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Jaizkibel - Irun to Pasajes

Camino(s) past & future
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
#1
We started our Camino del Norte this morning. We stayed in Hendaye, and at dawn crossed the bridge.
Before we left Australia, and also while we were walking in France, we were given the message that the first stage, in particular climbing up to Jaizkibel was "hard". Sometimes we heard: very hard.
The path from the Ermita Santiago to Ermita Guadalupe was very ravined, which meant we had to watch our step. But apart from that we enjoyed every bit of the stage, and didn't find it any harder than many stages we had walked previously.
For example, it was on par with the path from Yenne to St-Maurice-de-Rotherens, the climb out of Monistrol d'Allier, the ones out of Conques and Cahors.
If you haven't experienced those sort of walks and terrain, then I understand you might find it hard.
 
#2
Hi, AJ,
So excited to watch your progress on the Norte, and especially your reaction to the coastal alternatives. Wjy don't you start a live from the Norte thread? Or I could turn this one into it, if you would rather. Did you find the GR after Pasajes?

Buen camino, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
#3
Hi, AJ,
So excited to watch your progress on the Norte, and especially your reaction to the coastal alternatives. Wjy don't you start a live from the Norte thread? Or I could turn this one into it, if you would rather. Did you find the GR after Pasajes?

Buen camino, Laurie
Hola Laurie, I'll try to start a live from the Norte thread.
After Pasajes there were no problems finding the GR.
We did the Ruta del Flysch: fantastic views, beautiful scenery.... and lots of mud after two days rain, which made it hard going. I even slipped at one stage, and Rachel thought I would be going down the cliff... :eek:
Which also means she now has severe doubts about going from Oriñon to Laredo via the cliff route described by Luka.
We'll see...
 
#4
Hola Laurie, I'll try to start a live from the Norte thread.
After Pasajes there were no problems finding the GR.
We did the Ruta del Flysch: fantastic views, beautiful scenery.... and lots of mud after two days rain, which made it hard going. I even slipped at one stage, and Rachel thought I would be going down the cliff... :eek:
Which also means she now has severe doubts about going from Oriñon to Laredo via the cliff route described by Luka.
We'll see...
Well, that Oriñon cliff route did look a bit hairy, I am glad you must have seen the posts by @trecile and others. But you can get a big chunk of coast if you go through Liendo and then up to the coast. You can see from Gronze's schematic map how much you would miss. https://www.gronze.com/etapa/castro-urdiales/laredo

You've still got some time to ponder this! Buen camino, Laurie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Via Gebennensis (2018)
Via Podiensis (2018)
Voie Nive Bidassoa (2018)
Camino Del Norte (2018)
#5
Well, that Oriñon cliff route did look a bit hairy, I am glad you must have seen the posts by @trecile and others. But you can get a big chunk of coast if you go through Liendo and then up to the coast. You can see from Gronze's schematic map how much you would miss. https://www.gronze.com/etapa/castro-urdiales/laredo

You've still got some time to ponder this! Buen camino, Laurie
I have two limitations: a) I have booked accommodation at Oriñon, b) I have to limit the distance in that stage, otherwise I'll have an unhappy wife.
So if we don't do the cliff route, we'll get to the N634 from Oriñon, follow it for about 3.5km, make our way to Ermita de San Julian on country roads, and then take the coast path.
And believe me, I have been pondering this a lot :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
Sept/Oct 2015 Le Puy - to Conques, Tui - Santiago. May/June 2017 Conques to SJPP
#6
We’re in Mogro - also loving the coastal alternatives. The 33+ from Santander to Boo was a little intimidating so we stayed in a lovely hotel in Liencres last night, Hostal La Picota. Liencres is only approx 2 km from the coast and approx 11 km from Boo (no Albergue in Liencres). Wonderful walk after Liencres though (sadly) we saw a poor dog that may have had rabies as it looked in very bad shape, was frothing around mouth and staggered away into the bushes.
 

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