is here for those really loving the Camino de Santiago in winter. It is basically an extract and quick view of the open accommodations on Camino Francés and Caminhos Português from the Camino Ninja App. The is still recommended for walking the Caminos, as it have all the essential information you need. You can use this as a quick overview with the app, or in fact with any app or guidebook you desire.

New Colors

New colors to make camino life a little easier and more colorful.

The colors allow you to easily see what is open or closed.

If you prefer to be completely offline, you can also see what is open on the Portuguese Caminhos and print the list here:

Porto – Valença:

Tui – Santiago:

Your two trail-angels Carla from Albergue de Peregrinos do Mosteiro de Vairão and Mónica from Ideas Peregrinas makes sure you are always updated.

Hope you like the colors!

Bom Caminho / Buen Camino

Camino Ninja App in Korean – 한국어

In January, just after the App was released, I walked Camino Francés. As usual in January there is about 70% koreans walking the camino. And they where all exited about the new Camino Ninja App. One Korean, Sunyoung Cecil Noh, even suggested to translate the App. So it happened.

I’m really thankful for the translation, and hope all Koreans will find it usefull. All you have to do is set your phone to Korean, if not already.

Buen Camino!

Camino Ninja App in Portuguese (Português)

When I finished this this January’s winter camino and arrived in Santiago de Compostela (in February), I checked in to this new albergue called Albergue SIXTOs no Caminho. I saw it last year when they were building it and it looked promising. So, I checked in, and already from the name (no caminho) I guessed it was either Portuguese or Brazilian owned. And I, and everybody else, got the warmest welcome from the Owner Orlando Sixto. Him and his brother Ramiro spend a lot of time making a really nice albergue and rethinking everything a little bit better. Orlando is also skilled with technology, and when he saw the Camino Ninja App, he was excited. And he promptly suggested to do a translation for all the Brazilian and Portuguese pilgrims. So here it is!

So if you see Orlando Sixto when you come to Santiago de Compostela, please say hi and thanks!

Enjoy, and Buen Camino!

Update to how Over The Air Updates work in Camino Ninja App

Over The Air (OTA) Updates is minor updates being pushed out to your phone when you open apps. For the Camino Ninja App that is usually minor updates to routes, albergues, photos and functionality. Instead of updating automatically every time you open the App, it now automatically updates whenever you are on Wi-Fi and ask if you want to download and install updates when you are on mobile data. This is another data-saving feature. And it also makes sure you always have the latest updates, if you choose to.

You also have the option to check manually for updates.

Enjoy, and Buen Camino!

Dark Mode: The Camino Ninja App just became a little more Ninja

If you like to save battery when you have a lot of screen time, secretly making plans for the next day while everybody is sleeping in the dormitory or just look more Ninja with the new Dark Mode / Dark Theme features enabled in The Camino Ninja App. You are all set.

How to enable Dark Mode on iPhone

(Dark Mode requires iOS 13 or later)

1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
2. Select Dark to turn on Dark Mode.

See the official guide for iPhone and iPad

How to enable Dark Theme on Android

(Dark Theme requires Android 10 or later)

Go to Settings > Display, then tap the Advanced drop-down menu at the bottom of the page.
From there, tap Device theme, then simply tap Dark from the pop-up dialog box.
From there, simply pull down your quick settings area and you’ll see the new white text and dark gray aesthetic.

See the official guide for Google Android phones

Enjoy, and Buen Camino!

New routes: Caminho Português da Costa – Official & Senda Litoral

New Year, new App and new routes. If you are planning your summer camino and are curious about the Portuguese ways, here are the most popular routes.

Caminho Português Central
Caminho Português da Costa (Official)
Caminho Português da Costa (Senda Litoral)

Caminho Português da Costa (Official) and Caminho Português da Costa (Senda Litoral) have just been added to the Camino Ninja App.

Caminho Português Central is also shown on the maps and starts in Lisboa (Lisbon). It is also in the App.

It has been quite a hassle getting the two coastal routes in the App. The official route is poorly documented, and so is the unofficial coastal route Senda Litoral. On top of that there is a lot of people and organizations having a influence on the routes, but very little or poorly documented official material. It makes it both more interesting, and for documenting more difficult. A big thanks to Oscar Miguel Andrade from Albergue Peregrinos do Porto and Associação dos Amigos do Caminho de Santiago de Viana do Castelo for helping with gathering information and picking the right information.

Go check it out, and Buen Camino!