We are delighted the IHF Camino Challenge, sadly cancelled last year, will take place in 2022. It’s one of our biggest annual events with supporters taking on the 100km walk to raise vital funds for the work of IHF.
When: 30th September to 7th October (Fri to Fri)
Where: Valença do Minho, Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, Spain
What: 5 Walking Days 105km
By stepping out on the Camino, you are embarking on a personal challenge but also supporting people nationwide who are facing death or bereavement. Our vision is for no one to face these challenging times without the care and support they need.
This route spans the final stages of the beautiful Portuguese Camino. Start at the Portuguese town of Valença do Minho before crossing the border into Spain on your first day of walking. Pass wooded trails, shaded glades and rolling farmlands, as well as towns of great cultural significance such as Tui, Pontevedra and Padrón. Finally arrive in magnificent Santiago de Compostela where you can soak up the unique atmosphere of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A Meaningful Journey
The Camino is a truly unique and special event. Martina Crehan, who walked the Camino in honour of her husband Don who died in 2014 after a journey with cancer, captured her experience in her blog.
No one could have prepared me for the beauty and peace of walking thorough km after km of Galician coast, vineyards and hamlets. The exclusive focus on getting to the top of that next hill; your mind empty of other thoughts. The sharing of stories and the openness of people who were complete strangers a few days beforehand. The daily blister count….who knew you can spend a week enthralled by the state of other people’s feet! A Galician sunrise. The scent of grapes trod underfoot. The regular “buen camino” from fellow walkers.
The registration closing date for the IHF Camino Challenge has now passed. We will be operating a waiting list for the event. If you would like to be added to the waiting list to join us on the Portuguese way, please contact Emma Rock on [email protected] or 01-6793188