Exciting new overseas challenge for 2020
Be part of something special and take on the Camino de Santiago, one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in the world, in aid of Thames Hospice.
Where: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
When: 14-20 October 2020
Costs: £150 registration fee, plus sponsorship
The Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as ‘The Way of St James’, is a unique journey of discovery. Set in the beautiful landscape of rural northern Spain, this pilgrimage is an opportunity for anyone to take a break from the stresses of life and free their mind. Although the word pilgrimage historically implies religious context, people from all walks of life, backgrounds and beliefs complete the Camino for their own purpose, from self-discovery to personal achievement.
With Thames Hospice you can choose to either trek the final 100km or cycle the final 200km of this iconic pilgrimage route, taking in the breath-taking scenery and seeing some of the route’s most important cultural, natural and historic highlights.
Alison Evans, Head of Community and Events Fundraising at Thames Hospice, says: “The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage has really risen in popularity over the past year, and we are so excited that we can now offer this experience to our community. 2020 is a momentous year for Thames Hospice as we move from our current home in Windsor to our new hospice by Bray Lake. Be a part of our journey and join us on this adventure to raise funds for your local hospice, so we can care for even more local families now and into the future.”
Included in the cost of the trip are:
- Return flights from London
- Internal road transfers
- Local mountain guides
- Shared accommodation in hotels/ guesthouses
- All food, including a celebration dinner
- For the cycling route – bikes and local cycling guides are provided