6.10km → Zariquiegui
Altitude: 
464

One restaurant, Asador El Tremendo, does a pilgrim menu for about 10€. The grocery store in Cizur MAYOR is a short walk to your west, though a smaller shop with basic staples is available in town.

History: 

The Hospitallers of Jerusalem (the Knights of Malta) cared for pilgrims between here and the Alto de Perdón. Later, when the Knights Templar disappeared, they also took over operations west of here in Puente la Reina.

The Romería (a sort of local pilgrimage) to the Santuario de Nuestra Señora del Perdón (the namesake of the alto ahead, see history inset below) is held on Easter Monday.

Accommodation in Cizur Menor [Zizur Txikia]

Private

1

Albergue de peregrinos de la Orden de Malta
Private
Albergue de Cizur Menor
27 4€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos de la Orden de Malta on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Familia Roncal
Private
Albergue Familia Roncal
Lurbeltzeta
51 12€ Photo in Albergue Familia Roncal on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

AC Hotel Zizur Mayor ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Etxesakan, 3
2.40km → Alto del Perdón
Altitude: 
623

From here the climb is steady to the Alto de Perdón. If you have watched Martin Sheen’s “The Way” you may recognize the front of the Iglesia de San Andres as the setting for one of the movie’s earlier scenes.

Accommodation in Zariquiegui

Private

1

Albergue San Andrés
Private
Camino de Santiago, 4
18 11€ Photo in Albergue San Andrés on the Camino de Santiago
Closed

2

El Albergue de Zariquiegui
Closed
San Andrés, 16
CLOSED CLOSED€ Photo in La Posada de Ardogi on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Zariquiegui on the Camino de Santiago
3.50km → Uterga
Altitude: 
752

At 756m the Sierras del Perdón are the highest point for the next 170km. A food truck named La Kontxa is parked at the top and offers a large selection of food and drinks, right down to their vegetarian burgers (and regular burgers). They are open from April through October. Between...

History: 

The name derives from the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Perdon that once stood here. A legend tell us that it was along the climb to the alto where the devil tempted a thirsty pilgrim; offering to disclose the location of a fountain in exchange for his soul. The pilgrim refuses, and is rewarded...

Photo in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
2.70km → Muruzábal
Altitude: 
495

Accommodation in Uterga

Private

1

Albergue Camino del Perdón
Private
Mayor, 57
16 10€ Photo in Albergue Camino del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Casa Baztán
Private
Mayor, 46
24 10€
Hostal

3

Hostal Camino del Perdón
Hostal
Iruzpeguia, 20
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Uterga - Camino de Santiago - 1
Camino de Santiago Map 4
1.80km → Obanos
Altitude: 
443

Accommodation in Muruzábal

Private

1

Albergue El Jardín de Muruzábal
Private
Monte Viejo, 21
23 10€
Altitude: 
414
History: 

Obanos is the real-life setting of a passion play that takes place here every even-numbered year at the end of July. It is a tragic tale of two saints.

The origins of the play are traced to the 14th century, when Santa Felicia, sister to the Duke of Aquitaine (San Guillén), left her home...

The Mystery of Obanos - End of July on even numbered years, see history below.

The Road: 

Outside of Obanos, on the road to Puente la Reina, the Camino Aragonés joins the Camino Francés.

Accommodation in Obanos

Private

1

Albergue USDA de Obanos
Private
36 8€ Photo in Albergue USDA de Obanos on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Raichu
Casa Rural
Larrotagaña, 2
9 Photo in Casa Rural Raichu on the Camino de Santiago
Hostal

3

Hostal Rural Mamerto
Hostal
San Lorenze ,13
Photo in Obanos on the Camino de Santiago
5.00km → Mañeru
Altitude: 
350

There are a pair of churches in town that are worthy of a peek. They are the Iglesia del Crucifijo (with a rather distinct crucifix) and the Iglesia de Santiago (with its black Santiago). The best view of the old bridge is from the new bridge.

History: 

The name of this town is rather romantically attributed to the benefactor of the bridge over the Río Arga. It is a nice sentiment, but not an altogether accurate one. In fact, historians quibble over which 11th century Queen had it built. One thing is for certain, banditry continued to present a...

Puenta la Reina celebrates Santiago as their patron, from July 24th to July 30th. They also have a few harvest festivals in September, including one which celebrates the red peppers that are grown in the hills between here and Eunate.

The Road: 

The camino leaves Puente la Reina by passing over its namesake bridge. From there it turns left, crosses the main road, and follows a footpath. Shortly, it begins a short but steep ascent on slippery-when-wet terrain. It is not uncommon to find cyclists pushing their gear upwards.

Accommodation in Puente la Reina [Gares]

Private

1

Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Puenta la Reina)
Private
Paraje el Real
100 12€ Photo in Albergue Santiago Apóstol (Puenta la Reina) on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Jakue
Private
Irunbidea
38 12€ Photo in Albergue Jakue on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Puente
Private
Los Fueros, 57
36 12*€ Photo in Albergue Puente on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue Estrella Guía
Private
Los Fueros, 34
6 12*€

5

Albergue Amalur
Private
Cerco Viejo, 3
20 10€ Photo in Albergue Amalur on the Camino de Santiago
Parochial

6

Albergue de los Padres Reparadores
Parochial
Plaza Guillermo Zicke
100 5€ Photo in Albergue de los Padres Reparadores on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

7

Ganbara
Pension
Mayor, 86
Hostal

8

Hostal Zubi XXI
Hostal
Irunbidea, 28
Hotel Rural

9

Hotel Rural El Cerco ⭑
Hotel Rural
Rodrigo Ximenez de Rada, 36

10

Hotel Rural Bidean
Hotel Rural
Mayor, 20
Photo in Puente la Reina [Gares] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Puente la Reina [Gares] on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Cirauqui
Altitude: 
457

Mañeru is a small village whose streets rival in confusion the best of labyrinths. Like the next village Cirauqui, it boasts a large number of impressive coats of arms carved into the large homes.

Expect a small celebration on the last weekend of June, and a larger one during the last week of August.

Accommodation in Mañeru

Private

1

Albergue El Cantero
Private
Esperanza, 2
26 10€
Closed

2

Albergue de peregrinos Lurgorri
Closed
Esperanza, 5
12 11*€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos Lurgorri on the Camino de Santiago
5.40km → Lorca
Altitude: 
485

Cirauqui sits perched atop a small hill and it seems that everywhere you go is uphill.  At the entrance to town is a medieval cross and at the top of town stands the Iglesia de San Román, the plaza, and an albergue.

Don’t forget to stamp your credentials under the archway.

History: 

Excavations in the surrounding area have turned up traces of a Roman settlement; a 2000-year-old milaro is preserved in the Iglesia de San Román, and the way out of town is over a Roman bridge.

The Day of the Cross is on the 14th of September, with a celebration from the 13th to the 19th.

Accommodation in Cirauqui

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos Maralotx de Cirauqui
Private
San Román, 30
32 11€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Maralotx de Cirauqui on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Casa Cirauqui
Casa Rural
Zelaia, 5
Photo in Casa Cirauqui on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Cirauqui [Zirauki] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Cirauqui [Zirauki] on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Cirauqui [Zirauki] on the Camino de Santiago
4.80km → Villatuerta
Altitude: 
463

The two bars in town are at the far end, near the main plaza/fronton court.

History: 

King García Ramírez, the grandson of El Cid, died here in November of 1150. The first guidebook to the camino tells that the waters here were poisonous to horses, in fact so too was the water in every stream between here and Estella and a few more beyond. It was propaganda at its finest, and the...

Accommodation in Lorca

Private

1

Albergue de Lorca
Private
Mayor, 40
14 7€ Lorca - Albergue de Lorca

2

Albergue La Bodega del Camino
Private
Placeta, 8
40 8€ Photo in Albergue La Bodega del Camino on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Lorca on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
441

You will pass through a brief section of modern rural expansion before crossing the Río Iranzu by way of a double arched Romanesque bridge to enter the old town. Do pay a visit to the Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

History: 

As far back as Puente la Reina artifacts proving previous Roman occupations have been uncovered. In fact, much of the road between here and there, apart from the stretches obliterated by the new A12, are original Roman roads.

The Virgen is celebrated on the 15th of August. The celebration of San Veremundo is held on the 8th of March.

Accommodation in Villatuerta

Private

1

Albergue La Casa Mágica
Private
Rebote, 5
34 12€ Photo in Albergue La Casa Mágica on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

2

Muskildia Etxea
Casa Rural
Musquilda, 2
Hostal

3

Hostal Arandigoyen
Hostal
Nueva, 8
Photo in Hostal Arandigoyen on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Villatuerta on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Villatuerta on the Camino de SantiagoPhoto in Villatuerta on the Camino de Santiago
2.00km → Ayegui
Altitude: 
426

Estella, in spite of not being a very big town, has a lot to offer. The camino enters along the river and keeps to the west bank. To see many of the churches, or to stay in some of the albergues, you will need to cross the Río Ega.

The town boasts an impressive number of...

History: 

Geographically speaking, Estella sits to the north of what would otherwise be an easy walk west from Villatuerta. It’s growth as a commercial center developed not because of pilgrims (as was the case in most places) but rather at the manipulations of King Sancho Ramirez at the end of the 11th...

Thursday is market day in Estella, just as it was 900 years ago. Be sure to stop by the Plaza de los Fueros (opposite the Iglesia de San Juan) for a fresh selection of just about everything in season across Spain. Estella has two patrons, San Andres and La Virgen del Puy. The former is celebrated as “El Viernes de Gigantes” on the first Friday before the First Sunday in August. Giants abound, and there is a running of the bulls. The latter, for the Virgin, is celebrated on May 25th.

The Road: 

If you stayed in one of the albergues on the new side of the town, cross back over the river to rejoin the camino out of town.

Accommodation in Estella [Lizarra]

Municipal

1

Hospital de Peregrinos de Estella
Municipal
La Rúa, 50
96 6€ Estella [Lizarra] - Hospital de Peregrinos de Estella
Parochial

2

Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador
Parochial
Rocamador, 6
54 15/20€ Photo in Albergue Capuchinos Rocamador on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue Parroquial San Miguel Archangel
Parochial
Mercado Viejo, 18
36 Donativo€
Association

4

Albergue de ANFAS de Estella
Association
Cordeleros, 7
34 7€ Photo in Albergue de ANFAS de Estella on the Camino de Santiago
Camping

5

Camping Lizarra
Camping
C.P.: 31200 Estella-Navarra
5.62€ Photo in Camping Lizarra on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

6

B&B Zaldu
Casa Rural
Pío Baroja ,1
Photo in B&B Zaldu on the Camino de Santiago
Pension

7

Pensión Fonda Izarra
Pension
Calderería, 20
Hostal

8

Hostal Cristina
Hostal
Baja Navarra, 1

9

Hostal El Volante ⭑⭑
Hostal
Merkatondoa, 2
Photo in Hostal El Volante on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

10

Hotel Chapitel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Chapitel, 1
Photo in Hotel Chapitel on the Camino de Santiago

11

Hotel Yerri ⭑⭑
Hotel
Yerri, 35
Photo in Hotel Yerri on the Camino de Santiago

12

Hotel Tximista ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Zaldu, 15
Photo in Hotel Tximista on the Camino de Santiago
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Camino de Santiago Map 5
5.50km → Azqueta
Altitude: 
490

This town has grown to connect with Estella.

The Road: 

On the way out of Estella, look for the arrows at the second roundabout which direct you away from the road and onto a track which runs up and to the right, taking you behind the commercial shopping centers and into Ayegui. At the end of town, BEFORE you get to a small park, blue signs with...

Accommodation in Ayegui

Municipal

1

Albergue Juvenil Oncineda
Municipal
Monasterio de Irache
150 10€ Photo in Albergue Juvenil Oncineda on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue San Cipriano de Ayegui
Municipal
Polideportivo, 3
26 8€ Photo in Albergue San Cipriano de Ayegui on the Camino de Santiago
Camping

3

Camping Iratxe
Camping
Prado de Irache, 14

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