Camino eBOOK - Walking the Camino

WALK from Leon to Santiago

Pilgrim symbols at Camponaraya Pilgrims enjoying the snow near O Cebreiro An afternoon snack of Toast and Olive Oil with Coffee
Mounted Police Officer outside Pilgrim's Office The long wet road to Villafranca On the right path at Cacabelos
Walking leon to Santiago de Compostela - Companion Guide
- a fully illustrated Camino e-Book

THE LEON TO SANTIAGO section of the great Camino pilgrimage is one of the most popular sections in Spain, and the hiking trail begins in the historic city of Leon, founded by the Romans. In this Camino ebook: along the way you visit fascinating churches, pilgrim sitesand the intriguing monastery at Samos. You climb to the village of O Cebreiro to visit the church where a miracle occurred centuries ago. You sample the regional foods and wines of Spain.

Walking the path to O' Cebreiro
Leon to Santiago - 300 km over 17 days

Leon to Santiago is an ancient pilgrim path through the heart of Northern Spain. After a superb walking journey of 300km, you arrive at Santiago de Compostela, an ancient cathedral town in Galacia. Here you visit the world-famous cathedral and its treasury, filled with medieval relics. Also included in this journey is a visit to the renowned monastery of Samos, as well as the "Door of Forgiveness" in Villafranca del Bierzo.

The Classic Pilgrim's Journey from Leon to Santiago  showing the two mountain ranges

The Illustrated Camino eBOOK Companion Guide

St George subduing the Dragon in Leon

We've put together our experiences of life on the Leon to Santiago trail to help you plan your journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. WALK Leon to Santiago Camino ebook includes:

  • Informative Narrative.
  • Suggested Places to Stay and Eat.
  • Learn about the history of the Spanish pilgrimage.
  • Sites to Visit.
  • Explore Spanish Villages on the Trail.
  • What Clothes and Gear to Take.
  • Learn Handy Travel Hints.
  • Detailed Overview Maps.
  • Transport Options.

A number of companies can provide these services. They can be found via the internet. Sherpa Holidays also provide a self-guided itinerary which includes luggage transfer and accommodation booking. You can also organise to ring ahead for the next night's accommodation from where you are staying.

When to Go

The thing about travel is that any time is the right time. It’s just that you will have different experiences. We began our walk in September which is about the BEST TIME (from September to November or March to May). Be aware that Easter sometimes falls in March or April and accommodation may be more difficult to obtain.

WALK Leon to Santiago - eBook Reviews

Dear Good Walking Books Team, We walked from Leon to Santiago, your book guide Leon to Santiago was our best friend on the walk. It was very nice to read interesting legends, or any other related history items along our walk. These stories made our trip more exciting. I would like to thank you and wish you all the best:o)
Livia Szollosova, 2015

‘The Good Walking Books: Camino’ website and eBook were both invaluable in the lead up to my trip to Spain. The history of the pilgrimage route and information about each town were very well documented. This background knowledge gave me a deeper appreciation and a greater insight into the significance of the path I was walking. The lists of tips and ideas of ‘what to pack’ allowed me to be more physically prepared and helped to shaped my expectations for the hike. Overall, my pilgrimage was a much richer and more meaningful experience for having accessed these two great resources. I have recommended them to many friends and will continue to do so until I once again pack my bag and make my way to Compostela.
Natalie Rocca, 2013

It arrived safe and I love it. I am looking at doing the St Jean to Logrono and then train to Leon and then trek to Santiago. 2015 is going to be my 50th birthday and I am so looking forward to this challenge. - Again thanks for the great book.
Joseph Costello - (2012)

Our Personal Account of the Leon to Santiago Pilgrimage Trail

We have put together a comprehensive, illustrated journal of the highlights of our journey along the historic Camino Frances from Leon to Santiago de Compostela. In this eBook you will find many places and sites of interest, both historically and contemporarily fascinating. Cities, such as Astorga and the magnificent, Ponferrada with its Templar castle, along with the Spanish countryside will encourage you to make this journey yourself.

The Illustrated Camino ebook Guide to read before you Walk Leon to Santiago

A traditional Pilgrim

We've detailed our experiences of life on the Leon to Santiago Section to help you plan your own journey. Of course, there's nothing like doing it yourself. WALK Leon to Santiago includes:

  • Walker's Information.
  • Section by Section itinerary.
  • Fully Illustrated - 350 Images.
  • Overview Maps - 23 maps.
  • Visit Samos Monastery.
  • 225 Pages.
  • Learn about St. James and Pilgrim symbols.
  • Preparation for your Journey.
  • History of the Pilgrimage.
  • PDF ebook.
Downloading your Camino eBOOK

This eBOOK works with any PDF compatible eREADER, including Macs and PCs. Once you order your copy through PAY PAL we send you a Download Link from which you can download your PDF eBOOK.
WALK Leon to Santiago is 166 M in size and may take up to 12 minutes to download.

The Pilgrim Monument on Monte de Gozo
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