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sjpp to roncesvalles

  1. Paul Wilson

    Question for those who have walked in Scotland

    Looking for advice from those that have walked in Scotland. I’m looking at the first day SJPdP to Roncesvalles and was wondering how it would compare to walks or Munro’s from what I can see it appears similar to Ben Nevis in height but at an easier gradient, would that be a fair summation...
  2. M

    Senior Newbies planning first Camino- advice?

    Hola to all, I'm a complete newbie, planning a first trip for September 2020. I''ll be with a party of other senior newbies and we are using this as a "get to know" Camino stage, as at least a couple of us are thinking about doing a full Camino in the future. Meanwhile for this initial stage...
  3. Corelacka

    Orisson Refuge 2020 booking open!

    Just reserved Orisson Refuge for 24 May 2020! Very excited to be starting the Camino from SJPDP that day and continuing all the way to Santiago, and hopefully Finisterre. Due to limited annual leave have only previously walked 6-8 days each year and took five years to do entire Camino. Also...
  4. B

    Weather in Pyrenees

    Is it feasible and pleasant to cross the Pyrenes fron St Jaques Pied de Port to Pamplona in October? Has someone experience?
  5. Dani7

    To Orisson or not to Orisson...

    ...that is the question. Planning such a journey gives way to many questions. Excited to start the walk April 5th 2020 and wondering if stopping at Orisson for the first night is something I should consider. Not so much for the rest but the experience. If I do stay there I would potentially...
  6. dgallen

    ...and the Camino gets busier every year

    Subjective title here, but I normally do April Caminos and this one is a busy one. Arrived on the noon train on April 1st and after checking into the pilgrim office headed up to Orisson. Orisson has a renovation underway with an additional 16 beds (underneath the outdoor patio... quite the...
  7. Gabe_Way

    SJPDP to Roncesvalles. Stop in Valcarlos? Or go the Napoleon Route?

    Hey guys, I'll start on 5 May. Now, I'm totally torn on a few things. First off, I'm flying to San Sebastian, and I booked a night there, but now I'm having second thoughts. Like maybe I should spend two days in SJPDP, and relax and enjoy before starting on May 5th. Or, just spend one night in...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. A

    St Jean to Orisson

    Arriving in St Jean on May 11 around 16.30/17.00. Half thinking of heading up to Orisson immediately and getting a taxi back down, to make our first real day easier. Has anyone done this? We have accommodation in St Jean booked. How late is too late to start walking? We will only have day packs...
  11. 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.
  12. Darby67

    Roncesvalles photo bomb

    My wife and I arrived in Roncesvalles today. Something is different about some of the pilgrims but I can’t put my finger on it. Sharing pictures with friends sometimes yields interesting consequences!
  13. strickland6159

    Orisson website/reservations

    Does anyone know anything about the website for Refuge Orisson being down? I know I have connected to it before, but now I am getting an error message. I was hoping to start trying to make reservations for upcoming Camino, but.....
  14. K

    spending the night in SJPP or Orisson?

    I will be arriving in Paris (from Canada) on July 10th, taking an evening train to Bayonne, and then was planning to take the first train to SJPP the next morning on the 11th. I have a reservation at Orisson for the night of the 11th, but I'm just wondering if a few hours in the morning...
  15. 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...
  16. Desertwalk

    Camino Frances Early April

    I will be finally starting my Camino from St Jean on the 2nd of April 2018. I understand Napolian trail opens 3/31/18 , understand the opening could be delayed due to weather . What would be recommended for foot wear and outer clothing on Napolian that time of year and what could I expect for...
  17. El Capitan

    SJPDP might be closed November

    preparing for my Camino. I plan on a November 8th start from SJPDP but, I read the trail will be closed in November till march ! Any tips on walking in this time of year? Reservations , snow , rain and temperatures? Anyone else walking this time of year ! Lonesome caminante .
  18. M

    Advice for SJPP and next day to Orrison

    Hello all ! I'm very new to all of this. I just made the decision to do the Camino and I'm finding that maybe I needed a little more planning time, however, the plane tickets are already purchased. I booked my first night in SJPP through bookings.com and heard back from gite azkorria that they...
  19. Camino Bear

    Water in the Pyrenees

    Hi Camino Friends! I'll be walking from SJPDP to Orisson and then Orisson to Roncevalles next week. I'm trying to keep my pack light and am wondering how much water I'll have to carry. My questions is how many potable water fountains are there on this stretch of the Camino? Is the Roland...
  20. B

    If I arrive to SJPdP @ 8.45 will I get to Roncesvalles too late?

    Hey! I arrive at 10pm on a Sunday in Bayonne and from my research I have gathered that there are no trains/buses to SJPdP until monday morning... I am worried by the time that I leave SJPdP - I wont make it to Roncesvalles with enough time to grab a bed or even in daylight hours... I can't...