I have hopes (very slim hopes) for Sept/Oct 2021. I walked Sept/Oct 2019 & cancelled two caminos in 2020. 40 days may seem like a lot of days, but depending on how many rest/vacation days it's not extreme for us retired folks. I had 41 days in 2019 and am taking longer on my next one! Actually, for my next one, I'm considering Madrid to Sahagun to Santiago..bus to Porto and walk the Portuguese to Santiago and on to Finisterre. With travel, that will be 60 days for me.