El Camino de Santiago, or “Way of Saint James”, is a prayerful path. This journey takes the pilgrim in the footsteps of millions who have traveled before him, millions who have walked this path as a journey for the soul. These travelers hike, bike, or even horseback to Santiago. This route in northwestern Spain takes the pilgrim to the burial site of the Apostle St. James – “Santiago” in Spanish. The site, now known as Santiago de Compostela, came to be Christianity’s 3rd Holy City, along with Rome and Jerusalem. Then, as now, they followed the well-trod path through some of Spain’s most beautiful terrain.
Prayerful Path Pilgrimage
On your Prayerful Path Camino pilgrimage, you will enjoy your own unique cultural and spiritual experience. As you walk you will see the most interesting and inspirational sites that the route has to offer while staying in the most quaint and beautiful accommodating hotels.
Our goal is to support you in your pilgrimage, whatever that might be. We take care of everything. This way you can relax and are free to just walk, to be and to experience your Camino in the way that feels right to you. We want this pilgrimage to be your very own, to be a journey that enlightens and enriches your spirit. We are all simply your fellow pilgrims.
The ancient pilgrim route
The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. The most popular route is the Camino Francés which stretches 800 km. (nearly 500 miles) from St. Jean-Pied-du-Port near Biarritz in France to Santiago.
At the beginning of the pilgrimage, people walked from their front doors and started off to Santiago, which was how the networks grew. Nowadays, many travel to their starting points and then start their pilgrimage.
There are many reasons to walk the Camino. Some pilgrims come to the Camino looking for a deeper connection to God. Some come for the adventure and find God and purpose on their journey. And some find their purpose after they return home. Everyone’s pilgrimage is their own and only they will experience what that pilgrimage has in store for them.
Walking the Camino is not too difficult – most of the stages are on good paths. There are some steep grades, gravel roads, and paths in the woods. The main problem is that most of us have not walked continuously day after day. This is where your training helps. Prepare yourself body, mind, and soul for all the lessons to be learned along the way.
We hope this website will help you with your calling to walk The Way of Saint James. Be it with us or on your own, we hope you find your Prayerful Path.
Contact us today and we can help you plan your Camino!