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Your True Way

Start close in, don't take the second step or the third,
start with the first thing close in,
the step you don't want to take.
Start with the ground you know, the pale ground beneath your feet,
your own way of starting the conversation.
Start with your own question, give up on other people's questions,
don't let them smother something simple.
To find another's voice, follow your own voice,
wait until that voice becomes a private ear listening to another.
Start right now take a small step you can call your own
don't follow someone else's heroics,
be humble and focused,
start close in,
don't mistake that other for your own.

- David Whyte, Start Close In

River Flow: New & Selected Poems, Many Rivers Press

Program Overview

  • This 12-day Camino starts from Ponferrada crossing the peaks of O' Cebreiro and finishes at the end of the world in Finisterre, covering over ~287km (~178 miles).

  • Our group size is limited to 4-8 pilgrims to keep the program personally rich


  • We live in times of unprecedented and accelerating pace of change fueled by exponential growth of online contents.  The more one looks outside, the more lost and unhappy one feels inside.  However, deep inside is the true self, the soul that is never lost, the hero on a journey.​

  • Without the ability for self-inquiry and reflection, the cycle becomes meaningless and one gets easily lost in the torrents of the material world. 

  • Your True Way is a rite of passage inviting you to boldly claim who you are in these uncertain but opportune time-  What is stirring in you? What personal myth is shaping you- is it enslaving or liberating you? Who are you? Who are you meant to be?  What is your greater purpose? What wants to be fully alive? 

What's Included

  • 12-day program facilitation

  • 2 sessions of post-program support

Your budget

  • 11 nights of Albergues/hostels

    • On average, shared dorms are $18/night, private rooms are $45/night

  • 12 day meals

    • On average, breakfast $5, menu del dia $10-$15, snacks/refreshments $5​

  • If you need backpack transport $6 per day/segment

Typical Schedule

  • We will meet in Ponferrada, León at 8:00 am to begin the program

  • Breakfast is usually available as early as 6:30 am 

  • Daily morning schedule begins at 8:00 am

  • On average you will be walking 25-30 km (15-20 miles) per day

  • Daily afternoon schedule begins at 5:00 pm

  • Dinner is usually available at 7:00 pm

  • After dinner, you will have your personal time 

  • Quiet time/lights out at 10:00 pm

  • Program ends by 2:00 pm on the last day


  • Your journey begins from the moment you decided to walk the Camino

  • Upon your reservation and enrollment, we will send you a welcome kit containing a packing list, preparation guidance and further program details

  • Book your flight and ground transportation (see Resources)

  • Decide what to bring with you, what is essential to you (see Resources)

  • Walk and go for hikes in nature around your area

Donation-Based Program


We appreciate any donations you can make.  Your donations help support our volunteers' time and travel expenses. Thank you for your support. 

Reserve your spot

Your donation or email commitment reserves your spot and represents your commitment to your Camino journey.

Once you have made your reservation, fill out the enrollment form and we will email you with further program details.

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