Why Camino for Good?

Whether you join us for fitness, adventure, spiritual exploration, or just fun, we know you will enjoy Camino for Good.

Five hikers came together to create this virtual adventure on the Camino do Santiago to share our experience with you but also to raise funds for the Spanish albergues and hostels that serve the hikers and pilgrims of the Camino.

The time is now to help the hostels that support pilgrims along the Camino. With the cessation of travel due to COVID-19, these albergue hosts found themselves without income and with the need to renovate their buildings to meet new travel requirements of social distance.

During a time when you may not be able to travel to Spain, you can still experience the Camino spirit with other walkers.

We have a bigger dream to work for good on many hiking paths, but for 2020, this is our mission.

Reasons to join us

Experience

As you virtually walk the Camino de Santiago Frances, you will see photos taken by pilgrims along the way.

Community

Connect with the spirit of the camino while receiving motivational stories, videos and messages from pilgrims who have walked this trek.

Giving

Part of your registration fee will be used to care for and support the alburgues in this time of need.

Track your progress

As you log your distance, you will see your progress on an interactive map using your computer or phone app.

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