This unique pro-life pilgrimage along the Camino in Northern Spain will bring together dozens of pro-lifers from around the world with pilgrims of the first ever Crossroads Spain pro-life walk!
The pilgrimage is being organized and led by leaders of the Crossroads Spain pro-life walk, who are experienced in conducting pilgrimages along this same route.
Starting in the historic village town of O Cebreiro, sight of a major Eucharistic miracle, the pilgrimage covers approximately 100 miles (160 km), walked in 7 days, culminating with a weekend of pro-life events in Santiago de Compostelo.
The pilgrimage is an opportunity to integrate spiritual and physical exercise, in solidarity with pro-lifers from around the world, in reparation for the scourge of abortion in the world, and to bring about a renewed Culture of Life in our societies.
The pilgrimage is open to anyone over 18 years of age.
The hiking is done in the morning and early afternoon, beginning around 7am and finishing between 1pm and 4pm each day (depending on pace), from Sunday through Saturday, averaging just over 15 miles a day. Each evening, the pilgrims will stay in the same town and celebrate Mass and evening prayer together.
We will provide detailed information for the camino, but we will not be your travel agent. You will need to book your own flight into and out of Spain. In addition to the Madrid airport, you should consider the Bilbao and Santiago de Compostela airports. You should arrive in Spain by Sunday morning, August 12, and fly out no sooner than Monday, August 20 .
August is a busy time for the camino, and while there are plenty of guesthouses and hostels along the way, you need to bring camping gear and expect to camp out at least a few nights when accommodations are full.
There will be a shuttle provided from Ponferrada (which has regular train service from all of the large Spanish cities) to O Cebreiro on Sunday, August 12. For the return flight on Monday, August 20,if you are not flying out of the Santiago de Compostela airport, there is regular train service from the city to Madrid or Bilbao. There might also be auto transportation available from Santiago to Madrid the evening of Sunday, August 19, or the morning of Monday, August 20.
The first-ever Crossroads Spain walk takes place from July 7 – August 11, beginning in Barcelona, and stopping in Valencia, Cordoba, Seville, Madrid, and Valladolid. For more information on this walk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at http://www.crossroadswalk.es