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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 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 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 got 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.
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.
When 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 our comprehensive guide to preparing for the Camino, the indispensable guide for first-time pilgrims, with all you need to know about packing, planning, etc.
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