Camino Francés 2020

Walking the Camino to carry the intentions of others who aren’t walking this year – send yours to wewalkforyou2020@gmail.com

The Coronavirus epidemic has ruined the plans of many pilgrims who hoped to walk to Santiago this year. The Camino was closed for some months but gradually as restrictions are eased in Spain and in other countries pilgrims will walk the Way again.

If for any reason you can’t walk this year veteran pilgrims Johnniewalker, Stephen, Kate and Sean will carry your thoughts and prayers with them in August 2020 when they walk both physically and virtually from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Santiago.

They are making this pilgrimage to rebuild confidence in the Camino and to carry with them the intentions of others.

Johnniewalker
Johnniewalker
Johnniewalker
Stephen Shields
Stephen Shields
Stephen
Kate Stephens
Kate
Kate
Sean Hampton
Sean
Sean

THOUGHTS, PRAYERS, HOPES & INTENTIONS

No matter what you believe or what faith you follow, or none, the pilgrims will carry your messages, prayers and hopes every step of the way to Santiago and they will be prayed for at Mass every day.

Send yours to: wewalkforyou2020@gmail.com

LIVE REPORTS FROM THE CAMINO

Most of us are wondering what the Camino will be like in light of the pandemic: Will it be safe? Will there be enough accommodation? Has the experience changed?

There will be regular reports live from the Camino posted on this and other sites. Look out for the “where they are now” feature.

  • Why we want to walk
    THE CAMINO TO SANTIAGO 2020 The Coronavirus epidemic has ruined the plans of many pilgrims who hoped to walk to Santiago this year. The Camino was closed for some months but gradually as restrictions are eased in Spain and in other countries pilgrims will walk the Way again. If forContinue reading “Why we want to walk”

How their Camino is organised

Taking into account age and the general precautions being put in place to stop the spread of infection Johnnie and Stephen will stay in private rooms in hostels, hotels and albergues along the Camino Francés. They have booked some accommodation themselves and they are also accepting the generous assistance of Camino Ways, the travel company who will ensure accommodation is open and is Coronavirus prepared. Kate will be reporting back on conditions and safety procedures in place in the albergues along the route.

Camino Ways log
Camino Ways is one of a number of commercial companies who arrange pilgrimages in Spain and other places. Using them is not essential. Many pilgrims book their own accommodation either beforehand or as they walk along. However companies such as Camino Ways play an important part in the economy of Spain and many pilgrims to Santiago use them. For this particular Camino we acknowledge that Camino Ways has donated 1000 euros to the Camino Fund which will be used to help donativo albergues and they have offered their assistance for this Camino on a not for profit basis.