2021 arrived and it will be a very special year: the year of the Jacobeo!
A Jacobeo or Holy Year (also referred to as Jubilee Year or Xacobeo) is when Saint James’ Day, July 25th, falls on a Sunday. In Holy Years it is possible to obtain plenary indulgence, the full forgiveness of one’s sins, by completing a few specific actions. You do not, however, have to be in Santiago de Compostela on Saint Jame’s Day, as plenary indulgence can be granted on any day of a Holy Year.
For many people, walking the Camino de Santiago is a life changing experience and doing so in a year of Jacobeo will, naturally, bear even more significance.
Besides the spiritual experience, the Portuguese Camino is also a delight to the senses of any traveler, whether in its Coastal or Central variant. Both routes start in Porto and converge in Redondela and you can choose from one of our walking or cycling itineraries, so you’re spoilt for choice.
Knowing what each itinerary has to offer will help you decide what sort of experience you want to have on the first part of the Camino. You can rest assured however that history-rich towns and cities, stunning landscapes and delectable food and wine can be expected along the way on both routes.
If you want to make your Holy Year even more memorable why not walk to the end of the world after you leave Santiago? We’re talking about Finisterre, a place with less crowds and its own allure, which the ancients believed to be the end of the world.
Our team takes care of all the boring tiresome aspects of your travel so that you can focus on truly enjoying your trip: That means luggage transfers, lodging reservations and in-person briefings, along with all the documentation needed as well as 24/7 support.
And because we take your safety very seriously our company has been granted the “Clean & Safe” certificate, which is issued by the Portuguese Tourist Board concerning the compliance with a series of measures developed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Holy Years always mean crowds and the next Jacobeo will only happen in 2027, so book now to make sure you have the best possible experience. Make this Holy Year a time to remember! Check out our options in https://waytosantiago.com/
Our tireless team is available to help all those who wish to discover the Camino de Santiago in a calm and comfortable way.