The Cawley Camino is back! And this year Phil is setting himself the ultimate challenge: not one but three treks. Pack your walking shoes and best smile to join Phil and the most intrepid team of Today FM listeners.
This is the fourth year running and there are three special trips planned for the Cawley Camino 2018:
WALKING THE VIA FRANCIGENA PILGRIM TRAIL IN TUSCANY – 20TH JUNE 2018
This year it will be the first time for the team on the Camino to Rome, tackling the picturesque trails of the Via Francigena in Tuscany.
Phil and team will be walking from San Miniato to Siena, along the ancient Via Francigena pilgrim trail. Fascinating medieval towns, tasty Italian delicacies and spectacular scenery are some of the delights the team’s efforts will be rewarded with each day.
Those looking to raise funds for a good cause can join this trip and fundraise for the Irish Hospice Foundation.
“This is a first for me. Ever since I saw the opening in “Quantum of Solace” my inner boy had to visit. Yes it is true they race horses around the town square. For the romantic among you we will get to see the ancient skyscrapers that inspired Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”. I’ve been reading up on some of the scenery and the Tuscan landscape is almost as breathtaking as the food…Please don’t mention the Truffles. This will be a trip of discovery for all and I can wait…” – Phil Cawley.
THE PORTUGUESE COASTAL CAMINO FROM VIGO – 6TH SEPTEMBER 2018
The Cawley Camino team of intrepid pilgrims will be tackling the Portuguese Coastal Camino from Vigo this year and raising funds for Pieta House. The trek will take the team to the heart of the Rias Baixas of Galicia, famous for its white wine and delicious seafood. Fantastic views of Vigo Bay will kick start the adventure before taking to the vineyard-lined country tracks of Southern Galicia.
“At this stage I have completed quite a few Camino treks but have yet to take the most scenic of detours via the coastal route to Santiago. A few of last years walkers did this one and recommended I go for it. We will start in Vigo where i visited on my bike last year. Lets just say the Tapas in this town is well worth the walk. Pontevedra is another great Spanish town to experience Spanish hospitality on out way to Santiago. I’m planning an extra night in Santiago at the end to allow for a trip to Finisterre (end of the world) or a Tapas tour. I’m also on the hunt for a bar to do my famous “Disco Trek” on one of the nights. Hope you can make it on September 6th.” – Phil Cawley.
THE CLASSIC CAMINO FROM SARRIA – 11TH OCTOBER 2018
To avoid disappointed walkers, there will be a second Camino trip in October, taking the group to the famous Camino Frances for a classic Camino experience.
The team will be walking the last stretch of the Camino Frances from the market town of Sarria, a favourite starting point for many pilgrims.
“I was sad to see so many missed out on last years trip as it filled so fast. This year I’m gonna make sure nobody gets left out so I’m planning to Over flow Camino on October 11th. Yes I’m making a return visit to the most popular walk on the Camino. We will kick off in the small town of Sarria. The route is full of great little bars and rest spots to stop off and have a foot rub. I’ll be sourcing a bar also for “Disco night” and have a Tapas tour on offer at the end also. Hope to see you on October 11th.” – Phil Cawley.
Flights from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela or Dublin to Pisa (15kg checked bag)
7 nights accommodation
Half-board (Breakfast, dinner on 6 nights)
Holiday pack with route information
Outback Jacks outdoor store are giving all Cawley Camino participants a discount for Camino gear
PRICE: €1100 pps Camino trips / €1250 pps Tuscany trip * per person sharing.
All of the routes chosen for the Cawley Camino are suitable for all ages and all fitness levels; in addition the team will travel with professional guides. If you are considering jointing the trip but unsure of your ability, talk to the CaminoWays.com team and we will provide you with the right advice and tips.
All Cawley Camino participants will enjoy a special 10% discount for their Camino gear from outdoor store Outback Jacks.
A deposit required to confirm a place on the tour and you can call us on 01 525 2886 to book your trip. The balance for the tour would be due 2 months prior to the departure date. Single rooms are very limited, however if you book a sharing place this would be in a twin room with someone of the same gender and we will look to match you with someone of a similar age.
The group will consist of 40 people, however places are filling fast so we recommend getting in touch soon to confirm your place.
If you’d like to join the Today FM Cawley Camino trip, contact the CaminoWays.com travel team and quote the magic words: Cawley Camino 2018.