The Camino Francés

The Camino Francés

By Wise Pilgrim

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2012-06-20
  • Current Version: 2.2.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 99.94 MB
  • Developer: Wise Pilgrim
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 3
3
From 29 Ratings

Description

No account necessary. No hidden costs. Now in their 6th year as a mobile app, and their 9th 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. This guide covers the Camino Francés, the most popular route across Spain. It has been redesigned and now works almost exclusively offline. To use the map features, or to share your comments with other guide owners, 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 900 in total, with special attention to those that can be booked online. Stageless Guide: No more "stage anxiety" or guide created bottlenecks. Location Aware: Every location is geo-coded. Devices with GPS enabled will display actual distance from every point (albergue, church, city, etc.) within the app. Devices without GPS will instead show measured distances between points. Photos: Photos of albergues, monuments and other points of interest along the way. Currently 900+ images and growing. Maps: If you have a data connection, or are connected to wifi, you can view the locations of every point on a map. Unfortunately, this feature is unavailable without a connection. 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 St. Jean Pied de Port to Santiago, uninterrupted by page folds. Comments: 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!

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Reviews

  • Three Bits of Advise

    5
    By Brian Zahnd
    When talking to people planning their Camino I give them three bits of practical advise: 1. You don’t need boot—use trail running shoes. 2. Learn some Spanish. 3 Get the Wise Pilgrim app.
  • Disappointing, irregular functionality

    2
    By Afyinzer
    This app’s functionality is highly disappointing. I’m on the Camino now, and more often than not (about 90% of the time), it does not open correctly. That is, the screen open the immediately closes. However, when I view all of the currently open apps, it shows the app as being open. About 25% of the time, I can open the app from there. But the other times I need to close the app fans start over/try again later. When it works, the information is useful.
  • Just okay.

    3
    By 30i
    Crashes upon open frequently, but just click it 3 or 4 times and it works, so maybe 2 stars would be more appropriate. Not optimized for iPhone X screen size. Used it for partial Camino from SJPDP to Fromista in 2017. Like the elevation profile. Albuergue guide a bit basic but complete, a narrative review might be nice or more user comments would be nice. Comments are recent only. Decent narrative for route but a bit difficult to access, you tap The Provinces, the you find your area. Took a bit to discover that. No offline map, so I downloaded competitor app thar has gps and oggline map. No customizable schedule/route.
  • No new update?

    2
    By Azure0114
    Well it’s a good thing I follow groups related to camino so I can get more current updated information. Relying on an app that isn’t updated to plan and navigate isn’t all that wise, IMO.
  • Was a great app, but quit working

    1
    By trn58gnp
    This app was incredibly valuable when I walked the Camino Frances in 2025, but it has quit working on my iPhone X. Each time I open it the app immediately quits.
  • Helpful and well designed app (and guide)

    5
    By Lame update!
    I am returning to the Camino for second time and I found this guide to be very helpful and well designed on my first trip. My favorite features are the maps, elevation charts, and albergue listings - easy to use and have just the right amount of detail. Well done Wise Pilgrim.
  • So detailed and helpful

    5
    By GBartolone
    I completed my second Camino Frances this past summer, and this app was a game changer. Not only did it give me comfort along to way, but I learned so much more about each town. I really appreciated all it added to our walk. Will definitely be using the Norte version when I go back:)
  • Comments

    1
    By AmandaB1216
    Comments on albergues not working on Frances app.
  • Camino Lady

    5
    By Camino Lady
    I found this app very helpful. The reviews on the albergues were great and helped me pick places to stay. Elevations were helpful. Maps (because I was not online) did not help me but were helpful to others.
  • Solid app, worked well

    4
    By JBS09
    Tried several Camino apps, many had multiple charges for each stage of route or each feature. We ended up using just the apps from Wise Pilgrim, functional and straightforward, even if they didn't have all bells and whistles you might imagine. Had all info we needed for the two routes we were on (Camino Aragones and Camino Frances). The lodging info was generally accurate, including phone numbers. The map with the active blue dot locator was invaluable, especially on the Aragones, which is less marked on the ground. One note is that as of July 2016 much of the route marked on the ground between Villamayor de Monjardin and Los Arcos is somewhat different- closer to the highway than the route marked in the app. Eventually they join together again and it's pretty easy to sort out what is going on with the blue dot locator and the map in the app.

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