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    Camino with a disability

    Hello, I am starting to plan my camino. However, it is a bit of a challenge, as I suffer from spastic cerebral palsy, which affects both of my legs and my left hand. I do not use any walker or crutches or wheelchair, but I get tired easily, falls are as easy as getting tired and can walk approx...
  2. O

    Camino for someone who is unable to walk a lot. Is it possible?

    Hello, everybody! I'd love to go coastal route, but have some doubts. I have little problems with my knees. Walk a lot at my home city, but never tried more than 10 km at a time. So I'm not sure if 20-25 km daily is Ok for me. Do not want to face big problems and give up at some point. So I...
  3. L

    Most accessible part of the Camino?

    I want to give me 70 year old mother a taste of the camino as she loves walking and always admires my adventures on the camino. The problem is she has some mobility issues and can't walk very far, maybe 10k a day. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions for a flat good path, not too rocky...
  4. A

    Medical issues, short distance per day, pension and transfer questions

    My daughter (20) and I (52) are planning to do the French Camino from mid to late October 2020. We will be leaving from Leon and taking about 30'days. We're planning roughly 15 kms per day and staying a few double days in places. We both have a couple of medical issues - I have fibromyalgia and...
  5. ACL

    Blind and Deaf - Walking The Camino

    Sven who is deaf and blind has decided to go with the help of his assistants to the 800km long Way of St. James. He wants to prove he can do it to everyone, but Sven quickly comes to his physical and psychological limits. A bitter struggle for power, control and self-determination begins.
  6. A

    Help & ideas needed for disabled person

    Dear everybody, Since a while I have the strong will, and urge, for doing the Camino Frances ..... it feels like a 'call' .... but ... I'm looking for some alternative ways to make it possible. Some history first : february 2014 I got a TIA ( transient ischemic attack = heart rhythm...
  7. Bisnick

    Rucksac cover with hard of hearing sign.

    Has anyone come across a cover for ruck sacs with a hard of hearing sign? On my two Caminos I have had a few very close calls with cyclists riding up behind very fast and nearly hitting me. On every occasion I not heard them approaching. The worst was on a slight downhill section of a smooth...
  8. Hound-of-Ulster

    Hiking Trailer, advice

    Buen Camino all, My wife and I walk the Frances route last year, there were parts we missed out due to injuries, time contrainsts etc, we completed about 300 miles and made it to Santiago.... But We want to go back and walk again sometime in the future doing the bits we missed out on, in...
  9. Iriebabel

    Heal Spurs and Micro Tears and more Oh my !

    Well fellow pilgrims As some of you know shortly after returning home from my first camino in April/May I arrived home and quickly came down with a horrible bout of the flu 🤒 😷 . I unfortunately lost my voice for six months... hmm that’s a long story but suffice it to say I had some long...
  10. Iriebabel

    Xtra Xtra: Cyborg turtle takes on the Del Norte April 2019

    Happy Sunday everyone. Finally made a decision to tackle Camino Del Norte in April next year. Any help will be most appreciated considering my knee issues. If you have read my camino summary you know the challenges I faced...
  11. Kevin Considine

    The One Armed Man From Poland-Inspirational People on The Camino. Tipperary to Santiago

    The One Armed Man from Poland-Inspirational People on The Camino. TIPPERARY TO SANTIAGO DAY 91: Walking out of Castojeriz a few days back I met a young couple from Poland and the guy, Gregory, happened to be following my blog. We had a nice chat and I continued on. The following day I passed...
  12. D

    Trailer for walking/hiking? anyone used one??

    Hiking/walking trailer. Anyone used one before? Comments??? Take a look: https://www.radicaldesign.com/walking-trailers/wheelie-walking-trailers.html http://www.benpacker-hikingtrailer.com 1:23The 8 Benefits of Using a Hiking Trailer | Radical Design
  13. MichaelC

    Escargoline - donkeys for the mobility impaired

    I wanted to respond to the person who asked about doing the Camino in a wheelchair a couple days ago, but it took me awhile to find this information & now I can't find his post. There is a French organization that has trained three donkeys to pull chariots (escargoline) along the Camino. It...
  14. A

    Sarria to Santiago with handicap toddler

    Help! I need suggestions. I have a friend that is planning to walk from Sarria to Santiago with a handicapped toddler using a stroller. Is this something that can be done? I have never walked this route and she feels it will be possible. Should she chose a different route? Is a stroller going to...
  15. G

    How much stair climbing in last 100 km?

    As a follow-up to my previous post about navigating the Camino with walking difficulties, I wanted to check with folks who've walked the last 100 km from Sarria to Santiago. Based on previous responses, I would make arrangements in advance with private accommodations and use taxis to get to/from...
  16. G

    Curious about achievability of Camino at 50, slow walker

    Hello, I've been contemplating a short (100km) camino for a little while, and I've read some forum posts, watched videos, and read some guide books. I've been thinking that I probably won't be able to pull it off at my age -- 50 -- but I've been amazed at the number of folks that are decades...
  17. Wayne of LaVerne

    Meeting Justin & Patrick, "I'll Push You" this morning

    I rode the Camino in May, solo, Napolean route. While being physically destroyed on day 1, I would fall back on a video I watched, "I'll Push You", a Calvin College lecture. Today at 6AM, by chance, I met them. We were on the same flight from Boise to LAX. Their premier showing, a Fandango...
  18. N

    Handcycling the Camino

    Hello All, I am going to be doing my first Camino in the summer of 2018 and I am looking at the best route to plan. Here is the thing, I am a wheelchair user and I plan on doing the Camino in a handcycle. Has anybody ever done it before? what route is ideal? I am thinking the Camino Frances...
  19. B

    Options? RA is back

    My rheumatoid arthritis has come back - probably from practice walks carrying backpack. Now I have pain and stiffness in most of my joints, my wrists and feet and hips being the worst. To heal I need to really take care of my body and reduce stress. I do still need to move. Before cancelling...
  20. Stivandrer

    Wheelchair Camino

    Saw this all-terrain wheelchair from Aus, As more paraplegics get the opportunity to do Camino stretches, this might be a good idea for the helpers/sherpas that have to do the manual toil of the journey...
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