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Parking and Travel info please - Roncesvalles, Burgos

#1
Hi,
we are on the camino, doing it in stages, a bit every year.
Last year we crossed the Pyrenees and arrived in Roncesvalles.

Two questions :

This year we will be picking up where we left off, and will be arriving with our own car, so we will have to park it in Roncesvalles somewhere for about 12 days.
Q1.Anybody know where would be a good safe place to park ?


We are planning on walking from Roncesvalles to Burgos. Then we will have to return from Burgos to Roncesvalles to pick up the car.
Q2. Is there a train or bus service available to get us back from Burgos to Roncesvalles ?

Thanks in advance.


Seamus
 

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#2
Parking in Roncesvalles - Return of the Peregrino

Parking in Roncesvalles:

In Roncesvalles there is a huge parking area. There are three buildings in close proximity, from north to south: Capilla de Santiago, Sancti Spiritus, and La Posada. On the south end of La Posada (where you have the after-Mass cena de trucha) there is an access road. It will traverse from the main highway, behind and parallel to the three aforementioned buildings, into a very large parking lot. Ask at the Antiguo Molino (aka: Tourist Information) about this if you have any questions. It’s the tiny little building just up from La Sabina.

TOURISM OFFICE RONCESVALLES
Antiguo Molino (Old Mill)
31650 RONCESVALLES (Navarra)
España
Phone +34 948 760 301
Email oit.roncesvalles@cfnavarra.es

Return Of The Peregrino:

Retuning from Burgos is a snap. One train daily on RENFE departing Burgos at 15:07, arriving Pamplona 17:19. See the details here:
http://horarios.renfe.es/hir/index.jsp? ... 00&D=80100

You will have a short time to get from the Estación Ferrocarril to the bus terminal in Pamplona. Take the public transit that is waiting outside the station, either a bus or a taxi. There is one bus per Monday – Saturday ‘most of the year’ from Pamplona to Roncesvalles. They have added an additional bus per day for the ‘Peregrino High Season’ from July 1st to September 2nd: Monday - Saturday at 0900.

Estación de Autobuses de Pamplona
Plaza Conde Oliveto, s/n
PAMPLONA (Navarra) España
Phone +34 948 223 854

'Autocares Artieda' (previously 'La Montañesa' bus line)
Bus from Pamplona to Roncesvalles
Phone +34 948 330 581 Fax +34 948 332 546
MONDAY - FRIDAY PAMPLONA to RONCESVALLES 18:00
SATURDAY PAMPLONA to RONCESVALLES 16:00
SUNDAY PAMPLONA to RONCESVALLES NO SERVICE

The schedule is viewable here:
http://www.pamplona.net/sacweb/VerFicha.asp?a=20-42249

You may also opt to take a taxi from Pamplona back up to Roncesvalles.
There are a number of taxis to choose from, here are a few phone numbers:
+34 948 232 300 +34 948 351 335 +34 948 221 212 +34 948 221 144
Approximate prices for any number of passengers and equipment:
€50 Monday - Friday … €62 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays

Have an excellent Journey.

Buen Camino,
 
#4
Happy to assist

Happy to assist.

If you think the timing will be too close to call from the train staion to the bus staion, I have the name/address/phone of an inexpensive hostal steps from the bus station. I do not wish to overpopularize the little place, so write and ask me the details. My Email follows my signature at the bottom.

In the meantime, here are a few maps you might like to peruse from one of my Peregrino Websites ...

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/PDF/Map ... mplona.pdf

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/PDF/Map ... rgos_1.pdf

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/PDF/Map ... rgos_2.pdf

http://www.elcaminosantiago.com/PDF/Pro ... Etapas.pdf

The last one of the 27 Etapas is very, very useful.

Buen Camino.
 

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