Trek the Camino for Variety funds
It’s the most famous pilgrimage trail in Europe, and now Kiwi travellers can take on the challenge of the Camino with Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry.
World Expeditions and children’s charity Variety have teamed up to offer travellers the chance to take on a challenge abroad and fundraise for disadvantaged Kiwi children.
Led by hosts Graham and Raewyn, the 11-day Variety Food Lover’s Camino Challenge will see travellers enjoy Spain while taking on the Camino from Bilbao to Santiago.
Graham says he is looking forward to taking on the challenge.
“We’ve led plenty of Rugby World Cup trips with large numbers of people and we’ve done a lot of tripping around, but nothing like this,” he says.
“Raewyn and I are both really looking forward to this trip and hope to have many other travellers join us and take on this challenge together.”
World Expeditions New Zealand’s general manager Natalie Tambolash encourages people to secure their spot.
“With fully-supported day walks on the best sections of the trail paths, including the original route from Oviedo, travellers can experience an authentic pilgrimage walk.”
Variety’s chief executive officer Lorraine Taylor says participants will be treated to the feel-good factor of helping underprivileged Kiwi children realise their dreams.
“Money raised through this trip will go directly to our Have a Go Scholarship programme, which provides young people with the chance to participate in extra-curricular activities they would otherwise miss out on,” she says.
“We would love to see as many people as possible take part in this trip.“
Departing from Bilbao, Spain on Tuesday, October 30, the pilgrimage route combines a passion for good food and produce, with the history of the trail crossing northern Spain.
The day walks are fully supported and are combined with cooking demonstrations and numerous samplings of the local cuisine.
There will be many insights into the local culinary scene with a dinner experience in a Michelin Star restaurant.
The land-only trip is priced from $5490.
■ Full trip details can be found at tinyurl.com/ y7wx7gar Information on Variety’s Have a Go Scholarships can be found at tinyurl.com/ ybj3onvk
EXPERIENCE the famous pilgrimage trail, the Camino, with Sir Graham and Lady Raewyn Henry.