It is possible to get lost on the Ignatian Camino as it is not as well-marked as the more popular Camino Frances. If you get lost you may have to walk much further than necessary on a given day. While we plan to walk together, we also want to give people space and time for solitude if they want it and the opportunity to walk, pray and reflect alone. So we have put in place some things in place to manage the risk of getting lost:
Mobile phones. Each pilgrim will have a mobile phone just in case anyone gets lost along the way. If someone gets lost or is in any difficulty he or she can phone or text the pilgrimage guides.
Maps. The pilgrimage guides will have hard copies of the maps of the Ignatian Camino. Each day pilgrims will be given a map of the day’s route.
For detailed maps of the route from Loyola to Manresa go to the official website by clicking here. Each day of the pilgrimage is outlined on the official website. For example, on the home page, if you hold the mouse over the word Euskadi on the menu bar, a drop down menu will appear. Move the mouse to Step 1: Loyola to Zumarraga and you will find that a menu will pop up on the right. The first item on that menu reads Map 1. Move the mouse over and click on that. At the bottom of that page you can view detailed maps of the Ignatian Way using Wikiloc or Google Maps. Detailed maps for each of the 28 days of the pilgrimage are given.
It would be good to study these maps prior to the pilgrimage.