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.
For those of us who have walked through Canfranc this article from the Guardian is interesting news. The Railway Station to become a hotel and the railway line re-opened (although that is not exactly new).
In the meantime, to avoid the nasty narrow road up to Somport from Borce, I can strongly recommend a day's detour going on the Chemin de la Mâture, past the lovely lacs d'Ayous and up into Spain vía the Col des Moines, where monks welcomed pilgrims from Arles across the watershed for nearly a millennium. And then down to Somport and Canfranc. Very lovely, no tarmac, no traffic.
Ha! I was about to post the link - but clearly I don't get up early enough...
It's a nice article with great background, and positive news for those of us who are in awe of that part of the world.
BTW although Sirage's picture of the Chemin de la Mature makes it look like you need a head for heights, it's actually wider than this pic suggests and pretty much family-friendly.
Really hoping to get back there soon
Such a hopeful news. I have been through CanFranc twice, once on the Camino Aragon from Pau France, and once while hiking the GR 11. I was saddened by seeing such a magnificent old station sitting there in apparent abandonment. If you go there I recommend walking over to the old RR tunnel entrance at night just to experience the wind blowing through the tunnel from France. Definitely spooky. Old Hillwalker on YouTube
I have pleasant memories of exploring this remarkable place in 2018. And the more time passes the more I'm tempted to do the CA again.... But if they turn it into a luxury hotel I'll stay elsewhere. Like most Forum folks, I very rarely stay in luxury hotels.
2000,2001,2004 Camino Frances from St. Jean
2005 Camino Argonese from Oloron to Puente de la Reina, Camino Frances from St. Jean,
2013 Camino Portugese from Porto, Camino Ingles from Ferrol, Camino Finisterre
(2016) Camino Portugese from Braga
In 2005 it was possible to explore the interior of the station. So glad to see it finally being renovated. Back in April they opened a new rail station on the site since the old station is slated to become a hotel.
A pilgrim information building has been completed according to the architects for the project. wonder when it will open.