The 2024 edition with updated information was released in November 2013.
A practical, no nonsense guide to walking the Camino de Santiago / Camino Francés with information about pilgrim hostels and services plus lots of background information about the history, culture and architecture of the places you will pass through.
It covers the Camino from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela.
This guide grew out of the caminoguide.net free community-based guide to the Camino which has been published every year since 2011 and is kept up-to-date with the help of feedback from pilgrims past and present.
This is a very simple app with no fancy stuff like GPS tracking or user interaction or pointless "social networking". It's also free of advertising.
The guide includes:
The Route: distances between places with pilgrim hostels, descriptions of difficult points along the route.
Maps: interactive, route maps showing the Camino in rural areas and in greater detail in cities and towns with the location of Pilgrim Hostels and other facilities.
Accommodation: up-to-date and accurate information about pilgrim hostels, the facilities provided and prices. Also, links to booking.com for hotels and guest houses.
Services: information about services (shops, tourist information, internet, etc.) plus the dates of local festivals.
Restaurants: the author's personal recommendations for places to eat.
Live updates: regularly updated information about which accommodation is currently open
Booking.com: direct links to each town and village along the Camino, allowing you to book ahead with ease
Sights: historical and architectural information about the sights you’ll see along the Camino.
History: a brief history of the towns and villages along the Camino, describing significant events, people and legends.
Gastronomy: descriptions of the traditional dishes to watch out for in the different regions and recommendations on where to try them.