TrekRight: Camino Francés

TrekRight: Camino Francés

By Eugene Mallay

  • Category: Travel
  • Release Date: 2013-12-11
  • Current Version: 2.97
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 409.30 MB
  • Developer: Eugene Mallay
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 60 Ratings


TrekRight – Camino Francés is a comprehensive, incredibly handy mobile app for anyone walking or bicycling the historic Camino de Santiago (specifically, the Camino Francés and the extension from Santiago to Finisterre / Fisterra). ## NOTE: we recommend all new users download our new app called TrailSmart: Great Trails of the World. It includes all of our Camino content and has many new features / functionality. If you don't need offline maps, TrailSmart is completely free and has no advertising / gimmicks. Offline maps can be purchased from within the app, if needed. TrekRight includes detailed offline maps (plus online ones, too!), handy reference information, comprehensive walking directions, and powerful location-aware functionality that enables you to simply enjoy your Camino. --- The Right Information, When You Need It --- Location-aware information – TrekRight provides you with information tailored to your current location. If you are approaching Puente la Reina, TrekRight will tell you how far you still have to go, what attractions are available around you, where you can find a water fountain, options for where to stay the night, easy access to interactive elevation profile charts, and clear, detailed directions. You can easily see what things you flagged as interesting, which things you added notes to, and which you marked as favorites. Real-time information that keeps you completely on top of things! --- Caminopedia --- TrekRight’s ‘Camino Encyclopedia’ is packed with extensive interactive reference information, organized into Communities, Shelters, Attractions, Services, Points of Interest, and Route Sections. Everything can be searched and filtered, viewed on a map, notes can be added (anything from a simple reservation number to a copy-and-pasted blurb from a website), and more. Handy information (literally) at your fingertips! --- Interactive Offline Maps --- Powerful, flexible map that displays your current location on your selected route along with pins showing all the locations included in the Caminopedia (just touch a pin to open its related Caminopedia entry). Easily filter and do searches. Detailed, high-quality offline maps are included, so you have full access to maps even without Internet access. When you do have an Internet connection, online maps are also available which can be configured to show street maps, satellite view, terrain, or a hybrid. Completely transform how you ‘see’ your surroundings on the Camino. --- Intelligent Compass --- In addition to all the standard compass functionality, TrekRight’s intelligent compass also points you in the right direction based on your current location and your selected route, and updates dynamically as you move. Two special compass indicators are available – one points towards the end point of your current section (typically the next town on the route), and the other points which way you should go *now*, taking into consideration your current position and all the twists and turns in your route. Never get lost again! --- Pre-Camino Planning & Preparation --- TrekRight makes it easy to plan your route (including configuring the sections you want to follow), organize it into stages, and review distances and elevations (including a handy interactive Elevation Profile Chart). Comes pre-defined with popular routes including those touted by Brierley and Eroski. Review and rank albergues, flag locations of interest, add your own notes, and more. --- Up-To-Date Content --- TrekRight’s content is regularly updated and expanded based on the latest information available to us. You can check for content updates directly inside TrekRight and download our database whenever it is convenient for you (even on the trail), without having to connect to the App Store. Always be up to date! --- No Internet Connection Required --- All of TrekRight's content is stored directly on your phone, including our detailed offline maps. No Internet connection is required!



  • Great App for the Camino!

    By Bearart17
    Kept me from getting lost on more than one occasion. Also helped me locate lodging. Excellent maps!
  • Amazing Offline Maps!

    By KH0912
    I just finished walking the Camino de Frances on June 30, 2018 and was highly impressed with this app! The maps were so helpful when WiFi was not available as they work offline! Additionally, I found some great albergues and hostels to stay at! I recommended this app along the Camino to several pilgrims!
  • Great app for determining your location and route on the Camino

    By donnie98110
    I've just finished (June 2017) using the app while walking from Leon to Santiago. Because the app is resident on your phone, you don't need an internet connection. Thus no "data" consumption, which is nice for thrifty North American pilgrims. It does a very good job of tracking your progress along the route, and advising of upcoming topography change and directions. Because the number of pilgrims is growing quickly and the communities along the route are responding to their needs, it is impossible for any app to keep up with the latest accommodations, restaurants, and bars. A major improvement in these aspects would be nice, but probably short lived. For this reason, no app could be rated 5 stars, imho. And yes, I strongly recommend it to any iPhone using pilgrim.
  • Better than any guidebook

    By Jake27123
    This is the first app review I've ever written - Trekright's Camino Frances guide is so incredible that I needed to let other people know! This guide is an absolute must have, with specifics on albergues, routes and distances, city facts and histories, and most importantly, GPS-linked maps! You can see exactly how far you need to go to your next destination, or make sure you're on track in the early morning before the sun comes up. Cannot recommend this app more - I tossed my travel book after two days in favor of it
  • Cuts

    By Cece Cutsforth
    On the Camino right now and using this app every day. I love that lets me know where I am, how far I have to go and that it doesn't require Internet or a data plan when I'm in the middle of nowhere. Easy to use.
  • Peace of mind

    By TIMANDLORR of California
    This app has it ALL and will give you peace of mind for your Camino. Eugene (the developer) is very responsive and experienced with the routes. He keeps the app up to date through his own and others' experiences. He recently added a stand-alone Sarria to Santiago route which is just what I needed. The app is easy to use and does not depend on WIFI, which is pretty important! I mostly used it the night before my walks to see what was coming up. The maps and various listings are there for you whenever/wherever you are, but good pilgrim that he is, he suggests leaving your phone in your pocket and enjoying The Way. I highly recommend this app.
  • Perfect companion for the Camino

    By Hobbes the Wonder Dog
    I used TrekRight to hike 300+ miles of the Camino Frances this April/May, and it was a great companion! The GPS feature allows you to see exactly where you are on a stage even when your cellular data is turned off. This feature was particularly helpful when a section of the Camino was flooded out, and I had to find a detour. It also found use when a “helpful” albergue owner decided to re-route the Camino by blacking out the official Camino arrows and adding his own. (Despite these comments, let me stress that the Camino is VERY well marked, and a GPS app is not strictly necessary.) The app was also much easier to access than my guide book, which I kept in my pack. If you are planning to stay only in albergues, this app could potentially replace a guide book; however, I found it helpful to have both.
  • Used successfully for four weeks on the Camino

    By GreatLakesWaves
    Nice app. Missing a few of the newer albergues, but spot on for the French route. And a lot more portable than the Brierly book, though also a lot more susceptible to battery drain.
  • Not working on ios 9

    Hello, it stopped working after upgrading to ios9
  • Great Guide to the Camino de Santiago

    By newmethos
    I have just returned from walking a small section of the Camino de Santiago (just 200 km) and I could not have done it as easily, aside from all the walking, without this fantastic app. I am an American and I chose to go without turning on my cell phone’s data connection and TrekRight’s offline GPS enabled map was the perfect companion on the trail. I had every bit of information in all of the guidebooks and I had my current position with me at all times. There is an incredible wealth of information about the trail, the towns that you will pass through, the albergues, and the twists and turns along the way. You can use turn by turn instructions, follow the map, use the compose, check out the elevation profile of the next day, and have a very reliable guide to the distances involved (not a given with the written guides). In addition to all of that, I was able to email new information about the trail to the trail while I was walking it. The developer was friendly, approachable, detail-oriented and happy to assist. I cannot recommend this app enough to anyone who wants to walk the trail. It was less expensive than any guidebook was a complete compendium of the many that are available. Great app, helped take the stress and guesswork out of what was ahead on the Camino, especially toward the end of a 27 km day.