Claire

Written by Claire

Customer Experience Agent, Claire hails from the lovely Midlands and spent some years living in Galway in the West of Ireland, where she completed a degree in languages. She also lived several years in France and she has a master's degree in French Language and Literature. She has travelled many routes both on foot and by bike, including the Via Francigena in Tuscany, the Camino del Norte in the Basque Country and Cantabria, the Portuguese Coastal Way and the Camino Ingles.

What is the Testimonium? Via Francigena Pilgrim Certificate

Credenziali and Testimonium, the Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport and Certificate The Testimonium Peregrinationis ad Limina Petri Testimonium is the name given to the certificate you can receive when you complete your pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena. The Via Francigena equivalent of the Compostela was awarded to those walking the Camino de Santiago. To request […]

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Credenziali and Testimonium, the Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport and Certificate The Testimonium Peregrinationis ad Limina Petri Testimonium is the name given to the certificate you can receive when you complete your pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena. The Via Francigena equivalent of the Compostela was awarded to those walking the Camino de Santiago. To request

Camino del Norte from San Sebastian | Claire’s Top Tips

Renowned for its superb food, unique culture, and lush scenery, the Basque Country is a fascinating region. Claire shares her top tips for walking the Northern Way from San Sebastian to Bilbao: Camino del Norte from San Sebastian: Claire’s Top Tips Tip 1: Take time in San Sebastian It’s definitely worth spending a full day

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Renowned for its superb food, unique culture, and lush scenery, the Basque Country is a fascinating region. Claire shares her top tips for walking the Northern Way from San Sebastian to Bilbao: Camino del Norte from San Sebastian: Claire’s Top Tips Tip 1: Take time in San Sebastian It’s definitely worth spending a full day

Travellers being guided on the Camino

Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? FAQ

Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? Should I choose a Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? So you have decided that you want to walk the famous Camino de Santiago. Well done on taking the first step on your unforgettable journey. But which of the Camino routes is for you? You can also choose to travel independently or join a

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Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? Should I choose a Guided or Self-Guided Camino Tour? So you have decided that you want to walk the famous Camino de Santiago. Well done on taking the first step on your unforgettable journey. But which of the Camino routes is for you? You can also choose to travel independently or join a

Seafood on the Camino

A Typical Day of Food on the Camino

A Typical Day of Food on the Camino Travelling to the Camino de Santiago with Camino Ways.com? Many walkers booking a Camino de Santiago trip with us ask the Customer Care team about the Food on the Camino options included as part of the standard package. ‘What will I be eating?’ seems to be one of

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A Typical Day of Food on the Camino Travelling to the Camino de Santiago with Camino Ways.com? Many walkers booking a Camino de Santiago trip with us ask the Customer Care team about the Food on the Camino options included as part of the standard package. ‘What will I be eating?’ seems to be one of

Group on the Camino

When is the Best Time to Walk the Camino? FAQ

When is the best time to walk the Camino? This is a frequently asked question among pilgrims and one that has many possible answers! The best months to walk the Camino will depend on the route and section you choose but mainly on what ‘you’ expect to get out of your Camino journey; and how

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When is the best time to walk the Camino? This is a frequently asked question among pilgrims and one that has many possible answers! The best months to walk the Camino will depend on the route and section you choose but mainly on what ‘you’ expect to get out of your Camino journey; and how

Customer leaving a Camino review after their trip

FAQ: How to share your Camino Review after your trip

How to share your Camino Review after your trip Thank you so much for choosing CaminoWays.com for your Camino de Santiago trip. Your feedback is extremely important for the CaminoWays.com team as it allows us to constantly improve our services and keep pilgrims happy! Share your Camino Review. There are various ways you can send us

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How to share your Camino Review after your trip Thank you so much for choosing CaminoWays.com for your Camino de Santiago trip. Your feedback is extremely important for the CaminoWays.com team as it allows us to constantly improve our services and keep pilgrims happy! Share your Camino Review. There are various ways you can send us

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CaminoWays wins Feefo Service Award 2020

CaminoWays wins Feefo Service Award 2020 The CaminoWays.com team is thrilled to have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award 2020, an independent seal of excellence recognising businesses delivering exceptional experiences, rated by our lovely customers. Claire Dunne, Customer Experience Director at CaminoWays.com said: “We’re very excited to receive the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award thanks

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CaminoWays wins Feefo Service Award 2020 The CaminoWays.com team is thrilled to have won the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award 2020, an independent seal of excellence recognising businesses delivering exceptional experiences, rated by our lovely customers. Claire Dunne, Customer Experience Director at CaminoWays.com said: “We’re very excited to receive the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award thanks

Pilgrim feeling the essence of the Camino

The Essence of The Camino de Santiago

The Essence of The Camino de Santiago Why do you wish to go on the Camino de Santiago? This is generally the first question I ask when people look for advice on the best Camino route. Of course there is no “best Camino route”, there is only the most suitable Camino route for an individual,

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The Essence of The Camino de Santiago Why do you wish to go on the Camino de Santiago? This is generally the first question I ask when people look for advice on the best Camino route. Of course there is no “best Camino route”, there is only the most suitable Camino route for an individual,

Cycling on the Camino

FAQ: Can I cycle the Camino?

The short answer is that yes, you can cycle the Camino. In fact, approximately 8% of pilgrims getting their Compostela certificate in Santiago arrive on two wheels. Is it the same track for cycling and walking? It is the same track for most part of the routes. It is worth bearing in mind that the

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The short answer is that yes, you can cycle the Camino. In fact, approximately 8% of pilgrims getting their Compostela certificate in Santiago arrive on two wheels. Is it the same track for cycling and walking? It is the same track for most part of the routes. It is worth bearing in mind that the

Father's Day gift card for the Camino

A special Camino gift card to celebrate Father’s Day

A special Camino gift card to celebrate Father’s Day To celebrate Father’s Day 2018 at CaminoWays.com we’d love to help you send Dad on the Camino. For limited time only, we are giving away gift cards worth €50 for all adventurous dads looking to experience the Camino. This special CaminoWays.com gift card is available to

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A special Camino gift card to celebrate Father’s Day To celebrate Father’s Day 2018 at CaminoWays.com we’d love to help you send Dad on the Camino. For limited time only, we are giving away gift cards worth €50 for all adventurous dads looking to experience the Camino. This special CaminoWays.com gift card is available to

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Tips for an easy Camino walk

Tips for an easy Camino walk If you have been dreaming of doing the Camino de Santiago for a while but are fretting about your fitness or whether you will be able to keep up the pace, don’t let this get in your way. The team at CaminoWays.com have a selection of Easy Camino walk

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Tips for an easy Camino walk If you have been dreaming of doing the Camino de Santiago for a while but are fretting about your fitness or whether you will be able to keep up the pace, don’t let this get in your way. The team at CaminoWays.com have a selection of Easy Camino walk

Walking the Camino

Claire’s top things to do in Tuscany

Claire’s top things to do in Tuscany Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and after having spent a few days cycling in the heart of its countryside from Lucca to Siena, it’s easy to see why. Here are the highlights from my Via Francigena cycling trip in Tuscany. Beautiful scenery

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Claire’s top things to do in Tuscany Tuscany is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe and after having spent a few days cycling in the heart of its countryside from Lucca to Siena, it’s easy to see why. Here are the highlights from my Via Francigena cycling trip in Tuscany. Beautiful scenery

Route Napoleón or Valcarlos?

Route Napoleón or Valcarlos? The first section of the Camino Frances across the Pyrenees starts in the pretty Basque town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, in France, and finishes in the city of Pamplona, famous for the San Fermín running of the bulls. The first walking day on the Camino de Santiago, from Saint Jean

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Route Napoleón or Valcarlos? The first section of the Camino Frances across the Pyrenees starts in the pretty Basque town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, in France, and finishes in the city of Pamplona, famous for the San Fermín running of the bulls. The first walking day on the Camino de Santiago, from Saint Jean

Porto, Camino Portugues

Claire on the Portuguese Coastal Way

Claire, from the CaminoWays.com team, recently walked the Portuguese Coastal Way from the city of Porto to Baiona, in Galicia’s Rias Baixas. She shares her impressions on this stunning alternative Camino route through Northern Portugal: Porto is a fantastic city in which to begin your Camino adventure and its historical centre was classified by UNESCO

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Claire, from the CaminoWays.com team, recently walked the Portuguese Coastal Way from the city of Porto to Baiona, in Galicia’s Rias Baixas. She shares her impressions on this stunning alternative Camino route through Northern Portugal: Porto is a fantastic city in which to begin your Camino adventure and its historical centre was classified by UNESCO

Amboise Chateau on the Camino

Favourite Camino: Amboise

The CaminoWays.com team members continue their blog post series sharing their experiences on the Camino. Today, Claire, CaminoWays.com Travel Specialist and Customer Care team, tells us about her favourite Camino de Santiago place. Her chosen Camino spot is Amboise, along the Paris and Tours Way, one of the Camino routes in France, then joining the

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The CaminoWays.com team members continue their blog post series sharing their experiences on the Camino. Today, Claire, CaminoWays.com Travel Specialist and Customer Care team, tells us about her favourite Camino de Santiago place. Her chosen Camino spot is Amboise, along the Paris and Tours Way, one of the Camino routes in France, then joining the

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