination of Origin.

Get to know pilgrims from all over the world

To due the first two reasons, many pilgrims from all over the world choose to do the Way of Saint James in September.

Asian group of Pilgrims doing their Way of Saint James in September

Asian group of Pilgrims doing their Way of Saint James in September

Disadvantages of the Camino de Santiago in September

The biggest problem of doing the Camino in September is that many pilgrims have some difficulties finding:

  • Accommodation
  • A company for luggage transfer
  • Even restaurants with free tables

That is why it is highly recommended to do the Camino de Santiago organized with a travel agency: that is the perfect method to ensure your Way without unforeseen events.

El Camino with Spain Incoming in September: only advantages

Spain Incoming, as your incoming travel agency, we always guarantee the best services. Our partners along the Camino will make your Camino an unforgettable trip – hotels that have been selected for their high quality, as well as luggage transfer service, breakfast and dinner service…

We also have the possibility of doing the Camino de Santiago in a organized group, either a larg or a small group! We have a great specialist team that will design thne perfect Camino de Santiago for you.

One of our groups at their arrival in Santiago de Compostela

One of our groups at their arrival in Santiago de Compostela

Moreover, our guides have been accompanying our pilgrims since 2001, always providing everything they need. Today, we still enjoy the Camino like the first day!

Now, you know all about the advantages and disadvantages of doing the Way of Saint James in September, we encourage you to ask us any questions that may have and start you Way of Saint James with Spain Incoming!