Solo hiking The Camino is a great way to meet people. Staying in B&Bs, visiting local bars and restaurants, and striking up conversations with people on the trail is incredibly rewarding. Take a look below to see further reasons why the Camino Frances is one of the best hiking trails to go on as a single hiker.
Hiking lends itself to be the perfect sport for full immersion in nature, an unrecognisable form of incredible exercise, and an important way to clear your mind. You can take to the hills, drag your feet across beaches, or summit the highest mountain. All of this, of course, can be done alone. Hiking alone is the perfect way to get to know yourself and to ground yourself. You will feel at one with nature as you get back to basics with nothing but you, nature and your thoughts. After all, hiking has proven mental health benefits.
Hiking The Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago, one of the most famous hikes in the world, is an incredibly popular hiking trail for single hikers. It is a trail for reflection, for self-discovery, and it is known for its camaraderie. The sense of togetherness that people get on the trail is something that is consistently commented on by pilgrims young and old.
People on the Camino de Santiago walk together, they eat together, and they rest together. With one common goal of getting to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, even as a single hiker on The Camino it’s hard to feel alone.
The Camino is a trail of reflection too. There are plenty of opportunities to be completely alone with your thoughts. As you traverse mountain passes, hike through old and quaint villages and pass through bustling towns, the magic of The Camino gives you a different perspective and outlook on the world. The Camino is the perfect trail for the single hiker be alone. You can make of it what you want, take as long as you want, stop when you want, and think as much as you want.
We hope that you enjoyed this guide to some of the Benefits Of Solo Hiking The Camino. If you are interested in solo hiking the Camino yourself, why not check out our range of self-guided Camino walking holidays with itineraries to suit all fitness levels.