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The Northern Caminos : The Caminos Norte, Primitivo and Ingles

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This guidebook is a comprehensive, pocket-sized guide to walking the pilgrimage routes through northern Spain to the sacred city of Santiago de Compostela. The Camino del Norte is an 817km five-week coastal route from the town of Irun, close to the French border. Its alternatives are the Camino Primitivo (which splits from the Norte near Oviedo for the next 355km) and the Camino Ingles (a five-day 116km route from the city of Ferrol on the north-west coast). The guide gives stage-by-stage descriptions to all three routes, and to the Camino de Finisterre (a three-day extension route from Santiago to the west coast). It features lots of advice including recommended gear, useful information on all available pilgrim hostels and an extensive glossary in English, Spanish and Euskera. The Camino Frances is often referred to as the Camino de Santiago, but it is actually, along with these Northern Caminos, part of a network of routes. As the Frances is so popular, however, the Northern Caminos offer ideal conditions. They are popular enough to offer sufficient facilities, clear waymarking and a pilgrim community, while plentiful cheap accommodation means no need to race for a bed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 114 x 172 x 22mm | 439.99g
  • Kendal, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • Over 100 colour photos and over 120 detailed maps
  • 1852847948
  • 9781852847944
  • 40,629

Table of contents

Map key
Overview map

Introduction

The story of St James
The Northern Caminos: Yesterday and today
Along the Routes: Different cultures
Choosing your camino
When to go
Preparation and planning
Being a pilgrim
Getting there and back
Equipment
Accommodation
Food
Postal services
Telephones
Other local facilities
Waymarking, route-planning and maps
Using this guide

The Camino del Norte

Stage 1 Irun to San Sebastian
Stage 2 San Sebastian to Zarautz
Stage 3 Zarautz to Deba
Stage 4 Deba to Markina-Xemein
Stage 5 Markina-Xemein to Gernika
Stage 6 Gernika to Bilbao
Stage 7 Bilbao to Pobena
Stage 8 Pobena to Castro-Urdiales
Stage 9 Castro-Urdiales to Laredo
Stage 10 Laredo to Guemes
Stage 11 Guemes to Santander
Stage 12 Santander to Santillana del Mar
Stage 13 Santillana del Mar to Comillas
Stage 14 Comillas to Colombres
Stage 15 Colombres to Llanes
Stage 16 Llanes to Ribadesella
Stage 17 Ribadesella to Sebrayo
Stage 18 Sebrayo to Gijon
Stage 19 Gijon to Aviles
Stage 20 Aviles to Soto de Luina
Stage 21 Soto de Luina to Cadavedo
Stage 22 Cadavedo to Luarca
Stage 23 Luarca to La Caridad
Stage 24 La Caridad to Ribadeo
Stage 25 Ribadeo to Lourenza
Stage 26 Lourenza to Gontan
Stage 27 Gontan to Baamonde
Stage 28 Baamonde to Miraz
Stage 29 Miraz to Sobrado dos Monxes
Stage 30 Sobrado dos Monxes to Arzua
Stage 31 Arzua to Santiago de Compostela

The Camino Primitivo

Stage 1 Sebrayo to Pola de Siero
Stage 2 Pola de Siero to Oviedo
Stage 3 Oviedo to San Juan de Villapanada
Stage 4 San Juan de Villapanada to Bodenaya
Stage 5 Bodenaya to Campiello
Stage 6 Campiello to Berducedo
Stage 7 Berducedo to Grandas de Salime
Stage 8 Grandas de Salime to Padron
Stage 9 Padron to Cadavo Baleira
Stage 10 Cadavo Baleira to Lugo
Stage 11 Lugo to As Seixas
Stage 12 As Seixas to Arzua
Primitivo-Norte link: Oviedo to Aviles

The Camino Ingles

Stage 1 Ferrol to Pontedeume
Stage 2 Pontedeume to Betanzos
Stage 3 Betanzos to Hospital de Bruma
Stage 4 Hospital de Bruma to Santiago de Compostela
Alternative start: A Coruna to Hospital de Bruma

The Camino Finisterre

Stage 1 Santiago de Compostela to Negreira
Stage 2 Negreira to Olveiroa
Stage 3 Olveiroa to Finisterre

Appendix A Route summary tables
Appendix B English-Spanish-Euskera glossary
Appendix C Suggestions for further reading
Appendix D Useful sources of information
Appendix E Index of principal place names
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About Laura Perazzoli

Dave Whitson has walked extensively on European pilgrim roads. He has led seven student group pilgrimages, including four on the Frances and one on the Norte. He has walked the Norte and Primitivo three times.

Laura Perazzoli was a student on one of Dave's first group pilgrimages, on the Frances. She has since led her own groups on the Frances and Norte, and walked the Norte and Primitivo in 2009 and 2011, and the Ingles in 2011.
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