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on 17 August 2008
My partner and I used this guide while completing the camino in May 2007 and August 2008. The limitations of the guide were obvious last year but as it did contain some useful information, e.g. the distances between vilages we took it with us again this year supplemented by the Confraternity of St James 2008 acommodation guide. From observing other publications while we were there and also research on the net it seems as if there are a lot more useful guides out there. One crucial ommission relates to contour levels and hence level of difficulty and timings between vilages. The pilgrim office at St Jean Pied de Port gives out a useful sheet with this information which many people use. As the previous reviewer says too much space is used giving unnecessary route directions and the information about places to stay is hopelessly out of date. I also think that saying that the average person could complete the route comfortably in 4 or 5 weeks with days off at various places is misleading and could cause people to pack to much walking into their days resulting in injury.