Camino del Norte Wise Pilgrim 4+

A Camino de Santiago Guidebook

Michael Matynka

Designed for iPad

    • $4.99



The ORIGINAL and ONLY guidebook/app for the Camino - More than just a list of beds!
Celebrating 11 years. Includes offline maps and a WhatsApp Helper for reservations.

No account necessary. No hidden costs.

Now in their 11th year as a mobile app, and their 13th 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.

Accommodation Directory:
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.

Stageless Guide:
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!

What’s New

Version 5.4.0

This release introduces a dark mode for lights out albergue users. And it greatly cleans up the UX to make more content more visible.
There are a few new photos from a recent camino, and minor changes to prices and availability.

Thank you everyone for all of the comments you leave within the app!

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

velostella ,

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.

TrainHalf ,

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.

Modizzy2 ,

Great app but drain on internet!

There is no offline map, meaning evertime you open the maps, it diwnloads many megabites worth of data. Since its easy to use, you can easily use a GB in a few days.
The rest of the features are great, intuitive, and very helpful app while on the camino.

App Privacy

The developer, Michael Matynka, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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