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Doing the Camino in a wheelchair

mfinlay

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A friend of mine uses a wheelchair and is thinking of doing the Camino de Compostela. I would like to make contact with someone who has done the camino - or parts of it - in a wheelchair to get advice. 8)
 
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Year of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
I met a young man in Arzua a couple of years ago who had started from Pamplona. He had a proper 'touring' chair and his wife was seconding him from a campervan. They often parked next to the albergues so that they could use the showers and cooking facilities but would sleep in the van at night. I'm not sure where you would make contact with a wheelchair pilgrim but a couple helped to prepare the guide for people with disabilities on this website:
http://www.ibermutuamur.es/camino_santi ... nicial.htm
 

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jabri

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Year of past OR future Camino
1999: Holland-Santiago, 2001 Jakobsweg Switzerland, 2002 GR65 Geneva- Le Puy, 2003 2004 2005 GR65, 2006 Camino Aragones
In 2000 Mr. Ad Hermans went from Akersloot, Holland, to Santiago in a handbiked wheelchair, 2550 km:
http://www.adhermans.nl/old/index.html

In 2002 he went off again, this time to Rome, 2250 km:
http://www.adhermans.nl/index.html
He was accompanied by his wife, her sister and brother-in-law, and a couple friends, all on bicycles. On their way they camped.
The second url has the possibility to make contact with Ad by email

Jan Brilleman
 

sillydoll

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2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Jan, baaie dankie for this wonderful link to Ad's wheelchair journeys. Perhaps we could share it with the Via Francigena group as well?
 

jabri

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1999: Holland-Santiago, 2001 Jakobsweg Switzerland, 2002 GR65 Geneva- Le Puy, 2003 2004 2005 GR65, 2006 Camino Aragones
Ofcourse, Sil, why not?

Jan Brilleman
 
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