Short answer. No. Maybe 25 miles, though....
I was intrigued by an interview I listened to this afternoon on CBC Radio's Tapestry. Hosted by Mary Hynes, it's an interesting Sunday afternoon program that focuses on issues of faith, religion, spirituality, and such.
I'm usually just getting home from my Sunday gym workout when it starts, so I often catch a good chunk of the program and enjoy the topics Hynes covers.
I thought today's was especially interesting. Titled "And Would I Walk 500 Miles - To Go To Church" Hynes talked with Arthur Paul Boers, who says of a pilgrimage he made in Spain: "I once walked 500 miles to go to church!"
Boers is a Mennonite minister, associate professor of pastoral theology at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana, and the author of The Way is Made by Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago.
While the interview itself was thought-provoking, it also reminded me of one of the Umbrian pilgrimages I have read about: The Franciscan Path of Peace. This apparently winds from Assisi to Gubbio, following the path Francis followed in 1206, early in his life as a monk.
I believe there are numerous paths/ trails in the hills around Assisi -- I hiked a very short (but steep!) trail last year, from the town up to the Eremo delle Carceri.
But I'm intrigued by the idea of following the 25-mile Peace walk which was established in 2000 and traces Francis's route to Gubbio from Assisi. I believe it's a two-day walk and one can find lodgings at the Abbey of Vallingegno for the one night on the trail.
And can you imagine how good a gelato in Gubbio would taste, after a walk like that????