The Pink Camino 2020

10 October, 2020

Our Camino trip in 2020 is planned as a special celebration of life post breast cancer. Called the 'Pink Camino', this special walk will take place from 10th to 17th October in aid of the Breast Clinic Appeal. We're inviting patients of Beaumont Hospital's breast care service, and their relatives and friends, to consider taking on this challenge. Your support will help bring us closer to raising the final €1 million to build a new breast clinic at Beaumont Hospital.

Gather your very closest supporters together. You know who they are ... the ones who got you through it and plan your pilgrimage on the last 112km of the French way in Northern Spain. Join us for this hugely enjoyable week and take on the challenge of walking six days while immersed in the wonderful culture and the incredible rustic landscape of the Galician region.


The trip is open to anyone of any age as long as you can manage walking 20kms on average daily. It's important to mention that everyone is free to make the journey at their own pace, in their own comany or with others. It's your Camino and yours to complete as you wish.


Each day, following breakfast we set off walking at 9am with stops mid-morning and at midday for coffee and light lunch respectively in the many cafes and albergues that line the route. A special addition to this year's trip will be light yoga classes in the morning before breakfast and evening meditations led by an experienced practitioner. Open to all but in no way compulsory to attend!


Each day we will arrive to our accommodation by mid-afternoon. Your luggage will be waiting there for you to collect and you are then free to spend a few hours at your leisure before we meet again for dinner. Accommodation is offered on a shared room basis but there will be a small number of single rooms available (for an additional single supplement) if required.


The weather can be similar to Ireland but generally it is several degrees hotter. Rain and sun can be part of the mix so you need to pack rain gear and sun lotion. Please note, we keep walking whatever the weather!


On the final day, our end goal is to arrive to the square in front of St James Cathedral - the Praza do Obradoiro - in the majestic heritage city of Santiago de Compostela. Our arrival marks the physical end to our pilgrimage but the spiritual end is celebrated later that evening at the Pilgrim's mass in the Cathedral of St James - a remarkable and moving event for people of all (and no) denomination whether you've been through breast cancer or not!


The following morning our group is free to spend a few hours wandering the shops and enjoying the atmosphere in the medieval streets of the old city before we head to the airport at lunchtime for our return to Dublin.



Trip Costs:
€2,150 - initial deposit of €350 required to secure a place. Talk to us about how we can support you in your fundraising.


Trip Itinerary:

•Saturday 10th - Fly Dublin to Santiago and transfer by coach to Sarria
•Sunday 11th - Walk from Sarria to Portomarín (23km)
•Monday 12th - Walk from Portomarín to Palas de Rei (23km)
•Tuesday 13th - Walk from Palas de Rei to Melide (15km)
•Wednesday 14th - Walk from Melide to Arzúa (13km)
•Thursday 15th - Walk from Arzúa to Amenal (23km)
•Friday 16th - Walk from Amenal to Santiago de Compostela (14km)
•Saturday 17th - Morning free followed by transfer to Santiago Airport mid afternoon



Trip Includes:


  • Return flights from Dublin to Santiago de Compostela
  • Bus transfer Santiago to Sarria and on return from Santiago to the airport
  • Luggage transfers between each day's place of accommodation
  • Seven nights in hotel accommodation
  • All buffet breakfast and 3 course evening meals included
  • Light yoga classes each morning and meditations in the evening
  • Route maps / Pilgrim passport
  • Fundraising income goes to the Breast Clinic Appeal
More information on managing the trip post Covid 19

To make an enquiry please call us on 01 - 809 2927 or email hello@beaumont.ie.

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