Let me first just say – I’m biased – I of course think when I walked it in April/May was the best possible time to do it! Yes, I did get rained on a bit and it was muddy, but I will take those conditions any day over heat and people! Most days were pleasant and cool with clouds and a breeze. But best of all you saw the Spring happen in front of your eyes. When I started walking through the Rioja wine region in April there weren’t even leaves on the vines, but by the last week I was walking through fields with an abundance of leaves! The hills were bright green and the the wind would blow through the wheat fields making them look like an undulating ocean.
The trail wasn’t overcrowded, and I always found a bed at the albergues. I didn’t have to get up super early and race through my walk in order to get a bed as quite frankly that would have taken the enjoyment out of the experience for me.
Trying to put bias aside, here are some things to consider:
and of course -you can’t pass up the colorful, fragrent Spring flowers!