John Brierley Camino de Santiago Guide

Planning on walking the Camino Frances route of the Camino de Santiago ?

Do you want to know if you need a guidebook for the journey to Santiago de Compostela ?  and make the journey as easy as possible.

In this short article I’ll tell you why using the John Brierley Camino de Santiago guidebook will help you achieve a problem free journey on the Spanish Camino trail.

Ive used the guidebook multiple times when walking the Camino de Santiago, which Ive done 6 times, so I now a thing or two about walking this amazing pilgrimage.

A Pilgrims Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés): St. Jean Pied de Port • Santiago de Compostela

Welcome to El Camino that leads from the foothills of the Pyrenees in France to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia – a distance of over 800km (500 miles). 

During the past ten years the Camino has witnessed an amazing revival to regain its place as the most popular Christian pilgrim route in the world and after walking it numerous times I can tell youths pilgrimage is amazing.

This guidebook includes route planners plus daily stage maps and detailed town plans to help pilgrims with all the advance preparation they need.

The maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim albergues and hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation.

What really impressed me about this Camino Frances guide book was that John Brierley included not only every place where food or lodging is available but also every church, museum, hospital or other noteworthy site on the route from Saint Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

I recommend using this guidebook to the Camino Frances, at least your first time anyway.

A Pilgrim's Guide to the Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés)
9.7/10Our Score

St. Jean Pied de Port - Santiago de Compostela - Finnesterre

  • No 1 Camino Frances rated guidebook
  • Great elevation and map profiles
  • Comprehensive stage by stage details
  • Historical and cultural information
  • 19.9 ounces
  • 288 pages (4.63 x 0.38 x 7.5 inches)

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