I will be walking the Valcarlos route on October 29th. Wanted to try a different way and figure that the Napoleon route will probably be closed. Is the difficulty of the hill out of Valcarlos as tough as the hill out of SJPP. As I get older those hills get tougher. Thought about staying in the municipal in Valcarlos and the next day walking to Bizkarreta. But then again you never know where you will walk to until you start walking.Hi barlin...welcome to the forum. If weather becomes inclement, the pilgrim office in SJPdP will let you know, in which case the Valcarlos route will still get you on your way. It is lovely and has its own merits.
Look at this media page for a bigger chart and comments.Is the difficulty of the hill out of Valcarlos as tough as the hill out of SJPP.
Thanks! With my 71y. I believe this is a good option!Walking the first day and staying in Valcarlos is not bad at all. The muni is very nice! The next day is more difficult as there is quite a bit of climbing, but nice views and I enjoyed the downhill section from the Ibaneta pass; it was so nice to see Roncevalles at the bottom and be finished for the day!
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