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Yellow Arrow Guides publishes guide books and apps to the Caminos de Santiago. You can buy the guide as a book from Amazon in your country by using one of the links below. Please select the link for your country. If your country isn’t listed you can usually still find the guide on Amazon by searching for the book title.

Camino Francés

The Camino Francés starts in southern France in the village of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and winds its way across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This is the most popular walking route of all the Caminos and the one which features in the film The Way.

To buy the printed book of the Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago go to Ivar’s Camino Forum Shop or select the Amazon link for your country: US | UK | Australia | Canada.

This guide is also available as an Android app with interactive, offline maps. To buy it go to the Android App Store.

It’s also available for iPhone with has static, offline maps. To buy it go to Apple’s App Store. (A new and improved app for iPhone will be released in the course of 2021.)

Vía de la Plata and Camino Sanabrés

The guide covers the Vía de la Plata from Seville to where it joins the Camino Francés in Astorga and the Camino Sanabrés from where it branches from the Vía until it arrives in Santiago de Compostela.

To buy printed book of the Walking Guide to the Vía de la Plata and the Camino Sanabrés go to Ivar’s Camino Forum Shop or select the Amazon link for your country: US | UK | Australia | Canada

This guide is also available as an Android app with interactive, offline maps. To buy it go to the Android App Store.

It’s also available for iPhone with has static, offline maps. To buy it go to Apple’s App Store. A new and improved app for iPhone will be released in the course of 2021.

Camino de Baztan

The Camino del Baztan starts in Bayonne and plots a course due south through the hilly Basque countryside to arrive in Pamplona after (about) five day’s walking.

It’s a picturesque and peaceful Camino with adequate pilgrim accommodation which conveniently links the transport hub of Bayonne / Biarritz with Pamplona, the first major city on the Camino Francés.

It’s not for the faint hearted (also not for first-timers), some of the territory is remote and you’re unlikely to meet many (or any) other pilgrims.

You can buy it from Ivar’s Camino Forum Shop or from Amazon in your country US | UK | Australia | Canada.

Practical Preparation and Background

Is a guide for first-time pilgrims which (as its name suggests) tries to help you with your preparation for your pilgrimage. It covers all the practical stuff, packing, physical preparation, travel arrangements, what to expect on the Camino, etc. It explains it all in straightforward language and tries to anticipate what a first-times needs to know, based largely on what I wish I’d know on my first disastrous Camino.

It also explains some of the history of the Caminos (did you know they’ve existed for almost a thousand years? and in the middle-ages around a million people walked them every year?)

You can buy it from Ivar’s Camino Forum Shop or from Amazon in your country US | UK | Australia | Canada.

About me

My name is Gerald Kelly and I run Yellow Arrow Guides.

I walked my first Camino in 2003 (although I only managed a couple of days) and I’ve been back every year since 2005 to add more kilometres to my total (currently about 13,000km). If you’re really interested you can read about it in my blockbuster bestseller, We Pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, it’s available from Amazon: USA | UK | Australia | Canada.

You can contact me by email from our contact page.

About Yellow Arrow Guides

I began publishing Camino guides in 2007. At first I only covered the Camino Francés, and the guide was only available as a download. Over the years I’ve gradually expanded to providing printed guides through Amazon’s self-publishing platform and since 2017 apps for Android and iPhone smartphones.

The guides are updated every year with a full update at least every second year.