What is Camino for Good?

When we founded Camino for Good in the summer of 2020 we knew that we wanted it to be a positive force in a world stricken by pain and grief.  We hoped to bring the joy, community, and perseverance of the Camino Spirit to people around the world through our virtual Camino experience.

On top of that, we determined that a fundamental purpose of Camino for Good would be giving back to the Camino de Santiago, a journey that had touched each of our lives as pilgrims ourselves. Over time, we have come to define this important tenet of Camino for Good as our “For Good” Mission.

Camino for Good’s pilgrims share their experiences along three routes now; the Camino de Santiago Frances route, Finisterra Muxia route, and Camino del Norte route.

Reasons to join us

Get Moving

Track your progress along a map of the Camino as you virtually walk the Camino Frances, Finisterre Muxia or Norte routes. Photos and stories from pilgrims will inspire you all the way to Santiago.

Connect with Community

Join a growing community of like-minded, ambitious hikers and compassionate people. Use our groups feature to challenge and connect with other pilgrims.

Make a Difference

Part of your registration fee will help others who need financial to complete a Camino.

Stay Motivated

The Virtual Camino app is rich with features supporting your personal health and fitness goals. How many days will it take you to reach Santiago?

I can't tell you how much joy the virtual pilgrimage has given me. I love logging in my miles and seeing the incredible pictures. Pilgrims stories are heartfelt, personable, and fun. I am so happy this journey has been part of my 2020.

SueNashville TN

The Camino is a connection to something that I never knew was there. Something, that in the end, helps you realize things will be okay. Might not be how you thought it would be but still okay.

This site, this virtual walk, is somehow trying to help everyone connect to that experience. For some small moment, in some small way, connect to something bigger than yourselves - the Camino, the Way. Its ambitious but why not, maybe you just might.

Bill

I love to tell people how you casually meet people on the road and how quickly you begin to care for each other.

And this includes the albergue owners and how they are open to every pilgrim and serving their needs. Think how it must be. How glorious to meet so many people who are on their journey to a better life and yet, we all walk right back out of their lives the next morning. And then they get to clean up after us dust trodden, sweaty, stinky pilgrims.

Kelly

We descended the last stairs before the Cathedral with linked arms. Mixing joy, sadness, grief, exhilaration and pride, we were celebrating the forming of life long friendships. That was the moment for me when the Camino had ceased to be a long distance walk and had become my life long purpose.

I was a pilgrim for good.

Lindsay

Each day I woke up unsure of where I’d be resting my head that night, but still I walked toward the unknown. Although the uncertainty could feel unnerving at times, each step was supported by the faith that everything would turn out okay. I was never disappointed. Each night, I was greeted by someone with a smile, a key, and a bed.

Shay

As I approached my 70th birthday, I realized it was time to do something I had been dreaming about – it was time to Walk the Camino de Santiago. As I trained, I studied the Way and its history. Because it’s the Way of St. James, the Way of Forgiveness, I decided to use this Pilgrimage as a time to reflect on my life: to forgive myself for the mistakes I made and to acknowledge all the blessings in my life. I wanted this to be a very Spiritual journey and it was.

Susan