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Presenter Michelle and Brian Coleman

Presenter Name: Michelle and Brian Coleman

Presentation Title: Hiking the Camino Portuguese

Presentation  Description:

With six well-established routes on the Camino de Santiago and many other not-so-established routes, one could spend a lifetime hiking in Europe. The Colemans have hiked three of these ancient pilgrimages, the Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre, and Camino Portuguese. This presentation will cover a brief history of the Camino, planning/preparing to hike the Camino, hiking the Camino Portuguese vs. the Camino Frances, and highlights from our 2019 hike and bike along the Camino Portuguese from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela.

Presenter Biography:

Brian and Michelle Coleman have been members of Dayton Hikers since 2009 and lead the Every Trail MetroPark Thru-Hiking Challenge. They are avid long-distance hikers, backpackers, cyclists, and teachers. They present around the state on hiking and adventure planning. For the 2019 Adventure Speaker Series and the 2018 Adventure Summit, they presented “Hiking the Camino de Santiago” where they focused on hiking the Camino Frances. At the 2016 Adventure Summit, the Colemans presented, “An Outdoor Adventure: How to Plan an Extended Vacation Anywhere.”