If you like adventure and meeting new people, the Route of Santiago is a nice destination for you. Moving around on a wheel chair is no longer an obstacle to enjoy this type of activities.
You should take into account the following aspects to perform the Route of Santiago:
Which is the best season to do it?
The Route of Santiago can be performed any time of the year but you should consider the different seasons and how busy it could be.
The number of tourists in Santiago de Compostela increases in summer which could complicate a little moving around on a wheel chair.
The favourite seasons to walk this route are spring and autumn although possible showers should be considered in spring which sometimes could hamper the access to certain areas.
Alone or with someone?
Although it is usually a very busy route in which you will meet many pilgrims, it is always recommended to do it with someone in case of any help is needed.
Is a previous training necessary?
Like the rest of pilgrims who travel by foot, you should also train yourself previously to improve your body condition. There are many kilometres ahead to walk and it is also recommendable to previously talk to your doctor and obtain any necessary instructions.
How many things should I take with me?
Your bag should be light but not poor. You should bring the necessary things for the travel but the weight cannot be more than you can carry on your wheelchair or too much to complicate moving from one place to another.
Don’t forget to adapt your chair for the travel and bring spare parts with you.
The importance of a good planning
Finally, it is ideal to prepare a daily planning and the number of stations in which your route will be divided before leaving home.
The Route of Santiago is a very vast path in which there are many accessible parts. There is a lot of information in the Internet such as the guide of the Route of Santiago from PREDIF (National Platform for the physically impaired).
If you are looking for new challenges and new experiences, the Route of Santiago is certainly one of the best options for you.