As Europa Press - Spain's leading private news agency - mentions in its press release, Viajeros Canallas already "counts almost 5,000 travellers who have lived the experience of walking the Camino de Santiago organised in a group", thus breaking records in recent years, even with the added difficulty of the pandemic.
Radio Galega also mentioned this exponential growth during an interview with Alberto Lence, founder of Viajeros Canallas.
In the program A Tarde, the public radio of Galicia commented that the company had become in a few years in "world leader company of the Camino de Santiago", and took the opportunity to ask the expert of the Camino de Santiago for his balance for this year Xacobeo:
"There is a lot of desire, this year is going to be a historical record," said Alberto before assuring that, according to the current trend, "the Camino de Santiago will grow every year.
Likewise, in an interview with Capital Radio, they also mentioned the spectacular growth of the project in recent years.
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101 Kilometres in 24h Challenge
In addition, Viajeros Canallas presents this 2022 its solidarity challenge '101 kilometres in 24h', in which Alberto will complete the last 101 kilometres of the French Way in a single day. On 15 April 2022 we will celebrate this initiative of solidarity travellers whose profits will go entirely to the NGO Niños de Kenia.
All the media that have echoed the news have been left with their mouths open to understand how complicated the challenge is. On Radio Galega, who are familiar with the route of this solidarity initiative, they were surprised to be asked about the difficulty of the challenge, as "everything accumulates, it multiplies, the body can't cope" as the kilometres add up, as Alberto commented before saying that, despite everything, he believes that "it will be possible, especially with all the support we are receiving".
They also talked about the NGO to which all the proceeds from the challenge will be donated: Children of Kenya. In addition, they said they would try to follow the event and accompany Alberto on his adventure.
Europa Press made reference to the hard training that the founder of the company has already started due to "the complication of the Galician orography", and other digital portals such as Madrid 24 horas, Radio Camino de Santiago, Caribbean News or En Pozuelo, also published the news of the solidarity challenge.
For Viajeros Canallas this has only just begun. Now it's time to keep training hard to do the challenge, to reach the Plaza del Obradoiro and from there to Kenya, because, as they said on Radio Galega: "Your Camino ends with the children of Kenya", not in Santiago de Compostela.