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lucy merlin

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I am looking for the best guide book and comprehensive map for the Camino del Norte....I walked the Camino Frances last year and know the importance of good information.. however I am struggling here to know which is best.. can anyone help please? I plan to go next July.. a busy time I know but living in the north of scotland.. sun is important! thanks. Lucy
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Norte/Primitivo (April/May) 2009: Norte/Primitivo (parts) (April/May) 2010: Inglés (May) 2011: Primitivo (April/May) 2012: Norte / Camino de La Reina (April/May) 2013: Camino del Mar / Inglés (May/June) 2015


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First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Norte/Primitivo 2019
Hi Lucy,

My partner and I are finishing work on an English-language guide to the Camino del Norte and Camino Primitivo that will be released next year by Cicerone. I'm not sure if it will be available in time for your trip, though.

Failing that, my favorite guide is issued by El Pais-Aguilar. It's in Spanish, but the maps are really intuitive and easy to follow. You don't really need to be able to read the text.



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Hi Dave, do you mind letting me know which Caminos the spanish guide mentioned by you covers? I mean does it only cover the Camino Del Norte or the Camino Del Norte and the Camino Primitivo.

I am considering strolling from Bilboa along the Camino Del Norte and then ducking across the Camino Primitivo and I am looking for a guide book with maps which covers both caminos.

Thanks for any assistance.



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First: Camino Francés 2002; most recent: Norte/Primitivo 2019
Hi Stephen,

It covers both. I've used it on both routes and found it reliable in each case.

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