The Great Camino Challenge for Schools

The Great Camino Challenge for Schools

This activity is especially suited to Transition Year Students

The Great Camino Challenge for Schools

Take a school trip of a lifetime and experience the culture and heritage of the
Camino de Santiago in Spain. Over 5 days walk the historic last 100KM of the Camino de Santiago,
reaching the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and the tomb of the Apostle St. James.

Become Immersed In Spanish Culture

Walk through idyllic Spanish farmland, sample authentic Spanish food and, chit-chat with the locals – Students learning Spanish have a unique opportunity to bring the classroom to life.

Explore Spain’s rich history

The Galician region known as the seventh Celtic nation is home to ancient relics, folklore, and a distinctive colourful living history. Walking the Camino is like taking a step through time, as you weave in and out of medieval hamlets past centuries-old churches and farmhouses.

A Great Sense of Achievement

Walking the Camino provides a great boost of confidence for students as your group experiences a wonderful sense of achievement when you reach your goal and arrive at your destination.

Spiritual Significance

The Camino de Santiago is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history, and has been travelled by countless pilgrims for over a millennium dating back to the 8th century. Nowadays, the Camino is travelled by people of different faiths, ethnicities, and walks of life and provides a chance to reconnect with one’s self and to take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

When you take part in the Great Camino Challenge for schools you will be supporting Focus Ireland’s work to challenge homelessness and change lives every step of the way. To help you on your journey, with the help of our tour operator we will organise your airport transfers, daily luggage transfers, accommodation, food and all details to make it fun and hassle free for your school and students. We also provide full support with fundraising materials and lots of hints, tips and advice to help you reach your goals.

To take part in the Great Camino Challenge please email