Planning Part 1

Well, there’s been a lot of thinking about this and how best to approach it. The bottom line is, there’s a lot of walking to do! There’s two of us. How can we maximize our goal of helping the children of Nepal not only to rebuild what they had in terms of schooling but to provide a better standard of education?

One of the great ideas we came up with was to share this challenge to anyone and everyone. We know that not everyone is able to simply take two months out of their lives to come and walk the Camino with us but what we hope is that with enough invitations, friends, family and complete strangers will look at our itinerary and pick one part of it to join us in raising money to ease the plight of these children.

How’s this going to work? We don’t exactly know at the moment but if you’re interested, contact us and we’ll work it out.

Our first major step is a rough itinerary to set a framework on which will hang the details of the journey. The aim will be to arrive in Santiago de Compostela in time for the festival on 25th July 2016. This will be an incredible international affair and a fitting end to our challenge. With this in mind we’ve worked backwards to a starting date of 6th June 2016.

The hope is that this will give us some flexibility to shorten or lengthen to overall walk without missing the finish event.

Below are the details so far. They are not final and will probably be changed slightly as our next phase of planning begins. This will entail fine tuning each day’s walking to ensure all the appropriate towns are reached and there is ample wine and accommodation available at the end of the day.

Date Day Distance in Km Distance in Miles Total Km Total Miles Locations
06/06/2016 1 24 14.9 24.0 14.9 St Jean to Roncesvalles
07/06/2016 2 14.9 9.2 38.9 24.1 Roncesvalles to Lintzoain
08/06/2016 3 17.6 10.9 56.5 35.0 Lintzoain to Larrasoana
09/06/2016 4 16.5 10.2 73.0 45.3 Larrasoana to Pamplona
10/06/2016 5 18 11.2 91.0 56.4 Pamplona to Legarda
11/06/2016 6 5.7 3.5 96.7 60.0 Legarda to Puente la Reina
12/06/2016 7 21.7 13.5 118.4 73.4 Puente la Reina to Estella
13/06/2016 8 19.4 12.0 137.8 85.4 Estella to Los Arcos
14/06/2016 9 18.1 11.2 155.9 96.7 Los Arcos to Viana
15/06/2016 10 12 7.4 167.9 104.1 Viana to Logrono
16/06/2016 11 11.1 6.9 179.0 111.0 Logrono to Navarrete
17/06/2016 12 15.7 9.7 194.7 120.7 Navarrete to Najera
18/06/2016 13 20.1 12.5 214.8 133.2 Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
19/06/2016 14 10.7 6.6 225.5 139.8 Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Redecilla del
Camino
20/06/2016 15 11.1 6.9 236.6 146.7 Redecilla del Camino to Belorado
21/06/2016 16 11.1 6.9 247.7 153.6 Belorado to Villafranca de Montes de Oca
22/06/2016 17 12.5 7.8 260.2 161.3 Villafranca de Montes de Oca to San Juan de
Ortega
23/06/2016 18 23.1 14.3 283.3 175.6 San Juan de Ortega to Burgos
24/06/2016 19 20.8 12.9 304.1 188.5 Burgos to Hornillos
25/06/2016 20 11.8 7.3 315.9 195.9 Hornillos to Hontanas
26/06/2016 21 9.2 5.7 325.1 201.6 Hontanas to Castrogeriz
27/06/2016 22 23.9 14.8 349.0 216.4 Castrogeriz to Fromista
28/06/2016 23 18.9 11.7 367.9 228.1 Fromista to Carrion de los Condes
29/06/2016 24 17.1 10.6 385.0 238.7 Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza
30/06/2016 25 20.7 12.8 405.7 251.5 Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun
01/07/2016 26 18 11.2 423.7 262.7 Sahagun to El Burgos Raneros
02/07/2016 27 18.7 11.6 442.4 274.3 El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas
03/07/2016 28 18 11.2 460.4 285.4 Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon
04/07/2016 29 21.8 13.5 482.2 299.0 Leon to Villar de Mazarife
05/07/2016 30 14.1 8.7 496.3 307.7 Villar de Mazarife to Hospital de Orbigo
06/07/2016 31 15.3 9.5 511.6 317.2 Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga
07/07/2016 32 20.2 12.5 531.8 329.7 Astorga to Rabanal del Camino
08/07/2016 33 17.1 10.6 548.9 340.3 Rabanal del Camino to El Acebo
09/07/2016 34 15.6 9.7 564.5 350.0 El Acebo to Ponferrada
10/07/2016 35 23.3 14.4 587.8 364.4 Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo
11/07/2016 36 16.1 10.0 603.9 374.4 Villafranca del Bierzo to Vega de Valcarce
12/07/2016 37 12.4 7.7 616.3 382.1 Vega de Valcarce to O Cebreiro
13/07/2016 38 20.3 12.6 636.6 394.7 Cebreiro to Triacastela
14/07/2016 39 21.8 13.5 658.4 408.2 Triacastela to Sarria (Route 2)
15/07/2016 40 23.7 14.7 682.1 422.9 Sarria to Portomarin
16/07/2016 41 24.7 15.3 706.8 438.2 Portomarin to Palas de Rei
17/07/2016 42 15.5 9.6 722.3 447.8 Palas de Rei to Melide
18/07/2016 43 13.9 8.6 736.2 456.4 Melide to Arzua
19/07/2016 44 20.2 12.5 756.4 469.0 Arzua to Arca
20/07/2016 45 17.9 11.1 774.3 480.1 Arca to Santiago de Compostela

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