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roncesvalles

  1. In Defeat

    In Defeat

    Roncesvalles
  2. falcooat

    New Pilgrim starting to plan!

    Hello all! Although I have been on the forum for awhile now, this is my very first post. :) After much theoretical planning our trip for the Camino Frances it is now starting to become real as my 16yr old son and I have our tickets from MSP to KEF to CDG to BIQ. I have already booked SJPP and...
  3. J

    Starting in September and looking for answers

    Dear peregrinos, It looks like my DH and I will be able to start our trip in early September. I need to book our flights and would like your feedback. We have about 40 days to walk, give or take a day due to flights. We know we won't be able to make it to Santiago but are ok with it. We'll...
  4. monkiguy

    Live - Camino Francés First Three Nights - Cold & Wet

    Three of us walked and arrived at Roncesvalles at 5pm Saturday 29th and there were no beds. We travelled and stayed in a camping site at Urobi (not far from Roncesvalles). Ended up walking from Espinal to Zubiri Sunday 30th (yesterday), arriving at Zubiri at 4pm cold, wet and with no beds. It...
  5. MilerMilo

    Late(r) Arrival in Roncesvalles

    To start my Camino I am planning to take the first train from Bayonne, pop by the Pilgrim Office in SJPDP, and then get up to Roncesvalles. It says the train (temporarily a bus) arrives in SJPDP just after 9:00, so figuring getting on the road by 10:00. If it takes eight hours-ish to get up to...
  6. Nico "Carfield"

    For the third time on a camino!

    Hello , I'm new here and think this is a nice place to share things. I'm going to do my third camino in may this year. This year the camino Primitivo from Oviedo. I'm looking forward to be on the this one and to meet a lot of new people. But first I am going to work as volenteer in de biggest...
  7. falcon269

    Weather at Roncesvalles

    After about 35 cm of snow, there will be winds up to 60 mph and temperatures down to -10 C!! It likely will be worse at higher elevations... It is not a good day to be leaving SJPdP. :)
  8. Lepoeder. Stone marker and path to Ibañeta

    Lepoeder. Stone marker and path to Ibañeta

    This stone marker shows the forest descent to Roncesvalles (scenic, but also steep). Behind it, you can see the path that connects almost immediately with the easier paved road to Ibañeta chapel, and then to Roncesvalles. This is indicated in the adjacent wooden signpost as "alternativa suave".
  9. Signpost at Lepoeder. Easier variant to Roncesvalles, by Ibañeta chapel

    Signpost at Lepoeder. Easier variant to Roncesvalles, by Ibañeta chapel

    When you arrive at Lepoeder you can go straigth through the forest (scenic, but very steep), or turn right by the easier paved road to Ibañeta chapel, and then a final short path to Roncesvalles. This is indicated at Lepoeder in the signpost as "Alternativa suave" (meaning "soft")
  10. Charles Zammit

    Saint Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles in two days

    Even though fit and used to walking long distances I am far too realistic to think that I can walk to Roncesvalles in one day without risking injury or strain . Jumping off an international flight and starting to walk the next day just screams eagerness induced injury to me . An overnight at...
  11. beiramar

    Roncesvalles to Somport

    I'm planning to walk from Roncesvalles to Somport in June and I'm wondering if anyone here has experiences with this route? While I'm aware that it "doesn't count" as a pilgrimage since it has no name and no albergues, it still seems like an amazing walk. For a longer while I wanted to do a...
  12. Richard Ward

    Starting at French border instead of SJPP?

    I realize it is traditional for many non-Spaniards to start in SJPP, but do some start at the French border via a round-trip from Roncesvalles? I think you would get most of the views, without the hassle/expense of trying to get to SJPP, plus you would avoid about 800 m of vertical climb. I...
  13. minaleigh

    Several General Questions

    I put this post under equipment because there are some questions about it, but I have more outside that topic. Anyways, hello! I am a new pilgrim and have been lurking, reading various posts for hours. Many have answered the majority of my questions, but I need some clarification on others...
  14. karry

    March-April 2016

    Hi everyone! I plan on doing the camino next year during mid March to April from Roncesvalles to Santiago Does any one have any packing tips? I know this is Spring time. Also, any advice on cheaper transportation to Roncesvelles from Madrid airport? Thank you! Karry
  15. Roncesvalles

    Roncesvalles

  16. ClareMcT

    Albergue Roncesvalles

    Hello all, looking for some help please! Does anyone know if the albergue at Roncesvalles takes advanced bookings? I've contacted them but not heard back yet. I need to travel from Bayonne to SJDPDP next Saturday morning and should arrive there around 9-9.30am (all going well with train/bus). I...
  17. Heidi Saxarra

    ? Pamplona from Roncesvalles if we dont want to walk it?

    I am doing the walk from St Jean de pied de port to roncesvalles - but we would like to stay in roncesvalles overnight and go to Pamplona on Sunday the 28th of June by bus or whatever, has anyone got any idea how to do this, I tried with the bus timetable and didnt get anywhere, thanks Heidi
  18. (film) Pyrenees before roncesvalles

    (film) Pyrenees before roncesvalles

    Camino Frances Pyrenees before roncesvalles
  19. hotelmedicis

    Elevation Profiles for Each Stage of the Camino - SJPP to Santiago

    I just wanted to share a file with anyone who is interested in clearly seeing the elevation of the Camino Frances for each stage. Hope you find it interesting! I've included it as a PDF and you'll find it below to download. Enjoy! :)
  20. Nearing  Roncesvalles

    Nearing Roncesvalles



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