Foyle Hospice call out for Camino de Santiago

Local people are being urged to join with the Foyle Hospice team which will walk the Camino de Santiago.

Local people are being urged to join with the Foyle Hospice team which will walk the Camino de Santiago.

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The Foyle Hospice has issued a call out to local people seeking the adventure of a lifetime to join its group walk along the Camino de Santiago.

The local group are due to set off on the French route of the ancient pilgrim’s trail in May 2016.

The Camino de Santiago team will be departing Dublin and flying with Aer Lingus to the start of the 100km trek.

A spokesman for the Foyle Hospice said: “This is perfect for those looking to capture the essence of the Camino, a nice walk with good food and discovering local customs, meeting fellow pilgrims and enjoying the unique atmosphere of it all. You won’t forget a single minute of it.

“This section of the Camino de Santiago starts in Sarria and covers the last 100km of the Camino Francés, the minimum required to apply for your Compostela certificate.

“The Camino will take you across woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets, following tracks and paths lined by granite stone walls. The green rolling landscape of Galicia is part of each day’s walk, until you approach your final destination: the mythical city of Santiago de Compostela.”

Upon arrival, local people will be able to collect their ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of Santiago’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

“We will look after all travel accommodation and will have guides with us at all times on the walk,” the spokesman said.

For more information call the Foyle Hospice on 71359888 or email: noel@foylehospice.com.