Moon Camino de Santiago Guide
Moon Camino de Santiago is designed to help you explore this legendary route at your own pace. With a mix of inspiration and practical tips, this guide offers essential knowledge on when to go, what to bring, and where to start. Whether you’re walking, biking, or driving the Camino, author Beebe Bahrami allows you to travel deeper with insightful sidebars on local history and culture.
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Strategic trekking guides for walking the Camino, including where to start to get the Compostela certificate, and excursions to gateway cities like Santiago, Léon, Burgos, Pamplona, and Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Unique ideas for enriching your experience: Admire folkloric art, Romanesque churches, and stroll through the stone archways and winding alleys of medieval cities. Soak up the mountain views as you cross over the Pyrenees and descend into misty green valleys. See the archaeological site where Europe's oldest humans were uncovered, and breathe in the salty ocean air as you finish your journey at the shores of the Atlantic
Savor the local flavors: Enjoy authentic jamón Serrano, tapas, and Galician wine, and find out where to grab fresh cheese and bread for a picnic lunch
The best detours, festivals, and villages along the way: Linger in Estella, witness the running of the bulls in Pamplona, visit dolmens in La Rioja's vineyards, visit the monastery in Nájera, or sip wine in Cacabelos
Essential planning information on when to go, how to get there, where to eat, and where to stay, from pilgrim dorms to private hotels, plus tips on hazards, precautions, and gear
Valuable insight on the history and context of the pilgrimage from Camino expert Beebe Bahrami, who has walked many Caminos since 1995
Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout, plus a handy fold-out map of the entire route
Thorough background information on the sacred sites and history of the Camino, as well as the landscape, culture, and local etiquette
Due to the weight of this book, I suggest you get the paperpack and read it prior to walking your camino. Take notes and use it in your planning. Or consider using the electronic Kindle version from this link!
"There has a wealth of wonderful information about history, culture, as well as sites, nightlife, fine dining, good lodging.... which might be ideal if you have money and plan to stay in private rooms and play tourist. For people like me, who walk the whole thing and stay in albergues, it would be a good secondary, kindle guide for cultural and historical features. But as a primary guide? I just compared this Moon guide to Logrono with my Brierly, and this guide missed almost all the albergues! So, if you're a more traditional peregrino, and this is your only guide, you may experience difficulties finding a bed." - J. Burke
"This book was published shortly before my trip. I referred to it daily. Initially we mainly referred to the accommodation and food sections. I booked many nights accommodation based on the recommendations. In most cases they exceeded expectations and none were any problem. The food recommendations were good but the average nature of much of the Camino and pilgrim food many times left us satisfied but short of probably inflated expectations. During stops or at dinner I would read to my group (3 colleagues) background, history or just route comments for out next leg of the journey. A great guide book. I used the kindle version. I would add that the fish market in Santiago is one of the world’s great dining experiences." - Rick
Other Suggestions based on this book:
Consider the Kindle Version due to the size of this book if you plan to carry it with you.