Camino de Santiago, in Spain, offers a 'fantastic antidote'
Hiking holidays around Camino de Santiago are invigorating and a "fantastic antidote" to high-pressure high-speed contemporary life.
That is according to Rob Williams, a public relations expert who has worked organisations such as the Labour Party and the French government, who was writing about the rising popularity of trekking holidays in the Spanish region in The Guardian newspaper.
He wrote about the restorative nature of hiking holidays, saying that they are especially useful for demanding contemporary life.
"The Camino is a fantastic antidote to our stressful lives – and a lesson in deferred gratification," he said.
"You set little targets, some forced by geography, some self-imposed. So, no water until the top of the hill, no lunch until the next village, nowhere to sleep until the next refugio."
The Camino route the Way of St James has risen to prominence in recent months as Emilio Estevez has made a film set in the region, starring his father Martin Sheen.