Background of the Walk of Wisdom
More and more people ask themselves classic life questions on old pilgrim roads such as the Camino to Santiago de Compostella or the Henro in Japan. The number of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostella alone went from 2.491 in 1984 to 272.135 in 2010. Pilgrims praise the simplicity of walking days on a row. Pacing on the same road and destination and connected with their bodies (albeit painfully) Social status becomes irrelevant when you walk the same road to the same destination. A pilgrimage for many becomes a reconnection with nature and their body (it might take a blister).
Inspired by this development the Walk Wisdom was founded in 2015. On the 21. of June a pioneer trail was opened of 136 kilometers around Nijmegen. The first step towards a new pilgrimage independent of a religion. With global aspirations: wisdom transcends all borders of culture and nationality.