To cross the Pyrenees or not?

Roncesvalles

The question was:

I will be undertaking my first camino and begin from St Jean on the 21st April..I have just read somewhere you should be a experienced hill walker to cross the first stage of the camino…which i am not and have not had much time to train etc. Im 29 and reasonably fit. Im seriously considering taking a bus to Roncesvalles as I am now seriously freaking out a bit!..even re-considering the entire trip and any motives i did have about the camino…

How do you know if its the right time or not..

Is it normal to be anxious/stressed etc about doing this section or not..I am going alone so not sure if that is why Im more nervous about it…

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!

Read the good advice on crossing the Pyrenees or not in our Camino forum.

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

Can I buy a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port?

The question was:

Sadly, my wife and I left our guidebook back in the States. Doh.

We were hoping to find out which guidebooks can be found in SJPP. We had the Brierley book and haven’t had much luck finding it in Barcelona. We’d love to rebuy that one.

Red all the good advice on buying a guidebook in Saint Jean Pied de Port in the forum.

How do I get from Bayonne to SJPP (Saint Jean Pied de Port)

 

How do I get from bayonne to SJPP (Saint Jean Pied de Port)

The quetion was:

I found that there is no train service form Bayonne to Saint Jean Pied de Port, but there is a bus service (is this true?). Can you help me to book a seat and find the address from where the bus depart?

Read the good advice on getting from Bayonne to  SJPP (Saint Jean Pied de Port) here.

How to get to Saint Jean Pied de Port from Madrid, Paris or Barcelona?

Saint Jean Pied de Port
Saint Jean Pied de Port

The question was:

How will I get to Saint jean Pied de port to start the trip?

We have a lot of conversations on this topic in the forum. Have a look at some ideas of itineraries between Saint Jean Pied de Port and ParisSaint Jean Pied de Port and Madrid and Saint Jean Pied de Port and Barcelona here.