The Camino de Santiago's most popular guidebook, containing all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of Saint James.
Overview route planners plus all 33 daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with as much advance preparation as they need. The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points.
Newly updated to include the latest maps and photos, this lightweight guide fits into a walker's pocket for carefree traveling.
» 288 pages paperback in full colour.
» Overview route planner
» 33 daily stage maps showing optional routes
» 33 Contour guides
» List of pilgrim hostels and alternative accommodation
» 14 Town plans
» Historical notes and places of special interest.
» Dictionary with basic pilgrim phrases.
» Practical notes on preparation including equipment and clothing checklist
Welcome to the pilgrimage route that leads from the foothills of the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia – a distance of 791 km (490 miles).
During the past ten years the Camino has witnessed an amazing revival to regain its place as the most popular Christian pilgrim route in the world – but this is no modern fad for this ancient path has been transforming lives for more than ten centuries. In recognition of, “The testimony to the power of faith and the 1,800 buildings of great historic interest that lie along its path” it was proclaimed the first European Cultural Itinerary in 1987 and inscribed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1993.