In the Middle Ages, Catholic pilgrims sought forgiveness of their sins and admission to heaven by walking the five-hundred-mile Camino de Santiago. Today, the Camino attracts pilgrims of all kinds. For some, it is a spiritual quest; for others it is a journey of personal examination; others still are drawn to the intense physical challenge.
Walking the Camino accompanies six strangers from around the world as they attempt to walk across Spain — from the Pyrénées to the seemingly endless landscape of Castilla y León — with only a backpack, a pair of boots, and an open mind. Whatever their motivation, no one can predict just how their paths will unfold, what personal demons or angels they will face, or what transformations they will undergo by trail’s end. Driven by an inexplicable calling and a grand sense of adventure, they throw themselves — heart and soul — into both their physical trek and their personal pilgrimage. [subtitles]