CSJ Guides and Updates

We publish guides to all the major routes to Santiago. They are deliberately kept simple, so that they can be produced cheaply, and reissued frequently. All are in A5 format, with laminated covers, for ease of use during a pilgrimage, and can be ordered through our online shop.

We also offer some guides as free downloads: these are usually for shorter, less popular routes.  Some of the more popular routes have an earlier version available for free download simply to assist with basic planning for those uncertain which route they wish to walk.                                                                                  

If you find the free guides helpful, please consider making a donation to recognise the work that goes to making these Guides available. 

Between full revisions, we prepare update sheets. These are sometimes done by the guide-writer alone, but often they are based on feedback from pilgrims who have travelled the route in question during the previous year.

Please find below a list of routes, indicating whether the guide is available as an A5 booklet, a free PDF download and whether there are updates available.  Click on the buttons to buy or download, as appropriate:

Pilgrim Guides to Spain

The Camino Francés: St-Jean-Pied-de-Port to
Santiago de Compostela (2017)
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The Vía de la Plata and Camino Mozárabe:
Seville to Santiago (2011)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
Granada to Mérida (2009)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
Zamora-Braganza-Santiago (2005)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
Finisterre: Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia (2009)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Guide button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
Los Caminos del Norte:
Introduction (2004)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button
Ruta de la Costa
1: Irún to Villaviciosa (2013)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
2: Villaviciosa-Gijón-Arzúa (2015)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button
The Tunnel Route (2010)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Guide button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
The Camino del Salvador (2009)  CSJ Free PDF Guide button
The Camino Primitivo (2013)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
The Camino Portugués
Part 1 Lisbon to Porto

Booklet 2017 version

Free PDF guide 2014 version

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Part 2 Porto to Santiago

Booklet 2017 version

Free PDF guide 2014 version

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Madrid to Sahagún (2013)  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Guide button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
The Camino Inglés

Booklet 2016 version

Free PDF guide 2014 version

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Camino de Invierno (2011)  CSJ Free PDF Guide button

(N.B. the Camino Aragonés is covered in our guide “Arles to Puente la Reina 4ii) Toulouse to Puente la Reina “, below)

Pilgrim Guides to the Roads through France

Paris to the Pyrenees (1998)  CSJ Free PDF Update button
Le Puy to the Pyrenees (2006  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button
Arles to Puente la Reina (2016) – fully updated
new edition March 2016 in two volumes:
 Arles-Toulouse  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button  CSJ Free PDF Update button
 Toulouse to Puente la Reina  CSJ Buy A5 booklet button
 The Voie Littorale: Soulac to Hendaye (2010) CSJ Buy A5 booklet button CSJ Free PDF Guide button CSJ Free PDF Update button

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