The Camino Primitivo 2022 edition - A Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino Primitivo from Villaviciosa, through Oviedo, to Santiago de Compostela (W/FREE Passport)


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This is the 2022 edition. 

This guidebook begins in Villaviciosa, which is on the Camino del Norte, for those pilgrims who want to combine the two routes.  Pilgrims starting in Oviedo can therefore skip the first few pages.

The 2022 edition of this guidebook has been a year and a half in the making, a great deal longer than the average update. What began as routine communication with albergues during the brief period of pilgrimage in the Summer of 2020 led to the usual on-the-ground investigating during the last 2 months, right up until this edition went to press in the last week of September.

Creating it was a challenge. I have done my best to communicate with every albergue, and they in turn have done their best to relay what they know about their future. At the time of printing, the changing rules and regulations have kept everyone on their toes but together we have tried to put forward the best information possible. What was certain is that nearly every albergue is planning to open in 2022, including many that didn’t in 2021.

This edition contains many changes from the last published edition, most of them a result of the changing health codes that have compelled many albergues to change the services they offer. Many have reduced the number of beds available in dormitories in favor of converting some of that space into private rooms, quite a few have closed their kitchens, and several have changed ownership altogether. Prices have risen a bit as many properties have had to reduce the number of pilgrims that they can accommodate. Some have adopted a system of donation instead. More albergues than ever allow pets, and tents. And lastly, many more albergues than ever before now accept reservations. Local laws are still evolving, and no doubt a few changes are still to come: if an albergue price goes up, or if their bed count goes down, please be kind to them… it is not their fault.

Changes to the services in towns have been less drastic. Some towns lost their only grocery, their aging owners have chosen to retire. Another not-so-small town lost its only ATM.

And the camino itself? Well, it has not changed at all.  Patiently it waits.

The 2022 edition has been redesigned with better maps and increased legibility. It is also lighter!

The guides now contain more practical information than ever before, including more specific information for pilgrims who are looking for albergues that offer group dinners and vegetarian options.

They include:

  • The same comprehensive accommodation directory.  Including all albergues. Hotels, paradors, casa rurales, pensions, and camp sites. For albergues you will know: how many beds (including private rooms) the albergue has and how much they cost, phone number, months (and hours) open,  and whether the albergue accepts non-pilgrims or reservations.  You will also know whether they have a bar/restaurant, a kitchen for your use, whether they serve a group dinner, have vegetarian options, wifi, laundry facilities, or bicycle storage.
  • City by city information. Navigation tips and cautions, historical references, a list of available service (pharmacies, restaurants, atms, that kind of stuff) and dates for local fiestas.
  • Large Scale Maps:  Large Scale Maps with no pre-determined stages. These maps are at the start of the book and are the best reference for anyone wanting to plan ahead without having to flip through the book.
  • Elevation Profile:  The elevation profile sits alongside the large scale maps, giving you a better overview of the terrain ahead.
  • City Maps: Lots and lots of city maps.  From the small villages to the regional capitals, if there is more than one option for accommodation a map is included to help you find it.  These maps are inline with the guide and also show the nearest grocery, albergue, pharmacy, atm, and other bits.  
  • Detours and alternative routes: The camino splits in a few places, and when it does an overview is provided to help you visualize the option ahead.

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05/15/2022

Good experience

Very well! And nice Piligrim Crediancel for free. Thank you!

05/07/2022

Camino Primitivo 2022 guide

I will be using a book during the trail, definitely.

04/28/2022

Great book

Arrived safely with the Camino passport. Worldwide shipping was a bit slower than normal, however arrived well

04/14/2022

excellent service - all good

service couldn't be better - and the deliverer driver's name was Ivar - fact is often stranger than fiction

04/09/2022

Looks good. Will be walking in June

04/02/2022

Happy Canuck

Very happy with purchase. Shipping was fast to Canada and items were well-packed.

03/30/2022

Perfect

Arrived quickly to Canada. Great guide with so much detail in such a small size. I will take this in my pack rather than just using it as a planning tool.

03/17/2022

The Camino Primitivo . A Wise Pilgrim guide To The Camino Primitivo

Great. Have found this little book very useful in planning my forthcoming Camino. The size is just right too. Thank you

03/03/2022

Camino Primitivo

I did not use the guide on the road yet, but read it very carefully, comparing it to other guides. Until now, I was using books from other authors and written in German language - the Wise Pilgrim Guides are a bit different organized, but in a good way - I like it. There is no unnecessary ballast in, but it gives you all the important information.

02/23/2022

A perfect guide

Ivar, ill loke the book you send to me. The route and the maps gives a good view from the Primitievo. Hopefulley onse i will walk this route to Santiago.

Camino Forum Store The Camino Primitivo 2022 edition - A Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino Primitivo from Villaviciosa, through Oviedo, to Santiago de Compostela (W/FREE Passport) Review
02/23/2022

Camino Primitivo 2022 Guide Book

Excellent. Extremely prompt response. Received book in great shape and expediently. Thank you.

02/20/2022

A great addition to Wise Pilgrim App

A great companion to go with the Wise Pilgrim Primitivo app.

02/20/2022

The Camino has provided .

Thank you so much for sending it all the way to Australia. And in great time. Just hope we can get there soon to use it!

02/09/2022

Great Camino Primitivo guide

Very happy with the wise pilgrim guide for the Camino Primitivo. I will take it with me on my Camino journey in May 2022. Very well laid out, useful and up to date guide.

02/09/2022

Seriously worth having

I have yet to set out on this latest Camino and decided to purchase this guide in preparation. On my previous 3 Camino’s I have used the Brierley guides and was very happy with the information. I admit I didn’t read much of the text unfortunately. This guide seems to be paired down to essential information, but does appear to be rather complete. I can’t wait to get going…..this guide in hand.

02/09/2022

Always good!

The Camino Primitivo guide by Wise Pilgrim is the latest info and very helpful, as always. In the interest of keeping it lightweight, the print is small and a bit hard on “older” eyes, but the website fills in nicely. Grateful Michael does all the research for us! And Ivar has this latest version. Amazon does not!

02/09/2022

Guide book

Excellent guide, I haven’t used it on my Camino yet (apr 20). However I have bought and used guides from Ivan before. All items always arrive on time and are as described. I would highly recommend, listening to his videos. I found it invaluable during lockdown. Tommy

03/02/2021

The postal people took a while but it came eventually

The guide is very exciting. I will be using it in the future, but can't do it just yet. It's always great to deal with Casa Ivar!

03/29/2020

Guide

Great

03/14/2020

Camino Primitivo Wise Pilgrim

A great resource - concise with good maps. And your service was exceptional - book arrived before stated arrival date - can’t wait to put it to good use - and oh, it is lightweight and will be easy to carry. Always a consideration on the trail.

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4.8 Based on 67 Reviews
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58
4 ★
9% 
6
3 ★
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Filter Reviews:
05/15/2022

Good experience

Very well! And nice Piligrim Crediancel for free. Thank you!

05/07/2022

Camino Primitivo 2022 guide

I will be using a book during the trail, definitely.

04/28/2022

Great book

Arrived safely with the Camino passport. Worldwide shipping was a bit slower than normal, however arrived well

04/14/2022

excellent service - all good

service couldn't be better - and the deliverer driver's name was Ivar - fact is often stranger than fiction

04/09/2022

Looks good. Will be walking in June

04/02/2022

Happy Canuck

Very happy with purchase. Shipping was fast to Canada and items were well-packed.

03/30/2022

Perfect

Arrived quickly to Canada. Great guide with so much detail in such a small size. I will take this in my pack rather than just using it as a planning tool.

03/17/2022

The Camino Primitivo . A Wise Pilgrim guide To The Camino Primitivo

Great. Have found this little book very useful in planning my forthcoming Camino. The size is just right too. Thank you

03/03/2022

Camino Primitivo

I did not use the guide on the road yet, but read it very carefully, comparing it to other guides. Until now, I was using books from other authors and written in German language - the Wise Pilgrim Guides are a bit different organized, but in a good way - I like it. There is no unnecessary ballast in, but it gives you all the important information.

02/23/2022

A perfect guide

Ivar, ill loke the book you send to me. The route and the maps gives a good view from the Primitievo. Hopefulley onse i will walk this route to Santiago.

Camino Forum Store The Camino Primitivo 2022 edition - A Wise Pilgrim Guide to the Camino Primitivo from Villaviciosa, through Oviedo, to Santiago de Compostela (W/FREE Passport) Review
02/23/2022

Camino Primitivo 2022 Guide Book

Excellent. Extremely prompt response. Received book in great shape and expediently. Thank you.

02/20/2022

A great addition to Wise Pilgrim App

A great companion to go with the Wise Pilgrim Primitivo app.

02/20/2022

The Camino has provided .

Thank you so much for sending it all the way to Australia. And in great time. Just hope we can get there soon to use it!

02/09/2022

Great Camino Primitivo guide

Very happy with the wise pilgrim guide for the Camino Primitivo. I will take it with me on my Camino journey in May 2022. Very well laid out, useful and up to date guide.

02/09/2022

Seriously worth having

I have yet to set out on this latest Camino and decided to purchase this guide in preparation. On my previous 3 Camino’s I have used the Brierley guides and was very happy with the information. I admit I didn’t read much of the text unfortunately. This guide seems to be paired down to essential information, but does appear to be rather complete. I can’t wait to get going…..this guide in hand.

02/09/2022

Always good!

The Camino Primitivo guide by Wise Pilgrim is the latest info and very helpful, as always. In the interest of keeping it lightweight, the print is small and a bit hard on “older” eyes, but the website fills in nicely. Grateful Michael does all the research for us! And Ivar has this latest version. Amazon does not!

02/09/2022

Guide book

Excellent guide, I haven’t used it on my Camino yet (apr 20). However I have bought and used guides from Ivan before. All items always arrive on time and are as described. I would highly recommend, listening to his videos. I found it invaluable during lockdown. Tommy

03/02/2021

The postal people took a while but it came eventually

The guide is very exciting. I will be using it in the future, but can't do it just yet. It's always great to deal with Casa Ivar!

03/29/2020

Guide

Great

03/14/2020

Camino Primitivo Wise Pilgrim

A great resource - concise with good maps. And your service was exceptional - book arrived before stated arrival date - can’t wait to put it to good use - and oh, it is lightweight and will be easy to carry. Always a consideration on the trail.