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Escargoline - donkeys for the mobility impaired

MichaelC

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Camino(s) past & future
August 2017: Le Puy to Santiago
July 2019: Cammino di Assisi (La Verna to Assisi)
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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 requires a team, one to lead the donkey and one to follow.

Escargoline.jpg

They estimate that you can do 85% of the GR-65 (Le Puy route) and 95% of the Camino Frances.

Caveat: I met people walking with donkeys, and heard about the chariots, but I haven't actually seen a chariot in action. And I have no idea what the cost would be.

Here's the info I've found on line. It's in French, but Google translate does a decent job on the sites:

L'escargoline sur le chemin de Saint Jacques - background info from the Miam Miam Dodo folks
Randoline: Constructeurs de bonheur - This is the organization

It appears they also work with people who want to volunteer their time to accompany a team on the Camino.
 
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