INFORMATION EVENING: ORBIS Ireland will host an information evening in The Fitzwilliam Hotel, St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2 on Thursday 7 February at 19:30. For more information contact Clare O'Dea firstname.lastname@example.org or call 353 1 293 3060.
El Camino de Santiago
Join ORBIS Ireland for an 8 day trip to El Camino de Santiago from 9-16 May 2013. Completing the last 115km of the French Way (section 8) from Sarria to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Santiago de Compostela, this unique walking holiday is one you are sure to remember.
DAY 1: On arrival, you will be transferred directly to your hotel in Sarria in time to enjoy your first evening meal. Following this, a short information evening will be held at your hotel.
DAY 2: Sarria to Portomar�n (22km). Your journey begins with a peaceful walk through shady oak woods, pretty villages and quiet country roads.
DAY 3: Portomar�n to Palace do Rei (25km). From the village El Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily upwards passing beautifully sculpted Romanesque churches.
DAY 4: Palace do Rei to Arz�a (28km). Your journey commences on a downhill slope through a forest trail and across several streams passing through timeless Medieval villages.
DAY 5: Arz�a to Rua (18km). This shaded section of El Camino passes through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages arriving in Rua, one of the less crowded spots on El Camino.
DAY 6: Rua to Santiago de Compostela (21km). You are nearly there! Along this stage is where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line the route and from the top of the 'Mount of Joy' you can see your destination - the Cathedral of Santiago. After your descent into the city, you will have an opportunity to witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close, marvel at the architecture and relish the atmosphere of this cultural and spiritual mecca.
DAY 7: With so much to do and see, Santiago de Compostela is sure to entertain you and you will have plenty of time to visit the historic centre and stroll through the streets of this beautiful city.
DAY 8: After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Dublin, leaving behind a wonderful city but taking some incredible memories away with you.
How do I register?
We ask you, with the support of the ORBIS fundraising team, to raise a minimum of €1,950 in order to participate in El Camino de Santiago. We have some great suggestions to help you achieve your fundraising goal and will be with you every step of the way.
As an ORBIS team member you will receive flights, hotel accommodation, transfers, breakfast and evening meals and a Pilgrim Passport to record your journey.
If you're up for the challenge, call 353 1-293-3060 or email email@example.com.
How do I fundraise?
ORBIS Ireland has put together a number of fundraising tips to assist you with your fundraising.
You can also fundraise online... Simply click on www.mycharity.ie and follow the instructions online to create your very own fundraising page.