Route History

Day 103

Today we made our way through the rest of France and entered Spain, which is home to over 19,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners! We walked west through Spain, making it 1,228.50 km and arriving in Badajoz, Spain. Badajoz is a city close to the Portuguese border (where we’ll be heading tomorrow).

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Day 102

Today we passed back into France, home to over 5,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, and walked along the southern coast. After 507.00 km walked together today, we reached Montpellier, France – the fastest growing city in France for the past 25 years!

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Day 101

Today we continued walking through Europe, passing through several countries with Special Olympics programs!

  • Luxembourg, home to over 550 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Liechenstein, home to over 190 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Switzerland, home to over 3,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Italy, home to over 13,700 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners

Our walk took us 958.75 km through these countries and we wrapped up today’s walk together in Milan, Italy. Milan is a city in Northern Italy and is the second most populated city in Italy after Rome!

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Day 100

We kicked off our day with a virtual ferry ride across the English Channel and arrived in France. From there we started our walk for the day, passing through:

  • France, home to over 5,300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Belgium, home to over 19,800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Netherlands, home to over 27,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners
  • Germany, home to over 28,400 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners

We wrapped up our 751.50 km walk today in Frankfurt, Germany, which is the largest financial centre in all of continental Europe!

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Day 99

Heading off from Dublin, Ireland, we took a quick virtual ferry ride across to the Isle of Man (home of over 100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and then another virtual ferry ride across to Liverpool, England. We walked through Great Britain, home to over 10,000 athletes, and ended off our day in Dover, England. After walking 481.25 km together, Dover is a port town on the south-east coast of England, which is home to the White Cliffs of Dover (these cliffs are white because they are made of chalk)!

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Day 98

Today we walked through Iceland, which is home to over 2,000 registered Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. From there, we took a virtual flight to the Faroe Islands (home to over 100 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners) and then took another virtual flight to Ireland. Ireland is home to almost 8,000 Special Olympics athletes – we walked across the island and arrived in Dublin, Ireland after walking 666.25 km together. Dublin is the capital city of Ireland and was first founded around the 7th century AD!

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Day 97

Today we wrapped up our island hopping through the Caribbean and made it through:

  • Guadeloupe – home to over 900 Special Olympics athletes
  • St. Kitts and Nevis – home to over 200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • St. Maarten – home to over 80 Special Olympics athletes
  • US Virgin Islands – home to over 200 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Puerto Rico – home to over 600 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Dominican Republic – home to over 2,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Haiti – home to over 1,500 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Cuba – home to over 66,000 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Bahamas – home to over 440 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners

From there, we took a virtual flight way up north to Iceland, where – after walking 1,050.75 km together – we arrived in Reykjavík, Iceland. Reykjavík is the capital of Iceland which was first established back in 874 AD!

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Day 96

Today we wrapped up our South American leg of the trip and started island hopping through the Caribbean! After leaving Venezuela, we visited our Special Olympics friends in each of these countries:

  • Aruba – home to over 190 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Curacao – home to over 330 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Trinidad and Tobago – home to over 900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • St. Vincent and the Grenadines – home to over 300 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Barbados – home to over 800 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • St. Lucia – home to over 110 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners
  • Dominica – home to over 90 Special Olympics athletes and Unified Partners

We wrapped up our day in Roseau, Dominica, after having walked a whopping 1,400.75 km together! Roseau is the capital of Dominica, and is on the western coast of the island.

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Day 95

Today we did a bit more backtracking along our route through Guyana, briefly passed back through Brazil and have now arrived in Venezuela! Venezuela is home to over 15,000 registered Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners. Our walk today took us 1,038.75 km together and we arrived in the city of Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela. Also known as Guayana City, this is the fastest growing city in Venezuela!

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Day 94

Today we walked a loop through Suriname – home of over 150 registered Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners – before returning back to Guyana. Our walk took us 946.00 km today and we ended up in Linden, Guyana. Linden is the second largest city in Guyana and located along the Demarara River!

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