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  1. F

    Joining a group

    Hi, I am keenly interested to see how i can join a group, or if there are recommended tour operators / groups. Likely doing it from Sarria, for the 7-8 day trek, around mid - April I hike, but havent done much solo so i dont feel ready to tackle this on my own yet, but still keen to do it...
  2. maryloufrommadison

    Travel company or do it myself?

    I plan to start my first Camino (Frances) next April, at age 72. I am female, and will be traveling alone at this point. I am trying to decide if I should use a travel company to make hotel reservations (better sleep, assured of a bed, lessen the risk of Covid) vs. staying in albergues...
  3. KateMarshall

    Your Personal UK based Travel Consultant 2020-08-23

    If you are looking for a travel agent, a personal travel consultant based in the UK then look no further. I’ve over 15 years travel, tour guide and hospitality experience so you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands with all my knowledge and experience. I am a self employed, personal...
  4. D

    Camino Travel Agent recommendations

    Hello, I am interested in having an agency book all my accommodations along the way for my first Camino Frances Sept. 2020. Traveling from the USA, Washington DC area. Thanks for your experience, JoAnna :)
  5. Kiwi-family

    leading a camino group

    I have been asked to consider leading a group on a camino. Now I am of the opinion that this is completely unnecessary as it's so easy to just go and do it....but having spoken with a delightful Korean couple on the highway from Sarria, I have come to realise that not everyone is comfortable...
  6. S

    Best Camino "tour operator"?

    Hello everyone, I am planning my first Camino next year and don't want my many uncertainties to talk me out of it! I don't want to walk in a group but would like to make all the arrangements through one of the organisers. Marlycamino get very good reviews on the web and have a walk from Sarrio...
  7. robwalker

    Tour companies

    Although we have walked over 1000 km on the Camino Frances and the Portuguese, we are getting older (70s) and feel we need some support. Can anyone recommend tour companies that provide van support to carry luggage or to carry us when we get tired? Thanks.
  8. Scubageek


    Next year when I do the Camino de Frances I was planning on staying in albergues or hostels along the way without making reservations. A thread last week referencing the albergues being full kind of spooked me. I am now thinking about using a tour company to book my hotels/hostels. I know I will...
  9. teresavh

    Self-guided tour companies

    Has anyone walked the Coastal route from Porto using a self-guided tour company such as Portugal Green Walks? Their website says they arrange accommodations and luggage transfers and provide a "road book". My husband and I took several long distance walks in Scotland using a self-guided tour...
  10. C

    Tour Operator Recommendation on the Camino Portugues

    My sister, niece and I are planning to walk the Camino from Porto to Santiago from May 1 to Tuesday May 14, 2019 with a couple of days on either end for travel from Boston. We are planning to use a tour operator to book lodging and arrange for transport of our big back packs. I am looking at...
  11. nevster1975

    Organised tour or do-it-yourself?

    Looking at doing the Camino Frances for the first time in May 2019. I've taken a look at a number of threads but was looking for a comparison between doing it all yourself and an organised walk. I would be traveling solo with the aim of time alone and meeting others on the way. It seems that for...
  12. Opa Theo

    First Camino help please: should we depend on Albergues or book nightly arrangements with a company?

    My wife and I are 70years old planning to walk from Sarria to Santiago at the end of September 2018. Should we hope to find Albergues each night or should we book with a company to arrange nightly stays? We've looked into arrangements with Garry at Spanish Adventures and Shanda at Follow the...
  13. C

    Please provide a beginner Information

    I am a new pilgrim of El Camino. I would really like to walk El Camino Aragonese but I cannot find any travel agencies that will help. Does anyone know of any? If not, will someone please give me advice on how to succeed in this route. I am having trouble finding information. Thank you so much!
  14. S

    Curious about tour operator pre-planned walks

    Hello everyone - I initially was contemplating going on a pre-mapped/routed CF walk with bag transfers and hotel bookings. However, after posting a question to receive tips and guidance there was an unanimous response by everyone (kind enough to take the time to offer me advice) to take the...
  15. B

    First-timer female - go it alone or with a tour group?

    I'm planning to hike for one week as that's all I can take off from my job - never been to Spain - female, age 60, doesn't speak the language. Is it wise to sign on with a tour group so I know where I will be staying each night, as well as not going solo? If so, can any companies be...
  16. B

    Looking for a reliable tour guide/agency for biking the Camino

    My wife was just diagnosed with a knee issue that will prevent us from walking this May. Looking for recommendations for a highly reliable bike tour operator for plan B. Thanks for the help! Ben
  17. M

    Recommendation for self-guided tour company?

    My husband and I will be walking the last section of the Camino Portugués in early June. I have inquired with three tour companies and now need to choose one. We are looking for quality service, responsiveness and in-depth knowledge of the area. The companies we've looked at are: CaminoWays...
  18. D

    Tour groups

    Hi Fellow Pilgrims, My daughter studied abroad in Santiago de Compostela last Spring, and we became fascinated with the Camino. She and I plan to walk it in June & July 2017. She will be 25 years old and I will be 60 years old next summer. I have knee problems and therefore, I am concerned...
  19. Jeff Crawley

    Have been doing it wrong all these years

    I apologise in advance - this post is a bit wordy! A work colleague is thinking of booking a "walk the Camino" holiday in September and asked my views on her trip - will she be getting the full "Camino experience"? Is it good value for money? She's going on an unguided tour from Leon. She's mid...