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Now in their 7th year as a mobile app, and their 10th 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 Vía de la Plata from Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela and includes the connection to the Camino Francés in Astorga. 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.
A full directory of Albergues, camping, hotels, pensions, paradors, and cases rurales. Over 300 in total, with special attention to those that can be booked online.
No more "stage anxiety" or guide created bottlenecks.
Offline and online versions of a beautiful topographical map 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!
3.0.3 Is a minor update for a major bug which affected German pilgrims, or pilgrims whose phone's language was set as German.
Version 3.0 of the Via de la Plata brings a whole new look to the app as well as a small rebranding. It has been rewritten from the ground up to be faster and easier to use.
More offline content: The Wisely + edition of the guides now also include offline mapping capabilities. This has been on the wishlist for a long time and I am happy to say that it works wonderfully. The maps are a custom style, allowing you to get a better view of the topography ahead.
New content: The app now incorporates all of the new information that was recently published in the 1st edition of the printed book.
More comments: Leaving a comment about an albergue or hotel is now much easier, and I have added the ability to leave a comment about cities as well. Many users wanted to leave up to date recommendations for restaurants or other fine things they discovered, and so now it is possible. Note that this feature does require a data connection.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.