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) via its urban hiking program, Explore Sudbury.
We encouraged everyone to walk as much of the Sudbury Camino route as possible between August 1 - 26, 2017, but anyone can do it at their leisure. The route offers a unique Camino-like experience while enabling the discovery of Greater Sudbury's portion of The Great Trail (Trans Canada Trail). The Sudbury Camino ranges between Moonlight Beach and Robinson Park. This 21 km journey is the urban section of the 93 km Sudbury section of the Trans Canada Trail, 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 (hike leaders will have one on hand)
- Food for the day
- Medication (as required)
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