Peaceable Projects Inc. is a U.S.-based non-profit group that brings the vast resources of the wide world together with the ongoing needs of the people who live, work, and travel on the Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail network in Spain.
I was planning to do Canino del Norte (from St Jean Pied Du Port) so I guess Biarritz is where I fly to. How do I get from Biarritz to St Jean Pied Du Port? It is the Norte route I want to do but is St Jean Pied Du Port the best place to start ?
So whitch route would go through St Jean Pied Du Port, I think this is the one I want to do but am not sure. Trying to find a route with off road cycling but no scary rocky stuff. I guess you could call it a off road track route. The kind of thing you could easily do on a hybrid.
The route that goes through St Jean Pied de Port is the Camino Frances. If this is your first Camino it is the one I would advise taking. There are many more facilities, much to see and plenty of people to talk to.
Much of the CF is cyclable and as long as you are not going at the height of summer (July August) and are considerate to walkers good cycling. The path sections I would not cycle are the downhills in the mountains. They are steep and narrow and you are likely to have problems as there will be walkers on the same paths. There are quiet road alternatives in every case. Obviously conditions will alter what is cyclable and what is not. A hard pack clay path in summer may be a sticky mess at other times of the year.
Basically follow the yellow arrows and see if the path suits you. If you have a guide-book you will almost certainly be able to see the alternative road section and you can decide then which way to go.