El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Spain

El Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage, Spain

May 25 - June 2, 2020

Register by February 1st, 2020

Walking is not only a form of exercise but a time to recenter, relax and receive inspiration. Walking pilgrimages can foster spiritual connectedness and opportunities for renewal. Join Alice Zicari, '13 and Matthew Cortese, SJ on a centuries-old, Christian pilgrimage in Spain, starting from the town of Sarria and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Known as "El Camino," this pilgrimage takes walkers through the wooded and hilly countryside to small villages along the way.

For registration or questions, contact Nicolle Barsch at barschn@my.canisius.edu or call the Center for International Education at 716.888.2400

Pilgrimage Overview

This trip is not your typical sightseeing excursion. In English, El Camino de Santiago translates as “the Way of Saint James,” a well known pilgrimage in Europe to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain where it is believed the relics of Jesus’s apostle Saint James the Greater are held. The Camino has existed as a Christian pilgrimage for well over 1,000 years.  People from all over the world continue to walk this path. Participants for this Road Less Traveled Seminar will walk an average of 10-15 miles a day over hilly terrain. In addition, each evening will consist of group dinners, and an opportunity for spiritual reflection after the meal.

$1,400  Book your own flight and meet the group in Santiago, Spain. Includes shuttle to Sarria, lodging (double occupancy), all dinners and miscellaneous program expenses.

+$350 for single occupancy rooms.

Draft Itinerary

Day 1

Meet at the Santiago de Compostela Airport in the Arrivals area at 4:30pm

Shuttle bus from Santiago to Sarria

Day 2

Visit Sarria and relax before starting the Camino

Group dinner

Evening Reflection

Days 3 - 8

Walk an average of 10-15 miles/day (4-6 hours)

Visit towns

Group dinner

Evening Reflection

Day 8

Arrive in Santiago de Compostela and enjoy!

Group dinner

Evening Reflection

Day 9

Final Eucharist

Goodbye Luncheon

Program ends at 3pm