Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes.
For more than 1000 years pilgrims have made their way to Santiago and in 1987 it was declared the first European Culture Route. Also known as 'The Way of St James', it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century.
The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and the grooves in the shell that join together are said to represent the many different ways pilgrims travelled from to reach the tomb of St James.
A great tradition of the route is to obtain the 'compostela', a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon completing the way, and to earn this you need to walk at least 100km of the route.
On arrival we will be issued with our Pilgrim's Passport, which will need to be stamped daily at either a 'refugio', church or town hall, to receive the 'compostela' in Santiago.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip we stay in and walk through small villages, therefore we are able to buy drinks and meals from local shops and locally owned restaurants and contribute directly to the local communities visited. Due to the nature of the 'Camino', our walk becomes even more important as we interact with local people and pilgrims along the way.
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