Camino Walk 2018

The French Way or Camino Francés (#caminofrances) is the most famous of all the Camino de Santiago routes, featuring in many documentaries, books and movies.

Camino Walk 2018 date


22-29 Sept

Camino Walk 2018 location



Camino Walk 2018 register



Event Description

Walk the Camino for Aware

Date: 22 – 29 of September 2018
Distance: 111km
Duration: 7 days
Route: Along the French Way – Sarria to Santiago

About The Route

The French Way or Camino Francés (#caminofrances) is the most famous of all the Camino de Santiago routes, featuring in many documentaries, books and movies such as ‘The Way’.

The last section of the French Way from Sarria to Santiago is also the most social part of the route, where you will meet many fellow trekkers and find the real spirit and camaraderie of the Camino!

"In 2017 I walked the Camino for Aware. I loved it. I was very lucky to have walked with friends but that did not matter. Some people came alone but that did not matter. Within 24 hours we were a team. The countryside, the friendships and the bonding made it a special place for me and I am planning my next Camino now." - Bernie

Your Support

Aware relies on the funds generously raised through campaigns such as the Camino walk to deliver our free of charge support, education and information services. Your support can help fund services offered by Aware which provide a safe space where even the most difficult and upsetting thoughts and feelings associated with depression or bipolar disorder can be acknowledged and shared. Our education programmes focus on actions that can improve their situation and alleviate some of their symptoms.

"Aware El Camino 2017 was such a wonderful experience. incredible group of people, so well looked after. Excellent accommodation and food and such such fun! Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of supporting Aware for whatever reason... after all we all have our own reasons. Buen Camino!" - Grainne

How to Register

Step 1.

Contact fundraising@aware.ie to pay a booking deposit of €100

Step 2.

Book your flights (Aware will provide you with the details). The sooner you book your flights, the cheaper they will be!

Step 3.

Balance of Land Fee due on 13th July (typically €850 in total) and includes:

Step 4.

Fundraise for Aware. As part of the trek, each participant is asked to raise €1,000 for Aware. This can be paid at any time, but we request that 50% is paid by 1st August, and the balance before you head off on the trek.

"The Camino is every bit as good as people say. Great for the mind body and soul. And the Aware walk was a great way to experience the Camino. They do all the organizing, you get to walk with a fun group of people and you even get to help a wonderful cause." - John

Selection of photographs from the 2017 Aware Camino Walk

"It was a spiritual experience for me but it can be whatever you want it to be. The accommodation was clean and food was great quality, the exercise was therapeutic and the craic was mighty. Our guide was exceptional and taught us so much about her country/the local area. I'll treasure my passport certificate and all the memories" - Michael

Information for Participants

If you would like further information about the walk, suggestions on what to bring and how to start a fitness plan, Camino Way have a selection of free eBooks to help get you started. If you would like to take part in any of the walks organised by Camino Way in advance of the trip, further details can be found here. In the meantime, don’t forget if you’re buying new walking shoes or boots to get them 8 to 10 weeks in advance so you have a chance to break them in.


The simplest and most secure way to fundraise is setting up an online fundraising page, you can sign up with EverydayHero or JustGiving. If you need a t-shirt or sponsorship card or any fundraising materials please contact fundraising@aware.ie.

Additional Information

If you have any questions about this event please email the team at fundraising@aware.ie or phone 01 6617211 to talk to the team during office hours 9am - 5pm.

"Participating in the Aware Camino Walk 2017 was a completely life changing experience for me. It’s difficult to describe in words the sense of achievement and pride you feel each day after conquering that days walk, and doing it for such an important cause like Aware keeps you constantly motivated. Walking the Camino is also brilliant for your own mental health! I went on the walk last year not knowing anyone else in our group and came back with amazing friends and fantastic memories. If you’re looking for a challenge for 2018 and would like to help support an amazing charity then this is definitely for you!" - Lisa


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