Forgotten Way to Santiago

Spain

Short presentation

Cooperation project between the rural areas of Castilla y León for the definition and launch of a new cultural and tourist product.

Goals

a) Promote the knowledge of the Forgotten Path by the population of the territory, encouraging its involvement -personal, associative or institutional- in its revitalization.

b) Improve the level of existing infrastructure and services on the Forgotten Path for use by both pilgrims and other users of the route.

c) Disseminate the Forgotten Path through accurate and truthful information for its promotion as a pilgrimage route and hiking route.

d) reach consensus with affected public and private entities on the main route and the pertinent variants of the Forgotten Path and support local associations and entities to carry out activities and investments related to the Forgotten Path.

e) Define and execute a sustainable signaling of the Forgotten Path and develop effective self-guiding tools on the Forgotten Path: detailed maps, general guide, georeferenced application, etc. as well as coordinating the design, planning and implementation of infrastructures and services, mainly accommodation, in the various territories.

f) develop a comprehensive communication project (brand, campaign, etc.) of the Forgotten Path as a pilgrimage route and hiking route based on cultural and natural heritage, design a web portal with practical information on the Forgotten Path and disseminate the Path Forgotten in publications and events aimed at people and groups.

Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)

Castilla and León a Spanish autonomous community, referred to as «historical and cultural community»
It is the largest autonomous community in Spain, with an area of 94,226 km² and the sixth most populated, with 2,409,165 inhabitants

Actions implemented

The Local Action Groups of Castilla y León with scope of action in the territory through which the Forgotten Path runs are CEDER Merindades, ACD Montaña Palentina, GAL Montaña de Riaño, Asociación Cuatro Valles and Asodebi.
Global cost (in Euros) : 97 054 €

Other information

Project's start year : 2017

Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factors

Impacts :
Dynamization of small service companies, especially accommodation and commerce, of the affected municipalities, with a greater incidence in the end of stage towns. Indirectly, therefore, the project will contribute to the maintenance of activity and employment and to population fixation.

Useful links and resources :
https://caminoolvidado.com/

Structure

LAG Cuatro Valles (Non profit organization )
Avenida Manocho nº 92
24120 Canales - La Magdalena (León)
987581666 cuatrovalles@cuatrovalles.es
Contact : Marta García Suárez
https://www.cuatrovalles.es/

Supported by LEADER

LAG Cuatro Valles et LAG Montaña de Riaño