Resources

Help me improve this site. Do you know of any useful website, blog, book…? Anything that might be of help to those preparing for their Camino. If you have any suggestions, just leave a comment!

 

 Websites

American Pilgrims on the Camino: This volunteer-run, non-profit organization supports the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in different ways.

Canadian Company of Pilgrims: This non-denominational volunteer-run association supports Canadians interested in the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

The Confraternity of Saint James: Based in London and mostly run by volunteers. They have published several guides.

Shamrocks and Shells: The Camino Society Ireland’s online magazine, with plenty of information and links to other resources.

Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago: Information about Compostelas, Credenciales, Pilgrim’s Mass…

The Cathedral in Santiago: What to see, info about masses, the Botafumeiro, the pilgrimage…

  • Forums and guides

Camino de Santiago forum: Loads of information on a wide variety of topics (and you can ask your own questions too).

Gronze (in Spanish): Online guide to the different Camino routes, including available accommodations along the way.

Eroski (in Spanish): Another online guide to the different Caminos, including info about albergues.

El Camino con Correos: The Spanish Post Office offers a backpack transfer service. Their website also includes a guide to the different Caminos.

 

  • Travel

RENFE: The Spanish rail company.

ALSA: A bus company with many destinations all over Spain.

Rome2Rio: Plan your trip: choose your starting point and destination and see what your options are.

 

  • Bag transfer services

www.elcaminoconcorreos.com: the Spanish postal service has a backpack transfer service for pilgrims. It covers all the main routes within Spain.

www.tuitrans.com: for the Camino Portugués, from Porto.

www.jacotrans.es: for the Camino Francés.

 

 

Camino Books

A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino de Santiago: St. Jean – Roncesvalles – Santiago, by John Brierly.

A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Portugués: Lisbon – Porto – Santiago / Camino Central, Camino de la Costa, Variente Espiritual & Senda Litoral, by John Brierly. 

Camino del Norte: Irún to Santiago along Spain’s Northern Coast, by Matthew Harms et al.

The Camino Inglés: 6 days (or less) to Santiago, by Susan Jagannath (you can read my review here).

Stone and Water: Walking the Spiritual Variant of the Camino Portugués, by Roy Uprichard. The Spanish translation is now available too: Piedra y agua: Andando por la Variante Espiritual del Camino Portugués

Walk with the sun till ur shadow disappears: A Pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, by Terry McHugh

 

*Disclosure: some of these are affiliate links. This means that if you click on one and happen to buy the book, I will get a small commission at no extra cost to you. In other words, by buying through these links, you would be supporting my tea-drinking habit.

 

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