I’m excited to announce my upcoming walk of the Camino de Santiago via the Portuguese Way (Portuguese Camino or Camino PortuguÃ©s) – AGAIN! I hope to begin my pilgrimage in late September 2021 and finish in early October.
The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of Saint James, is a long-distance pilgrim’s route which ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
There are actually many different pilgrim routes all ending at the Santiago de Compostela. I’ll be walking the Portuguese Way Central Route starting in Porto, which is approximately 165 miles (265 km).
If this sounds like dÃ©jÃ vu, it’s because I made a similar announcement in March 2020. Unfortunately I had to cancel my 2020 Camino due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
Here’s hoping this time I won’t have to cancel again. But it’s hard to plan too far ahead these days. Things are always constantly changing thanks to the pandemic!
So we’ll see what happens this time. I bought my plane ticket to Portugal today and it’s starting to look like it might actually happen this year!
For more information about the Portuguese Camino, check out my 2020 Portuguese Camino Announcement. I went into quite a bit of detail about what the Camino is and my plans for walking it in that post.
The only change is this time I plan to go a bit slower (like maybe 12 miles per day). There has been a lot of uncertainty due to the pandemic so I haven’t had as much time to train.
And of course I have the Coronavirus pandemic to contend with! So that will add an extra layer of complexity to the adventure. I’ll share more about that in the upcoming days.
If you don’t follow me on Twitter yet, now is the time! That’s where I’m most active on social media these days. I’m planning to Tweet updates about the journey multiple times a day while I’m on the trail.
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I’m also hoping to keep a daily blog about my experience but we’ll see how that goes. I’m not sure if I’ll have the energy for it but we’ll seeee!!!
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