My name is José Júlio de Brito, I'm 39 years old and I am from Vila Real de Santo António. Everyone knows me by PEREGRINO ALGARVIO (ALGARVE PILGRIM) due to my long Crossings and Pilgrimages a bit everywhere. With my backpack and pure Pilgrim Spirit, I have realized some challenges walking alone, where I make my steps in unique moments. I have already crossed Portugal, alone, from south to north, throughout the interior of the country and along the coast towards Santiago de Compostela.
My Crossings and Pilgrimages on foot:
2010 - Vila Real de Santo António - Sanctuary of Fátima;
2011 - French Way of Santiago from Saint Jean Pied de Port through the Pyrenees - Santiago - Finisterre;
2012 - Crossing Portugal by the Interior from Vila Real de Santo António -Chaves;
2013 - Interior Way Portuguese from Chaves - Santiago de Compostela;
2013 - Crossing a day from Vila Real de Santo António - Sanctuary of Our Lady of Mercy (Mãe Soberana - Loulé) - Silves Castle;
2014 - Crossing of Portugal by Coast from Vila Real de Santo Antonio - Santiago de Compostela;
2015 - North Way and Primitivo de Santiago starting in Irun (border with France).
Walking has always been the best way to combat the fast pace of daily life of urban societies and at the same time allows to get active and healthy. Here is the invitation to a discovery walk.
This project created (+ kCaminhar) aims to provide the opportunity to learn about nature in a direct contact and meet the very Pilgrim Algarve, in the way I face and realize my challenges. A proposal with several options presented routes where involves the landscape with the smell, the air, the sounds and pure contact with nature. One way to balance for life where anyone can find out more about the Baixo Guadiana region.