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Who can practice a path?
  • October 02, 2023
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Who can practice a path?

A 'cammino' is not a race; this is the fundamental starting point to consider before setting out. That being said, it doesn't mean that one should undertake a 'cammino' unprepared; training is still essential.

For this reason, anyone willing to challenge themselves or try this unique experience can decide to embark on a 'cammino,' as long as they take into account some tips that we explain in our article. Even the most hesitant will be ready to set off.

THE RIGHT AGE TO START

There isn't a better age than another to start a 'cammino'; the key is to plan accordingly. Every path is divided into stages, and at each of these, there are places to stay or eat. Depending on age or physical preparation, one can organize the length of their stage so as not to arrive exhausted at the end of the day. As we mentioned, training is crucial before embarking on a 'cammino.' If you're unsure how to train, read our article "WHAT TO DO BEFORE EMBARKING ON A JOURNEY", where you'll find essential insights to avoid being unprepared for your journey.

Who can practice a path?

BETTER ALONE OR IN COMPANY?

'Happiness is only real when shared.' Christopher McCandless arrived at this conclusion in his experience, made famous by the movie 'INTO THE WILD.' But is it really so?

When it comes to a 'cammino,' the reference isn't just to the 'athletic' part of the journey but also to the spiritual aspect. Therefore, it's right for everyone to choose their way of undertaking a journey. Setting out alone is undoubtedly a way to connect with ourselves, having the freedom to decide when and where to go, catering solely to our own needs. However, this doesn't mean that during the journey, we can't be open to others, make new acquaintances, or join an existing group. Similarly, starting in the company of others allows us to share a unique experience with those around us, perhaps feeling more secure and finding support if there are moments of discouragement. The journey in company still allows us to have moments alone with ourselves, where we can reflect and connect with our deepest selves.

Who can practice a path?

IS A 'CAMMINO' TRULY FOR EVERYONE?

In theory, a 'cammino' should be accessible to everyone, but before embarking on a journey, it's important to gather information about the stages and accommodations/rest stops, understand how the routes are organized, and whether the facilities along the way are truly accessible to all.

Can women undertake a journey alone?

Absolutely! Just adopt the same safety measures you would in everyday life. The most frequently traveled paths are often monitored by security personnel, and it's rare to find oneself walking long stretches alone.

What about children?

When they're very young, you can organize with a baby carrier or a travel backpack. As they grow older, you'll need to plan the stages according to their capabilities. Certainly, they won't have the pace or stamina of an adult, so the journey should be customized for them. It's better to choose a simple itinerary of a few days, like our "LA VIA DI SAN FRANCESCO: DA GUBBIO AD ASSISI"

Can those with limited mobility also undertake a journey?

This is a broader topic that needs to be addressed for each individual journey. Each path can have different characteristics, and it's important to understand if the services along the route are truly accessible to all. Therefore, thorough research and understanding of each stage are necessary before setting out. We hope that every journey will soon be accessible to everyone. However, not through special treatment for those with disabilities, but by making them naturally accessible to all.

Who can practice a path?

So, if you don't want to miss out on this unique experience, know that with a bit of training and the right organization, you can set out and enjoy a wonderful journey, whether alone, as a couple, with family, or friends. To make sure you don't overlook anything, also read our article on "WHAT EQUIPMENT TO USE DURING A JOURNEY".

N.B. This article is for informational purposes only. Always consult your doctor before starting a training regimen or embarking on a journey to ensure that your health conditions are suitable for the journey.