Make a small donation and download our full Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata with all the maps and our guide to preparing for the Camino.

You'll also be helping to ensure that the basic guide is kept up-to-date and can still be given to pilgrims for free.




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When you donate you get...

The full Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata to download as a PDF. It has the following:

  • A comprehensive guide to pilgrim accommodation
  • Information about facilities such as shops, cafés and restaurants
  • Urban maps of towns and cities and detailed maps of the Vía in rural areas
  • Route descriptions focusing on places where confusion is possible
  • Information about historic sites along the Camino's route
  • Recomendations of great places to eat

If you'd like to see what it looks like you can download a samples from here the first 20 pages of the Walking Guide to the Vía de la plata

GPX tracks to the whole Vía de la Plata and its variants. These tracks were made by Gerald Kelly while walking and last updated in 2023 to take account of various route changes. The tracks can be opened in a variety of apps such as Maps Me and Organic Maps on Android and iPhone smartphones and also on Google Earth on a smartphone or a desktop computer.

Here's what the GPX tracks look like.

Practical Preparation and Background

For your donation you'll also get a PDF copy of our definitive guide to preparing for the Camino. It's got loads of information about:

  • Packing: what to bring and (all importantly) what not to bring
  • Health and safety: how to avoid, or if necessary, deal with blisters, bedbugs, heatstroke and other hazards
  • What to expect on “the Way”: What's a typical Camino day?
  • Communicating: with useful words and phrases in Spanish?
  • History of the Camino and of Spain: what was the Camino like in the middle ages?

To download a sample of our comprehensive guide to preparing for the Camino, just click here!

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