Keep your mobile phone and or iPad safe when charging it in albergues:
this highly-rated, candy-bar size charger
only weighs 4.3 ounces (122 grams), perfect for backpacking.
I have one, and highly recommend it for any type of traveling —Jean Christie
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Apps for the Vía de la Plata Route
Starting in the southern city of Seville, the Vía de la Plata route runs nearly straight in a northerly direction. At Granja de Moreruela, you can continue heading north to join the Camino Francés in Astorga—or turn west on a route that goes through Ourense on the way to Santiago de Compostela.
Vía de la Plata - A Wise Pilgrim Guide
This app starts in Seville, and follows the route that heads west from Granja de Moreruela (not the route that continues north to Astorga on the Camino Francés).
Comprehensive details for everything you need to know to walk the Vía de la Plata route.
[Note: December 2018 - the app developer is currently updating all of his apps. I’ll check in regularly to note when the latest update is available. Currently you can still get the app through the App Store link above.
Made by a Camino pilgrim who has been making Camino apps for years.
Because finding a secure place to charge your phone
in pilgrim accommodations is difficult…
I use this portable charger when I’m uncomfortable leaving my iPhone alone.
You’ll also need a European wall charger on the Camino if you’re not European.
(To recharge the portable charger; but also to charge your mobile phone directly from an outlet).
For the UK, and Ireland you’ll need this wall charger.
Vía de la Plata PREMIUM
This app starts the route in Seville and goes to Astorga, a town on the Camino Francés (instead of heading west from Granja de Moreruela, a town located south of Astorga - see his Sanabrés Way app here for that option).
You can then continue west to Santiago de Compostela on the Camino Francés (note: this app does not cover that stretch. This one does.)
There is a BASIC (free) version, but you'll only get accommodations for a couple of stages.
The PREMIUM version provides information you'll need for the entire route, including accommodation options.
I've listed the Premium version, so you won't need to do two separate downloads (at this writing you cannot upgrade within the BASIC app itself).
Highlight: This app also has information specifically for cyclists.
The app developer has made other Camino apps:
But again, only the PREMIUM versions of these apps provide information to cover the entire route.
Via de la Plata Walking Guide
From Seville to Santiago de Compostela — including the trail that heads straight to Astorga — where you could walk the remaining distance to Santiago de Compostela along the Camino Francés route.
Also included: the Camino routes to Finisterre and Muxía, should you want to continue walking to the coast after Santiago de Compostela.
Fully updated in 2018.