As part of our supported Caminos, we have a special Camino planned for this April.
Full support, slow walking, short days and so much more!
Majestic Galician Lite Camino
April 29 - May 9, 2018
We have a few pilgrims signed up and due to their concerns of walking and their age, we thought lets help fellow pilgrims feel welcome and comfortable with walking the Camino.
We have seen all ages along the Camino. The average age is 30-60 but 18% are over 60. I have met an Eighty year old, who has walked the full Camino three times, a seventy year old woman who walked the full Camino all by herself. A mother daughter, Eighty year old and fifty year old walking together. The Camino is yours. You walk it how you want to. Carry your pack or transfer your pack, walk a little or walk a lot, walk at your own pace.
First thing to do is to push yourself to be conditioned and ready for the walking. Don't overdue it. You aren't twenty, and your recover time will be longer than in your youth. Make sure to take care of your feet. Take breaks. Stop when you are tired. This is important during training and as you actually walk the Camino.
The Camino is yours, do it your way. If you only want to walk five or six miles, then do it. Don't feel pushed to keep up with the Camino crowd. Or to try and stay with interesting people. You will have a group with us and you will be able to enjoy the company of others in the evening, as we rest and share our days.
I hate to say it, but expect to hurt. Expect most of the hurt to go away each night. Part of the Camino is to expect and accept what is given to you. So accept the discomfort. Avoid feeling sorry for yourself and negative thoughts that enter your mind. Avoid misery.
Every Camino is different and take every day as its own. Do not burden yourself with artificial rules and expectations. There is no right way. No official route, just a path. Just a path for us to follow. Follow at your own pace, follow your heart and listen to your body. Know when to stop and when to push yourself. There is no such thing as cheating. No wrong way. Just walk!
Just walk, one step at a time. Have fun and Buen Camino!
Please contact us if you want more information about our
Majestic Galician Lite Camino!
April 29 - May 9, 2018 .... $1300 pp, double occupancy .... 112 kms walking distance
Slow paced, van support, luggage transfer, two guides, group support, training support and more!
Your fellow pilgrim, Mary Maddox
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen