Caminoways.com, a travel company organising trips to the Camino de Santiago, has announced that there is an unprecedented demand for travel on the Camino de Santiago in 2021 which is a Holy Year or Año Xacobeo. 2021 happens to be a Holy Year, meaning that during this year, St. James’s Day, July 25th falls on a Sunday. There are a lot of events planned for pilgrims throughout the year to celebrate with a huge celebration planned for the Feast of St. James.
“The Camino is a lifetime goal for a lot of people and doing it is on many bucket lists around the world. Fulfilling a lifelong goal to do the Camino de Santiago during the Holy year 2021 makes it extra special and one to remember,” says Roland Monsegu, founder and director. “If you are looking to do the Camino by yourself on a self-guided holiday, the advice is to book early as places will fill up for next year very quickly.”
The team at Caminoways.com suggest a number of alternative routes to choose from, which might be a little less busy and they are including a free welcome drink to help you celebrate the Holy Year for all bookings confirmed by May 31st:
1 Camino Del Norte
One of our most beautiful routes, a coastal Camino which combines stunning Basque country scenery with delicious food. The Camino del Norte Basque Country starts at €695 per person sharing for 7 Nights.
More details here: Camino del Norte Basque Country
2 Camino De Invierno
An off-the-beaten-track route which takes you through stunning natural beauty with many historic landmarks. The Last 100km of the Camino de Invierno starts at €679 per person sharing for 7 Nights.
More details here: Camino De Invierno Last 100km
3 Via De La Plata
A quieter route which translates as the ‘Silver Way’, it will take you across sleepy villages and farmland from Ourense into Santiago de Compostela. The Last 100km of the Via de la Plata starts at €775 per person sharing for 7 Nights.
More details here: Via de la Plata Last 100km
4 Camino Guided Tours
In addition, Caminoways.com has a number of special 2021 guided tours available so they recommend this as a great option for first-timers looking at meeting like-minded people.
It is highly recommended to book your place on the:
Easter 2021 Guided Tour
This is a fantastic way to experience Easter on the Camino as Ferrol hosts one of Galicia’s most impressive Easter celebrations.
Prices start from €840 Per Person Sharing for 7 Nights.
More details here: Camino Ingles Easter 2021 Guided Tour
Portuguese Coastal St. James’ Day 2021 Guided Tour
From Baiona to Santiago, this is one of our most popular tours and takes place during the Feast of St. James – not to be missed.
Prices start from €960 Per Person Sharing for 8 Nights. The start date is July 18th.
More details here: Portuguese Coastal Camino Last 100km St James’ Day GUIDED 2021