Walking the Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain

by John Soares on May 6, 2013

Stephanie and I just saw the excellent documentary film Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago here in Ashland, Oregon. This hike has been on my radar for the last couple of years, never more so than now!

The Camino de Santiago is a 500-mile trek across northern Spain to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. It’s been popular with pilgrims for 1200 years, but in recent decades it has drawn people of all faiths and outlooks from all over the world.

Here’s the website for the documentary: Walking the Camino. It lists details of  showings at film festivals and will let you know when the film will show in your area. You can also sign up for notification of the DVD release.

Your Take

Have you walked the Camino? What did you most like about it? Would you recommend it to others?

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Excursion Outfitters May 18, 2013 at 12:17 am

What a cool little trailer! I have always found it fascinating that people always seem to tie progression and spirituality, to moving forward physically. I recently watched an amazing documentary on the Appalachian Trail and how some people would walk for 4 straight months to go thru the whole thing. It was much the same as with the Camino De Santiago, where they felt a spiritual awareness. I’ll be honest, I have never heard of the Camino De Santiago, but I am definitely intrigued now and I plan on learning more about it. Thanks for sharing John.


Gregory July 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

Walked the Via de la Plata this year (Sevilla to Santiago). It was simply an amazing 1000 km journey.


Catrina Graham June 17, 2015 at 11:56 am

Camino De Santiago walk has been on my radar for the last few months, God willing I will walk it some day soon!


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