From St. Jean Pied de Port, France to Santiago de Compostela, and on to the end of the earth at Finisterre, Spain, the Coleman’s hiked on average 14 miles a day over 7 weeks to complete all 550 miles of the Camino Frances in the summer of 2017. The El Camino de Santiago is a 1200-year-old pilgrimage across Europe culminating in Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of the Apostle St. James. The Coleman’s had days where the temperature topped out at 105º and others where it didn’t even hit 60º with 25 mph winds. They stayed in albergues, hiked over Pyrenees Mountains, wandered through the plains of the Meseta, and met incredible people from all over the world. The Coleman’s have started planning for their Camino Portugues in 2019 and will share their planning methods. They will share their adventure to inspire you to hike your own Camino.
Brian and Michelle Coleman have been adventuring together since 2007. They have visited 43 states and 5 countries. The Coleman’s lead the Every Trail MetroPark Thru-Hiking Challenge. They are avid long-distance hikers, backpackers, cyclists, and teachers. They present regularly for Dayton Hikers and presented at the 2016 and 2018 Adventure Summit. The Coleman’s blog regularly about their travels on their website, Cruisin’ with the Colemans.