Recommended Guidebooks For The Portuguese Camino De Santiago

While it is possible to walk the Portuguese Camino de Santiago without a guidebook (just follow the yellow arrows all the way to Santiago!), if you want to learn more about the Camino including places of interest, where you can stop and rest to allow you to plan your walking day, you may wish to consider taking a guidebook with you.

While there are many great guidebooks out there, here at Wild Camino Journeys, we recommend that you consider the following books to guide you on your Camino…

I am a massive fan of the Wise Pilgrim Guides for all Caminos but especially for the Portuguese Camino de Santiago by Michael Matynka Iglesias.  The guide covers the whole route from Lisbon to Santiago including all three routes; Central, Coastal and Variante Espiritual.

Recently updated in 2019, the guide includes the most up-to-date information on services on the Camino, including maps, elevation profiles, detours and alternative routes.  The 2019 version also includes specific advice for Pilgrims looking for vegetarian meals on the Camino.

Check Out The Wise Pilgrim´s Portuguese Camino de Santiago on Amazon


It would be remiss of us not to mention John Brierley´s Camino Portugues guidebook.  John Brierley´s books have been the go-to-guides for all Caminos de Santiago for years.

Updated in 2019, John Brierley´s guidebook includes everything you need to guide you on your Camino including helpful spiritual guidelines to support the seeker’s inner journey as well as the outer pilgrimage.

Check out John Brierley´s Portuguese Camino de Santiago Guidebook On Amazon. 

If you would like assistance in preparing for your Camino, including your Itinerary, contact us to discuss our Wild Camino Self-Guided Journeys.  We provide a personalised service to help you with all of your Camino requirements.  Click the button below to contact us. We´re always happy to help.

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Photo Credit – Wise Pilgrim Guides