Local heart and stroke charity Croí is gearing up for two more trips along the Camino in 2013.
The seasonal trips will take place in May and September and the charity is joining up with Great Outdoors on Eglinton Street, who will offer gear advice, discounts and Camino packs to each participant that joins the Croí adventure.
The Camino is made up of a network of ancient pilgrim routes from all around Europe, which culminate at the final destination point of Santiago de Compostela in Northwest Spain.
The Croí trips cover two different routes in May and September. Both trips are eight-day, all inclusive packages, with a walking distance of approximately 120km. These trips are open to everyone but a moderate level of fitness is required.
“There is no better thing a person can do to reduce their risk of heart disease and stroke than to be more active. Exercise can help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure, weight and stress; while also increasing energy levels. It’s vital that people are active and look after their heart,” said Croí cardiac nurse specialist, Anne Marie Walsh.
Croí will be organising a special ‘Camino Talk’ in their Heart and Stroke Centre, Moyola Lane, Newcastle, Galway, on 24 January 2013.