There is a renewed interest amongst scholars in the practice of pil- grimage. Over the past two decades, pilgrim
numbers have risen significantly, whilst forms of ''implicit'' or ''alternative'' spirituality have gained visibility and now coexist with
organised religions, sometimes sharing the same ritualistic space. There is probably no better place to look at the coexistence of
old and new forms of ritual expression than in the Camino to Santiago. To better understand the meanings attributed to this
pilgrimage, we undertook a survey with over 470 pilgrims at various locations along the Camino. The findings confirm that
individuals with various, often contrasting, motivations and expectations walk side by side on this pilgrimage route. We
suggest that the results cannot be read simplistically as either confirming a ''post-secularisation'' trend or a religious revival.