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Luggage Storage While Walking Camino

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benita

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015
Hello everyone! This is my first post here on the forum. What a great resource this has been. I have gained so much knowledge over the past months of reading in preparation for my first camino. I am truly grateful!!

As our start date nears, I am wondering if anyone has suggestions on storing access luggage. Since we will be doing a bit of traveling before and after the camino we need to store our suitcases while walking the camino frances. I have come across this one link https://www.caminodesantiago.me/luggage-storage-in-santiago-de-compostela/

Has anyone used his services? We would likely mail our luggage to this location from SJPP but wanted to get others thoughts.

Thank you in advance for any advice you can provide.

Best,
Benita
 

grayland

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes
Actually, the luggage storage service you linked is operated by Ivar...who runs this forum!
I use this service on every Camino and it is flawless. A simple foolproof way to forward after-Camino luggage to Santiago.
A suggestion would be to mail it from your initial point in Spain to avoid higher international fees.
If you do post internationally be very sure to fill out the proper custom form and indicate that it is used personal travel clothing.
As always, don't send anything of value through the postal services.
I personally highly recommend Ivar's service.
 

benita

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2015
Actually, the luggage storage service you linked is operated by Ivar...who runs this forum!
I use this service on every Camino and it is flawless. A simple foolproof way to forward after-Camino luggage to Santiago.
A suggestion would be to mail it from your initial point in Spain to avoid higher international fees.
If you do post internationally be very sure to fill out the proper custom form and indicate that it is used personal travel clothing.
As always, don't send anything of value through the postal services.
I personally highly recommend Ivar's service.
I had initially wanted to mail our suitcases from SJPP as we are starting our walk from there. The shipping may be higher however if we were to mail them from within Spain, do you have any idea how far we would have to travel before getting to the next post office after SJPP? I am assuming we will have to have our suitcases carried ahead through another service. Any thoughts regarding this? Thank you!
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Pamploma, Spain would be the next post office for mailing your package.
 

Barbara06

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - Pamplona (2011-14)
VDLP (2015)
Portuguese (2015)
Francigena (2016)
Primitivo (2017)
Pamploma, Spain would be the next post office for mailing your package.
... which means you would have to pull along your suitcases across the Pyrennees,.... so better to get rid of them at SJPP.
Why do you think the shipping will be higher if you mail them from within Spain ? I would have thought the opposite.
 

Davey Boyd

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Again, soon as possible!
Barbara, SJPP is in France, hence the high cost of posting to Santiago

Davey
 

Barbara06

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy - Pamplona (2011-14)
VDLP (2015)
Portuguese (2015)
Francigena (2016)
Primitivo (2017)
Barbara, SJPP is in France, hence the high cost of posting to Santiago
Davey
Davey, I agree with what you say, but I had understood the opposite from Benita who said "...The shipping may be higher however if we were to mail them from within Spain,.."
 

ranthr

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
C Frances 2005, 2007
Le Puy en Velay -SdC 2009
Via de la Plata 2011
gr 653 from Oloron to Puente la Reina 2012
Gr65 from le Puy to Figeac 2013
Irun to Santander 2013
Porto to SdC 2014
Astorga to SdC 2015
I would, like mspath says, use a luggagetransport to Pamplona. Two of my packets sent from France dissappeared.
One of them sendt to the postoffice in SdC showed up in Norway two years later, the other which I sent to Norway never came.
I put a bag in at Ivars last year in August. When I picked up after my camino Portoguese his storeroom was full of packets so a lot of people trust him:)
 

JolaK

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago October 06, 2014
Portuguese Camino May 23, 2015
Im getting ready to do the Portuguese Camino and looking for a transport of luggage from Lisbon to Santiago, any suggestions?
 

natefaith

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria-Santiago (2009)
León-Ponferrada (2014)
Camino Inglés (2017)
Oh wow! I had no idea he ran this forum. Glad we've made the connection.
Ivar is a man of many hats! He's reliable and trustworthy, and he tries to make his services as user-friendly as possible. Highly recommended :)
 

JolaK

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino de Santiago October 06, 2014
Portuguese Camino May 23, 2015
All the recommendations for luggage transfer is for Spain, I'm looking for something in Portugal.
 

mspath

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Im getting ready to do the Portuguese Camino and looking for a transport of luggage from Lisbon to Santiago, any suggestions?
Google Tuitrans for info re baggage transport on the CP.
Bom caminho!
 

arem

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Sarria to SDC abril (2015)
Actually, the luggage storage service you linked is operated by Ivar...who runs this forum!
I use this service on every Camino and it is flawless. A simple foolproof way to forward after-Camino luggage to Santiago.
A suggestion would be to mail it from your initial point in Spain to avoid higher international fees.
If you do post internationally be very sure to fill out the proper custom form and indicate that it is used personal travel clothing.
As always, don't send anything of value through the postal services.
I personally highly recommend Ivar's service.
I want to do what you mentioned, is the correos in Barajas Terminal 1 after customs? so I could check my extra box, then send to Ivar.
 

grayland

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Yes
Have a look at the Terminal 1 map of Barajas..it shows the location of the correos.

I have done this, but not sure of exact location. Easy to find and good service.
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 25, 2016
We would like to use Ivar's service but don't want to mail our suitcases from France. We will be in Biarritz for a few days before. So it seems to make sense for us to drive into Irun (or San Sebastian) and mail them from there just before we head to SJPDP? Has anyone done this before?

Also - does anyone know if there is a courier service in Irun that we could use if we decide not to use the regular postal service?

Finally, can we have our bags insured during shipment with either the postal service or a courier? (I realize they won't be insured at Ivar's once they arrive).
 

Katie A

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
About to do my 1st Camino The French Way (April-May 2016)
Hi,

This is my 1st post and I am doing my 1st Camino April-May 2016 starting SJPDP. Very excited !

What is the latest advice re sending all the way to Santiago via Express Bouricot for 70€ including storage. Have there been any bad experiences with this ?

Or using one courier to Pamplona before mailing to Santiago and storing with Ivan ? Cost of this second option ? (which seems more of a hassle but may be good if you want to add items from your pack after 1st leg of the walk).

Thanks so much,
Katie
 

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