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I'll Push You "Accessible Camino" 2021 Group Trips

We are excited to announce that we are going back to Spain in June 2021 for TWO disability-friendly Camino group trips led by Justin Skeesuck and Patrick Gray of the award-winning film, I'll Push You.

 
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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.

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Tim and Carly on trail

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 111 kilometers (69 miles) for six days, enjoying nightly dinners as a community, and experiencing all that the Camino has to offer!

For June 2021, we have two date ranges for you to choose from.

GROUP A

June 9-17
2021

GROUP B

June 19-27
2021

You're In Good Hands!

For a second time, 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 guidance and help us with logistics. Additionally, Justin and Patrick will be walking alongside you!

Camino Ways Team

The French Route: Last 111 km

We chose the last 111 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)!

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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.

What's Included:

To guarantee this journey is memorable, we've included everything we can think of to make it an experience of a lifetime!

Hotel

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.

Hotels

Nightly Dinners

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. 

Breakfast

Daily Breakfast

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.

Ground transportation

Airport Transfers

Transportation to and from the airport is covered. Have a wheelchair? No problem, we have an accessible vehicle reserved for the entire journey.

 

Guides

English-Speaking
Camino Guides

There is so much to take in along the Camino. English-speaking guides, provided by Camino Ways, will help us understand the history.

Support transportation

Support
Transportation

We will have support transportation available should anyone not be able to walk/roll an entire day and for emergent situations.

Passport

Your Pilgrim's
Passport

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.

Certificate

Your Camino
Compostela

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

Airfare/Transportation

Airfare/transportation to Santiago is not included. You can use whatever means you like to book your travel and will pay for this separately. 

Tips and gratuities

Tips/Gratuities

Please make sure you bring cash to tip your servers. Tips and gratuities are your responsibility.

Lunches and snacks

Lunches/Snacks

As we walk each day, it is important to stay fueled and hydrated. Your lunches and snack are your responsibility.

 

Beverages

Beverages*

Spain has some great wine and beer. Any beverages you want are not covered, so make sure you plan accordingly.

Souvenirs

Shopping/Souvenirs

People often buy souvenirs for themselves or loved ones back home. Any shopping is up to you to cover.

Extra travel

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.

Space is limited, as half of the spots have been filled.

Group size
Bryan and Kimmy

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 lighter weight 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.

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Justin and group

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.

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 the ancient city. We will enjoy dinner here for our final night together.

Videographers and group
BONUS 2 — A $500 VALUE!

A Special Commemorative Video and Access to All Photography 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 together.

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.

Laptop: Members Group
Fundraising
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:

Dan & Andi

"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
Leslie

"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!"

Leslie K.
Pusher
Caitlyn

"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."

Caitlin F.
Wheelchair User

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:

  • 8 Nights Lodging (4 nights in Lugo, 4 nights in Santiago) Wheelchair accessible rooms are available and reserved
  • 7 Nightly Dinners (some at the hotel, some will be at special venues)
  • Daily continental breakfast at the hotel each morning
  • Airport transfers (accessible vehicles) to/from the airport to the hotels
  • Your Pilgrim's Passport and Compostela (certificate of completion)
  • English-speaking Camino guides, provided by Camino Ways, so you can learn along the way!
  • Accessible support vehicle while on the Camino (in case you need it)

Don't Forget About These AMAZING BONUSES Worth $775!

  • BONUS #1 - A VIP Group Dinner at the Luxurious Parador Hotel on our last night in Santiago as a Camino family. A $75pp value!
  • BONUS #2 - A Special Commemorative Video and access to all photos of your pilgrimage provided by our professional videographers. A $500 value!
  • BONUS #3 - An exclusive, Members-Only Website and Private Facebook Group where we can get to know each other and share helpful information. A $100 value!
  • BONUS #4 - A Mini Online Course: "10 Ways To Fund Your Camino." This mini course will give you proven strategies to help you pay for your trip; if you're willing to work for it. A $100 value!

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 your selected 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 for either of our two groups, you must apply. Here's the process that you'll go through:

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Step 1:
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 of you who are serious about joining the group.

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Step 2:
Answer a Few Questions

After you submit your deposit, you will be asked to fill out a online form with a few questions. This will help us get to know you better and give us a good snapshot of your needs and wants.

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Step 3:
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.

So, What Are You Waiting For?
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Frequently Asked Questions

Make sure you check out the answers to these questions. We want to make sure you have all the information needed to make this decision!