Wheelchair pilgrim, that is how I have called myself since I have been pilgriming in my wheelchair.
But what is that, a wheelchair pilgrim? For me, it is someone (me in this case) who is on a pilgrimage and does not travel by foot or on foot but by wheelchair.
Since 2016 I have been rolling with my wheelchair in stages towards Santiago de Compostella. A bit further every year.
When I am on the road, I try to write a daily report here.
You can read those of previous years below:
2016 from Haarlem (NL) to Den Bosch (NL)
2017 from Den Bosch (NL) to Maastricht (NL)
2018 from Maastricht (NL) to Reims (France)
2019 Reims to Vezelay/Avallon.
2020 Avallon to Taizé
2021 Taizé to le Puy-en-Velay
2022 Le-Puy-en-Velay to Rocamadour
2023 Pilgrimage in the Netherlands. I could not go to France because of back surgery. I did a small pilgrimage in the Netherlands. See blog
2024, I am planing Rocamadour to Lourdes and to the Spanish border.
Here is a map with the route I have rolled in recent years. The roads are (unfortunately) slightly different from the rolled route, but the indicated place names are correct.
Because I go by wheelchair and not by bicycle or on foot, there are no special books for this route.
That is why I map out my own route. Often, I use the official routes, for example, the names of the towns but not the paths between them.
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