For over 12 centuries millions of pilgrims have walked Spain’s 500 mile pilgrimage road called the Camino de Santiago. Today, hundreds of thousands walk each year to the shrine of St James in city of Santiago de Compostela. For many individuals, walking the Camino is a life changing experience; it is walked not only for religious reasons but also because the Camino provides the quality time and space away from the ‘daily routine’ for an ‘Inner Camino’ – to take the time to consider important life questions which perhaps don’t ever get answered because ‘life’ takes over. Click here to watch the trailer of Lydia Smith’s award winning documentary Walking The Camino: Six Ways to Santiago which follows the journeys of six pilgrims as they walk their Caminos.
Adam Wells established Discover The Camino to offer clients the opportunity, support and knowledge to begin their own inner and outer Camino journeys and to fully experience the joys and treasures that the Camino has to offer.
Each Camino journey is unique – you create your Camino experience. Unfortunately, many individuals who walk the Camino don’t walk the Camino they had ‘hoped’ for; either through unachievable deadlines, setting unrealistic expectations or ‘hitting the ground running’. You can read and sign-up for a free pdf download of Adam’s ‘Book of Camino Wisdom’ here.
Often the hardest step of all is taking the decision to commit to walking the Camino. If you are curious about walking the Camino and want to know more, the 1 day ‘Camino Masterclass‘ workshop is designed to answer many of the key questions that jump into your mind once you start thinking more deeply about beginning the Camino journey. Click here to find out more.
The ‘Taste The Camino’ Rioja Walking Weekend provides an opportunity to walk the Camino Francés through the world famous La Rioja wine region. The weekend is designed to build self confidence around the practical aspects of walking the Camino, to practice ‘walking with wisdom’, to enjoy quality time and space away from the daily routine and, perhaps too, give yourself the thinking time to decide what a rich and rewarding Camino experience would like for you. Click here to find out more.
The Camino de Santiago is one of the many gems of La Rioja region; famous wineries, gastronomical delights, historic castles, mountain monasteries and breathtaking landscapes can all be enjoyed. If you are walking the Camino Francés, why not ‘Step Off The Camino’ when you get to Logroño? After all, the Camino is ‘the journey and not the destination’. Why not take a day out to discover the birthplace and cradle of the Spanish language at the monastery of San Milán de la Cogolla or enjoy a wine tasting and gastro meal in the beautiful hilltop village of Laguardia or explore the medieval villages along the banks of the river Ebro and the Sonsierra?
To walk the Camino, however long or short your journey, is to give yourself a gift; to spend time with yourself, to discover that you are stronger than you think you are, to meet others, to listen to their inspirational stories and much much more. Buen Camino.