New 2016 Midyear Statistics Camino de Santiago: The Pilgrim’s Welcome Office in Santiago de Compostela keeps detailed statistics about the Camino de Santiago (500 mile trek through Spain) which I find fascinating. Outdoor adventure travel, specifically long distance treks, are continuing to grow. They have released the most recent statistics for 2016 and it looks like the Camino de Santiago is continuing the upward trend in popularity.
- In the first 6 months of 2016, a total of 61,989 people walked the Camino de Santiago. (A total of 262,459 people walked the Camino de Santiago in 2015) See 2015 Stats Here.
- January 2016 – 1,304
- February 2016 – 1,733
- March 2016 – 11,067
- April 2016 – 15,103
- May 2016 – 32,782
- Most Popularly Represented Countries on the Camino de Santiago, May 2016
- Spain – 9,383
- Germany – 4,042
- Italy – 2,407
- USA – 2,374
The busiest months are the summer months, so you can see that number slowly growing as the summer approaches. There are probably 40,000+ people walking the Camino de Santiago as I write these words.
For more detailed statistics check out the official website for the Pilgrim’s Welcome Office in Santiago de Compostela HERE.
Check out the most popular long distance trails in the world HERE.