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Claude Tranchant


Following a painful divorce, Claude Tranchant set out from Australia at age 64 to begin a 100-day solo pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago. Along the way, she overcame loss, found empowerment, and discovered bliss.

Her best-selling book, Boots to Bliss, recalls the story from Vezelay, France to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, and beyond. In her new book, Boots to Freedom, Claude finds her inner happiness and emotional freedom through walks across Australia, Nepal, and once more on the Camino de Santiago in her early 70s.

Camino De Santiago

15: Ancient Walks in Modern Times | Season One Finale

June 2, 2021

In the Season One finale, author Kevin Donahue ( explores the meaning of pilgrimage in modern times, with insights from four of this season's guests, including Australian author Claude Tranchan…

Camino De Santiago

5: Interview with "Boots to Bliss" Author Claude Tranchant

Jan. 6, 2021

Australian author Claude Tranchant ("Boots to Bliss", "Boots to Freedom") joins author Kevin Donahue ( to discuss overcoming loss, finding empowerment, and walking the Camino de Santiago again …