Maps for the Camino de Santiago

Maps for the Camino de Santiago - Yes or No?

Maps are, according to some, a very important part of the Camino.

You need to know where you are at all times.

But others question this.

Part of the fun of the Camino is that you do not really need to know where you are. You can follow the way. You can follow others (depending on the time of year).

Some argue that part of the doing the camino is to go "off piste" ... not to follow the map of your day to day life. So why have a map?

I sit on the fence on this question. I have walked for a whole day and not looked at my map once. Why? - because I was in the walking "zone". The way ahead was clear and well marked. On other days a map has been very useful, to check out local details, the meander around a slight detour. 

Maps for the Camino de Santiago

Below is a selection of the best maps available on Amazon. 

Camino de Santiago - Zoom Map 160 (Michelin Zoom Maps)

Camino De Santiago Maps - Tenth Edition: St. Jean Pied De Port - Santiago De Compostela (Camino De Santiago Map Guides)

Camino de Santiago - Way of St James from the Pyrenees to Santiago (Rother Walking Guide)

A quick comparison

Camino de Santiago - Zoom Map 160 (Michelin Zoom Maps)



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Camino De Santiago Maps - Tenth Edition: St. Jean Pied De Port - Santiago De Compostela (Camino De Santiago Map Guides)

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Camino de Santiago - Way of St James from the Pyrenees to Santiago (Rother Walking Guide)


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