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Wanted, good guide for Via de la Plata

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
Caminantes, buen dia.

Looking for an up-to-date guide for VDLP (hard copy preferred).

Buen camino, y no pares de caminar.
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
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Thank you Mister Prentiss, I have Gronze (good) and Eroski (good) in my cell phone, looking for hard copy to have it handy.

Buen camino, y no pares de caminar.
 
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Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
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Thank you Mister AML, I have his 2015 edition, as of now Eroski is looking good, I can save each stage in pdf format for quick access on my cell phone. Buen camino, y no pares de caminar.
 

domigee

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
C inglés. 2019? Via Tolosana
I was going to suggest Eroski.... There"s also a guide I bought in Sevilla, it doesn't seem to have been updated but did the job even then
http://www.viaplata.org/guia-del-camino
You can buy it in Sevilla.
Just ignore when it says 'oooh, very very difficult stage...' Had me in fits at the start of the day. No, it's all ok. :)
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
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Miss D thanks for the link. Actually those "difficult" stages are character builders, I smile at them and move on. No pares de caminar.
 

David Chatham

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 1996, 1998, 2016
Via de la Plata 2011, 2014
Caminantes, buen dia.

Looking for an up-to-date guide for VDLP (hard copy preferred).

Buen camino, y no pares de caminar.
There's a guide published by the Amigos del Camino de Santiago de Sevilla.

http://www.viaplata.org/guia-del-camino

I've used the guide on two walks on the VDLP, and it was all that I needed.
That said, there's not a lot of info on accommodation in the guide, but you can usually get info on albergues and pensions for the next night in the place you are staying that night. For example, the Albergue in El Cubo has info on Zamora, ad so forth.
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
Mister David, welcome aboard, your first post! Muchas gracias for the information on the guide and albergues.
 

happymarkos

HappyMark
Camino(s) past & future
2013 CF
2014 Le Puy-St Jean. 2014&16 Volunteer St JP
2016 Portuguese
2017 Porto-Santiago
2018
Hi
I have just walked the section from Seville to Salamanca and Gerald Kelly’s book is excellent. Hard copy can be purchased through Ivar.
Gerald will also provide digital version.
I used his book in conjunction with Gronze which has more accomodation details and shows the stage maps in a very readable format.
Buen Camino
Happymark
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
Mister Mark thanks for the recommendation on GK's book, I have the 2015 version. Oh, if you are in gorgeous Brisbane, I ran the Australia Day 10k Run in Brisbane in 2006, this was my last race as a member of the US Navy, very competitive race, one of the top finishers in my age group. Brisbane, my last port visit in Australia, good place, good people. Muchas gracias, no pares de caminar.
 

Flem

"The old man"
Camino(s) past & future
2015 Frances
2016 Finisterre-Muxia, Portogues
2017 del Norte, Ingles
2018 Via de la Plata
Caminantes, buen dia.

Looking for an up-to-date guide for VDLP (hard copy preferred).

Buen camino, y no pares de caminar.
Try the "Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata and the Camino Sanabrés" wrote by Gerald Kelly.
Using that you can decide to walk to Astorga or along the Sanabrés.
It's a good guide.
Buen Camino
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
Mister Flem, thanks for the recommendation, I have the 2015 edition and I will check the latest copy of GK's guide. No pares de caminar!
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
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Miss H, thanks for the link to your blog, good one, I like your albergues "grading system" ! No pares de caminar!
 

Flem

"The old man"
Camino(s) past & future
2015 Frances
2016 Finisterre-Muxia, Portogues
2017 del Norte, Ingles
2018 Via de la Plata
Mister Flem, thanks for the recommendation, I have the 2015 edition and I will check the latest copy of GK's guide. No pares de caminar!
Ok Sailor
I have them both and there is'nt that much changes
 

Sailor

Donante Vitalicio
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Infinito
Thank you Mister Flem, is that's the case then I will use my copy of GK's guide plus the Eroski and Gonze as needed. Muchas gracias, y no pares de caminar.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
IMHO this is the one camino that does need further research and production of a Brierley style guide (if one wants a guide in full colour) About 12/13 or more years ago Alison Raju did write such a guide which was very well received. Sadly that book is now not only out of print its totally out of date. Her publishers did start "promising" a revised/update edition going back more than 5 years but it has never eventuated.
I have read one of Kelly's books and consider him a good writer. In the 2018 edition he advises that he re-walked in 2016 to check facts etc. So until something or someone new comes along I have to agree that a combo of Kelly & one of the online guides is the best option. Buen Camino;)
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
TdMB/KLW(2014)
Portugues(2015)
St Olavs Way(2016)
88 Temples Japan(2017)
PWC & VF (2019)
IMHO this is the one camino that does need further research and production of a Brierley style guide (if one wants a guide in full colour) About 12/13 or more years ago Alison Raju did write such a guide which was very well received. Sadly that book is now not only out of print its totally out of date. Her publishers did start "promising" a revised/update edition going back more than 5 years but it has never eventuated.
I have read one of Kelly's books and consider him a good writer. In the 2018 edition he advises that he re-walked in 2016 to check facts etc. So until something or someone new comes along I have to agree that a combo of Kelly & one of the online guides is the best option. Buen Camino;)
Just an update; Been waiting many years for the new Cicerone/Alison Raju VdlP Guide. Was due (this time...) Feb 2019. After contacting Cicerone, they now expect it to be published 2020...but won't indicate a month. I'm not holding my breath...Gerald Kelly it is! 😊
 
Camino(s) past & future
CF(2012)
TdMB/KLW(2014)
Portugues(2015)
St Olavs Way(2016)
88 Temples Japan(2017)
PWC & VF (2019)
Hola @kazrobbo gee its good to know that Cicerone are keeping up with their almost empty promises. Cheers
One of the (many) delays in the publishing of the VdlP Cicerone guide actually worked in my favour....
Turned out Alison Raju was compiling a new guidebook for St Olav's Way (Pilgrim Road to Trondheim) through a Norwegian museum...& that was the trail I was doing at the time. However, that was 2016...& now we're looking at 2020...too late for me! 😄
 

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