Camino de Santiago Maps and Guides

Camino de Santiago Maps and Guides

Camino geographic maps are practically useless as they only provide information about the route, terrain and landscape. It is very difficult to get them from us. However, if you resort to hitchhiking, a regular roadmap is indispensable.

Tourist maps: contain a lot of useful information conveniently grouped on a sheet. Distributed free of charge at city tourism offices. Their disadvantage is that they include a specific region or city.

Travel guides are presented by many publishers, when choosing it is important to establish exactly what you expect from Camino de Santiago map. Some travel guides include detailed tourist information, historical information, hotel guides, and even gourmet menus. The cost of such guidebooks is very high, and you still have to look for them in Russian.

Which path to choose for Santiago

Choosing which path to take is a completely personal matter. There is no best or worst way. All the routes are beautiful and have their own characteristics. The elements for which they differ are the amount of pilgrims you will find and the more or less wide spread of hostels and albergue. Surely the French way is the most popular of all, followed by the Portuguese way. –


1. LEBANIEGO WAY: A route with a story of its own. Is a famous route because it guards in his monastery of Santo Toribio the Cruz de Cristo, a value that has given its own Jubilee Year?

2. THE SALVADOR WAY: Also known as the Camino de San Salvador, it links León with Oviedo, traditionally the pilgrims used to divert to Oviedo to visit the Cathedral of San Salvador. Once in the city of Oviedo, they went along the Primitive Way until they connected again the French Way in Melide…

3. INLAND CAMINO VASCO: It has been a fundamental Jacobean axis in Roman times, since it was the entrance to the center of the Peninsula from Irun. The Way begins in Irún and in Santo Domingo de la Calzada (La Rioja) it joins the French Way.

4. CAMINO PORTUGUÉS ALONG THE COAST: It starts in Oporto, goes to Redondela all along the coast (you enter Galicia by ferry in A Guarda, not in Tui, as in the traditional Portuguese Way) and, in addition, you pass through Vigo and you can see the Cíes Islands. In Redondela it joins the Portuguese Way to get to Santiago de Compostela.

5. GALICIA: O CAMIÑO DOS FAROS: The “Way of the lighthouses” is a route of great importance within the Galician community that crosses the famous (Coast of death), places of great beauty and local essence.

Elevation map:

It is the altimetry map of the Way. Excellent tool to plan the efforts, to see how much is missing, how much you have already done, how much you go up, how much you go down… well… like Linus’ blanket!

There are options to help you self-fund your Camino trip and find jobs you can do while travelling remotely. Acting as a NetSuite developer supporting organizations with their IT systems will be one example of remote jobs. This approach helps you to fly for long stretches of time and to take weeks or months off work.

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