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  1. Sunrise in the Pyrinees

    Sunrise in the Pyrinees

    Sunrise in the Pyrinees is something else, this is near our lady of Baikorri, on the way to Roncesvalles
  2. L

    How to get to Roncesvalles

    Hi everyone! I'm planning on walking Camino Frances in May of this year! This is my first time ever going on this big of an adventure, so therefore i have quite an important question to ask all of you who have experienced this amazing journey. My plan is starting in Roncesvalles (instead of in...
  3. Bosque de Irati

    Bosque de Irati

  4. C

    Roncesvalles to Pamplona by public transport

    Hello, I am struggling to work out public transport from Roncesvalles to Pamplona. I know there is a bus run by Artiedas that covers this route but their website says that tickets have to be bought at the bus station (not in advance on-line). Does anyone know where I might buy tickets in...
  5. D

    Walking from StJPP April 20th

    Hi there. I plan to walk from St JPP to Roncesvalles in Saturday then spend the night in Roncesvalles. I have to be back In Biarritz the night of Sunday the 21st. I see an ALSA bus that leaves Roncesvalles at 3:30 Sunday afternoon. Does anyone know of a) another way to get back to Biarritz...
  6. melloglrm

    Weather at the Pyrenees

    Hi folks, I'm am 25 doing the Camino for the first time, starting next week. I'm doing my best to keep updated about the Camino, and recently I looked at the forecast for the first part of the Frances Route - SJPdP to Roncesvalles, and it is not very exciting. On April 4th, the day I planned...
  7. Elevation profiles of the tracks from St. Jean Pied de Port to Roncevalles

    Elevation profiles of the tracks from St. Jean Pied de Port to Roncevalles

    If seen in a post click the chart to see a page with comments on the details.
  8. Roncesvalles


    January 11, 2018
  9. In Defeat

    In Defeat

  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. D

    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. :)
  16. 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".
  17. 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")
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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