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Wise Pilgrim App Porto to Vigo

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I have read other threads on the Wise Pilgrim app. I am looking for confirmation that I am on the right track…..Will the Wise Pilgrim Camino Portugués app alone be sufficient for walking from Porto to Vigo? I see that some others have posted that they use it in conjunction with other apps. Thank you!

Edit: I should have stated that we want to use the app instead of a guidebook.
 
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...and ship it to Santiago for storage. You pick it up once in Santiago. Service offered by Casa Ivar (we use DHL for transportation).
As someone who does use other apps, I think that the Wise Pilgrim Portuguese app rather than the all routes should suffice even if you are relatively inexperienced. I know I use other apps for mapping and a general browser to check other information sources. In part that was because I walked to Fatima in 2022, and that was not a route covered by the Wise Pilgrim app. That said, the mapping in the Wise Pilgrim Portuguese app seems more than adequate, and I understand the other content is kept up to date. So provided you update the app, you should be getting the latest info available from the developer.
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
sometimes the best app is no app.
leaving Porto , keep the river Douro at your left untill you reach to the Atlantic Ocean keep the Ocean at your left.
in Caminha cross the Lima river by ferry or watertaxi , then follow the yellow waymarkers to A Guarda and Santa Maria de Oia to Baiona , keeping still the ocean at your left

leaving Baiona once arriving in Nigran , turn to the left just beyond the bridge and follow GREEN waymarkers. After few meters you see the ocean again.Follow the GREEN waymarkers to Vigo, keeping the ocean at your left.
 
Another question for you @wisepilgrim - is it a way to use the Portugese app to help with the switches between Coastal and Central? I am thinking of doing Vila do Conde switch :)
 
Another question for you @wisepilgrim - is it a way to use the Portugese app to help with the switches between Coastal and Central? I am thinking of doing Vila do Conde switch :)
The route is shown on the map, but it is not described. That will change next week though as I plan to visit that area.
 
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The route is shown on the map, but it is not described. That will change next week though as I plan to visit that area.
Niiiice! I am walking in september so that will be more then timely for my sake. Thank you! I have already used your app on the Frances, so it is a companion on my next as well.
 
Another question for you @wisepilgrim - is it a way to use the Portugese app to help with the switches between Coastal and Central? I am thinking of doing Vila do Conde switch :)
It is so easy to find your way from the coastal to the central in Vila do Conde.
once you arrive at the bridge in Vila do Conde ,turn to the right after the bridge and follow the yellow waymarkers to São Pedro de Rates

If you turn to the right and directly after 2 steps to the right again you will go underneath the bridge and by following the yellow waymarkers there you keep on the coastal caminho. The Caminho Português is so well waymarked that you do not need any guide of app at all. You could use the guide or app to find where you can stay the night.
 
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Curious to know the backstory on this…
He is of the opposite political party of the regional (Xunta) government. He’s been in office for ages, is an absolute lunatic of a showman, and is the president of the association of mayors in all of Spain.

He’s the most famous Mayer in Spain and he knows it. He surely understands the economics of pilgrims but will never be over the politics of it.

Here is his wiki, but do yourself a favor and find a video in YouTube too.
 
The route is shown on the map, but it is not described. That will change next week though as I plan to visit that area.
That would be great. Hoping to pick up the cycle route from just past Vila de Conde to rates to avoid the traffic. Any help for that very welcome x
 
It is so easy to find your way from the coastal to the central in Vila do Conde.
once you arrive at the bridge in Vila do Conde ,turn to the right after the bridge and follow the yellow waymarkers to São Pedro de Rates

If you turn to the right and directly after 2 steps to the right again you will go underneath the bridge and by following the yellow waymarkers there you keep on the coastal caminho. The Caminho Português is so well waymarked that you do not need any guide of app at all. You could use the guide or app to find where you can stay the night.
Thank you for this! Good to know :)
 
The focus is on reducing the risk of failure through being well prepared. 2nd ed.
As the maker of the app, I can say yes.
And I can proudly add that it includes all of the many ways to get into Vigo, along the prettiest roads. This is no small feat given the mayor’s disdain for pilgrims.
Apologies for my ignorance. Will the app show me where I am and where the route is? I've grown dependent on navigation showing me how to get from one place to another. I'd just open the app on my phone to map my location and the route? Thank you
 
I have read other threads on the Wise Pilgrim app. I am looking for confirmation that I am on the right track…..Will the Wise Pilgrim Camino Portugués app alone be sufficient for walking from Porto to Vigo? I see that some others have posted that they use it in conjunction with other apps. Thank you!

Edit: I should have stated that we want to use the app instead of a guidebook.
Yes, it's good. I used it last fall for the Portuguese Coastal
 
Apologies for my ignorance. Will the app show me where I am and where the route is? I've grown dependent on navigation showing me how to get from one place to another. I'd just open the app on my phone to map my location and the route? Thank you
Yes. It doesn’t do turn by turn, but for walking the Camino that is excessive.
 
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I have read other threads on the Wise Pilgrim app. I am looking for confirmation that I am on the right track…..Will the Wise Pilgrim Camino Portugués app alone be sufficient for walking from Porto to Vigo? I see that some others have posted that they use it in conjunction with other apps. Thank you!

Edit: I should have stated that we want to use the app instead of a guidebook.
The Wise Pilgrim app alone will suffice, as much as any other app or guidebook or more. I will admit that I am one of the people that carry multiple apps. I like to check them against each other and sometimes there is content in one that isn't in another (like reviews pilgrims have provided for accommodations). They are cheap enough (especially in the context of what I am spending on the trip overall) that it doesn't seem a great burden to carry multiple, either financially or physically (weighing nothing as they do).
 

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