Category Archives: Camino de Santiago

Camino Francés – Large Content Update

Estrella

Estrella, Sept 2005 – Photo by José Antonio Gil Martínez

Today we released a very large content update for the Camino Francés involving more than 60 newly added or updated albergues, and many other tweaks and improvements.

Our thanks to the many people who sent us feedback on albergues and other Camino-related items. Your help is much appreciated! Our extra thanks go out to Jason Richardson, Sally Grimmett, and Sergei P. who all went above-and-beyond in providing amazing feedback.

Buen Camino!

TrekRight v1.8 Submitted to App Store!

TrekRight version 1.8 has been finished for both the Camino de Santiago and the Lycian Way apps. New versions of both have been submitted to the App Store and are simply waiting on review / approval by Apple. It normally takes 5-7 days, so the apps should show up in the App Store sometime around this weekend assuming there are no issues.

This major release adds significant functionality to TrekRight, fixes a few bugs, and includes updates on much of the content.

We recommend everyone update to this new version.

Note: When you update TrekRight, all of the ‘reference’ information will be replaced with our updated content. However, your own data is not affected. Thus, any notes you’ve added or any routes you’ve defined or modified will still be there. The same applies to any ‘Ratings’, Flags, or other values that you can change (user information is stored separately and thus is not affected by updates to the app).

CHANGE LOG
IMPROVED: Routes Module

If you want to customize one of the pre-built routes (such as the popular Brierley or Eroski routes on the Camino), it is now much easier and more flexible. Choose where you want to start and finish and select which sections you want to use (not everyone wants to walk the same exact route). Easily adjust the stage breaks to suit your own speed and preferences. And more. [This is only ‘new’ in the Camino version; it was already in the most recent Lycian Way version]

ADDED: Santiago ‘City Walk’

For the Camino version, we’ve created an in-depth ‘city walk’ of Santiago de Compostela, including a route that appears on the Map, details about just about every notable attraction in the city, and so on. There’s also an ebook version of the guide available (free) here on the website. To do the ‘city walk’ within TrekRight, just select it in the Routes listing.

CONTENT: Lots of Updates

We are continuing to actively update the content of TrekRight, for both the Camino and Lycian Way. For this release, there are more updates to the Camino version (about 800!), though there are also about 200 updates to the Lycian Way version.

FIXED / OTHER: Minor Bugs / Tweaks

A handful of minor bugs have been fixed and there have been small tweaks throughout TrekRight.

Let us know if you encounter any problems or want to recommend new features. TrekRight is being actively worked on, so your feedback and ideas are always greatly appreciated.

Of course, all of our content remains available here, online. Contact us any time to suggest content changes, submit photos or other content of your own, or just to chat.

Thanks to everyone who sent us feedback and helped with testing for this latest version of TrekRight.

Updated Route Around Pedrouzo

I’ve updated the Camino Francés route around Pedrouzo today. The previous route passed directly through the town, which (while common) isn’t actually the official route. Now, the route correctly passes north of town. However, I’ve added an optional detour section that you can take through Pedrouzo if you are overnighting there or if you need supplies.

These changes affect Santa Irene to Pedrouzo and Pedrouzo to Lavacolla. The new detour section is here.

Thanks to Ron Langman for pointing out the incorrect path we previously had. (Personally, I prefer to walk through Pedrouzo, but the official route does go north of it.)

New guidebook: ‘City Walk’ of Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
Photo by Alexander Schimmeck

Visiting Santiago de Compostela (or heading there as part of your Camino)? I’ve created a detailed ‘walking tour’ guide of all the highlights of Santiago, including the major attractions and viewpoints. The full tour is a little over 5.2 km in length and would be suitable as a half or a full-day tour, depending on how long you opt to spend at each attraction. The guide includes walking directions and lots of details on each of the attractions.

You can read the guide online, as an ebook, or using our handy smartphone app:

  • Trekopedia.com: Read it online, here on Trekopedia (it’s part of our Camino de Santiago section; this link takes you directly to the guide).
  • eBook – ePub format: As an ebook you can download and read offline using most ebook readers. Includes great photos and a KML file you can optionally use with a GPS device. [16 mb]
  • eBook – PDF format: As an ebook you can download and read offline using Adobe Reader (or compatible PDF readers). Also includes photos and the KML file. [8 mb]

The ‘City Walk’ tour is also included within our TrekRight: Camino de Santiago app.

For reading before you go, either the website version or the ePub is recommended. The website is ideal for ‘looking things up’ while the ebook formats are perfect for offline use or if you simply want to ‘read’ the guide (like you would a proper book). The ePub format is best is you want to read the guide on a mobile device (like your phone or a tablet). The PDF version is best if you want to print the guide for reading as a hard-copy. The website has one big advantage, though: it gets updated the most frequently. Thus, if you are looking for reference details such as the hours an attraction is open then the website is likely to be more up-to-date.

While you are actually in Santiago, nothing beats our app since it uses the geo-location feature of your smartphone to give you location-aware functionality, includes an ‘intelligent’ compass that shows you which way to go next based on your current location, and so on. Highly recommended!

We hope you enjoy our Santiago ‘City Walk’ guide – let us know if you found it useful. Feedback on how we can make it better is always highly appreciated.