Updated to include newer maps and photos, the latest edition in these comprehensive guidebooks to the Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Way) and its offshoots contains all the information needed by modern-day pilgrims wishing to walk the sacred Way of Saint James. Overview route planners plus all 24 daily stage maps and detailed town plans help sojourners with as much advance preparation as they need. The completely redone maps feature contour guides to help distinguish the terrain that will be crossed each day, while full information on all pilgrim hostels, as well as details for alternative accommodation, allow travelers to plot adequate nightly stopping points. All reference information is accompanied by helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker's inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage. For travelers who wish to walk the coast of Portugal, this volume now includes a coastal option as well as a spiritual option and the littoral path.
John Brierley spent his early life in Dublin as a chartered surveyor until pilgrimage as a way to reappraise life's purpose became his abiding passion. He regularly walks the Caminos amongst other sacred routes.