camino walking blind


THE CHALLENGE

Without being able to see (well), but with blind faith, walking a distance of 200 kilometers

from Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela.

 

With BLIND faith walking to Santiago!

A team of persons with a visual and/or auditory handicap, paired with a personal buddy,

taking the challenge: a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

CWB-TEAM 2017

CWB-TEAM 2016

CWB-TEAM 2015

 

 THE OBJECTIVE

We are challenging those with visual and/or auditory handicaps to step out of their comfort zones.

To learn to become more confident and less dependent.

To learn flexibility, to conquer fear, to think positively, and to dare become part of a team.

Active participants are on their way to new possibilities.

Radical change requires risking or daring to take chances on being more than you can be.

 

DOCUMENTARY CAMINO WALKING BLIND

 CAB2016 was followed by a film team. We made a documentary of the 2016 edition.

WATCH THE TRAILER

When the documentary will be online we will let you know.

 

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

 The tradition of the pilgrimage to St. James in Santiago de Compostela goes back to the time of Charlemagne.

According to the legend, his tomb was found in 814.

For over a thousand years Santiago de Compostela has been an important place of worship in Europe.

Pilgrims these days come from all over the world to Spain to walk this famous pilgrimage.

The path is called camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James).

Every year around 250,000 pilgrims arrive in Santiago. 

 

WALKING BLIND

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye". A quote from Le Petit Prince by Antoine Saint-Exupéry.

It inspires us on our pilgrimage, as without (full) sight, walking the camino can also be an unforgettable experience.

You can experience the Way of Saint James with all of your senses. 

The feel of the sun on your skin, the smell of countryside, hearing the joyful chirping of birds; and for your palate, the delectable taste of the Spanish kitchen.

 

DUTCH PRESS AND MEDIA

The pilgrims of Camino Walking Blind tell their story why they participate to this wonderful project.

 STORIES IN DUTCH PRESS.

 

 

THE ROUTE

PROJECT ORGANISATION

 

 CAMINO ANDERS BEKEKEN is an initiative of Foundation Anders Bekeken.

Sofie Mangnus, Séverine Kas and Gert-Jan de Hoon are responsible for organisation and preparation of the project and the pilgrimage in Spain. 

As experts in the field of walking and being a pilgrim, and living with a visual handicap, they are an excellent team for the implementation of this project.

 

 

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK: CAMINO ANDERS BEKEKEN

 

+31 (0)6 46 26 66 22

vb@voyagebeyond.org

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." ~Gandhi