Welcome to our first ever blog post on iamadventures– a company offering creative travel adventures to artists, social innovators and entrepreneurs. The iamadventures are designed to offer the space needed to gain your focus, beliefs, confidence, inspiration, a chance to re-charge those batteries. But also and perhaps more importantly to give something back to yourself and to a community of like-minded people. We aim to bring people together, to explore, learn and be inspired through guided activities and through each other. We work with communities to help preserve their stories and ethos and allow it to evolve in a positive way into the future.
Through this blog you too can experience the power of adventure by following us as we embark on this exciting journey. See this as a travel journal, or better yet an adventure journal where we will share with you our findings, inspirations, creative work, photos and feelings!
This month we are going on the Camino adventure – the path to the end of the world ! We’re going to be walking over 100km with a group of inspiring creatives through parts of Galicia in Spain. The Camino de Santiago is a huge network of ancient pilgrim routes flowing across Europe and all ending at Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain. However the route goes on to Finisterre, also known as the End of the World, where many pilgrims chose to end their journey.
The Camino leads from the foothills of the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia – a distance of 791 km (490 miles). During the past ten years the Camino has witnessed an amazing revival to regain its place as the most popular Christian pilgrim route in the world – but this is no modern fad for this ancient path has been transforming lives for more than ten centuries.
In recognition of, “The testimony to the power of faith and the 1,800 buildings of great historic interest that lie along its path” it was proclaimed the first European Cultural Itinerary in 1987 and inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993. Walked by millions over the millennia the Camino de Santiago represents a major force for spiritual renewal and transformation.
We will be heading towards Finisterre as our final destination, which was until the Middle Ages considered to be the “End of the World” and in the 1st Century BC was used as a place of sun worship by the Romans. You will be walking along beautiful coastal lines and stunning sunsets sampling some great Galician delicacies of seafood and wine along the way. The whole route to Finisterre, is spectacularly beautiful and follows quiet woodland paths, remote moors and breathtaking beaches and is dotted with some of the best examples of traditional Galician horreos or granaries.
We cant’t wait to head over to sunny Santiago and begin this amazing adventure and of course we can’t wait to meet the other creatives coming along! Make sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @iamadventures for daily updates on our adventure and head over to the website for more information!
See you in the sunshine!
the iamadventures team x