Orisson: To stop or not to stop?

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This is a question that comes up a lot on the forum. Here is one from 2012. 

I am debating on whether or not to stop for the night in Orisson or to continue to Roncesvalles on Day One. On the one hand, I don’t want to push my self too fast, on the other, Orisson does not seem like much of a push for the first day. I don’t want to regret booking ahead and paying for a room I don’t use and I don’t want to get that far and regret not not having a room. I know it seems minor but 32 euro is 32 euro. Any advice? I am walking alone and have been thinking a lot about this.

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1 Reply to “Orisson: To stop or not to stop?”

  1. Even if your abilities allow you to continue to Roncesvalles on the first day, a stop at Orisson was worth it for me.. The vistas from here are spectacular, the communal meal and the traditions that go with it were quite special and it provided an opportunity to relax and meet some pilgrims – some of who I kept in touch with all along my Camino.. The road to Roncesvalles is quite beautiful over the mountains so I found it worth it to take my time going through it the next day instd of trying to rush through to make it to the monastery before too late in the day.. The morning mist with all of the horses over the Pyrenees is unforgettable! I say, Stay!

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