2019 research showed that 28% of walkers today do the Camino for religious or spiritual reasons.
The trek is undoubtedly a unique experience and is known as a haven for self-reflection. In fact 17.8% of
Camino walkers hit the trail to get away from their daily life and connect with nature.
Some of the natural sites and landscapes along the way are truly breathtaking. The Portuguese Coastal Way is
loaded with pretty scenery and is perfect for a peaceful reflective trip. (This is the one we’re walking.)
The most popular reason for walking the Camino is people looking for a new challenge; 28.2% of walkers
want to test themselves physically and mentally along the way.
The start of The Camino Frances goes over the Pyrenees, so if you’re looking for a challenge this is for you. The Camino is suitable for almost anyone and is as
rewarding as it is challenging.
10.8% of people walk the trail specifically for health and exercise.
The diverse experiences along the route convinced 4.6% of those surveyed to complete the Camino to learn more about culture. The pilgrimage is
also a social experience and some people walk it for that reason.
Blessings to all our pilgrims and the pilgrims whom they meet.
Amen. Pray for all pilgrims, seekers and companions along the way;
for all travelers. Christ, may they walk together with you, in solidarity with the poor and with all of God’s creation.