French Camino-Final Stretch

We took 20 fifth year boys and 3 teachers on a school trip. An absolutely amazing trip, one that the students in particular will remember for the rest of their lives. All of this made possible and easy (apart from the walking) by the organisational ability and clear communication from Juan. Any minor issues that arose were dealt with immediately. Any blisters that needed tending to were taken care of so professionally. You can tell also from the people in the hotels and restaurants that they are very happy to be working with him and excellent service is the result. An incredible tour guide, and a complete gentleman.

[Eanna Mc Grath. Ireland. June 2023]

French Camino-Final Stretch

Táimid díreach tagtha thar nais ó turas scoile le Juan ó Camino by the Way. 41 duine ar fad idir daltaí agus múinteoirí. Bhí an turas ar fheabhas ar fad. Bhí gach rud an eagraithe ag Juan, tá gach eolas aige. Bhain idir daltaí agus múinteoirí taitneamh as ó thus deireadh. Ag súil go mór le turas eile an bhliain seo chugainn. Buen Camino.

[Máire Ruiséal. Dingle,Ireland. May 2023]

French Camino-Crossing la Meseta

I can’t say enough good things about Camino by the way. The team are incredible and Juan is outstanding. The whole trip was perfectly organised and Juan went above and beyond, helping sort out taxis, offering advice, etc. Nothing was too much trouble. He checked in with us every day, encouraged us, and supported us. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you Juan and your team.

[Belinda Leadley. UK. May 2023]


Right from booking through to the end of my trip ‘Crossing Galicia’, I found Raquel and Juan from CaminoByTheWay extremely helpful, friendly and efficient. Their competency and professionalism ensured that all went smoothly for me. As a solo traveller I never felt alone with 24/7 mobile support. This was invaluable, for example I needed walking poles, within a short period of time they appeared at my hotel. I was met in person at The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, a thoughtful and kind gesture. No delays with taxis or luggage transfer. Lovely hotels with a nice breakfast ensured a positive start each day. Crossing Galicia was a wonderful experience, good for mind, body and soul. A beautiful and unspoilt landscape with fantastic people. I highly recommend this trip.

[Anna Kelly. Ireland. April 2023]

French Camino-Final Stretch

From start to finish CaminoByTheWay surpassed expectations, every detail was meticulously managed without a second of drama. The knowledge, support and kindness of Juan and Donal is more than words can describe. I had completed a Camino stage with my family previously and the difference of being part of a Guided Tour was crazy – the written daily plan, constant clear communication, 2 guides, the blister clinic, the 24/7 support, the way they integrated with the group, knew every name and were professional every step of the way. I knew I would love the trip with Cara Projects yet CaminoByTheWay enabled it to 110% exceed expectations. We were never rushed, the restaurant choices catered for everyone with ease, the local traditional food was so good. This was the best trip of my life (so far) and I would recommend that if you want to do a Camino you should definitely reach out to CaminoByTheWay. Thank you Juan and Donal, I will be back!

[Gemma Doyle. Wicklow, Ireland. September 2022]


Many thanks for everything. Yes, I am delighted to book with yourself and Juan again this year. Great helpful service as always

[Stephen Larkin, July 2020]

French Camino-Final Stretch

Thank you Juan for such an amazing trip. Both ourselves and the girls had an absolutely outstanding time, and everything was just made so easy and pleasant through your organisation and warm and generous presence. You couldn’t have done more for us, and the whole experience was overwhelmingly positive. The girls have made memories they will keep forever – thank you for creating such a brilliant adventure for us all ❤

[St Angela's College Cork, May 2019]

French Camino-Final Stretch

We had a great time ! Really enjoyed it from start to finish. The accommodation from my point of view was good.
We really enjoyed our night with LoLo in Fogar de Lecer…
He was great craic and he organized pizza and plenty of wine for us that evening as we didn’t want to stir as it was our longest days walking.

Juan was a great help throughout the trip with his tips for bars/restaurants…all were great choices…

[Dermot, Ann, Jennifer and Miriam , May 2019]

French Camino-Crossing Galicia

My wife and I recently completed a two-week ‘Crossing Galicia’ section of the Camino Frances in Spain. From the very beginning, Donal and Juan were excellent to deal with – always prompt and patient. The trip was excellently organised, we felt very supported, and I would highly recommend using this company if you are thinking of booking a trip. As one hotelier in Spain said to us: “You booked with Camino By The Way? Best company to deal with by far.”

[Brian Fenton and Claire Mullane, May 2019]

French Camino-Final Stretch

“Juan & Donal were so professional, caring, organized and extremely pleasant and good humoured throughout the trip. Juan’s Blister Clinic – just amazing. 100% to both of them.”

Just to let you know that we made it!!

It was a great experience and we took our time so that my mother and sister-in-law also were able to complete the 117km and get their compestela! We were very lucky with the weather as it was dry most days except the afternoon of the 28km day!

Juan’s daily contact with us was a great with suggestions of lunch and dinner and his encouragement and support really helped us to achieve our goal.

Thank you so much to you and your team.

Kind regards

[Carol, Brian, Aileen and Mary, March 2019]

French Camino

“Juan & Donal were so professional, caring, organized and extremely pleasant and good humoured throughout the trip. Juan’s Blister Clinic – just amazing. 100% to both of them.”

“What can I say Juan & Donal what a crew excellent is just not good enough. Nothing was ever a problem the looked after everyone and made each of us feel equally as important from the 1st to the last. While I didnt have any blisters, their blister clinics to me were amazing and I found in certain situations they bothwent way beyond the call of duty….. Amazing guys, bring them back next year… “

“Juan and Donal were absolutely wonderful – always lookingafter us in their quiet professional way. And the blister clinic was so above and beyond the call of duty!”

[Irish Hospice Foundation, September 2018]

Via Francigena

To Dónal and Juan,
It’s been a fantastic week. Thank you.

[Paul Donnelly, County Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

Thank you both for all your help and guidance. Good luck.

[Pamela Johnson, County Tipperary, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

Words couldn’t describe how wonderful you have been to all of us.

[Ann Fitzpatrick, County Leitrim, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

Juan and Dónal,
Thanks for all your wonderful help this week—Perfecto!

[Tim and Ann Finn, Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

To Juan and Dónal,
Thank you so much for organising such a wonderful trip. I had a ball. Thank you so much.

[Joanne Carroll, County Cork, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

It has been a joy and a privilege to be in your company all week.

[Jospehine Flood, County Kerry, Ireland, September 2017]

Via Francigena

Dónal and Juan,
Thanks so much for all your help and guidance this past week.

[Margaret O’Shea, County Kerry, Ireland, September 2017]

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

Dear Juan, Donal,

We’ve arrived in Boston and are waiting for our flight to Rochester.

I just wanted to thank you for an amazing experience. It will take many days to absorb all we did, saw and experienced… nature, the sea, food, beer, companionship, music, heritage, language, people and faith.

What a week!

I’m most grateful for the professionalism and kind support each of you offered. You made the trip special and I’m grateful. Thank you.

I’m sure you’ll be hearing similar things from the rest of the group. Everyone seemed to have had an experience of a lifetime.

I look forward to our next adventure.

[Bob Rev. Robert E. Reiser, S.J. - McQuaid Jesuit , June 2017]

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

Thank you all for a great trip. Special memories. Juan and Dónal are the best. Just lovely!

[Patricia Marks, Rochester, USA, June 2017]

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

The trip was a terrific and rewarding experience. The scenery was awesome, the food and drink excellent. The best part of the trip was the people, the tour participants and of course our guides. While I appreciated every bit of the trip while experiencing it, I appreciate it even more after a day back at work! Thanks to all.

[Mike Kahrer, New Jersey, USA, June 2017]
Lorraine Kahrer

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

What a wonderful trip! Beautiful scenery, people and friends, old and new. Thank you Juan and Donal for all the wonderful memories we’ll share for years to come.

[Lorraine Kahrer, New Jersey, USA, June 2017]

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

A well planned trip, with the skills to make all the last minute changes as needed when “life happened.”

[Kathy Reedy, Texas, USA, June 2017]
Jim Gregory

Walk and Experience the Spirit of Ireland

Wonderful time…challenging and fun with great friends new and old!

[Jim Gregory, New Jersey, USA, June 2017]