Camino Primitivo: The Original Way
September 7 - September 21, 2019
September 25 - October 9, 2019
Feel the call to something larger? How bout 200 miles?
For thousands of years pilgrims have trekked through the open landscapes and rolling hills of Spain on their way to the Holy City of Santiago. They come from all over the world seeking clarity, seeking wisdom, seeking reprieve. They seek adventure, they seek belonging, they seek progress. There are several routes that a pilgrim can choose, but none match the raw beauty and patience of the Original Way. This road hosts the fewest number of pilgrims each year; an unprecedented gift for those of us who are looking to escape tourism and move toward space, goodness, and contemplation.
This call will cost you. We will work hard each day. We will wake up early. We will carry our burdens. We will sweat. We will bear the rain and sun. We will blister. We will wish we didn't come. It's true. The road is not easy.
The road is not easy, but it is worth it.
You will see sunrises that will haunt your dreams for months to come. You will know the rain, and know the sun, and know the rainbow. You will walk through blooming meadows and cross rugged mountains. You will remember places of anger, disappointment, and frustration, but you will have space and perspective to work through those emotions in a new way. You will have resolve. You will have peace. You will have joy. You will have companionship. You will bathe in rural Spain. You will eat bread and not be sick. You will drink wine and not be hungover.
This is not a vacation. this is a quest.
Two Fall 2019 trips will be offered, each trip limited to 5 guests
We will meet in Oviedo, Spain and walk together to Santiago, Spain
Total distance ~ 217 miles
15 days, 14 nights (including one rest day in Lugo)
Pilgrim credentials upon completion
Primitivo Cost: $2975.00
Includes: 14 nights group lodging, 15 evening meals, luggage transfer.
Primitivo Plus Cost: $3275.00
Includes: 14 nights group lodging, 15 evening meals, luggage transfer, monthly newsletter, and unlimited access to me for questions and accountability on gear, training, travel planning, and any additional questions that may arise in trip planning.
*Primitivo Plus strongly recommended for those with no prior long distance walking experience
*Payment plans are available for either package