Dear Summit Pilgrims,
The Camino planning group has hammered out the details of the upcoming Parkinson’s empowerment trip in October of 2018. We thought we would share a few more details so you will be better prepared to make a decision about joining this “family” for our fourth adventurous trek to raise awareness and important funds to keep important Parkinson’s research moving forward….let’s all work to bring an end to Parkinson’s disease!!!!
Here are some details of the trip:
Are you a person with Parkinson’s (PWP)? If you are a PWP please know that you must take a “buddy” with you.
The cost of the trek is approximately $1500 USD. This price includes 8 nights of
accommodations with both breakfast and dinner included, transfers to and from the Santiago airport
and luggage drops from town to town. This does not include travel insurance which is mandatory for
the trek (cost ~$200). This trip insurance may be covered by one of your credit card companies
You are responsible for the cost and booking of all flights to and from Santiago de Compostela
(usually through Madrid, Barcelona or Lisbon).
There will be SIX days of trekking. The distances vary between 8 and 18 miles a day. We ask that
you try your best to be in shape to walk this although we can arrange for transportation if you want
to hike only a portion of one of the longer days.
Now that you know the basics here is how to sign up!
The name of the trekking company that we have chosen is Camino Ways and here is a link to the route we will be taking https://caminoways.com/ways/english-way-camino-ingles. We will start in Ferrol and end in Santiago de Compostela where we will receive our “pilgrimage certificate” https://caminoways.com/pilgrims-certificate-the-compostela
The reference number for our trip is CW29308
The toll free number to sign up is 646-801-7951 then press option 2 to register for the trek. Please ask to speak to Carolina, Rodrigo or Juanma an let them know you are a part of the Summit For Stem Cell group!
If you are currently traveling outside of the US you may call +353-15252886 to register for the trip
Camino Ways (our trekking company) is open Monday through Saturday from 9 AM to 5 PM. Remember that’s Ireland time!!!! If people cannot get through to Camino Ways at those times, please leave a voicemail with your name, number and mention Summit For Stem Cell. A call back will be scheduled at the earliest time possible.
You will be asked for a deposit of $400 Euros (roughly $478 USD) to secure your spot.
The deposit (€400 per person) is non-refundable, please look at Terms & Conditions and further penalties would apply if cancelling less than 2 months before departure. Please know that the Camino Ways trekking company will charge your credit card in euros. A foreign transaction fee may be charged on your credit card.
Final payment for the trip will be due 2 months before departure.
Accommodations will be simple and clean up to 3 star in small villages along the way. See more: https://caminoways.com/ways/english-way-camino-ingles/section-1
Weather along the English Way will be perfect for trekking! The averages are between 50
degrees F. at night to 64 degrees F. during the day. There is an average of 11 days of rain
in October. Weather ofcourse can not be predicted so really good rain gear will be a
4. Remember this trip is not about elevation as much as it is about endurance. We will have
long days of hiking on the beautiful trails in Spain! If the day of hiking looks too long
we can arrange transportation to pick you up somewhere along the Camino and take you
to the next destination.
5. Travel insurance is a must! We recommend going to insuremytrip.com or call
6. Training will begin on April 15th 8 AM at Lake Poway! Please plan on joining us!!!! Bring your friends and family, neighbors and colleagues…let’s make it a real statement!
7. CAMINO DE SANTIAGO, watch out because HERE WE COME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!