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 Meet Our Guides 



A Galician native, Juan has been living in Ireland and working as a Camino de Santiago travel consultant since 2008.

A fluent English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker, 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 Morocco in search of the world’s most beautiful and challenging trekking routes.

His love for adventure sports such as kayaking, paragliding, skiing and mountaineering, is matched only by his devotion to the Camino.

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 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 camino travel consultant.




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 city 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 camino travel consultant.


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