Camino de Santiago is a famous religious walk in
northern Spain that draws pilgrims from everywhere.
However, here in northern Ontario, there is a Camino
Walk that is designed just to get people outside
Sudbury held its Camino
Walk Saturday. The event featured a 30km trek through
Lake Laurentian trails; with shorter routes available
for those of varying abilities.
The Rainbow Routes
Association organizes the event and says this is
the sixth annual event with more and more people
joining each year; especially after two years of
“This year now,
after we’ve been living with all the stress
and all that stuff, we figured we could all use
a lot more time in nature. So, we put this one on
in the Lake Laurentian area. We say 30 kilometre
hiking challenge, but that’s not for the fate
of heart; you really need to be a hiker. But we
put routes on for a 20 kilometre hike, a 14 kilometre
hike and a 4 kilometre family friendly hike. We
built shortcuts along the route, so if you’re
three quarters in and your body seems to be talking
to you hard to hard, then you can always take a
few shortcuts along the way so you can get back
to your destination in better shape.” Daniel
Barrette, with the Rainbow Routes Association.
More information on
the event can be found on the Rainbow
Routes Association Facebook Page.