At long last the Camino Porgtugués Guide has been published! Available immediately for Android and Apple.
March – 2016
The Spring 2016 updates have just been published. As usual there are two updates this Spring, another will arrive in a month’s time once all of the albergues have opened for the season.
This recent update includes some substantial changes to the code and is much faster to use.
Many roads. Nine guides.
From St. Jean Pied de Port in the shadow of the French Pyrenees.
From the high mountain pass of Somport.
From Oviedo, and TO Oviedo.
The Summer route or the Winter route.
The way North from Lisbon along the Portugués Route.
And even an few options on what to do with yourself once you get to Compostela (hint: keep walking).
Features of the Guides
If you plan on walking more than one route, enjoy a price break.
If you’ve already walked one camino, and are planning another, enjoy a price break.
If you cannot decide which camino to walk, buy all six and enjoy a price break.
NEW – The Camino Portugués – The only app current for 2016.
The route from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostela through Porto along the Central Way. This road has changed dramatically over the last 12 months, be wary of other books that claim to be new for 2016 as many are just reprints with old information.
Camino Francés – The original wise pilgrim guide and the longest in the series.
At 800km (500 miles), the Camino Francés is among the longest routes to Santiago. For the last 1000 years it has also been the most popular.
Camino Primitivo – Or as the locals call it, the knee wrecker.
This camino begins at San Salvador in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. The going is tough but rewarding. It joins the Camino Francés near Melide before ending in Santiago de Compostela. Don’t let the name scare you away.
San Salvador – A detour from the Francés, or a journey all of it’s own.
Once upon a time the devout would break from the Camino Francés in Leon and turn north to Oviedo to visit the Camara Santa at the cathedral of San Salvador. Today you can do the same if you have a few extra weeks to spare.
Camino Aragonés – An alternate start to the Camino Francés
Not so much a camino of it’s own, this route is an alternate beginning to the Camino Francés. It begins in the mountain pass of Somport to the Souttheast of St. Jean, and rejoins the French route near Puente la Reina.
Camino de Invierno
The Camino de Invierno, or Winter Route, is steadily becoming a viable alternative to the final stretch of the Camino Francés. It begins in Ponferrada and follows a more Southern approach to Santiago. In so doing the Camino de Invierno bypasses the snowier mountain passes in favor of a warmer climate. These days it is actually more popular during the summer, as accommodation along the way has yet to fully mature.
Caminos to Finisterre and Muxía – Following in the footsteps of sun worshippers.
It is not uncommon to arrive in Santiago with an itch to keep moving. For those not quite done with their journey the road continues to Finisterre, and from there to Muxía. And from there back to Santiago.