Documentary on Spain\'s 1,200 year-old Camino de Santiago trail (also known as the Way of St. James pilgrimage). Explores how it lures people from all over the world to spend a month walking its 500 miles with little more than a backpack and a pair of boots. Follows six pilgrims as they cope with blisters, exhaustion and self-doubt.
Documentary | 1hr 24mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: USA, Spain |
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Patrons who see Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago at any participating cinemas simply write their contact details (Name, Phone Number, Email Address) on the (back side) bottom part of the flyer (flyers will be available at the cinemas) and put it into the entry box at the cinema counter to go into the draw.
A trip for 2 to Spain.
· Two (2) economy flights ex Auckland/ Christchurch/ Wellington ONLY) to Spain with return economy flights ex, Spain plus transfers to the start and finish of the route (conditions apply).
· Seven (7) nights’ accommodation in a combination of hotels & farmhouse B & Bs on a twin share basis generally with ensuite facilities (upgrades to superior hotel in Arzua and Santiago- supplement applies) inclusive of Seven (7) breakfasts and Six (6) dinners for two (conditions apply).
· Luggage transfer each day from hotel to hotel, (1 bag x 20kg bag max per person)
· Full route notes, maps and walking guide (1 per room)
· 2 x Euro Rail passes
· Visitor tax
· Emergency hotline
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