Journey Spain

Take the next step on your journey of faith.

Join with history by walking the Way of St. James, one of the oldest pilgrimage routes in Europe. For a week, you'll walk paths forged by pilgrims over 1,000 years ago, and join in the spiritual traditions they celebrated.

You'll walk 102km along the Primitive Route from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, walking 6-8 hours/day over hilly terrain. You'll experience Spain as a pilgrim on a spiritual journey relying on the hospitality of others. You'll follow a communal rhythm of scripture meditation, reflection, evening group sharing, and the practice of simplicity.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Lugo to San Ramon de Ratorta
  • Day 2: San Ramon to Melide
  • Day 3: Melide to Ribadiso
  • Day 4: Ribadiso to Arco de Pina
  • Day 5: Arco to Santiago
  • Day 6: Rest, Reflect, Celebrate in Santiago

FAQ

When is Journey Spain?

Friday, April 7 through Thursday, April 13, 2017 (Holy Week, Semana Santa)

Where is it?

The primitive route of the Camino de Santiago, from Lugo to Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

When should I arrive?

Plan to arrive at the Albergue de Lugo by 4pm on Friday.

How much does it cost to attend?

The price for Journey Spain ranges from $310 to $360 depending on when the attendee registers for the event.

What is included?

Journey Spain includes housing from Friday night, April 7, through Wednesday night, April 12. Meals are provided beginning with breakfast on Saturday, April 8 through breakfast on Thursday morning, April 13.

What if I need to cancel?

The $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.

What is housing like?

There are special hostels only for Camino pilgrims called albergues de peregrinos, which means “shelters for pilgrims.” The albergues are similar to hostels, but very simple. Travelers stay in dormitory style rooms and share bathroom facilities; however, the albergues may not have bed linens, towels, or soap. Some albergues have common areas and internet connections; most have laundry sinks to wash your clothes.

What should I pack?

Pack light and in a backpack with a waist strap. You’ll be carrying everything as you walk, so keep that in mind. Here is a basic list of items to pack:

  • Lightweight sleeping bag, or sheets & a blanket
  • Hiking shoes, preferably worn in
  • 2 pairs of wool or synthetic hiking socks, not cotton athletic socks
  • Hiking pants or leggings or athletic pants
  • 1 long-sleeve non-cotton wicking shirt
  • 1 short-sleeve non-cotton wicking shirt
  • 1 fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Poncho or rain cover
  • 3-6 pairs of underwear
  • 2-4 sports bras (women)
  • 1 hat
  • 1 scarf and 1 pair of gloves, if you tend to get cold
  • Towel
  • Toiletries
  • Shower shoes
  • Journal and pen
  • Card game, if desired
  • Ibuprofen
  • Earplugs, if you are a sensitive sleeper
  • Bible is optional, since leaders will have printouts of scripture
  • Headphones, if you want to listen to music
  • Sunscreen
  • Antibacterial hand gel

Which airport should I fly into?

You can fly into any of these airports and then plan your bus or train accordingly.

  • A Coruna: It’s also called La Coruna. You’ll then need to take an hour-long bus ride to Lugo. This is the closest entry point to Lugo.
  • Madrid: You’ll then need to take a bus and/or train for 6-7 hours to Lugo.
  • Oviedo
  • Santander
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Porto, Portugal

How can I get from the airport to the hostel/starting point?

The hostel you’ll be staying in the first night is the Albergue de Lugo.

Can I stay in Spain longer?

You are welcome to stay longer in Spain, either before or after Journey! You will need to book your own hostel for any additional nights.

How do I pay my balance after registering?

After registering, the balance may be paid by logging back into your registration through this link. A week before the event, the remaining balance will be automatically deducted from the credit or debit card with which you registered.

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Registration Rates

ADVANCE RATE: $310

Rate valid until Wednesday, March 1. Register until 11:59 CST.

STANDARD RATE: $360

Rate valid until Saturday, April 1. Register until 11:59 CST.

To register, you must pay a $100 non-refundable deposit.

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