PRIMARY ROUTE
Saint Jean Pied de Port → Honto [Huntto]
ALTERNATIVE ROUTE
Saint Jean Pied de Port → 8.30km → Arnéguy
To Santiago: 
767.00
Altitude: 
163

Saint Jean Pied de Port is the nexus of several routes that spread out across mainland Europe, and it was from here (primarily but not exclusively) that pilgrims most frequently made the crossing into the Iberian peninsula.

The tradition remains and the small town is often saturated with pilgrims, and pilgrim related tourism, during most of the year. With so many newly minted pilgrims roaming the streets, it has an air of excitement mixed with apprehension and a touch of dread.

You are advised to have a reservation before arriving, and the same holds true for the very few accommodation options that exist between here and Roncesvalles. If reservations are not part of your... (continued in Camino App and Book)

Notice: 

It is important to be aware of the dangers of weather between here and Roncesvalles. These mountains have claimed more than a few lives, including several in recent history. If you have any questions regarding the journey ahead, the volunteers at the pilgrim office are there to help and advise...

Fiesta: 

Market day in Saint Jean Pied de Port is Monday, which is also one of its least busy days for pilgrims.

The Road: 

The distance between here and Roncesvalles is the most physically difficult stretch of road you are likely to encounter on the whole of your camino. From the “Foot of the Pass,” it is a steady climb for the majority of the day, with a rather steep descent into Roncesvalles for the last hours...

History: 

Saint Jean Pied de Port, or Donibane Garazi as it is known in Basque (remember that the French border aside, this town was once a part of Lower Navarre and the Basque language is as common here as it is over the pass), was founded in the late 12th century by the Kings of Navarre and served as...

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Services
ATM: 
Yes
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Correos: 
1 Rue de la Poste, 64220, Mon-Sat: 0900-1200 & Mon-Fri: 1400-1700
Train: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Bus Terminal: 
Yes

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Consider staying in Val Carlos that Route is so much more beautiful than it gets credit for and Val Carlos is a great way to break up the hike.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Consider staying in Val Carlos that Route is so much more beautiful than it gets credit for and Val Carlos is a great way to break up the hike.

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Comfortable and value for money