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4.60km → Alto de Erro
Altitude: 
737
Notice: 

The bar has highly irregular hours as it is not generally open to the public.

The Road: 

When you get to this town, be sure to follow the arrows that direct you to the right and uphill. If you get to the main road (the N-135) you have gone wrong. The climb is fairly steep up to the Alto de Erro.

Photo in Linzoain on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
800

There is a food truck which provides year-round service to pilgrims, and which has a nice multicolored stamp.

Notice: 

The descent from here to Zubiri can often be slippery after a rain, but do not follow the road as an alternative.

Photo in Alto de Erro on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Alto de Erro on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Ilarratz
Altitude: 
529

Two restaurants offer pilgrim menus. They are on opposite ends of town, the first near the main square and the other down the road. The shop here offers everything you need to put together a meal, it is next to the church.

On extremely busy days, the polideportivo (sports complex...

History: 

The name Zubiri comes from the Basque word for bridge, a clue which tells us that the town was founded relatively late. The bridge itself was thought to cure rabies and hydrophobia in animals, and rituals of crossing the bridge with them or circling its base a number of times were all that it...

Accommodation in Zubiri [Esteribar]

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri
Municipal
Avenida Zubiri
52 8€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Suseia
Private
Murelu, 12
20 15*€ Photo in Albergue Suseia on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Segunda Etapa
Private
Roncesvalles, 22
12€

4

Albergue Zaldiko
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 1
24 10/12€ Zubiri [Esteribar] - Albergue Zaldiko

5

Albergue El Palo de Avellano
Private
Roncesvalles, 16
49 16*€ Photo in Albergue El Palo de Avellano on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Río Arga Ibaia
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 7
15€ Photo in Albergue Río Arga Ibaia on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

7

Pensión Amets
Pension
Gerestegi, 25
Photo in Pensión Amets on the Camino de Santiago

8

Pensión Usoa
Pension
Puente de la Rabia, 4

9

Pensión Zubiaren Etxea
Pension
Camino de Santiago, 2

10

Pensión Benta Berri
Pension
Roncesvalles, 10
Hostal

11

Hostal Gau Txori
Hostal
Ctra. N-135
Hotel Rural

12

Hostería de Zubiri
Hotel Rural
Roncesvalles, 6
2.60km → Larrasoaña
Altitude: 
549

Four hundred meters from Ilarratz on the right-hand side of the road lies La Abadia de Ilarratz (the abbey). The medieval building, rumored to have been a fort, was converted to a church in the early 16th century. Pilgrims have recently bought it and are currently busy with a...

Photo in Ilarratz on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
530
Altitude: 
500

The grocery has minimal hours and stock but does open early for breakfast.

Like Zubiri, Larrasoaña has a bridge which is well known, though for less beneficial reasons. Instead of healing, it was a frequent point of banditry; the name of the bridge is the Puente de los...

History: 

Larrasoaña has a long history of hospitality to pilgrims; though you would not guess such from its current state. An Augustinian monastery and two hospices for pilgrims served the pilgrimage for the better part of 8 centuries. Sadly, little remains. Two chapels, dedicated to St. Blaise and St....

Accommodation in Larrasoaña

Municipal

1

Albergue de Larrasoaña
Municipal
San Nicolas
58 6€
Private

2

Hostel Bide Ederra
Private
San Nicolas, 27
6 16€

3

Albergue San Nicolás
Private
Sorandi, 5-7
40 12€ Photo in Albergue San Nicolás on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

4

Casa Elita
Casa Rural
Amairu, 7
Photo in Casa Elita on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

5

Pensión Tau
Pension
Errotabidea, 18
Photo in Pensión Tau on the Camino de Santiago

6

Pensión El Camino - Casa Sangalo
Pension
Portalcelay, 12
Photo in Pensión El Camino - Casa Sangalo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Larrasoaña on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Larrasoaña on the Camino de Santiago
3.10km → Zuriain
Altitude: 
535

A small Basque hamlet, notable only for the large rural hotel. Leave the paved road for a dirt track here.

Accommodation in Aquerreta [Akerreta]

Hotel

1

Hotel Akerreta ⭑⭑
Hotel
Akerreta
Photo in Hotel Akerreta on the Camino de Santiago
2.20km → Irotz
Altitude: 
479
The Road: 

The camino joins the main road here but not for more than 700m before turning left onto the first road. Along the road you are likely to find herds of spandexed cyclists. This stretch of asphalt was where Spain’s most famous cyclist Miguel Indurain trained to win his five Tour de France titles...

Accommodation in Zuriain

Private

1

Albergue La Parada de Zuriain
Private
Landa, 8
13 12*€ Photo in Albergue La Parada de Zuriain on the Camino de Santiago
1.00km → Zabaldika
Altitude: 
475
The Road: 

Between here and Zabaldika the camino splits, and while one path is not technically the camino it can be misleading. The camino proper heads towards Zabaldika, while the “River Walk” turns left after the bridge and follows the river into Pamplona; while this sounds nice it is, in fact,...

1.60km → Arleta
Altitude: 
510

The somewhat confused signs through Zabaldika are the result of local politics interfering with tradition. In this case, the ayuntamiento has managed to one up the culturally significant Iglesia de San Esteban and the original Camino Francés. To follow the original way, turn right in...

Accommodation in Zabaldika

Parochial

1

Albergue Parroquial de Zabaldika
Parochial
Church of St. Esteban
18 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue Parroquial de Zabaldika on the Camino de Santiago
Zabaldika - Camino de Santiago - 1
Camino de Santiago Map 3
2.10km → Trinidad de Arre
Altitude: 
457

The pair of buildings here are the Palace of the Lords and the Iglesia de Santa Marina. Neither are open to the public but there is place enough for a rest or a picnic before tackling the suburbs of Pamplona.

The Road: 

The camino passes through a tunnel beneath the highway and then climbs up and around the Monte Miravalles before nearing Trinidad de Arre.

0.60km → Villava
Altitude: 
434

Crossing over the Río Ulzama you arrive to the district of Arre. Trinidad de Arre marks the point where you begin a mostly urban walk into Pamplona.

The camino here is joined by another from Bayonne to the northeast. It is an uncommon route by most measures, but if you find...

The Road: 

The next 7km are through the suburbs into and out of Pamplona.

Accommodation in Trinidad de Arre

Parochial

1

Albergue de Trinidad de Arre
Parochial
Mayor de Villava
34 8€
0.90km → Burlada
Altitude: 
434

Accommodation in Villava

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Villava
Municipal
Pedro de Atarrabia, 17
54 9€ Photo in Albergue municipal de Villava on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

2

Pensión Obel
Pension
Las Eras, 5
Hotel

3

Hotel Villava Pamplona ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Pamplona
Photo in Hotel Villava Pamplona on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
437

The border between Burlada and Pamplona is the Río Arga, which is spanned by the Puente de la Magdalena. Since Trinidad de Arre the terrain has been flat. From the bridge here you get your first glimpse of Pamplona’s defenses, both natural and man-made.

Altitude: 
460

Modern Pamplona is the most populous city along the Camino Francés. It offers just about every service you might need along the way. Its main square, the Plaza del Castillo was renovated in 2003 and is the easiest point from which to get your bearings.

Hemingway helped put the...

History: 

Pamplona has been a city of importance since the year 75 BC. It was then that the Roman general Pompaelo set up camp at what has always been a geographically strategic point. That the camino passes through Pamplona is no coincidence, the geography dictates that it ought to.

As such, some...

Notice: 

One more thing to note is that your pack can be made lighter if you are interested in forwarding a few of your belongings to Santiago. The post office here is well versed in the matter, and the post office in Santiago even more so. Postage is inexpensive, and you have 15 days to collect your...

Pamplona enjoys its fiestas. The most notorious of them is San Fermín (think of men running from bulls) from July 6th - 14th. The municipal albergue is closed during that time, and accommodation elsewhere is hard to find and an order of magnitude more expensive. If you are keen on the experience plan well in advance, otherwise just pass through town with a watchful eye on your belongings.

There is a saying that the people of Pamplona cannot go a full year with celebrating San Fermín, so to help they also celebrate San Fermín Txikito (or Chiquito, or San Fermín de Aldapa) on the weekend closest to the 25th of September when the church celebrates the martyrdom of San Fermín. No bull.

The Road: 

The camino leaves town via the star-shaped Citadel that rose up during the 17th century (much like the citadel in Saint Jean Pied de Port, as both were based off the designs of the same French military engineer). If you are lost, find your way to the park which surrounds the citadel. The camino...

Accommodation in Pamplona [Iruña]

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos - Iglesia de Jesús y Maria
Municipal
Compañia, 4
112 9€ Photo in Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos - Iglesia de Jesús y Maria on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Hostel Hemingway
Private
Amaya, 26
30 13/20*€ Photo in Hostel Hemingway on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Xarma
Private
Baja Navarra, 23
24 15/16*€ Photo in Albergue Xarma on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea
Private
Carmen, 18
24 16€ Photo in Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea on the Camino de Santiago

5

Aloha Hostel
Private
Sangüesa, 2
26 15*€ Photo in Aloha Hostel on the Camino de Santiago

6

Albergue Plaza Catedral
Private
Navarrería, 35
45 15/18*€

7

Albergue Casa Ibarrola
Private
Carmen, 31
20 15*€ Photo in Albergue Casa Ibarrola on the Camino de Santiago
Association

8

Albergue Casa Paderborn
Association
Playa de Caparroso, 6
26 6€
Pension

9

Pensión Pasadena ⭑
Pension
Pio XII, 32
Photo in Pensión Pasadena on the Camino de Santiago

10

Pensión Sarasate ⭑⭑
Pension
Sarasate, 30
Hostal

11

Hostal Arriazu ⭑⭑
Hostal
Las Comedias, 14
Photo in Hostal Arriazu on the Camino de Santiago

12

Hostal Navarra B&B ⭑⭑
Hostal
Tudela, 9
Photo in Hostal Navarra B&B on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

13

Pamplona Catedral Hotel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Dos de Mayo, 4
Photo in Pamplona Catedral Hotel on the Camino de Santiago

14

Hotel Castillo de Javier ⭑
Hotel
San Nicolás, 50
Photo in Hotel Castillo de Javier on the Camino de Santiago

15

Gran Hotel La Perla ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza del Castillo, 1
Photo in Gran Hotel La Perla on the Camino de Santiago

16

Hotel Eslava ⭑⭑
Hotel
Virgen de la O, 7
Photo in Hotel Eslava on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

17

Hostel Ciudadela 7
Closed
Ciudadela, 7
24 16€ Photo in Hostel Ciudadela 7 on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago

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