In August 2017, Al DeCesaris will hike the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France to the shrine of the apostle St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain. He’s doing it in honor of his niece Jenna and all those living with Sturge-Weber Syndrome. Through his efforts and with your support we will create awareness about this devastating neurological disorder and raise funds for medical research to help further the efforts to find a cure.

Starting/ending locations and number of kilometers covered:

Day 1 (8/1/17): Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles [24.7 km]
Day 2 (8/2/17): Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña [28 km]
Day 3 (8/3/17): Larrasoaña to Zariquigui [26.6 km]
Day 4 (8/4/17): Zariquigui to Villatuerta [31.7 km]
Day 5 (8/5/17): Villatuerta to Sansol [31.4 km]
Day 6 (8/6/17): Sansol to Navarrete [33.4 km]
Day 7 (8/7/17): Navarrete to Cirueña [32.1 km]
Day 8 (8/8/17): Cirueña to Belorado [28.7 km]
Day 9 (8/9/17): Belorado to Atapuerca [30.2 km]
Day 10 (8/10/17): Atapuerca to Tardajos [30.8 km]
Day 11 (8/11/17): Tardajos to Castrojeriz [29.8 km]
Day 12 (8/12/17): Castrojeriz to Villarmentero [33.9 km]
Day 13 (8/13/17): Villarmentero to Ledigos [32.6 km]
Day 14 (8/14/17): Ledigos to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos [29.7 km]
Day 15 (8/15/17): Calzadilla to Arcahueja [33.9 km]

Day 16 (8/16/17): Arcahueja to Villar de Mazarife [29.1 km]
Day 17 (8/17/17): Villar de Mazarife to Astorga [31.5 km]
Day 18 (8/18/17): Astorga to Foncebadón [25.9 km]
Day 19 (8/19/17): Foncebadón to Ponferrada [27.1 km]
Day 20 (8/20/17): Ponferrada to Trabadelo [34.2 km]
Day 21 (8/21/17): Trabadelo to Fonfria [30.5 km]
Day 22 (8/22/17): Fonfria to Barbadelo [31.9 km]
Day 23 (8/23/17): Barbadelo to Ventas de Narón [31.2 km]
Day 24 (8/24/17): Ventas de Narón to Boente [32.2 km]
Day 25 (8/25/17): Boente to Arca [27.5 km]
Day 26 (8/26/17): Arca to Santiago [20 km]
Day 27 (8/27/17): Santiago to Negreira [21.9 km]
Day 28 (8/28/17): Negreira to Olveiroa [33.3 km]
Day 29 (8/29/17): Olveiroa to Muxía [31.6 km]
Day 30 (8/30/17): Muxía to Finisterre [28 km]

What is the total number of miles Al will hike?

555 miles

Average number of miles per day: 18.5 miles
Most miles hiked in one day: 21.25 miles
Least miles hiked in one day: 12.5 miles

How many days will Al be on the Camino de Santiago?

30 days

Total of number of days: 30 days
Number of hiking days: 30 days
Number of days off: 0 days

How many provinces in Spain will Al hike through?

7 provinces

The provinces Al will hike through are Navarra, La Rioja, Burgos, Palencia, León, Lugo, and La Coruña. Al also hiked through part of France.

How many Sturge-Weber patients will Al hike in honor of?

30 children

Al hiked in honor of a different child living with SWS each day of his journey.

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