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emmywilde

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Hey everybody,

I did the Camino in June of last year and absolutely loved it. I'm itching to go back, but at the same time, the world's so big and there are so many other places that I want to see/go. Does anyone know of any other pilgrimages/walks (apart from all of the routes of the Camino) that are similar to the Camino?

I know it's not really a Camino-related question, but I'm having trouble finding anything on it.

Thanks so much!!
 
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ivar

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There is the walk to Rome, Sill (one of the members of this forum) has walked it I believe.. more on her walk here:
http://www.vfpilgrims.blogspot.com/

.. if it is the "same" experience, I am not sure... I have a feeling it has less albergues and is less traveled than any of the caminos to Santiago. Sil would know more about this... :)

Saludos,
Ivar
 

vinotinto

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emmywilde said:
Does anyone know of any other pilgrimages/walks

I just picked up a book called The Singular Pilgrim, by Rosemary Mahoney, that documents her participation on six different pilgrimages (including the Camino, of course). I haven't read it yet, so I can't offer a detailed review. But it might be worth a glance for some ideas, if nothing else... :arrow:
 

JohnnieWalker

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Yes - there are lots of other pigrimage routes with many different destinations. I stand to be corrected though but I think the Pilgrimage routes through Spain to Santiago are the only ones with such a support network of albergues and dedicated facilities for pilgrims. Might make another pilgrimage say to Jerusalem all the more exciting. Sil has already posted a cople of other Christian routes in Israel - e.g. the Jesus Trail. Closer to home there is also a route to Fatima in Portugal.

Our very own Peter Robbins has much info on his web site

http://www.peterrobins.co.uk/camino/history_F.html
 
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William Marques

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The Confraternity of Pilgrims to Rome was formed at the end of 2006 some 25 years or so after the founding of the CSJ so that shows you how slowly that route has developed recently. Their website is http://www.pilgrimstorome.org.uk

The Via Francigena route (the one being promoted most strongly at the moment) starts at Canterbury and goes via the St Bernard Pass. The distance from the St Bernard Pass is similar to that from St Jean. As yet the route is less travelled than the Caminos but the infrastructure is growing and the Italian state and local councils are encouraging its revival.

William
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
I don't think that there are any other pilgrimage trails in the world that are quite like the caminos in Spain - especially the camino frances which is quite unique.
Here are a few more links to other pilgrimage trails.
I rather fancy the St Francis pilgrimage in Italy but at the moment there are two organisations fighting it out over who owns the routes, each with their own certificate at the end and each squabbling over who owns which way markers. Perhaps when they sort themselves out we can all go and walk the routes in peace!

St Francis - In Italy:
1) This is the 300km route http://www.camminodiassisi.it/
2) Then a 350km, 16 days route which overlaps the first one in the middle:
Il Cammino Francescano : http://www.diquipassofrancesco.it
http://www.camminodifrancesco.it/eng/il ... phpCammino di Francesco:
5 days (80km) inaugurated in December 2003; divided into eight stops that have been blessed by the presence of Saint Francis. St Francis Walk:

St Pauls Way - (Turkey) http://www.stpaultrail.com/MainContent/ ... sevil.html

Mount Kalish in Nepal
http://umanitoba.fitdv.com/new/articles ... ?artid=177

Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage - http://www.ShikokuHenroTrail.com.
 

Jeanne C

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Past OR future Camino
Camino Frances
I did the first 23 temples of Shikoku this year and loved it. It is much more expensive as you stay in Japanese Inns instead. But you get the same comraderie as you do on the Camino but with mostly Japanese people. I want to go back to finish it. But I also want to go back to the Camino!
 
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KinkyOne

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I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
Hey everybody,

I did the Camino in June of last year and absolutely loved it. I'm itching to go back, but at the same time, the world's so big and there are so many other places that I want to see/go. Does anyone know of any other pilgrimages/walks (apart from all of the routes of the Camino) that are similar to the Camino?

I know it's not really a Camino-related question, but I'm having trouble finding anything on it.

Thanks so much!!
Hola, Emmy!

There are many. For "Other in Spain", "France", "Other" (Europe) and "Around the world" just scroll down the main page of this forum and there they are.

Ultreia!
 
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JabbaPapa

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The Way to Rome is much like the Camino in the 80s or 90s, prior to the "tourigrino" "invasion" (God bless them)

Nevertheless, there are indicated routes and refugios and etc, some of which are either as spectacularly beautiful or as warmly welcoming as the best of the Camino in Spain.

The more supposedly "authentic" way is of course currently the Way to Jerusalem, or for the more hikerly, the PCT ; but those are too much unlike the Camino to be what you're asking for
 

Silvio Sirias

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Past OR future Camino
April (2015) From Sarria in the company of students.
September (2015) From SJPdP and solo.
El Camino de la Virgen is a "new" pilgrimage route being developed in Chontales, Nicaragua.

Worth checking out.

 

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