Thank you for showing interest in the Camino for Good initiative to support albergues (hostels) along the Camino de Santiago in Spain as well as the opportunity to stay true to your own fitness goals and aspirations by walking with us along a ‘Virtual’ Camino in your local area.
The Camino for Good initiative, for the remainder of 2020, is to help support those albergues while creating a bit of fun and sharing the Camino Spirit with our participants.
If you have walked the Camino before and want to help, you will be delighted with precious memories through our interactive maps and pilgrim’s photos, videos and commentary. If you have been thinking about doing the Camino, this will be an opportunity to train your body, wear your boots in and glimpse the stunning scenery and lovely villages along the way.
Camino for Good is an initiative of five dedicated and passionate walkers who have first hand experience of the immense benefits of long distance walking, especially the 500miles/800km (or so) of the Camino de Santiago. Our experience can only be described as life changing.
We owe so much of that life changing experience to all those small, locally run hospitality businesses along the way – particularly the albergues. The local people welcomed us, they made us feel safe and supported and we were well nourished.
When it was announced that the Camino would be closed during the pandemic, our hearts went out to those businesses knowing they will inevitably struggle financially. They are not only having to cover their fixed costs with no income but new social distancing regulations meant refurbishing and has had the effect for many of reducing the number of beds they can provide.
If you know an albergue in need of some support, we have an application for them to fill out for relief funds on our website. There is a bright yellow button to which you can direct them.
Our app is ready and you can sign up for the free trail. There are several pricing options with a flat rate or monthly fee.
Obviously, the more participants sign up, the more albergues we will be able to help, so please share our link with your family and friends. http://www.caminoforgood.com/
Buen Camino (the pilgrim’s greeting meaning ‘Good Way’).
Kelly, Bill, Susan, Shaylyn and Lindsay.