The main goal of this challenge is to offer to deafblind people the opportunity to walk the “Camino de Santiago”. It is an initiative of the European Deafblind Network (EDbN) and the Activities Outdoor Division of Deafblind International (DbI), with the support of the Federación Española de Sordoceguera (FESOCE) and Discamino.
The Challenge will take place in June 2019, coinciding with the international week for deafblindness. Each deafblind people who participate must be count with their habitual mediator. The organization provides a coordination team, as well as the planning of the accommodations along the trip.
The “Camino de Santiago” is the route used by the pilgrims to arrive to Santiago de Compostela, where the relics of the apostle “Santiago el Mayor” lie. The Challenge of this year is a section of the Portuguese way, the second route of pilgrimage with more affluence after the French way. This path is very comfortable for cycling because the incline is moderate in comparison with another Jacobean routes.
The route will be among 21 and 27 of June (both included).
21 of June: Arrival to Vigo, we will be settled in the hostel.
22 of June: starts the Vigo-Santiago route.
26 of June: Arrival to Santiago
27 of June: Celebration the international day of the deafblindness. Departure to the origin city.
Deafblind people, their family and the professionals.
To receive more detailed information about the different stages of the route, inscriptions, conditions, etc…, do not hesitate to consult us.