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SIGNPOSTING

Learn about the different types of signposts providing directions and information all along the Camino de Levante and preventing you from getting lost.
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All along the Camino de Levante there is plenty of signposting to make sure that the route is always visible, with different kinds of signage offering both orientation and other information. The Camino also follows stretches of the Vía Verde and "Gran Recorrido" (GR) paths, and pilgrims will therefore also find other signs and markers belonging to these routes.

Of course it is always possible that some of the signposts along the Camino may deteriorate or even disappear as they are subjected to adverse weather conditions, vandalism and accidents, and for this reason it is advisable to download the tracks of the route on the GPS, for example on your mobile phone or tablet. These are available in KML and GPX, and another option is to print off a copy.

The urban detours in various towns can also be downloaded, providing the option of leaving the Camino and paying a visit to other places of interest in each locality. These options are normally highlighted on the signposts of the town centre as well.

Remember that throughout the Camino further information can be accessed via the QR codes which appear on information boards along each stage and in the towns and other places of interest.

Should you encounter any problem with the signposting along the Camino, it can be reported by clicking here.

ORIENTATIONAL SIGNPOSTING

DIRECTIONAL ARROWS
These are red with white lettering, and show the route to follow. There are three types:

  • A post with an arrow in the countryside, featuring the logo and name of the Camino.
  • A similar post with an arrow to show the start of an alternative route for mountain bikers.
  • A small arrow featuring only the logo of the Camino, positioned on lamp posts in urban areas.
  • EXIT ARROWS
    These signs provide directions to a point of interest close to the Camino route or the start of an alternative route. They are white arrows with black lettering, and fall into two categories:

  • the start of an urban route within a town.
  • the distance to an isolated point of interest or the start of an alternative route (normally on the same signpost as a red arrow showing the direction of the Camino).
  • MARKERS
    These are short wooden posts featuring the logo, and are used to confirm that you are still on the Camino in rural areas.
    There are two kinds:

  • A semi-cylindrical marker designed for cyclists, advising of the direction to follow at the next junction
  • A cylindrical design to indicate straight on.
  • PAINTED MARKINGS
    These are normally used in rural areas, and are present on fixed objects such as walls and rocks. They indicate straight on, a change in direction or a direction not to follow.
    METAL PLATES AND VINYL STICKERS
    These are placed on other items such as sign posts to ensure that the continuation of the Camino is marked, and are of various types, depending on their location:

  • A small plate screwed onto a wooden post.
  • A sticker on a lamp post or another metal object.
  • A clamp around a lamp post in urban settings.
  • PLAQUES
    These metal plaques featuring the logo and an arrow indicating the direction to follow.
    They are of two kinds:

  • Screwed to a wall.
  • Placed on aluminium posts.
  • STATIC AND INFORMATIVE SIGNPOSTING

    INFORMATIVE TOTEMS
    These are located at the start of the Camino de Levante in Orihuela and in the city of Murcia, and each has two panels, one in Spanish and the other in English.

  • Front side: general information about the Camino.
  • Reverse side: information about the stage of the Camino which starts at this point.
  • STAGE BOARDS
    These are located at the start of each stage where there is no informative totem, and also in intermediate localities where pilgrims can join the Camino.

    The boards include a map of the stage, details of its length and estimated duration and other information in Spanish and English about the towns and other places featured along the route.
    TOWN INFORMATION BOARDS
    These are located at the entrance into towns along the Camino de Levante, providing information about each town and points of interest within it and a map. The boards vary in size, depending on the size of the town and the tourist attractions it contains.
    EXIT MILESTONES
    These stone markers are placed on the way out of each town , and show the distance remaining to the end of the Camino de Levante at the Basílica-Santuario de la Vera Cruz de Caravaca
    INTERPRETATION BOARDS
    The vast majority of the tourist attractions on the Camino de Levante are already adequately marked and highlighted by the Town Halls along the route, but in some instances extra boards bearing the logo of the Camino de la Cruz provide additional information regarding points of interest in rural locations.
    WARNING SIGNS
    These signs warn of potential dangers to walkers or cyclists, such as junctions with roads or a stretch of the Camino which is shared with motor vehicles.
    BADGES IN ESTABLISHMENTS
    These are located on the door or the façade of establishments associated with the Camino, and fall into two categories:

  • Stamping point: showing the Tourist Information Office or Town Hall building where the Pilgrim's Passport (Credencial) can be stamped.
  • Affiliated Establishment: to clearly mark establishments which are voluntarily affiliated to the Camino and offer services to pilgrims.
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