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Route from Oloron-Ste Marie

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#1
Hi!

I'm starting my third camino this next Friday from Oloron. Any advice on where to sleep or what to see from there to Somport would be highly appreciated. Specifically the where to sleep part. I've been trying to do a little research on possible refuges (my french is non-existent so this is kind of hard) and they all seem a bit expensive in comparison to what I´m used to (and it doesn´t help that this time I'm paying for 2... my dad and me).
I'm really looking forward to putting my boots and walking stick to good use again! Buen camino to all of you!
Graci.
 

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#2
Where I stayed and what it cost in 2012:

Oloron St Marie : gite Relais du Bastet € 12.00
Sarrance : Auberge Gourmande € 62.22 demi-pen
Urdos : Gite-Alimentation € 14.00
Castiello de Jaca : Hotel Meson de Castiello € 64.00 demi-pen

demi-pen is dinner bed and breakfast. I seem to remember a pigrim refuge at Sarrance
 

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#4
I'll be following in your footsteps later this month. I found a guide several years ago that covers the ground between Oloron-Sainte-Marie to Eunate, it was at www.caminoguide.net
 
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Camino Aragonés from Oloron-Ste Marie to Puente La Reina (2015)
#5
Thank you all for your help! I'll be sure to check out that website. It looks promising.

Only 5 days to go!
 

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#6
You will be walking a very beautiful stretch. Do obtain the miammiam dodo though. It is one expense that is really worth it. I stayed only in inexpensive gites though i do not have the names with me as i am currently walking. I spent between 9 E and 16 E in 2013 without demi pension but often I did buy demi pension. On this route you will also run into the word coin cuisine which means the gite has a kitchen. My French is not very good so i took my miam miam dodo to my local french restaurant and got the basic meanings for various words which repeat and repeat so it is easy to follow. Best wishes
 

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#7
Hi all above.
I am planning to walk from Arles starting about 25th Aug then walk the variant to Lourdes then on to Puente de La Reina and I am very interest to have a list of the gites ect where you stayed and your experiences.
Thanking you in advance...and hope you had a great Camino....
 
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#8
Hi all,
I'm going to do a wee stretch of this beautiful looking and sounding walk from Oloron to Jaca. Miam Miam lists lots of inexpensive places to stay. Does anyone have any updated info or hints about this section? I read that there is a shuttle before Somport to avoid busy traffic there-does anyone know anything about it? One more thing-anyone know about transport out of Jaca?
Thanks!
 

mspath

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#9
Hi all,
I'm going to do a wee stretch of this beautiful looking and sounding walk from Oloron to Jaca. Miam Miam lists lots of inexpensive places to stay. Does anyone have any updated info or hints about this section? I read that there is a shuttle before Somport to avoid busy traffic there-does anyone know anything about it? One more thing-anyone know about transport out of Jaca?
Thanks!
For more info re walking this stretch check out this earlier Forum thread. This thread also is useful.

One of the special spots to visit on the Orloron to Jaca route is the splendid Canfranc railroad station. Don't miss it!
 
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falcon269

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#10
I read that there is a shuttle before Somport to avoid busy traffic there-does anyone know anything about it?
One of the principal guidebooks in French recommends taking the bus for the last few miles before heading up the mountain to Somport. It is not a shuttle bus, just the regular bus service from Oloron to Canfranc Estacion. The randonneurs of France have an ongoing dispute with the government on creating a safe path to get to the road up the mountain, and the recommendation is more a part of that dispute than it is a stretch of road that is more dangerous than other parts. However, it is a fairly busy road with a narrow shoulder, so exercise extreme caution when walking on it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances 2012
Le Puy- Roncesvalles & Figeac-Rocamadour 2014
Le Puy-Conques & CeleValley 2016
#11
One of the principal guidebooks in French recommends taking the bus for the last few miles before heading up the mountain to Somport. It is not a shuttle bus, just the regular bus service from Oloron to Canfranc Estacion. The randonneurs of France have an ongoing dispute with the government on creating a safe path to get to the road up the mountain, and the recommendation is more a part of that dispute than it is a stretch of road that is more dangerous than other parts. However, it is a fairly busy road with a narrow shoulder, so exercise extreme caution when walking on it.
Thanks Falcon, will do.
 

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