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Camino 2023 - Baztan and beyond

Pathfinder075

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Past OR future Camino
Frances (Villada to SdC) (2016)
Primitivo (Ribadesella to SdC) (2017)
I want to walk next year. My intention would be to get the boat to Bilbao (and take a train to Bayonne) or fly to Biarritz, arriving probably the last week in August. Timelimit to complete this Camino is open ended, but I would prefer to have finished by mid October at the latest. I tend to walk 15-20 mile days when trekking.

My plan is to walk the following routes. Baztan, Viejo, Olvidado, Salvador, Primitivo, Frances and Muxia.

So I have a single question (so far) and probably more to come in the next 14 months.

Is Bayonne to Urdax possible in one day? Distance wise it is pushing it for me. I tend to avoid 20-25 mile (32-40km) days if I can and this would be about a 35km day, but I can do them from time to time if needed. I tend to walk from 7am to 7pm with a 1 hour break for lunch sometime in the middle. I am not a person who walks for 6 hours and then books into an albergue. My reasoning is purely financial for this. Urdax has an affordable albergue. Accommodation in France is expensive.

I want to complete the Baztan in 4 days, if possible, or at the least get as close to Pamplona as possible. With the hope of being able to start the Viejo on Day 5.

I know some people have walked the Viejo/Olvidado from Pamplona, but has anyone tied it in with the Baztan? I will probably open threads in the various subforums for each stage, in time.

Thanks.
 
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Dalieb

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Spring 2019
I want to walk next year. My intention would be to get the boat to Bilbao (and take a train to Bayonne) or fly to Biarritz, arriving probably the last week in August. Timelimit to complete this Camino is open ended, but I would prefer to have finished by mid October at the latest. I tend to walk 15-20 mile days when trekking.

My plan is to walk the following routes. Baztan, Viejo, Olvidado, Salvador, Primitivo, Frances and Muxia.

So I have a single question (so far) and probably more to come in the next 14 months.

Is Bayonne to Urdax possible in one day? Distance wise it is pushing it for me. I tend to avoid 20-25 mile (32-40km) days if I can and this would be about a 35km day, but I can do them from time to time if needed. I tend to walk from 7am to 7pm with a 1 hour break for lunch sometime in the middle. I am not a person who walks for 6 hours and then books into an albergue. My reasoning is purely financial for this. Urdax has an affordable albergue. Accommodation in France is expensive.

I want to complete the Baztan in 4 days, if possible, or at the least get as close to Pamplona as possible. With the hope of being able to start the Viejo on Day 5.

I know some people have walked the Viejo/Olvidado from Pamplona, but has anyone tied it in with the Baztan? I will probably open threads in the various subforums for each stage, in time.

Thanks.
The Baztan is stunning.
 

taxdefax

New Member
Past OR future Camino
Last Portugues, next Levante
I have walked the Baztan in 2019. If you would like to walk it in 4 days I would do it like this and avoid the 35k days. But I can imagine if you want to push it to 35 and stay in Urdax (lovely albergue)
30,5 Ainhoa (gite Harazpy), current price is 18,50
24,8 Albergue Kortarixar (15€)
28,7 Olague
25,0 Pamplona
 

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