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Now in their 7th year as a mobile app, and their 10th online, the Wise Pilgrim Guides are the go-to source of up-to-date information on the Camino de Santiago.
The app is updated regularly with new content and new features and offers you the ability to leave tips for pilgrims following behind you.
This guide covers the Camino del Norte from Irún to Santiago de Compostela and includes all of the alternate routes along the way. It has been redesigned and now works almost exclusively offline (to share your comments with others will require a data connection). As more an more albergues share their WiFi this becomes less of an issue, and the guide will tell you which ones offer WiFi.
A full directory of Albergues, camping, hotels, pensions, paradors, and cases rurales. Over 500 in total, with special attention to those that can be booked online.
No more "stage anxiety" or guide created bottlenecks.
Offline and online versions of a beautiful topographical may will give you a good view of the terrain ahead.
Photos of albergues, monuments and other points of interest along the way. Currently 400+ images and growing.
Scrollable Elevation Map:
This one is hard to show with just a screenshot, but the elevation that appears at the top of every city page scrolls East to West. One complete elevation, from Irún to Santiago, uninterrupted by page folds.
Albergue closed early for the season? Have a restaurant that you want to share, or perhaps one to warn others about? Every location in the app gives you the opportunity to leave a comment and to read the comments left by others. No registration necessary.
¡Buen Camino and thank you for your support!
3.0.4 brings a minor bug fix for some links.
Much ado about maps!
1. Two more types: Apple Maps and Apple Satellite view.
2. Better map markers: Not quite perfect, but getting closer. They load a bit faster now and use less memory.
3. Improved offline map downloader, now with the ability to delete offline maps to get back space.
Plus a smattering of little adjustments here and there.
Ratings and Reviews
Lot of Potential, Unrealized
It's only $2 but not worth it. Map does not work offline. Need internet connection. Map is practically unusable with the annoying icons covering everything. Can't customize what you want to see. Map moves to some central location every time you access and then have to hunt around for your current location. Should have the ability to go straight to current location. Should have incorporated elevation and map into a single screen. I've switched back to using downloaded tracks on Pocket Earth for navigation and Consumer Eroski for elevations, lodging and commentary.
Good But Could Be Great
There are many features of this ap that I am grateful for, but the one feature that I do not like is the portrait-only display mode. Especially for a walk that runs east to west, it would be so helpful to have the ability to view the map in landscape mode. Also, it would be helpful to have a way to contact the developer directly to make this suggestion.
Map does not work
Does not work without cell service so was useless to me. Even when I had wireless all the little icons dropping on my phone screen made it a hot mess.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.