FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
When will the challenge be held?
On the 21 of June, we will reach Vigo and we will stay at the hostel where we are spending the first night. On the 22th the tour will begin and on the 26th we will reach Santiago, where we will sleep. On 27th thre will be the International Deafdblind Awareness Day celebrations. The return trip is scheduled the same day, after having a farewell lunch.
What stretch will we walk?
We leave Vigo (Pontevedra, 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.
What options are there to get to the starting point and back home?
Both Vigo and Santiago de Compostela have airports. You can consult the links with the city of origin in the Vigo Airport site.
There are buses from the airport to Lugo city center. Please vist the Airport site for further information
For those participants who cannot find any means of transport between their hometown and Santiago/Vigo, search for airline’s connections from Barcelona, Madrid or Bilbao.
How much is it?
Inscription: 300€ (280€ lodgements and half board + 20€ cancellation insurance).
It includes: private accommodation (guaranteed) in shared rooms and full board (breakfast, lunch 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 Vigo, participants transport to the next stage of the walk.
Please check the Price&terms info
- 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
- Pequeña linterna.
- Imperdibles (para colgar la ropa mojada).
- Botiquín pequeño, con tiritas, Betadine, gasas, hilo, aguja, mechero, esparadrapo y algo de antiinflamatorio.
- Brazalete reflectante.
- Cámara de fotos.
¿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.