Peoria, AZ: Valley of the Sun Chapter, Intro to Camino Urban Stroll

Mar 02, 2024 8:30AM—11:30AM


MEET: Charlotte's home: 26921 North 100th Ave, Peoria

Event Contact Charlotte Helbig - 831-521-8824 | Email


Total distance: 5K/3.1miles easy ; Time: ~ 3 hour leisurely pace walking, coffee, and packing demonstration.

ABOUT THIS WALK: The original pilgrims didn’t have the luxury of flying into Spain to pick up the Camino de Santiago from their chosen point. The starting point for many was the doorstep of their own home. In this tradition, we will begin our stroll from the home of our hike leader, Charlotte.

As with all our Intro to the Camino stroll’s, the Camino de Santiago is the topic of conversation. The conversation will continue at Charlotte’s home over coffee and a small snack (2nd breakfast) and again as she demonstrates how & what she has packed for her many Camino’s.

We will meet at Charlotte’s home and walk 3.1miles/5K round trip starting from her doorway. The walk will be easy and level on city pavement. A section of this urban walk is on the Maricopa Trail.

A portion of every Camino includes walking through towns on pavement. If you decide to bring your poles on this stroll, you will have an opportunity to practice pole etiquette and decide if you want tips for your poles to muffle the sound of your pole on the pavement.

Our Camino strolls are specifically targeted to those who are still trying to learn about the Camino and to decide if they can/want to do it.