DATES FOR THIS GROUP : SEPTEMBER 15 — 23, 2021 (FRENCH WAY)
We're Headed Back To The Camino This September!
It's been a long break, but we are excited to be heading back to Spain for another I'll Push You Accessible Camino Group Trip led by Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray of the award-winning book and film, I'll Push You.
A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity
The Camino de Santiago pilgrimage in Spain is many things to many people; an opportunity to learn more about one's self, a journey filled with raw human connection, or a time to face who we are vs. who we want to be. Regardless, we know firsthand that it's life-changing.
The Camino isn't known for its accessibility, but many who possess physical limitations have taken it on. The task is daunting, but nothing is impossible, especially when you have others at your side.
Join us on this incredible journey as we walk/roll side by side with you for the last 114 kilometers (71 miles) for six days, enjoying nightly dinners as a community and experiencing all that the Camino has to offer!
You're In Good Hands!
We have partnered with Camino Ways. Based in Dublin, Ireland, this incredible organization has been guiding pilgrims on the Camino since 2011! They will provide direction and help us with logistics. Additionally, Justin and Patrick will be walking alongside you!
The French Route: Last 114 km
We chose the last 114 km of the Camino, starting in Sarria and ending in Santiago de Compostela. This stretch allows us to manage accessibility while ensuring you can get your Compostela (certificate of completion)!
The Itinerary: Sarria to Santiago
Below, you will find the specifics for each day of this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage. Click each date to expand and learn more.
Day 1 - Arrive in Santiago & Transfer to Lugo
Day 2 - Walk/Roll from Sarria to Portomarin (22km)
Day 3 - Walk/Roll from Portomarin to Palas de Rei (25km)
Day 4 - Walk/Roll from Palas de Rei to Melide (15km)
Day 5 - Walk/Roll from Melide to Arzua (14km) & Transfer to Santiago
Day 6 - Walk/Roll from Arzua to A Rua (18km)
Day 7 - Walk/Roll from A Rua to Santiago de Compostela (20km)
Day 8 - Free Day in Santiago
Day 9 - Departure from Santiago de Compostela
To guarantee this journey is memorable, we've included everything we can think of to make it an experience of a lifetime!
Hotel for 8 Nights
Lodging for 8 nights is included in this package. We will be staying 4 nights in Lugo and 4 nights in Santiago. Any additional nights will be your responsibility.
Each night, we will be eating together as a community. We will dine at the hotel restaurants and several different restaurants in both Lugo and Santiago.
Each morning, we will gather for breakfast, enjoy incredible Spanish coffee, and talk about the plan for the day. After we eat, we will transfer to the day's starting point.
Transportation to and from the airport is covered. Have a wheelchair? No problem, we have an accessible vehicle reserved for the entire journey.
There is so much to take in along the Camino. English-speaking guides, provided by Camino Ways, will help us understand the history.
We will have support transportation available should anyone not be able to walk/roll an entire day and for emergent situations.
As we travel from town to town, we will need stamps for proof of travel. We will provide you with a pilgrim's passport to collect these stamps.
A Compostela is a document that demonstrates you finished the journey. You will receive this once we complete our Camino.
What's NOT Included:
We want to make sure we are clear regarding what's NOT included in the group offering. Please see below.
Airfare/transportation to Santiago is not included. You can use whatever means you like to book your travel and will pay for this separately.
Please make sure you bring cash to tip your servers. Tips and gratuities are your responsibility.
As we walk each day, it is important to stay fueled and hydrated. Your lunches and snack are your responsibility.
Spain has some great wine and beer. Any beverages you want are not covered, so make sure you plan accordingly.
People often buy souvenirs for themselves or loved ones back home. Any shopping is up to you to cover.
Any Extra Travel
If you choose to travel outside of the days outlined above, you will need to pay for it beyond the monies required for this trip.
*Note: Some of our dinners include beverages like soda and wine.
What's The Group Size?
We have a total of 50 spots per date range. We aim for a 5 to 1 ratio of helpers to those needing assistance. Each group's makeup is dependent upon who applies and we will give priority to individuals who need assistance and their helpers. Remaining slots will be given to those who want to help.
Can I Go If I'm NOT Disabled?
ABSOLUTELY YES! During the application process, let us know your intention of coming to help where needed. However, we will give priority to family and friends of disabled individuals who need help.
What Type Of Wheelchair Do You Require?
YOU WILL NEED A MANUAL WHEELCHAIR. Due to the nature of the trail, availability of electricity, and the need for lightweight wheelchairs, we require individuals who use wheelchairs to bring a manual chair. We can discuss how to make what you have work when we interview you.
What If I DON'T Have A Manual Wheelchair?
If you do not have a manual wheelchair, don't let that deter you. We can help you get one at little to no cost! Just let us know during the interview process, and we will connect you with those who can help.
What About Coronavirus?
We cannot predict the future concerning COVID-19 and its impact on travel. Here are a few important things to consider:
- If Covid-19 impacts the safety of the trip, we will postpone.
- If yours or the Spanish government restricts travel, we will offer refunds.
- If vaccines are required to travel, get one. Failure to do so will result in the loss of your deposit per our cancellation policy.
We're Also Including These
AMAZING Bonuses Worth $775!
BONUS 1 — A $75 VALUE!
A Special VIP Dinner at the Luxurious Paradores Hotel on the Last Night
We want to celebrate the completion of our Camino in style! The Paradores in Santiago de Compostela is one of our favorite places in this wonderful city. We will enjoy dinner here for our final night together.
BONUS 2 — A $500 VALUE!
A Special Commemorative Video of Your Camino
We will have talented professional videographers joining us on our journey to document our time together. Everyone will receive access to all photos and a special video of our journey.
BONUS 3 — A $100 VALUE!
A Special Members-Only Website and Private Facebook Group
You will get access to our members-only website where we will communicate important details, offer training tips, provide guidance, and house resources. You will also get access to a private Facebook group where we can share thoughts, travel tips, and get to know each other before we meet up in Spain.
BONUS 4 — A $100 VALUE!
"10 Ways to Fund Your Camino" Mini Online Course
We understand that this is an investment and that you may need financial assistance to make it happen. That's why we are also throwing in this mini-course that is full of proven strategies to help you raise the necessary funds. But there's ONE catch… you have to work for it!
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT…
Here's What Others are Saying:
"This I'll Push You Accessible Camino trip was one of overcoming obstacles, becoming more patient, and willing to let others in on helping when needed. Thank you, Justin and Patrick, for a great opportunity!"
Dan & Andi V.
Pusher & Wheelchair User
"The opportunity to travel across the world and push people you don't even know is powerful. There aren't enough words to express or describe this experience. You'll dig deep into your soul and seal bonds with others that will last a lifetime!"
"No matter what someone’s disability is they will benefit from an I’ll Push You Accessible Camino trip. It boosted my confidence and empowered me to take on greater challenges than I typically have done in the past."
So, What Does It All Cost?
We've put a lot of thought into this, and have come up with fair pricing considering everything that's included in this once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage.
To Quickly Recap, Here's What Included in the Group Package:
Don't Forget About These AMAZING BONUSES Worth $775!
A Total Package Worth $4,625 USD! But, You Get It For Just…
$3,850 USD per person*
*All payments are in US dollars. If you are selected, you will be required to pay a non-refundable 20% deposit to guarantee your spot in the group within 30 days of your interview/approval. The remaining balance will be due 60 days before the start date of the trip. All services and group offerings are subject to availability, and we reserve the right to make changes to the group offering at any time.
I'm In! What Are The Next Steps?
If you'd like to join us, you must apply. Here's the process that you'll go through:
Pay a $100 Refundable Deposit
When you click below, you will be prompted to pay a $100 USD (refundable) deposit. This helps ensure we only talk to those who are serious about joining the group.
Answer a Few Questions
After you submit your deposit, you will be asked to fill out an online form with a few questions. This will help us get to know you better and give us a good snapshot of your wants and needs.
We'll Interview You
Once we receive your application and your $100 (refundable) deposit, we will set up a time to chat via Zoom to answer questions and determine if this trip is right for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Make sure you check out the answers to these questions. We want you to have all the information needed to make this decision!