2020 edition: Camino Frances Guide and map book - includes Finisterre finish (W/FREE Passport)


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Please note: This book actually contains two books, one guidebook and one map only book inside a plastic cover. Any of the two books can easily be taken out and used separately. 

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Guidebook and map book to walking the 784km Camino Frances from St Jean-Pied-de-Port in southern France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, including an additional route to Finisterre. Split into 6 sections and 36 customisable stages, the guide lists over 500 pilgrim hostels. The map book covers the entire route, which can be walked in 4-5 weeks.

This two-volume set of guidebook and map book makes an indispensable companion to planning and walking the 784km Camino Frances pilgrim route from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.

Divided into 6 sections, the guidebook includes an additional section from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and Muxia on the Galician coast. Each section is broken down into detailed stages with easily customisable start and finish points due to the amount of accommodation available en route. Over 500 of these pilgrim lodgings are listed within this guidebook, including all public and private albergues, with contact details and a description of facilities available.

The accompanying map book offers detailed, stage-by-stage maps and profiles of the route as well as over 120 town and village maps that helps you find the exact location of accommodation and other sites important to pilgrims. The small size allows you to keep the map book in an accessible pocket for use throughout the day.

This two-part guidebook and map book provide an abundance of advice on planning and preparation, sample itineraries and detailed information that allows complete customisation of the Camino, making this an ideal guidebook for all pilgrims walking the Camino Frances.

Seasons
The route is best experienced in spring or autumn, though summer months are most popular. Winter pilgrims may encounter snow at higher elevations.

Centres
The route passes through the energetic, world-famous city of Pamplona, the capital of Spanish wine country in Logroño, the historic cities of Burgos and León and culminates in Santiago de Compostela, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Difficulty
The trek is suitable for all walking levels. No special equipment is necessary and stages are graded from easy to difficult.

Must See
The Camino Francés begins on the French-Spanish border and heads west across the Pyrenees, fertile valleys and vast plains of northern Spain to the tomb of St James the Apostle in Santiago de Compostela. It passes some of Spain's most important artistic and architectural treasures, like the majestic cathedrals of Burgos and León, as well as countless smaller medieval masterpieces.

Overview

This two-volume set of guidebook and map book makes an indispensable companion to planning and walking the 784km Camino Frances pilgrim route from St-Jean-Pied-de-Port across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela.

Divided into 6 sections, the guidebook includes an additional section from Santiago de Compostela to Finisterre and Muxia on the Galician coast. Each section is broken down into detailed stages with easily customisable start and finish points due to the amount of accommodation available en route. Over 500 of these pilgrim lodgings are listed within this guidebook, including all public and private albergues, with contact details and a description of facilities available.

The accompanying map book offers detailed, stage-by-stage maps and profiles of the route as well as over 120 town and village maps that helps you find the exact location of accommodation and other sites important to pilgrims. The small size allows you to keep the map book in an accessible pocket for use throughout the day.

This two-part guidebook and map book provide an abundance of advice on planning and preparation, sample itineraries and detailed information that allows complete customisation of the Camino, making this an ideal guidebook for all pilgrims walking the Camino Frances.

Table of Content

Contents
General introduction
What makes the Camino Francés special?
History of the Camino de Santiago
Do I have to be religious to walk the Camino?
Planning your walk
Where to begin?
Where to end?
When to walk?
Where to stay?
What to eat?
How many days should I allow for the walk?
How do I plan my daily stages?
Should I make reservations ahead?
How much money should I budget?
How do I get to and from the Camino?
How do I secure my credencial and compostela?
Tips for making the most of your walk
Topography of the Camino
Preparing for the climates of northern Spain
Understanding local cultures
Training for your walk
What and how to pack
Baggage and storage services
Walking sticks and trekking poles
Health and well-being
Pilgrim etiquette
How to use this guide
App, GPX tracks and accommodation download
Section 1: Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Pamplona
Stage 1 Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncesvalles
Stage 2 Roncesvalles to Zubiri
Stage 3 Zubiri to Pamplona
Section 2: Pamplona to Burgos
Stage 4 Pamplona to Puente la Reina
Stage 5 Puente la Reina to Estella
Stage 6 Estella to Los Arcos
Stage 7 Los Arcos to Logroño
Stage 8 Logroño to Nájera
Stage 9 Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Stage 10 Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado
Stage 11 Belorado to San Juan de Ortega
Stage 12 San Juan de Ortega to Burgos
Section 3: Burgos to León
Stage 13 Burgos to Hontanas
Stage 14 Hontanas to Boadilla del Camino
Stage 15 Boadilla del Camino to Carrión de los Condes
Stage 16 Carrión de los Condes to Terradillos de los Templarios
Stage 17A Terradillos de los Templarios to Bercianos del Real Camino
Stage 17B Terradillos de los Templarios to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos
Stage 18A Bercianos del Real Camino to Mansilla de las Mulas
Stage 18B Calzadilla de los Hermanillos to Mansilla de las Mulas
Stage 19 Mansilla de las Mulas to León
Section 4: León to Sarria
Stage 20 León to Hospital de Órbigo
Stage 21 Hospital de Órbigo to Astorga
Stage 22 Astorga to Foncebadón
Stage 23 Foncebadón to Ponferrada
Stage 24 Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo
Stage 25 Villafranca del Bierzo to La Faba
Stage 26 La Faba to Triacastela
Stage 27 Triacastela to Sarria
Section 5: Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Stage 28 Sarria to Portomarín
Stage 29 Portomarín to Palas de Rei
Stage 30 Palas de Rei to Arzúa
Stage 31 Arzúa to O Pedrouzo
Stage 32 O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela
Section 6: Camino Finisterre/Muxía
Stage 33 Santiago de Compostela to Negreira
Stage 34 Negreira to Olveiroa
Stage 35A Olveiroa to Finisterre
Stage 35B Olveiroa to Muxía
Stage 36 Finisterre to Muxía

Appendix A Stage planning tables
Appendix B Major local festivals
Appendix C Useful contacts, links and apps
Appendix D Bibliography and further reading

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