Camino Tours Testimonials and Stories

Camino Frances

Camino Frances - Walk Section 1 - Saint Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona- 69 km

Having just come back from 5 days on the Camino - the French Way, all I can say is what an amazing experience and challenge it was, one must go and try some part of it. It’s an unforgettable experience, where you see amazing places and meet really nice and interesting people. I will definitely go back and do some more of it. I would highly recommend it and also recommend booking through Follow the Camino. Sylvia was great in the Dublin office more than helpful all the time. Thanks a million.

Niamh - May 2013 - Ireland

Our first Camino experience has been truly memorable, thoroughly enjoyable from beginning to end. This is in no small way due to expert professional assistance and support provided by all at one foot abroad. Your attention to detail with your excellent camino walking notes and advice essentials to bring really helped make it so memorable. We were planning our next stages on our plane journey home! Says it all really. We knew we had someone to contact 24/7 should the need arise ... Thankfully that was not required. Thank you for your very thoughtful phone call on the eve of our departure such a lovely gesture which reflects the ethos of your outstanding company. our heartfelt thanks to one and all. Bernie and David

Bernie O. – September 2012 – Ireland

Camino Frances -  Walk Section 2 - Pamplona to Longrono - 95 km

An absolutely fantastic experience and would highly recommed this trip, The accommodation & hospitality along the way was excellent and must give Hotek Jakue in Puente La Reina a special mention, as we arrived at 9 pm the first evening after a long day's travelling from Dublin we were given a very welcoming glass of wine in a relaxing atmospher 

Nora H. - September 2013 - Ireland

We had a really fantastic time on our camino journey from St Jean Pied de Port to Longrono. All of the accommodation was confortable and well located on the route. We met people from all over the world and a really experienced Spanish culture in a unique way. It was an excellent experience which we would highly reccommend to everybody. 

Heather and Eleanor - September 2012 - Ireland

Camino Frances - Walk Section 3 - Longrono to Burgos - 123 km

Great way to do the Camino. Very helpful staff ready to solve any issues quickly. 

Suzanne - October 2013 - UK

I had a wonderful Camino experience using Follow the Camino to book my trip. I had a medical issue and could not walk one day, and they were extremely helpful and assisted me in making transport arrangements to the next hotel. The customer service is excellent, and the accommodations booked were really great. I would definitely recommend them to others and book with them again. - Tarik L.

Tarik L. - July 2012 – USA

Camino Frances - Walk Section 4 - Burgos to Sahagun - 123 km

Great way to do the Camino, no heavy lifting no stressing over accommodation.. So you 'concentrate' on the Camino Holiday experience...

Vincent - September 2013 - Ireland

The notes were informative and valuable. A minor problem at one hotel was fixed immediately when we contacted the One Foot helpline. How an organisation responds to a problem is a good test of its integrity and reliability. I loved the holiday and was very impressed at how well everything went. It was also excellent value for money. Graham

Graham E. – Aout 2011 - Australia

Camino Frances - Walk Section 6 - Leon to Ponferrada - 101 km

A marvelous experience and am now full of admiration for those early pilgrims.

Lis & Grant - October 2013 - New Zealand

Camino Frances - Walk Section 5 - Sahagun to Leon- 55 km

It was great to walk only with a small day pack and know your bed for the night is waiting, with your suitcase, at your next destination. Great service and selection of overnights stops. I enjoyed every kilometer. Monika

Monika D. – June 2012 – New Zealand

Camino Frances - Walk Section 7 - Ponferrada to Sarria - 96 km

Walking, nature, new people, local culture, accommodation with character, endurance test, tranquillity... as far as vacations go, I believe this is as good as it gets! never more an ordinary vacation, but all my resources will be spent on walking holidays in Spain and elsewhere, and preferably with One Foot Abroad – Candan

Candan T. - May 2013 – Turkey

Camino Frances - Walk Section 8 - Sarria to Santiago - The last 115 km

Myself and my Mam had a great Camino experience.. Lovely people, tracks and paths, friendly locals and fabulous weather! We will look back fondly on our first trip on the Camino de Santiago. Ger & Margaret

Margaret M. - September 2013 - Ireland

I am very happy with Follow the Camino. Our luggage was always waiting for us and the hostels were nice, clean and the people friendly and helpful.

Sylvia - September 2013 - USA

My family and I walked the last section of the Camino de Santiago, starting in Sarria. Follow the Camino took all of the stress out of planning for our trip. From the first email everyone I spoke to was courteous and helpful. We had a fantastic time hiking and loved knowing that we already had a hotel booked for the end of each day. The hotels were all in a great location, clean, and comfortable. We had one small issue with a hotel not having our reservation, but after a quick call to Follow the Camino the problem was promptly solved. This was an amazing trip and I would definitely use Follow the Camino again in the future!

Danielle B. – April 2013- United States

I have just returned from the last section of the French Way - April 2013. It was a fantastic experience and have no hesitation in recommending this company. Everything went smoothly, transfers, hotels even the weather!!

Sandra - April 2013 - London

Camino Portugues

Camino Portugues - Walk Section 5 - Tui to Santiago de Compostela 115 km

The trip as an overall experience was amazing. Accommodations were excellent. Provided meals were excessive and excellent. Tour guide recommendations well thought out. Tour guide very competent, incredibly attentive, empathetic, conversed with everyone on an individual basis, and was very motivating (overall excellent at what she did).  

Margaret - August 2013 - Ireland

We had a wonderful week walking the Portuguese way from Tui to Santiago. All the arrangements made by the Follow the Camino Team were faultless. When we did run into trouble on a Sunday because of leaving our instructions locked away in our cases, Sylvie was at the other end of the phone helping us find our hotel. We appreciated that so much, thank you Sylvie. The icing on the cake was arriving at the airport and finding a taxi waiting to bring us straight to Tui. Thank you Team for everything. We have been recommending you to people we met on route, on the plane and to family and friends. Keep up your great service! Marie

Marie R. - September 2012 – Ireland

We had a wonderful week walking the Portuguese way from Tui to Santiago. All the arrangements made by the Follow the Camino Team were faultless. We have been recommending you to people we met on route, on the plane and to family and friends.

Marie - September 2012 - Ireland

 I loved our walk on the Portuguese way into Santiago. Rolling hills, through small villages strewn with vineyards. Just magical.

Sandra -Ireland - July 2012

I met many people who walked the Camino on my trip. So many were astounded that my luggage would just arrive at my destination and my pack looked so light. You would be amazed how many say they will do the Camino my way next time and avoid tendonitis!! I loved this trip! I am already thinking of my next adventure!! Tracy

Tracy C. - March 2011 – Canada

The Portuguese Way was fantastic - wonderful hotels, stunning countryside and above all amazing people - it was one of the hardest but best things I have ever done. Thank you for helping to make it happen – Justine

Justine S. - April 2011 - United Kingdom

Camino Portugues - Walk Section 5 - Rustic - Tui to Santiago de Compostela 115 km

We had such a lovely trip. The walk, along tree-line paths and past hamlets and vineyards, was so pleasant (and well-marked!). The warm welcome and personal treatment we received in the Casas Rurales was the icing on the cake. My mother and I enjoyed ourselves immensely -- we're even talking about taking on the French Way next! Molly Perry

Marion P. - May 2012 - United States

Camino del Norte

Camino del Norte - Walk Section 1 - San Sebastian to Bilbao 120 km

Our Camino experience went beyond my expectations. The hiking was more challenging than I had imagined. But this made the holiday more rewarding for me because it tested my physical abilities. Walking also let me experience every sight and sound of the land and its people. I fell in love with the Basque country and its people. Our hotels and food were always superb and a wonderful reward for all the physical exercise. I will definitely take another walking holiday with your company! Robin (from Boise, Idaho)

Robin P – August 2013 – USA

Camino del Norte - Walk Section 2 -  Bilbao to Santander 113 km

The hotels were fantastic as was the food. The hotel in Santiago was wonderful and gave a real taste of Galician life after a long walk. Bill

Bill S. – March 2013 - UK

Just finished 120K on the Northern Route - Bilbao to Santander. I am in my 60's and can say that it was one of the most enjoyable holidays for a long time. Scenery, organisation and accommodation were all excellent. Next September, we will continue further on that route - eventually reaching Compostella! Ursula.

Ursula J. - July 2012 – Ireland

Camino Primitivo

Camino Primitivo - Section 1 - Oviedo to Lugo 11 Days/10 Nights - 208 km

I walked 6 days of a planned 17 days from Oviedo to Finisterre on the Original (Primitive) camino, but needed to stop because of foot issues. I worked out a situation where I could continue on the route & still see all of the towns & cities. Inspite of my disappointment in not walking as I had hoped, I was very pleased with the assistance & cooperation of the Follow The Camino team. I plan to return in 2 years & complete the same route. It was an excellent experience overall. I spoke your praises to everyone I met. Thank you all! Maria

Maria C. – June 2013 - USA

 Camino Primitivo - Section 2 - Lugo to Santiago de Compostela 7 Days/6 Nights – 12

“Superb service! We had one glitch -- a miscue on airport arrivals -- on a Sunday. Called the emergency # and got an immediate response and resolution. Truly outstanding. And that doesn't begin to mention how great the trip itself was...”

Wendy - USA -  September 2013

We really enjoyed the Camino walk. It was great to have our bags moved from A to B and the accommodation picked was very good. We particularly likes the Rural Tourism places we stayed in.

Geraldine M. - February 2012 – Ireland

Le Puy Route

Le Puy Route - Walk Section 2 - Aumont-Aubrac to Conques - 113 km

Reliable and efficient service once again from Follow The Camino.  

Pauline - September 2013 - Scotland

My sister and I have returned from walking section 2 of Le Puy way. It really was a life changing experience which exceeded all our expectations. Follow the Camino organised all the details perfectly, and we stayed in the most gorgeous villages along the way. We walked through green pastures and met local farmers and their animals. Strolled alongside babbling brooks and through shady forests. We met many pilgrims along the way and formed close friendships. It is a holiday I would highly recommend to anyone looking to enjoy the beauty of nature and the rich culture of the country.

Beverly - October 2012 – Sydney, Australia

Camino Ingles

Camino Ingles - Ferrol to Santiago de Compostela - 119km

It was a very nice experience to undertake this journey. Summary of the trip: the body was exhausted but the soul could fly. The Camino has taken me captive.

Eva - May 2013 - Germany

 I've travelled twice with Follow the Camino, doing different legs of the way itself, and I have always found them to be highly efficient at organising our itineraries, from accommodation to food to transport.

Gerard - November 2012 - Ireland

A great experience and wonderful way to experience Spanish life Local people were extremely friendly and helpful Food was excellent! Patricia

Patricia D – May 2012 – Ireland

Via de la Plata

Via de la Plata - Walk Section 6 - Salamanca to Zamora - 69 km

Via de la Plata is an amazing experience. As first timers it would have been helpful to have better information before the walk on how to access, contact hotels. We ended up ringing hotels and relying on them to find taxis to collect us. In some locations taxi companies not easily available. Choice, negotiations with hotels were good. We were treated really well. Our luggage always arrived without issue. Keith and Mary

Mary C. – March 2013 – UK

The Finisterre Way

Finisterre Way - Santiago de Compostela to Cape Fisterra - 90km

A truly wonderfull holiday full of many lovelty memories. Sarah

Sarah D. - March 2013 - France

Having completed the French Way Section 8 last year, and finding the FTC package excellent, especially the baggage transfers, we decided to do the Finisterre Way. The route was varied and very beautiful. Rivers, lakes, ocean, farmland, mountains...excellent weather too. Would highly recommend as a stand-alone trip even. Compliments to Casa Loncho, in Olveiroa, lovely family run rustic accommodation in a beautiful little village...

Denise & Tom - August 2012 - Ireland, Cork

A very organised trip. Excellent hotel in Santiago with the best breakfast of the whole week. Great walking notes, no problem finding route. Lovely to see suitcases awaiting us each evening! The hotel O Semaforo is a must - a truly unique location. Delicious food.  Pia in Olveiroa was worth a special mention with delicious homemade food and extremely high standard accommodation. Carol

Carol C. - March 2012- UK

The Aragonese Way

- Aragonese Way - From Jaca to Puente de la Reina - 133 km

Upon my return home, my brother asked me to sum up my Camino experience in one word -- "amazing". Thanks to the very efficient Follow the Camino team

Patricia - May 2013 - Canada

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