Thank you for an amazing 2018!
With your support I have been able to bring to the community 2 new guidebooks and a suite of new apps, dubbed ‘Wisely’. On top of that the print collection has undergone a redesign (thanks for all of the feedback) and the 2nd edition is now available in the shop for 2019 pilgrims.
It has been a busy year and it’s not quite over yet…
Coming in early 2019 (january-ish):
1. A MAJOR rewrite of all of the apps. This has been an ongoing project for the summer and it is almost done (and accelerating fast now that the season is winding down). The apps will incorporate many of the innovations that were written into Wisely, namely offline maps and a bug free experience.
2. Several new routes: The Invierno, the San Salvador, the Camino Inglés, and the Vía de la Plata are all being added to the app lineup.
3. Several new books: I am planning to add 3 more guidebooks to the collection, including the Inglés, the Vía de la Plata, and the Invierno. Stay tuned for more information regarding these!
The images and screenshots on this site are quite old already, i’m afraid that maintaining this site has been pushed to the bottom of the to-do list while there are books to write and apps to update. However the links still work and everything shown in the app store is up to date.
Many roads. TEN 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.
UPDATED – The Camino Portugués – The only app current for 2019, including the Variante Espiritual
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 2019 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 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.