When will the challenge be held?
On the 2nd of July, we will reach Sarria and we will stay at the hostel where we are spending the first night. On the 3rd the tour will begin and on the 7th we will reach Santiago, where we will sleep. The return trip is scheduled for July 8th.
What stretch will we walk?
We leave Sarria (Lugo, Galicia) and arrive at Santiago de Compostela. In total, we will travel 110 km (which is the minimum to receive the Compostela), distributed in five days. Stretches can be checked at The Ruote
Who can participate?
The Challenge is open to people with deafblindness, their relatives, friends, and professionals who work in the deafblindness settings.
I am a deafblind person. How many assistants do I need?
Even if you have a great autonomy in your daily life, it is highly recommended to count with two interveners/guides/assistants, to avoid wounds or exhaustion to affect their work quality. Each intervener must have a replacement to ensure proper rest and best work conditions.
Is the route planned?
The stretches are a total of 100 km, which are necessary to achieve the Compostela and are designed by Camino de Santiago experts.
What options are there to get to the starting point and back home?
Santiago de Compostela has an airport. You can consult the links with the city of origin in the Santiago de Compostela Airport site.
There are buses from the airport to Lugo: one option can be an intercity bus or you can use Freire’s company. Once there, you can take another bus which goes to Sarria, every hour/one hour and a half (check on www.monbus.es ).
There’s also a company specialised in pilgrims transport from the airport to Sarria: this is the most direct and comfortable option, and it costs around 30€ per person. Check the web site www.taxiperegrino.com
For those participants who cannot find any means of transport between their hometown and Santiago/Sarria, check the airline’s connections from Barcelona, Madrid or Bilbao.
If you prefer to get there by train, check the Renfe website
How much is it?
Inscription: 280€(260€ lodgements and half board + 20€ cancellation insurance). It includes: private accommodation (guaranteed) in shared rooms and half board (breakfast and dinner); luggage transfer; telephone support on the route; accident insurance; cancellation insurance; pilgrim’s Credential (pilgrim’s passport).
It doesn’t include breakfast and lunch of the arrival day, lunch of the departure day, transportation from your country to Sarria, participants transport to the next stage of the walk.
Please check the Price&terms info
What is the Compostela?
The Compostela is a document that certifies that the pilgrim has completed the Camino de Santiago. There are two types of Compostela, depending on whether the road has been done for religious reasons or not, and is achieved by showing the credential. It must be sealed in all the towns where they spend the night to show the distance traveled.
Keep in mind to not carry heavy clothes. They should not have chafing seams which could cause blisters and they must be easy to dry. On this basis, everyone has their preferences. Here you have a list of items that you should bring with you.
What should I carry in my luggage?
Luggage walk bare minimum:
- Identity card (DNI for Spanish and passport for foreigners)
- Medical card (in the case of foreign pilgrims, the European medical card)
- Money. Credit card. It is also desirable to always bring some cash.
- Medicine (if needed for chronicle personal conditions) .
- Mobile phone and charger.
- Backpack (15/20 L)
- Shoes for walking
- Two pairs of pants. One for walking and spare pants
- Two shirts: One for walking and a spare T-shirt
- Three pairs of seamless socks
- Three sets of underwear
- A neck buff
- Sweatshirt or jumper
- Light rain coat
- Water repellent cover for the backpack
- Light jacket
- Personal hygiene toolkit
- Footwear for shower
- Vaseline: avoid blisters on the feet
- Ligth sleeping bag
- Walking sticks (Please remember that most airlines don’t allow walking sticks to be carried to the plane’s cabin as hand luggage).
- Portable light
- Safety pins (for hanging wet clothes)
- Small kit with band-aids, Betadine, gauzes, thread, needle, lighter, tape and some anti-inflammatory
- Reflective Bracelet
- Photo camera
What physical preparation do I need?
You need to be in good physical shape and be used to walk. We recommend starting to practice months before. The best training is to get used to walking the distance of a stage with a loaded backpack as you would take on the road. These excursions will help you tailor your footwear to prevent annoying blisters.
In case of discomfort, you can hire a taxi to take you to the end of the stretch: better safe than sorry.
¿To whom may I contact in case of emergency?
Aroha Palacios del Pilar will be the coordinator of the project. Contact will be provided to participants emergency contacts
To sign in 2S4Db2018 Challenge you must fill in the registration form and send it back, attaching the requested documentation.Once we receive it, we will send you an email with instructions to do the payment and complete the registration process.