CaminoByTheWay was founded with one goal in mind: To pass on the true values of the Camino de Santiago to our clients so that they get to experience everything this wonderful historic pilgrimage has to offer.
Our company appreciates just how special the Camino really is, how life-changing it can be, not only as a test of will and fitness, but also as a profound spiritual undertaking that stays with you forever. Our international team of professionals will organize and accompany your journey, working hard to ensure you get the rewards you deserve along the way.
CaminoByTheWay knows all about the Camino’s potential to transform one’s outlook on life. Those who have completed the Camino often struggle to describe the experience since it is so interwoven with deep spiritual, historical and physical attributes. CaminoByTheWay prides itself on understanding these attributes and on conveying them to our clients to the best of our abilities. We will arrange everything for you in advance and provide you with all the necessary support along the way— without ever losing sight of the fact that the Camino is foremost a personal journey, yours to discover on your own terms.
We are delighted to be operating in partnership with respected international travel agents including
- J. Barter Travel, 92 Patrick Street, Cork, Ireland.
- Whitaker & DePrez Travel Partners, 133 Rue de Ville, Rochester, New York, USA.
|Bookings in Ireland are handled exclusively by J. Barter Travel Group
|A Fully bonded and licensed travel agent, Licence no TA 0720
Why Choose CaminoByTheWay:
- We are lucky to have an experienced team of professionals from all over the world working on your behalf.
- We always select the best accommodation for our clients. In these lodgings, you will be treated as a family member rather than simply a tourist.
- We have the knowledge to recommend the finest places to eat. We choose only those restaurants that reflect the rich culinary traditions of the regions we cover.
- Our level of assistance is second to none. In a nutshell, we don’t want you to worry about anything but putting one foot in front of the other. We provide a 24/7 contact telephone number to respond to all eventualities.
- Our itineraries are developed and adapted to suit all our clients’ requirements.
- We are fully conscious of the potentially harmful effects of excessive tourism on the natural environment; as such, a key philosophy of the company is to maintain respect for the local ecology as we go along.
- We are always striving to convey our respect and passion for the Camino de Santiago to our clients so that they gain a truly unforgettable experience.
Each member of the CaminoByTheWay team has extensive experience of walking the Camino, as well as a deep knowledge of its history and customs. CaminoByTheWay would like to share this experience and knowledge with you. Meet the team.
Juan Rodríguez (Spain). A Galician native, Juan has been living in Ireland and working as a Camino de Santiago travel consultant since 2008. A fluent speaker of English, Spanish and Portuguese, Juan could safely be called a Camino expert, and he has guided a great many groups from all over the world, in particular Ireland and the USA, along its diverse routes. In addition to hiking across several Spanish National Parks, he has travelled to countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Mexico, Indonesia and Morrocco in search of the world’s most beautiful and challenging trekking routes. His love of adventure sports such as kayaking, paragliding, skiing and mountaineering, is matched only by his devotion to the Camino, the primary motivation behind his founding of CaminoByTheWay. Juan’s objective is to offer something different—that is, a more ‘native’ experience of the Camino, an adventure undertaken alongside someone with an in-depth knowledge of local cultural and culinary traditions. The client thus gets to discover the Camino in its truest form.
Dónal O’Sullivan (Ireland). Dónal has trekked across some of the world’s most famous mountain ranges including the Himalayas, Alps and Cuba’s Sierra Madres, and he has led tours to the Sierra de los Cuchumatanes in Guatemala. Since first completing the Camino de Santiago in 2006, he has developed a keen interest in the culture and environment of the famous pilgrimage. A fluent English, French and Spanish speaker, he is excited to be taking up a new role as a CaminoByTheWay travel consultant.
Michael Grainger (Ireland). In addition to summiting Mount Kilimanjaro and crossing multiple South American hiking trails, Michael was a leader on Pat Falvey’s expedition to Everest Base camp in 2003 and 2004. He is the founder of the walking club in his native Cork, whose members he regularly takes on walking tours in Ireland and overseas. He has been a guide on the Camino de Santiago since 2004 and has accompanied many groups over various sections of the historic route. He thus brings a great deal of experience to his role as travel consultant for CaminoByTheWay.
René Lorenz (Germany). René is an experienced tour guide based in Galicia, Spain. After studying Tourism in 2008, he became an official guide for the Galician Tourism Board. A fluent speaker of German, English, Spanish and Portuguese, René has gained a lot of valuable experience in the Spanish tourism sector, most notably as a tour guide for passengers of cruise ships docked in the port of Vigo, whom he has taken on excursions to famous winegrowing regions, historic cities and natural parks all over northern Spain and Portugal. René is CaminoByTheWay’s official tour guide, providing tours of both historic Santiago de Compostela and the coastal jewels of Finisterre and Muxía.
Fátima Zine (Morocco). Fátima is CaminoByTheWay’s operations manager, in charge of reservations, administration and marketing. She studied Tourism and is a fluent speaker of Spanish, German, French, Arabic and English. Originally from Morocco, she now lives in Sarria, Galicia, pulling the strings for CaminoByTheWay to ensure that everything runs smoothly and that all our clients’ needs are taken care of during their Camino adventure.
Where we are:
Ireland: Clogheen. Clonakilty. County Cork.
_________ _J. Barter Travel, 92 Patrick Street, Cork City, Cork.
Spain: 12 Street Meigas. 27.600, Sarria.
Portugal: 57 Avenue Miguel Dantas. Valença do Minho.
USA: Whitaker & DePrez Travel Partners, 133 Rue de Ville, Rochester, New York.