Cicerone: The Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo (W/FREE Passport)


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Guidebook to walking the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo pilgrim routes to Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain. The 820km Camino del Norte from Irún via Bilbao and Santander takes around 5 weeks to complete. The 355km Camino Primitivo takes about 2 weeks. Includes the Camino Finisterre from Santiago to the coast.

ISBN 9781786310149
Published 15 May 2019
Pages
312
Size 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.8cm
Weight 340g


Seasons

Summer/late spring/early autumn are best, because of the weather and because much of the accommodation closes in winter

Centres

Irún, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santander, Gijón, Oviedo, Lugo, Santiago de Compostela

Difficulty

While certain stages of the Caminos may be quite physically demanding, the Caminos are largely approachable to any walker, since it is often possible to split difficult stages into shorter sections. Luggage transport services are available for walkers who need support.
Must See
The rocky coastline of the Basque Country, sandy beaches, the mountains of Astoria, rolling hills of Galicia; some of Spain's most dynamic cities, including San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santander, Oviedo, Lugo, Santiago; variety of architecture from Lugo's Roman walls, Romanesque and Gothic churches, to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum

 

Overview

This guidebook describes the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo pilgrim routes to Santiago do Compostela in northwest Spain. The 820km Camino del Norte follows the coast from Irún, on the French border, and takes about 5 weeks to complete. The 355km Camino Primitivo splits off from the Camino del Norte near Villaviciosa and passes through Oviedo and Lugo en route to Compostela. It takes roughly 2 weeks to walk. This book also includes an overview of a continuation route from Santiago to Finisterre. Physically demanding, but not difficult, the caminos are best walked from in late spring to autumn.

The guidebook is broken into stages of between 15 and 35km, most of which end in a town or village with a pilgrim albergue. There is indispensable information on facilities, food and lodging, 1:1000 scale maps of the route and town maps for key locations. With notes on preparation and planning, travel and equipment, a list of useful sources of information, and a glossary, the book provides all you need to know to walk the camino.

Santiago de Compostela, whose cathedral houses the relics of St James, was one of three major centres of Catholic pilgrimage in the Middle Ages. In modern times the Caminos de Santiago have seen a resurgence in popularity, drawing walkers for all sorts of reasons. Passing through the Spanish regions of the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia, the northern caminos are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear routes, and a community of pilgrims, without suffering the overcrowding of the Camino Frances.

Contents

INTRODUCTION
The story of Saint James
The Northern Caminos: yesterday and today
Along the routes: different cultures
Choosing your camino
When to go
Preparation and planning
Being a pilgrim
Getting there and back
Equipment
Accommodation
Food
Postal services
Telephones and internet
Other local facilities
Waymarking, route-planning, and maps
Using this guide


THE CAMINO DEL NORTE
Prologue: The Voie Littorale Bayonne to Irún/Hondarribia
Stage 1 Irún to San Sebastián
Stage 2 San Sebastián to Zarautz
Stage 3 Zarautz to Deba
Stage 4 Deba to Markina-Xemein
Stage 5 Markina-Xemein to Gernika-Lumo
Stage 6 Gernika-Lumo to Bilbao
Stage 7 Bilbao to Pobeña
Stage 8 Pobeña to Castro-Urdiales
Stage 9 Castro-Urdiales to Laredo
Stage 10 Laredo to Güemes
Stage 11 Güemes to Santander
Stage 12 Santander to Santillana del Mar
Stage 13 Santillana del Mar to Comillas
Stage 14 Comillas to Colombres
Detour: The Camino Lebaniego Muñorrodero to Santo Toribio de Liébana
Stage 15 Colombres to Llanes
Stage 16 Llanes to Piñeres de Pría
Stage 17 Piñeres de Pría to La Isla
Stage 18 La Isla to Villaviciosa
Detour: The Camino Covadonga Amandi (Villaviciosa) to Covadonga
Stage 19 Villaviciosa to Gijón
Stage 20 Gijón to Avilés
Stage 21 Avilés to Muros de Nalón
Stage 22 Muros de Nalón to Cadavedo
Stage 23 Cadavedo to Luarca
Stage 24 Luarca to La Caridad
Stage 25 La Caridad to Ribadeo
Stage 26 Ribadeo to Lourenzá
Stage 27 Lourenzá to Gontán/Abadín
Stage 28 Gontán/Abadín to Vilalba
Stage 29 Vilalba to Miraz
Stage 30 Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes
Stage 31 Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzúa
Stage 32 Arzúa to Santiago de Compostela
THE CAMINO PRIMITIVO
Stage 1 Villaviciosa to Pola de Siero
Stage 2 Pola de Siero to Oviedo
Stage 3 Oviedo to Grado
Stage 4 Grado to Salas
Stage 5 Salas to Campiello
Stage 6 Campiello to Berducedo
Stage 7 Berducedo to Grandas de Salime
Stage 8 Grandas de Salime to A Fonsagrada
Stage 9 A Fonsagrada to Castroverde
Stage 10 Castroverde to Lugo
Stage 11 Lugo to As Seixas
Stage 12 As Seixas to Arzúa
Primitivo–Norte Link via Oviedo Oviedo to Avilés
Primitivo–Norte Link via Friol Lugo to Sobrado dos Monxes


THE CAMINO FINISTERRE
Stage 1 Santiago de Compostela to Negreira
Stage 2 Negreira to Olveiroa
Stage 3 Olveiroa to Finisterre

Appendix A Useful sources of information
Appendix B English–Spanish–Euskera glossary
Appendix C Suggestions for further reading

 

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01/01/2020

Guide book purchase

Easy to order and quick to arrive (UK). Great to receive a Credential too.

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Caroline S.
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11/03/2019

Good books

Selections was easy and delivery rapid

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Gabor V.
Spain Spain
11/03/2019

Book purchase

The Camino guides I ordered travelled all the way across the world to NZ much faster and arrived in good time and in great condition. Thank you for sending it with my credential. I would definitely purchase from you again. Cheers, Kas

KS
Kas S.
New Zealand New Zealand
01/24/2019

Northern caminok

A good book small and light with all the info you need

A
Anonymous
Finland
02/25/2018

Great book to support my research

The book has great maps, splitting the different legs is helpful for the planning. And very speedy delivery!

JH
Jacqueline H.
Switzerland
09/25/2017

mixed feelings

I have always been satisfied with the services of the Camino Forum, however as far as the book is concerned I was disappointed. To start with, -very heavy, with no elevation charts, and the maps might be nice as far as graphic design is concerned but not for the Camino. My free apps were much more helpful.

A
Anonymous
Greece
08/14/2017

Just what I was looking for:

Still doing the planning for the Norte, but walked the stage from Pasaia to San Sebastián in July. Maps and info are very accurate and concise. No extra gobbilty **** you don't need. It is small and light but offers all you need to know for a successful, enjoyable Camino.

MH
Maryann H.
United States
08/14/2017

Concerned

We received the book in due time however, we had requested and paid for a second credential and it was not included in our package. I wrote you an email but never received a response. Having said that, the book appears to be very useful and we are looking forward to our next Camino in October

LW
Lynn W.
Canada
08/01/2017

Thank's Ivar. Exellent store.

Have studied the routes and etapas so far. The Camino itself starts next month.

A
Anonymous
Finland

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Customer Reviews
4.8 Based on 9 Reviews
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Filter Reviews:
01/01/2020

Guide book purchase

Easy to order and quick to arrive (UK). Great to receive a Credential too.

CS
Caroline S.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
11/03/2019

Good books

Selections was easy and delivery rapid

GV
Gabor V.
Spain Spain
11/03/2019

Book purchase

The Camino guides I ordered travelled all the way across the world to NZ much faster and arrived in good time and in great condition. Thank you for sending it with my credential. I would definitely purchase from you again. Cheers, Kas

KS
Kas S.
New Zealand New Zealand
01/24/2019

Northern caminok

A good book small and light with all the info you need

A
Anonymous
Finland
02/25/2018

Great book to support my research

The book has great maps, splitting the different legs is helpful for the planning. And very speedy delivery!

JH
Jacqueline H.
Switzerland
09/25/2017

mixed feelings

I have always been satisfied with the services of the Camino Forum, however as far as the book is concerned I was disappointed. To start with, -very heavy, with no elevation charts, and the maps might be nice as far as graphic design is concerned but not for the Camino. My free apps were much more helpful.

A
Anonymous
Greece
08/14/2017

Just what I was looking for:

Still doing the planning for the Norte, but walked the stage from Pasaia to San Sebastián in July. Maps and info are very accurate and concise. No extra gobbilty **** you don't need. It is small and light but offers all you need to know for a successful, enjoyable Camino.

MH
Maryann H.
United States
08/14/2017

Concerned

We received the book in due time however, we had requested and paid for a second credential and it was not included in our package. I wrote you an email but never received a response. Having said that, the book appears to be very useful and we are looking forward to our next Camino in October

LW
Lynn W.
Canada
08/01/2017

Thank's Ivar. Exellent store.

Have studied the routes and etapas so far. The Camino itself starts next month.

A
Anonymous
Finland