A Selection of Camino Resources: the 2019 Edition


There are dozens of guidebooks for the Caminos; these are among the most popular. Prices are approximate and pulled from multiple sources. Books may be purchased through brick and mortar or online bookshops (physical stores will special order) though prices may differ. Several are available at the Camino Forum Shop https://www.santiagodecompostela.me/collections/guide-books or through The Confraternity of Saint James https://www.csj.org.uk/shop/.

Camino Guides https://www.caminoguides.com/

John Brierley’s publishes his iconic guides through Camino Guides. Presumably they are the most recent editions but that information is not given. There are currently five titles. Other places to purchase include the Forum and Confraternity listed above. Also listed on amazon.ca; search for “john brierley camino guides” though editions may not be current.

A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St. Jean · Roncesvalles · Santiago. £17.99

Camino de Santiago Maps –St Jean – Roncesvalles – Santiago. £10.99

A Camino Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Inglés & Camino Finisterre Including Muxia Circuit. £11.99

A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Portugués. £15.99

Camino Portugués Maps: Lisbon – Porto – Santiago. £10.99

Cicerone Press http://www.cicerone.co.uk/

Searching for “way of st james” under “Books” yields 17 titles. These include the following:

Raju, Alison. (2017). The Way of St. James – France: Chemin de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle-Le Puy to the Pyrenees. ISBN 9781852848767. £13.46 print, £7.48 for e-book, £20.94 for both.

Raju, Alison. (2003, reprinted 2017). The Way of St. James – Spain: Pyrenees-Santiago-Finisterre. ISBN 9781852843724.

£13.46 print, £7.48 for e-book, £20.94 for both.

Wells, Mike. (2019). Cycling the Camino de Santiago: The Way of St James – Camino Frances. ISBN 9781852849696. £13.46 Not yet published; available March 15 2019.

Whitson, Dave & Laura Perazzoli. (2015, reprinted 2018). The Northern Caminos: Norte, Primitivo & Inglés. ISBN 9781852847944. £15.26 print, £8.48 for e-book, £23.74 for both.

Editions du Vieux Crayon http://www.levieuxcrayon.com/ (French)

Miam Miam Dodo – El Camino Francés Le Guide – Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port / Santiago > Finisterre. (2018). ISBN 978- 2916446-80-6. €19.00.

Miam Miam Dodo – Vézelay/ Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. (2018). ISBN 978-2916446-83-7. €21.00.

Village to Village Press – https://www.caminoguidebook.com/

Camino routes include Francés, del Norte, Finisterre, Inglés, Portugués, Primitivo.

Dintamen, Anna & David Landis. (2019). Camino Francés. ISBN 978-1-947474-07-9. US$19.95.

Wise Pilgrim Guides http://www.wisepilgrim.com/

First available as well regarded apps developed by Michael Matynka. There are now six print editions as well. Prices range from €5.90 for the Finisterre & Muxia guide, €14.90 for Primitivo, €15.90 for Via de la Plata and Sanabres; and €19.90 each for Francés, Norte, and Portugués. The apps can be purchased separately or in bundles.



Rabe, Cordula. Camino de Santiago: Way of St. James from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela – 42 Stages (2015). (Gill Round & Tom Krupp, Trans.). Munich: Rother. ISBN 978-3-7633-4835-0. €14.90.


Some resources on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela forum with book, mobile, and non-book suggestions https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/categories/camino-guides-in-print.61/ https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/categories/camino-books-not-guides.62/ https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/categories/print-and-electronics.53/ https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/resources/



American Pilgrims on the Camino


Not just for Americans; also hosts a very helpful Facebook page. Camigas: A Buddy System for Women on the Camino https://www.facebook.com/groups/CaminoBuddySystemForWomen

A Facebook page established through APOC especially for women pilgrims.

Camino de Santiago Forum


A forum for pilgrims to ask questions and share answers. THE indispensable resource. Includes downloadable updated listings of all albergues and favourite albergues on Camino Francés.

Canadian Company of Pilgrims


Official site of the Canadian Company of Pilgrims (CCoP) Canadian Company of Pilgrims, Calgary Chapter https://calgarypilgrims.ca/

Join the Facebook page for current Calgary happenings https://www.facebook.com/calgarypilgrims/ or contact info@calgarypilgrims.ca for information.

Euroski Consumer Guide


Spanish language site with detailed descriptions of the Camino routes and albergues along the way. English translation available when using Chrome as a browser; also available as a Spanish language app.



Spanish language site for popular and obscure routes; includes details about albergues and links to book them.



Multi-lingual site with information about numerous Caminos, news, shopping, and more.



Great route maps including every site along the way, distances, and albergues.

Way of St. James


Interactive, downloadable guides for Camino Francés, Primitivo, Muxia and Finisterre, Salvador, and Aragones.



Wise Pilgrim Guides Eleven routes/apps and collections. $1.99 – $14.99. For Android, Apple.

maps.me for detailed offline maps. Free. For Android, Apple, Blackberry, Kindle.

Google Translate for online or offline translations. Free. For Android, Apple.


Compiled by Helen Lee Robertson, MLIS, BA    Dated March 2019