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brianh

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Hello,

I'm planning on walking the Camino in the middle of August. The heat doesn't bother me, as I plan to bring a tent and a thin sleeping bag. I have never walked the camino, however, and I would like to know a few things:

1. I am Walking from Germany. I think I can find my way to Veselay fairly easily, but from there, I don't know. What guidebook/map book do you recommend for me to get for the way from Veselay to Santiago?

2. Do the refugios cost anything? I have not found anything saying they do or don't.

3. I mentioned it above, but I really just want a good book of maps, scaled to walking distance. Where would I get that?


Thanks in advance for any help.

Brian.
 
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I would start at the Confraternity of St James website:
http://www.csj.org.uk/route-overview-pages.htm

and

France – Vezelay: "Via Lemovicensis" (La Voie de Vézelay): http://www.amis-saint-jacques-de-compostelle.asso.fr/


Other useful sites are:

American Pilgrims on the Camino: http://www.americanpilgrims.com/
Canada: The Little Company of Pilgrims: http://www.santiago.ca/
England: Confraternity of St James: http://www.csj.org.uk
France: Société des Amis de Saint Jacques de Compostelle: http://www.compostelle.asso.fr/
Southern France: Association de Coopération Interrégionale les Chemins de Saint-Jacques-de-Compostelle http://www.chemins-compostelle.com/

Good luck.

Sil
 

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