Welcome to the website of the
The 2020 edition of the guide is now available
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. It's updated every year 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 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.
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 sample 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 the donate buttons).
For your donation you'll also get a free PDF copy of our definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's been fully updated in January 2020 and has loads of information about:
To download a sample of our guide to preparing for the Camino, just click here!
If you'd prefer to buy a printed copy or an ebook for Kindle you buy both books from Amazon:
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The Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago is also available as an app on Android and Apple (iPhone) mobile phones. For links to the apps see here.
We've been providing free guides to Camino pilgrims since 2012 and updating them every year. This is part of our commitment to supporting the Camino community. This all costs time and money. If you'd like to help us financially and ensure that we'll still be able to provide this service in the future you can do so in two ways.
By making a small donation. When you donate you'll be able to download the full guide in PDF format.
By using our online booking tool when you're reserving accommodation. If you sleep in a hotel or hostel after booking through our site we automatically receive a small payment from Booking.com. It's a win-win, it costs you nothing, the Camino Guide benefits, and a major muntinational company loses some money (that should probably be "win-win-win!") We've organised our booking tool so it's easy to see what accommodation is available along the Camino. Have a look, the Camino de Santiago / Camino Francés one is HERE.
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