Reforesting the Camino is an independent initiative to promote ecological regeneration. Our goal is to plant 200,000 trees along the large deforested sections of the 800km-long Camino Francés (the most popular route of the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain). We will achieve this by raising money and making grants to local community associations.
El Camino de Santiago is one of the world’s great long-distance trails. The most popular route, the Camino Francés, crosses the Meseta (high plateau) of north central Spain: one of the most deforested—and depopulated—regions of Europe. Once upon a time, most of Spain was heavily forested. Legend has it that a squirrel could go from… Continue reading The Vision
Reforestation isn’t just a matter of planting trees. The loss of tree cover is the result of a complex of social, cultural, economic and ecological factors. Reversing this means planting the right kind of trees at the right time in the right place, with the support of land owners and users, and giving them the… Continue reading How it Works
Please help Reforest the Camino by making a donation that will go to support our local partners in planting trees along the Camino Francés. You can also help spread the word via your social networks, or by downloading and printing a poster. Donation button to come!