10 reasons why we love walking

Over the last two months we have asked you to send us the many reasons why you love walking. We received hundreds of inspiring entries that we have been sharing on Facebook and we would like to thank everyone who took the time to send us their reasons.

Our friends at Cicerone Guidebooks have kindly given away some great walking guides alongside some vouchers for our tours.

It seems that everyone has their own idea of what walking means to them. For some it is a way of getting away from the hustle and bustle of modern life, for others it is a way to keep fit, for many it is a way to reconnect with nature and see beautiful scenery. People enjoy the peace it brings, having time for themselves, discovering new places and meeting new people.

18% of all of our respondents said that they enjoy walking for reasons related to sightseeing. 16% of respondents love walking to help them get fit and to get back to nature. 13% of everyone that answered the question “Why do you love walking?” said that it helps to calm the mind.  Only 3% of people said that they enjoy walking to spend time with a loved one but we know that when you go on the Camino walk you will meet lots of interesting people from around the world.

The list goes on. We couldn’t possibly list them all but we have picked 10 reasons that stand out and go perfectly with some of photographs of the Camino trails.


Please feel free to keep sending us your reasons for choosing to travel on foot.

For more information about the Camino de Santiago please contact one of our Travel Specialists.

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