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George

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I am flying into Barcelona and I am biking the Camino Frances. I am wondering where to enter the camino and how to get there. Is there another Camino from Barcelona that meets up with the beginning of the Camino in Western France?
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Hi George,
If you want to start at St Jean (and not ride all the way) you can go by train to Bayonne (10.45 hours) - then to St Jean: http://www.sncf.com (French rail).
Or you could ride the ±700kms on the Camino Catalan - from Barcelona to Montserrat ±200km and onto the Ruta el Ebro. You can find info on the route from Monsterrat to Zarragoza
http://www.mundicamino.com/rutas.cfm?id=48
and then the Rutal el Ebro here which takes you to Logroño and the camino Frances.
http://www.mundicamino.com/rutas.cfm?id=21

Good luck!
 

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George

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Thank you! It seems that my map does not include many of the towns that either you mentioned or are on the websites you provided links to. Is there a detailed map on the web that I can accsess? Do you know if the Spains trains accept bikes?
 
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Thank you for the map info. It is a great website. When you go through customs in Europe - are you allowed to bring non-perishable food. I am wnting to bring nergy bars and gels?
 

George

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bus times/ energy bars

I am surprised that the train to Bayonne takes over 10 hours. Then time spent to St. Jean. Is it true that the trains do not accept bikes?
I guess I am being cheap since I get the energy bars and gels free. I also was not sure of there availablility in Spain and did not want to spend too much time finding them. I have tried to use the bus website, though my spanish is minimal and I was not able to find the costs of the transit times.
Thank you!
George
 

Javier Martin

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Re: bus times/ energy bars

Train Hendaya-Bayonne takes about 40 min. Train Bayonne-St. Jean takes 1 h 20 min.

And about the train Barcelona-Hendaya, yes, 10 hours. Look at
http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/index.jsp? ... F=NaN&ID=s

I would suggest you to go by train to Pamplona and then by bus or by taxi to St. Jean. The train takes between 5 h 30 min and 6 hours. You can share the taxi with others pilgrims and then it cost to you cheaper.

Buen Camino,

Javier Martin
Madrid, Spain
 

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