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Booking Orrison for early October

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I’ve been trying to book Orrison for Oct 5 or 6. Is it too early? The website says to send reservation requests to: refugio.orrison@ wanadoo.fr... But mail keeps getting kicked back. Any thoughts? Thanks so much:)
 

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#2
I’ve been trying to book Orrison for Oct 5 or 6. Is it too early? The website says to send reservation requests to: refugio.orrison@ wanadoo.fr... But mail keeps getting kicked back. Any thoughts? Thanks so much:)
Hi @Janbrovold , you have a couple of typos in the email address. Orisson has one R and two Ss, and it is Refuge not Refugio (as it's in France). So the email is refuge.orisson@wanadoo.fr.

Hope that helps!
 

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For ‘ a moment at first glance ‘ of subject heading ., I thought someone may have been doing a ‘Roy Orbison ‘ show along the way.

Re booking for ORISSON though; now that you have the correct spelling from GettingThere, you just need patience. (Ps. Don’t add the ‘stop’ at end of address.
Just finish email address as wanadoo.fr
(Or it may bounce back again)
Also it’s common for a delay from them. You will get a response - Sometimes it may be 2 weeks (give or take ).
 
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#4
Ah, Roy Orbison playing at Orisson? That would definitely be Heaven, (my nickname for the place since my first visit).

As you can understand, Orisson is in the mountains and they get a lot of snow there this time of year, and winds. So, there is no one up there for another couple of months.

Others have mentioned that patience is necessary when booking. Personally, I will never book ahead. For me, it is a pilgrimage and also for me, that means I need to let go of those things that I have been used to and allow the Way to provide. It has a way of doing that, if given the chance. That is where stories about this beautiful Path come from.

Just my 2 cents.....
 

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#5
Ah, Roy Orbison playing at Orisson? That would definitely be Heaven, (my nickname for the place since my first visit).

As you can understand, Orisson is in the mountains and they get a lot of snow there this time of year, and winds. So, there is no one up there for another couple of months.

Others have mentioned that patience is necessary when booking. Personally, I will never book ahead. For me, it is a pilgrimage and also for me, that means I need to let go of those things that I have been used to and allow the Way to provide. It has a way of doing that, if given the chance. That is where stories about this beautiful Path come from.

Just my 2 cents.....
I agree with you, yes it is a pilgrimage... But you still book a plane ticket or do you leave it to chance on the day? :confused: Obviously doesn't apply if you walk from home :D
 

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Plane tickets are a different thing. I do leave home and hop a bus that gets me to a bus going to the airport. No asking a friend to take me. It is my pilgrimage, after all. In my heart, I am always on the Camino. But I have to cross the Pond and I am not sufficiently elevated to walk across that, yet.
 
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#7
Thanks for the posts! We are starting in April and I have been stressing about the Orisson reservation also. I have tried using the link on their website and sending an email over the last couple of weeks with no response. I also realize they may not be open for business in mid-April. Any ideas out there? My husband and i want to do the pilgrim experience, but for that first night would love to have an assured spot at such a recommended spot! Thanks!
 

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I emailed them last year in on January 16th, and heard back from them on January 20th. I used this address: refuge.orisson@wanadoo.fr
 
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Thanks for the posts! We are starting in April and I have been stressing about the Orisson reservation also. I have tried using the link on their website and sending an email over the last couple of weeks with no response. I also realize they may not be open for business in mid-April. Any ideas out there? My husband and i want to do the pilgrim experience, but for that first night would love to have an assured spot at such a recommended spot! Thanks!
Hi Willigsu,

There are few options up there. Orisson is really on its own with Huuntu being about 4 km before them and nothing else along the Route Napoleon between there and Roncesvalles besides a smll stone cabin only there for the purposes of emergencies. There is no running water, heat or food, just a telephone, again, only for emergencies.

Let us say a Pilgrim went up the mountain and reached Orisson and there was no room left. First, this would mean that the overflow facility, about 1 km back down the mountain is also full, they would order a cab to take you back to SJPdP for the evening and return you back to Orisson or the Iron Cross at the Road, a further 8 km up the road from Orisson, so you can resume the Camino, and walk into Spain.

Having said all that, regardless of the circumstance, the Angels of Orisson will take good care of you.
 
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