(Please note that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the businesses along the Camino may not be operating as expected, despite reopening as of June 21st. It would be wise to check with the locals regarding the opening and operations of specific restaurants, bars, albergues and other accommodations recommended in this guide.
If you are going on a Camino during the pandemic, please check the local news frequently, for new areas of outbreak and any new restrictions in travel. Any portion of the Camino may close down at any time to contain a new outbreak!
Also please note the current travel restrictions for travelers from the USA entering Spain, from the US Embassy. If you are coming from Europe to Spain, the European Schengen countries are now allowed to enter Spain. Those of us from outside this area, I am afraid, must be patient!
For detailed information regarding entry restrictions of any country in the world, including entry into Spain, click on this link to the IATA ((International Air Transport Association)). When the page opens, click on the country of your choice in the interactive map to see their requirements for entry. Good luck and be safe out there!)
Newly updated, in 2020 our eBook is packed with new information on albergues, pensions and rural homes and also includes recent changes in the route. This guide book in digital format is a must-have for an optimal Camino Primitivo!
When you purchase the digital guide book, you will receive a PDF file to download to your chosen device. Just click on the "Buy Now" button, below. We accept PayPal accounts and credit cards.
Why would you want to buy an Ebook of our web pages?
We thought you would like a portable, off-line copy of all the information we have available to you, to use as your own guide. Since the eBook is digital, you can take it along with you on your own Camino without any additional weight!
We have edited our web page information specifically for PDF use and for ease of reading. We all know that for a large volume of material it is easier to read in book or document format than online. Our eBook guides are your answer.
We have gone to all the work for you by creating a Camino Primitivo eBook so you don't have to take copious notes while you read our web pages. All the material from our Camino Primitivo web pages was used in the eBook guide, including the introduction, Oviedo and its historical churches, our walk to the UNESCO world heritage churches at Naranco, and our tour of the fabulous, Roman-walled city of Lugo. And of course, each and every one of the thirteen stages we took on The Original Way!
You will be able to read our Camino Primitivo eBook anywhere, on the airplane, at night on your Camino, and even during your Camino, to pull up the maps if you like to track your location.
We think our information is especially useful if you take the few minutes each night to read about the coming day to ensure that your Camino is as seamless as possible! Knowing what to expect and being prepared helps you better deal with the inevitable surprises!
Some Comments from our Guide Book Users:
From the Ingles/Finisterre: "I just returned last night from Spain after completing my Camino Ingles and Camino Finisterre/Muxia. I had downloaded both your eBooks in PDF and your GPS tracks to my iPhone. I wanted to drop a note and let you know that I don't think I could have done the Camino without your guidebooks and GPS tracks. At the very least they made it the experience I had hoped it would be - they helped me prepare for each day's walk ahead of time and not focus as much on the navigation during the walk, so that I could focus on the Camino itself each day. I can't imagine the amount of effort that must have gone into preparing the eBooks. And your generosity in sharing the GPS tracks. Thank you again."
From the Coastal Portuguese: "Dear Elle, I've just completed the Camino Portuguese solo from Porto using mostly Senda Litoral with the help of your wonderful guide - thank you! I've had a magical time. Having your interactive GPS was so, so useful for keeping on track, especially in the cities and when I had to go 'off track' locating hotels etc. Your great photos and ideas for things to see near the path were lovely, e.g. the church in Vila do Conde where I just caught the end of the Mass service and the Santiaguino do Monte where I had the place to myself - very peaceful. And great advice to walk out of Porto rather than take the Metro to Matosinhos - thanks. There were many families enjoying the lovely day (Saturday) and it was a pleasure to experience. They are obviously increasing the Ecovia (boardwalk) even since you wrote this. I did take the decision not to do beach walking as you did (apart from the odd moments) because I didn't know if it would work with tides. Thank you again!"
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Even though the story of our actual walks may be several years ago, we constantly cruise through many sources, including Facebook Camino Groups, Wikiloc and the Camino de Santiago Forum to ensure we capture any new accommodations, route changes and other important information just for you! We DO re-walk the routes, whenever we can!
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If you are not a techie, and need help downloading the PDF document, please feel free to contact us and we will assist you. Make sure your device has sufficient memory to handle the file. It may take awhile to download.
The file size is 120 Mb and and is 190 pages long.
It is our wish that our Camino eBook Guide will assist you in your planning and therefore add to the success of your Camino. Join all those who have told us that with our guide, we were spot-on with our information, that it enriched their own Camino, and that there were few surprises along the way!
However, as any Camino is a fluid thing, we are open to any suggestions for improvement, corrections and comments! Just contact us. We are happy to update our guide book if the information has changed since its writing. Without a printed version, we can very quickly and easily update our guide book! We thank-you and all the other pilgrimage travelers reading this thank-you!
Ultreia and Buen Camino!