APRIL 2017: please note that this website is currently in construction and not everything works.
Welcome to the website to the Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago!
The guide covers the Camino Francés from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, the most popular walking route of all the Caminos and the one which features in the film The Way.
The guide was first published in 2007 as a free download from our website and it's been going strong every since with annual updates to take account of all the new pilgrim hostels opening along the Camino.
Today there are two versions of the guide, the full guide and the free guide
The full Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago has the following:
If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago
You can get the full guide as a PDF document to download by making a US$5 donation to this website (see the bottom of this page).
For your donation you'll also get a PDF copy of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, the definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's got loads of information about:
To download a sample of the first 20 pages of Camino de Santiago Practical Preparation and Background, just click here!
If you'd prefer to buy a printed copy or an ebook for Kindle or you can buy copies of both books from Amazon:
The Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago is also available as an app Android and Apple (iPhone) mobile phones.
The free guide is, as its name suggests, free! It contains the same information about pilgrim hostels and pilgrim facilities as the full guide but it doesn't contain the maps, historical information, sights, etc. You can get a copy of the free guide to download in PDF format from our download page.
Your donation will help ensure that this guide to the Camino de Santiago continues to be updated every year and continues to be made freely available to pilgrims.
Also, if you donate at least US$5 you get access to the full guide to download in PDF format. The full guide has all the maps, altitude profiles, history and sightseeing information which isn't in the free one. You'll also be able to download a copy of Practical Preparation and Background the indespensible guide for first-time pilgrims, with all you need to know about packing, planning, etc.