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Camino de Santiago (Camino Frances) Virtual Team Challenge (Running, Walking, Steps, Cycling etc.)

Also known as the way of St James, this is a pilgrimage of Medieval Origin to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, in the North West of Spain. This is the most famous of the Camino de Santiago routes, the French way.


The Camino de Santiago Challenge covers a distance of 754 kilometers (469 miles), offering a virtual journey along one of the world's most renowned pilgrimage routes. Whether walking, running, or cycling, this digital challenge allows you to experience the rich history and diverse landscapes of the Camino Frances from the comfort of your home.

How Far is the Camino de Santiago Challenge?

Embarking on the Camino de Santiago virtual challenge spans 754 kilometers (469 miles). This digital adventure lets you explore the iconic Camino Frances, starting from St. Jean Pied de Port in France and ending at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. As you log your kilometers, you'll virtually travel through charming villages, historic cities, lush vineyards, and rolling hills.

How Long Would it Take to Walk the Camino de Santiago Challenge?

Walking the Camino de Santiago Challenge, covering 754 kilometers (469 miles), depends on your daily step count. If you log 40,000 steps a day, you could complete the journey in about 19 days. For those recording 26,000 steps daily, it would take around 29 days. A more leisurely pace of 13,000 steps a day would extend the challenge to approximately 58 days. This virtual challenge accommodates various fitness levels, allowing participants to enjoy the journey at their own pace.

How Long Would it Take to Cycle the Camino de Santiago Challenge?

Cycling the Camino de Santiago Challenge, covering 754 kilometers (469 miles), varies based on your daily distance. If you cycle 100 kilometers (62 miles) a day, you could complete the journey in about 8 days. At a pace of 70 kilometers (43 miles) daily, the journey would extend to around 11 days. For those cycling 50 kilometers (31 miles) daily, it would take approximately 15 days. This virtual cycling challenge caters to different fitness levels and schedules, ensuring a thrilling experience for all participants.

What's the Significance and History of the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James, is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages dating back to the 9th century. The Camino Frances is the most popular route, rich in cultural and historical significance. Pilgrims have walked this path for centuries, seeking spiritual growth and enlightenment. The journey passes through a variety of landscapes, from the Pyrenees mountains to the green valleys of Galicia, each step offering a connection to the history and heritage of Spain and France.

How Can I Complete the Camino de Santiago Challenge?

You have two options for completing the challenge, depending on whether you want to go solo or collaborate with others. The first option is for each member of your team to individually complete the full challenge, racing against each other. The other option is to work as a team to collectively cover the distance, dividing the total kilometers among team members.

There are three ways to record your activities:

  1. Just daily steps
  2. All distance-based activities (e.g., cycling, running, walking)
  3. Our inclusive points system which allows you to do the equivalent amount of exercise as walking the route

How Do I Log Activities for the Camino de Santiago Challenge?

The Myles app integrates with over 30 fitness trackers, including Apple Health, Fitbit, Garmin, Google Fit, Strava, and many more. Your activities automatically sync to Myles for convenience. If you don't use a fitness tracker or need to add extra activities, you can also manually record your efforts.

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