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.

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 Camino del Norte 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 …

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Hairdryer for the Camino

Are there hairdryers on the Camino? FAQ

Are there hairdryers on the Camino? Yes, most of the hotels we work with along the Camino de Santiago will have a hairdryer in the rooms. If there is none, just ask at reception. If you wish to purchase one or bring your own, just buy a European adaptor if coming from overseas.

What is the Testimonium? Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport

What is the Testimonium? Via Francigena’s Pilgrim Passport Testimonium is the name given to the certificate you can receive when you complete your pilgrimage to Rome along the Via Francigena. It is the Via Francigena equivalent of the Compostela awarded to those walking the Camino de Santiago. In order to request your Testimonium, remember to …

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Platinum feefo award 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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