The Sudbury Camino
What is the Sudbury Camino?
Inspired by the famous El Camino de Santiago pilgrimage routes, the Sudbury Camino is a challenge initiated by Rainbow Routes Association (RRA) in 2017. In the future, Rainbow Routes would like to once again lead an all day Camino hike, but in the meantime interested persons are encouraged to partake in the Camino challenge with friends and family.
The Sudbury Camino is a 21 km journey beginning at Moonlight Beach and ending at Robinson Park. Issued last year, the challenge remains for interested participants to travel as much of the route as possible. This route offers an authentic and unique Camino-like experience while enabling the discover of Greater Sudbury's portion of the Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). The Camino covers only a section of the 93 km Sudbury segment of the Trans Canada Trail, as depicted on the map below.
How to Prepare
Although portions of the Sudbury Camino route are in urban areas, a fair amount utilizes forested areas. Each section difficulty is rated as follows:
- Section 1: Moonlight Beach to Bioski Cottage: difficult
- Section 2: Bioski Cottage to Living with Lakes Centre: difficult
- Section 3: Living with Lakes to Bell park Main Beach: easy
- Section 4: Bell Park to St. Francis School: easy
- Section 5: St. Francis School to Robinson Park: moderate
When preparing for your Camino journey, consider the diverse landscape and section distances. We recommend you bring the following items:
- 2 refillable water bottles
- Adequate footwear (closed toed, water resistant)
- Appropriate clothing (hat, layers, long pants)
- Bug spray & sunscreen
- First aid kit
- Food for the day
- Medication (as required)
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