Walk the whole of the North Way from Irún to Santiago de Compostela, with its 820 kilometers of 820 kilometers of separation and in just one morning is possible. A total of 1,250 CaixaBank employees and users of its Social Action programme did so on Monday 18 October, on the occasion of the Volunteer Day 2021 and as a tribute to the Xacobean Holy Year 2021 and its extension in 2022.

The initiative

The Volunteering and Social Action are fundamental assets in CaixaBank’s Corporate Social Responsibility Plan, and in 2020 they celebrated fifteen years of in 2020 they celebrated fifteen years working in this supportive and committed work for society.. This year the initiative opted to carry out the Northern Way in a single morning. As Juan Pedro Badiola, the company’s Northern Territorial Director, who participated in the first stage of the first stage from Irun, “The northern communities share many things, but one of the most special is undoubtedly the Camino de Santiago”.

“This route unites us in history, trajectory and affection”, he adds.

Divided into 62 groups of between 10 and 20 people, 1,000 CaixaBank employees in the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia in 62 stages, in one morning and at the same time, they completed the whole of the Northern Way from Irún to the Cathedral of Santiago. In addition, they were accompanied by 250 users of 25 social entities with which CaixaBank collaborates, and with whom they arrived around 14:00 hours at the Plaza del Obradoiro under the heavy rain of Santiago de Compostela.