A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Camino Forum Store




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.




Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Camino Frances

I would start at the Confraternity of St James website:


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.


OLDER threads on this topic


Most read today

Most downloaded Resources

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store

Casa Ivar Newsletter

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 4 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 3 0.9%
  • March

    Votes: 17 5.0%
  • April

    Votes: 58 17.2%
  • May

    Votes: 83 24.6%
  • June

    Votes: 27 8.0%
  • July

    Votes: 9 2.7%
  • August

    Votes: 2 0.6%
  • September

    Votes: 87 25.8%
  • October

    Votes: 40 11.9%
  • November

    Votes: 4 1.2%
  • December

    Votes: 3 0.9%