We are a volunteer organising committee that facilitates 24 pilgrims from diverse backgrounds, and various age groups from local, interstate and overseas, to walk the Pilgrim Trail in the company of like-minded people. It operates under the auspices of the St Joseph’s Subiaco Parish Council, organising the Camino Salvado Pilgrimage with guidance from the Salvado Trail Foundation Incorporated.
Accommodation and transport are arranged for you as the Pilgrim Trail is not well populated or serviced like the traditional trails in Europe.
The Camino Salvado follows the Pilgrims Trail from St Joseph’s Church in Subiaco – 3kms from the CBD in Perth – to New Norcia in the Wheatbelt. The trail is approximately 160kms long and travels through the City’s financial district past places of historical interest and out of the metropolitan area via the beautiful Swan river foreshore. It travels via Bells rapids, site of the famous white water Avon Descent, and passes into Walyunga National Park – a place of spiritual significance for the Whadyuk People. Then it’s the Chittering Valley to Julimar Forest, and then the final leg via the Old Plain Rd into New Norcia.
The Camino Salvado is about reflection, connection and renewal. It is not always an easy path to follow but should you choose to follow the Pilgrim Trail, you will not be disappointed. It is a walk for all peoples – those of faith, those with no faith and those who seek faith. Materials will be provided telling some of the stories of Dom Salvado and there are reflective readings available for those who would like them too – and maps! It is an “informal” walk made up of people who come from around the country, from all walks of life: some will like to walk in groups and others to walk alone – we ask you to respect your fellow Pilgrims and their choices.
In the spirit of Pilgrimage, the volunteer organising group has attempted to keep costs as low as possible, so you will have to share rooms, and meals will be “plain, honest fare”! But from the experiences of those who have gone before you – the memories of friendships made, stories told, and spiritual rewards gained – you will find this a gift for life.