Guidebooks for walkers, mountaineers, trekkers, climbers and cyclists

Alison Raju

Biography

A chance viewing of a television programme in the early 1970s lead to Alison’s interest in the Pilgrim Road to Santiago, at that time barely known in Britain. A walker most of her life she had the opportunity to walk the 1000-mile camino from Le Puy-en-Velay to Santiago all in one go in 1990, a time which coincided, fortuitously, with Cicerone Press looking for an author to write an original guide in English to the Spanish section of the route. Since then Alison has walked and explored many of the pilgrim roads through Europe (France, Germany, Switzerland, Portugal) as well as those she has written about.

Her other interests include music and she plays the French horn.

 

Titles by Alison Raju

The Way of St James - France

The Way of St James - France £14.95

This handy guidebook describes the 730km Way of St James pilgrim route from Le Puy-en-Valey in central France to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the Pyrenees. The camino route descriptions include the history of the pilgrimage, places of interest and accommodation. Suitable for all abilities but a basic level of fitness is required due to the distance. Read and see more…

The Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome - Part 2

The Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome - Part 2 £16.95

An essential guidebook for anyone planning to walk the Via Francigena pilgrim route from Canterbury to Rome. Part 2 describes 940km of the pilgrimage from the Great St Bernard Pass to Rome. Contains all the planning information you need for your journey, including details of facilities and accommodation along the route. Read and see more…

The Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome - Part 1

The Via Francigena Canterbury to Rome - Part 1 £14.95

The Via Francigena is an ancient pilgrim route that runs for 1900km from Canterbury to Rome. Part 1 describes the first 945km of the walk from Canterbury to the Great St Bernard Pass. Contains all the planning information you need for your pilgrimage, including details of facilities and accommodation along the route. Read and see more…

The Way of St James - Spain

The Way of St James - Spain £14.95

This handy guidebook contains a detailed route description for walking the 778km Spanish section of the Way of St James from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in the foothills of the French Pyrenees to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela and then onto Finisterre on the Galician coast. The camino typically takes between four and five weeks. Read and see more…

Way of St James – France

Way of St James – France

Guide to walking to the 740km Pilgrim Road from Le Puy-en-Velay in central France to the Pyrenees. The only original guidebook to this route in English. Gives directions for walking the route and also provides information on places to visit along the way, the history of the pilgrimage and the availability of practical facilities. Read and see more…

The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros

The Pilgrim Road to Nidaros

Guidebook to the pilgrim road from Oslo to Nidaros, a 643km one-month trek along the west coast of Norway. St Olav was the Norwegian king responsible for the conversion of the country to Christianity around 1000AD, and his grave at Nidaros near Trondheim has been a site for pilgrimage ever since. Read and see more…

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