What began in 2009 as a one-off idea to walk from Subiaco to New Norcia in Western Australia, has now evolved into a permanent walking trail. The Pilgrim Trail® is about storytelling, and once you’ve walked its 185 kilometres you’ll be able to share your stories as well. The Camino Salvado ® is The Way of Dom Rosendo Salvado – a Spanish Benedictine monk who came to Australia in the 19th century. The Camino Salvado ® follows The Pilgrim Trail® from Perth to New Norcia.
The Camino Salvado® is a contemporary pilgrimage where the journey itself can be as important as the destination.
“When you walk the trail, you become the trail.” Noongar Elder
The Journey – It began with the idea of taking time out to think about who we are and where we are going in our lives.
The Inspiration – It was established and inspired by Fra Rosendo Salvado, a Spanish Benedictine who came to serve the Indigenous people in the early Swan River Settlement in 1846.
The Spirituality – Discover the ancient Aboriginal cultural heritage of Western Australia. Deepen your understanding of the European Christian influence that arrived here in the last two centuries as you walk the Camino Salvado ® – the way of Salvado.
The Pilgrim Trail® not only links the city with the bush, it also links us to our past and to our future.
The Pilgrim Trail Foundation is a Not-For Profit organisation which relies on a small group of dedicated volunteers.
We invite you to join with us in making this an experience for ALL Australians.
Not only do we need your donations to help support the development and maintenance of the trail, we also need your skills to help promote and grow The Pilgrim Trail. Social Media skills, Fundraising skills and being an Ambassador for the Trail are just some of the areas where we need your help. In whatever contribution you wish to make, you will become a part of the fabric of the Pilgrim Trail itself. (contact us)