Published: July 20th 2012July 20th 2012
The Spanish word 'sendereando', for hiking, is compact and pretty (sendero is path), but the wisest phrase for this activity is the Latin solvitur ambulando ("it is solved by walking), attributed to Saint Augustine.
Walking to ease the,ind is also an objective of the pilgrim. There is a spiritual dimension too: the walk itself is part of a process of purification. Walking is the age-old form of travel, the most fundamental, perhaps the most revealing.