How many times have you asked yourself this question that causes so much uncertainty and which determines whether or not to start this millennial route of pilgrimage. If they do not accompany me, I will not go and I will postpone it for another time! We also meet the difficulty about agreeing on dates to go on a trip all together. We want to try to help you with this important decision.
In the first place, we must start from the basis that the Camino de Santiago in Spring and Summer seasons and especially the French Way is a very safe route and traveled by pilgrims from all over the world, so nobody is alone and feels unprotected.
On the other hand, we are also uncertain whether we will get lost or not, considering that the fact of going accompanied by other people gives us some peace of mind. Right, anyways, the sections of greater influx of pilgrims are very well marked. There are yellow arrows everywhere, on lampposts, poles, stones, etc. especially in the section of The Last 100 Kms. We do not need a map to reach the destination, the signs, the locals and other pilgrims will be happy to help us and indicate the route, whether we go on foot or by bicycle.
Now we know this, what is accurate is that the person who walks alone is by personal decision, since many seek a spiritual retreat, meditation, relaxation... On the way we will meet other solitary pilgrims or in "small groups" of friends or families, who will always be willing to walk miles in good company and tell stories. This is precisely one of the attractions of the Camino and that will certainly be a turning point about the true meaning of the route.
Going alone initially, gives us the possibility to meet and walk with those people that we will know en route and with whom we want to talk with. In this way we can set the pace of march, without inflexible schedules. Besides, we will find out more about ourselves so we will also enjoy moments of inner peace and harmony with nature... There is no rush pilgrim... Give in to passion! This is not a competition, the essential thing is to enjoy the Camino.
As for the departure from the lodging is quite likely that you will start the route accompanied, since previously you will have
established friendship with other pilgrims staying in the same hotel as yourself. Surely they are looking forward to sharing the experience!
You can be certain the Camino will be a unique and vital experience, you will enjoy unforgettable moments and it will be an opportunity to learn from those around you and the environment. The important thing is not the destination, but the trip itself! The Road to Holy Land has a halo of mysticism that makes it different from other typical hiking trails, and that evokes your internal forum. Find your pilgrim attraction.
Lose the fear of the unknown and venture without hesitation, now that the Mundiplus Team will always be providing you with permanent support and attention to what you need.
As you can see, it is not necessary to go out as a group because in the end you will be part of one in which you will decide who your fellow travelers are. Because every great stroll starts with a small step, be prepared for yours in the “Main Street of Europe".