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PIERRE GERMAN

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Hi. I would like to know if there are any guide books I can buy which cover the coastal route from Porto to Santiago. Can anyone help please?
 
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KariC

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2016
Hi, Pierre,
You posted in "Live on the Camino" - if you're actually there, this book
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HC9T1FQ/?tag=casaivar02-20
is available in some of the hostels along it. (but not from Amazon, as you can see). I didn't buy it because I felt I was carrying enough guide material, but I've heard really good things about it - none of the controversies about Brierly's book, which in other posts has been criticized for not adequately covering the coastal route, and for combining coastal and litoral routes as if they were one. And since I didn't read it personally, not sure if it covers coastal/litoral, but it's worth looking for wherever you are. Bom caminho!
 

PIERRE GERMAN

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2019
Hi KariC. Many thanks for your prompt reply. I will keep a lookout for this book. Might be what I am looking for. Thanks again.
 

Pato777

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Hi. I would like to know if there are any guide books I can buy which cover the coastal route from Porto to Santiago. Can anyone help please?
Hi. I would like to know if there are any guide books I can buy which cover the coastal route from Porto to Santiago. Can anyone help please?
John Brieley book gives all the layout from Lisbon to Santiago. Used it 2 years ago for the Porto to Santiago part, good book.
 
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grayland

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John Brieley book gives all the layout from Lisbon to Santiago. Used it 2 years ago for the Porto to Santiago part, good book.

The original post was concerning the Coastal Route.
Brierley falls very short on the Coastal route.
JB guide seems to treat the Coastal track as a one or two day detour from the interior Route.
I had his book while walking the coast...it was worthless.

He needs a dedicated guide to the coast. They are not connected until after Vigo.
 

PIERRE GERMAN

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John Brieley book gives all the layout from Lisbon to Santiago. Used it 2 years ago for the Porto to Santiago part, good book.
The original post was concerning the Coastal Route.
Brierley falls very short on the Coastal route.
JB guide seems to treat the Coastal track as a one or two day detour from the interior Route.
I had his book while walking the coast...it was worthless.

He needs a dedicated guide to the coast. They are not connected until after Vigo.


I have JB book and as you say, it covers just one day from Porto to Vila do Conde. But I must also add that my friend walked from Porto to Santiago on the inland route and he feels this way is more interesting than the coastal route. I guess it is up to what the individual likes best. Thanks for your post.
 

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Albertinho

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The original post was concerning the Coastal Route.
Brierley falls very short on the Coastal route.
JB guide seems to treat the Coastal track as a one or two day detour from the interior Route.
I had his book while walking the coast...it was worthless.

He needs a dedicated guide to the coast. They are not connected until after Vigo.
the route we talk about is not the interior route but the central route.
The interior route has its own subforum here and leads from nearby Coimbra via Viseu and Lamego to Ourense at the east side of Portugal far a way from the route from Porto and the one day detour along the coast.
 
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grayland

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However....this discussion was about the "Coastal Route".

Both the "Interior" and the "Central" routes are very different and the guide books and maps are very different, also.

The confusion on the routes in Portugal continues.
The problem may be that many people are not aware that there are three distinct Camino routes in Portugal...just as there are different routes in Spain.

It seems that each time a new thread on a Portuguese camino is started we have posts that do not pertain to the route referenced in the OP.

It is kind of like posts relating to the Camino Frances showing up in a thread on the Primitivo or VdlP.
 
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Please don't do Breierley an injustice if you have not seen hos 2016 edition of the Portugese. The information he has on it is as complete as the information he has on the Central. Time to update your guidebooks if you haven't.
 
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Rainerbernd

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Hi, Pierre,
You posted in "Live on the Camino" - if you're actually there, this book
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01HC9T1FQ/?tag=casaivar02-20
is available in some of the hostels along it. (but not from Amazon, as you can see). I didn't buy it because I felt I was carrying enough guide material, but I've heard really good things about it - none of the controversies about Brierly's book, which in other posts has been criticized for not adequately covering the coastal route, and for combining coastal and litoral routes as if they were one. And since I didn't read it personally, not sure if it covers coastal/litoral, but it's worth looking for wherever you are. Bom caminho!

Olá, Sergio Fonseca´s book Caminho Português de Santiago de Compostela is sold here:

https://www.wook.pt/livro/caminho-portugues-de-santiago-de-compostela-sergio-fonseca/16489306
 

Albertinho

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Olá, Sergio Fonseca´s book Caminho Português de Santiago de Compostela is sold here:

https://www.wook.pt/livro/caminho-portugues-de-santiago-de-compostela-sergio-fonseca/16489306
Interesting if you speak Portuguese but there is another problem as I found out earlier this week... Wook , Bertrand, FNAC and others charge you for enormous costs for sending a book abroad. The price of this 10€ cheap book rises to 24€ for a parcel sent to you.
I wanted to buy some books at Bertrand' s but these extra costs stopped me.
A Portuguese friend however travels at Christmas time to Portugal and takes me the books I want so I am lucky.
When I am back in Portugal next year I will have a look for this book.
Thanks for posting
Grande abraço
Albertinho
 
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Rainerbernd

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Interesting if you speak Portuguese but there is another problem as I found out earlier this week... Wook , Bertrand, FNAC and others charge you for enormous costs for sending a book abroad. The price of this 10€ cheap book rises to 24€ for a parcel sent to you.
I wanted to buy some books at Bertrand' s but these extra costs stopped me.
A Portuguese friend however travels at Christmas time to Portugal and takes me the books I want so I am lucky.
When I am back in Portugal next year I will have a look for this book.
Thanks for posting
Grande abraço
Albertinho

Olá Albertinho, I ordered my book here:

http://www.fromportugal.com/pt/livr...-portugues-de-santiago-compostela-my-way.html

They sell it in 3 idioms: Disponível em: Português, Inglês e Francês. Well , as written on their webpage they only charge 0.51 € for shipping.
 

Albertinho

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Olá Albertinho, I ordered my book here:

http://www.fromportugal.com/pt/livr...-portugues-de-santiago-compostela-my-way.html

They sell it in 3 idioms: Disponível em: Português, Inglês e Francês. Well , as written on their webpage they only charge 0.51 € for shipping.
Did you receive it yet Rainer ?
I just filled in their ordering form and the shipping costs are € 1.55 for two books.
What ID number you filled in? Did you register or just bought as a guest on the website ?
 
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Rainerbernd

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Did you receive it yet Rainer ?
I just sent them an email with the question about the shipping costs .

Olá Albertinho, I ordered it in May this year, em Português. I got an email about the idiom, because they weren´t shure I wanted it in Português. It took 10 days for delivery. Unfortunately I threw the bill away. So I can´t say anything about shipping costs. I bought as a guest on their website and the ISBN for the Português copy was 978 989825 6461.
 
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Albertinho

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Olá Albertinho, I ordered it in May this year, em Português. I got an email about the idiom, because they weren´t shure I wanted it in Português. It took 10 days for delivery. Unfortunately I threw the bill away. So I can´t say anything about shipping costs. I bought as a guest on their website and the ISBN for the Português copy was 978 989825 6461.
Olá Rainer,I bought the book an hour ago together with another one from their collection. Both in Português. Coincidence was the Portuguese cookingbook I bought at Bertrand's in Braga last spring is also "from Portugal.com".

The shippingcosts will be around 5€ they wrote me by email.
Far better than from the big websites mentioned before.

Grande abraço da Holanda
Albertinho
 

Rainerbernd

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Olá Albertinho, hartelijk bedankt voor het bericht. I hope you will get the books soon. The shippingcosts are allright. Btw. I found out that there is also a copy in German. I will order one or two for Caminho friends.

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Albertinho

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Olá Albertinho, hartelijk bedankt voor het bericht. I hope you will get the books soon. The shippingcosts are allright. Btw. I found out that there is also a copy in German. I will order one or two for Caminho friends.

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JudiJay

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If it helps a bit, we did this route in May. I believe the latest edition of Brierly now covers this route but we only had the earlier edition which was not useful. Between Baiona and Vigo the route splits - the yellow arrows head more inland, while the green ones hug the coast. I don't know if the new Brierly covers both, but we would certainly recommend going green as it's a lovely diversion. You won't regret doing this particular Camino. We have some photos etc of our coastal Porto to SdC on our blog

https://twowalktosantiago.wordpress.com

Bom Caminho
 

Steve Day

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Having walked the coastal route a couple of years ago, the technique used, as with the other ways, was to go day by day ... relevant information arrives in a timely fashion ... plenty of options as you go, including youth hostels (Pousadas de Juventude, which offer 10% discount on already reasonable rates) surf hostels and reasonably priced pensions ... guide books and maps are weight and volume in the pack! And embracing uncertainty is energising ... and mostly rewarding ...
 

TanaLee

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If it helps a bit, we did this route in May. I believe the latest edition of Brierly now covers this route but we only had the earlier edition which was not useful. Between Baiona and Vigo the route splits - the yellow arrows head more inland, while the green ones hug the coast. I don't know if the new Brierly covers both, but we would certainly recommend going green as it's a lovely diversion. You won't regret doing this particular Camino. We have some photos etc of our coastal Porto to SdC on our blog

https://twowalktosantiago.wordpress.com

Bom Caminho
My son and I I also walked this route in September. LOVED it!
I agree with JudiJay about following the green arrows, along the coast.
One of our favorite memories, of our Camino, was 'snacking' :rolleyes:;) on the mile+ of wild blackberries that grow along the road, between Baiona and Vigo. Oh my!

We had a plan (no guidebooks, though) yet, let each day unfold- where to eat, using Booking.com to find an inexpensive room for the night, and whether we wanted to stay longer in a particular town.

Cheers,
Tana
 
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I walked the coastal route September 2016. (I started in Lisbon at the end of August). I used the 2016 version from Brierley and the 2017 version has even more information. It is a well marked route even without the guidance from any guide book. I didn't get lost at any stage but getting out of Vigo was a bit troublesome. I kept right along the coast all the way joining the others at Redondela. Whenever there was an alternative route that took me closer to the sea I took it. The trail is fabulous and despite often expressed criticism of there being a lot of road walking I never found this to be a problem. I walked on board walks, beach, lovely country roads, cobble, dusty gravelly tracks. I walked through pretty woodland and open countryside with spectacular views out over the ocean. There were only three portions in the whole walk including the portion from Lisbon to Porto when I even thought about the road. In all of the 33days of walking from Lisbon I had 6 hours of rain and that was on one rest day in Porto. So go for it guidebook or no guide book. It is clearly marked and there are some stunning new albergues along the way (except Vigo) and plenty of accomodation of other sorts. It is a super route; I highly recommend it.
 
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Having walked the coastal route a couple of years ago, the technique used, as with the other ways, was to go day by day ... relevant information arrives in a timely fashion ... plenty of options as you go, including youth hostels (Pousadas de Juventude, which offer 10% discount on already reasonable rates) surf hostels and reasonably priced pensions ... guide books and maps are weight and volume in the pack! And embracing uncertainty is energising ... and mostly rewarding ...
Hi Steve I am planning to walk from Porto to Santiago from 04 September. I have already walked and enjoyed the Francis in 2016 and the Ingles 2017. Am starting to research the Portuguese now but am I okay to not book any accommodation and see how far I walk daily?Am happy to do this as long as there is adequate accommodation en route? I have allocated 10 days walking in total and am hoping when possible to keep to the coastal route . Any advice appreciated. Roisin:)
 

Steve Day

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Hi Roisin, planning, maps and guidebooks are necessary if you need security ...freedom is found by trusting the Universe ... though I always walk in off-peak months, along the Frances, Plata, Portugues Coastal and Central, Norte there has always been a bed at the end of the day ...www.gronze.com helps, and sometimes booking.com too!
Good luck!
 
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Hi Roisin, planning, maps and guidebooks are necessary if you need security ...freedom is found by trusting the Universe ... though I always walk in off-peak months, along the Frances, Plata, Portugues Coastal and Central, Norte there has always been a bed at the end of the day ...www.gronze.com helps, and sometimes booking.com too!
Good luck!
Thanks a million Steve and am looking forward to this camino.
 

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