To Santiago: 
742.70
Altitude: 
954

The popular dinner spot is Casa Sabina, and you’ll want to put your name on the list (at their bar) in advance. The dining room sees pilgrims from the world over sat down at random to fill the tables. Half are about to start their walk, beginning here, the other half just came off the mountain....

History: 

Roncesvalles is the setting for the epic battle of Charlemagne and Roland, where they were ambushed (by whom is unclear, perhaps the Muslims, perhaps the Basques). Roland perished and a legend was born. Centuries later the church would capitalize on the name, and the abbey...

Fiesta: 

Dia de la Virgen de Roncesvalles is celebrated every year on September 8th. Romerías (a local piligrimage) are held on the Sundays of May and June, and the Wednesday before the 8th of September.

The Road: 

The camino leaves along a footpath to the west of the main road (your right hand side), pressing deeper into the forest before returning to the road as it approaches Burguete.

Accommodation in Roncesvalles [Orreaga]

Parochial

1

Refugio de Peregrinos de Roncesvalles - Itzandegia
Parochial
Real Colegiata de Roncesvalles

183
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Refugio de Peregrinos de Roncesvalles - Itzandegia
Pension

2

Apartamentos Casa de los Beneficiados ⭑
Pension
Roncesvalles

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3

Casa Sabina
Pension
Roncesvalles, 18
Hostal

4

Hostal Posada de Roncesvalles
Hostal
Roncesvalles

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Hotel

5

Hotel Roncesvalles ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Roncesvalles, 14

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Photo of Roncesvalles [Orreaga] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Roncesvalles [Orreaga] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Roncesvalles [Orreaga] on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
740.10
Altitude: 
897

Immortalized by and little changed since Ernest Hemmingway lodged here 1924. He was on a fishing trip, no doubt catching some of the trout that swim these rivers and which luckily for us end up on more than a few dinner tables.

The architecture here is typically Basque; massive...

Fiesta: 

San Juan is celebrated the 24th to 26th of June. Other festivals include one for the Arts on the second Sunday of August, and another for Farming on the last Sunday of September.

The Road: 

Keep your wits about you when walking through town because the camino takes a sharp right turn halfway through. There are no less than twelve yellow arrows marking the turn, but it can still be overlooked by those admiring the charm of Burguete.

Accommodation in Burguete [Auritz]

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Don Jáuregui de Burguete
Casa Rural
San Nicolás, 32

2

Casa Rural Txiki Polit
Casa Rural
Roncesvalles, 42
Hostal

3

Hostal Burguete
Hostal
San Nicolás, 71
Hotel Rural

4

Hotel Rural Loizu ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel Rural
San Nicolás, 13

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Photo in Burguete [Auritz] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Burguete [Auritz] on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
736.40
Altitude: 
870

An alternative to spending the night in Roncesvalles for pilgrims arriving there too late in the evening to walk a full day, as the stretch between the two is 5km along mostly flat ground. 

Between here and Pamplona, you will notice many villages perched above the valley...

History: 

The founding of Espinal, now an uninspiring town comprised mostly of modern chalets, was driven by the desire to keep pilgrims safe. This river valley has a long history of battle and banditry, and it was in the interest of the Navarran Kings (in this case Teobaldo-II) to...

Fiesta: 

The last Sunday in August.

Accommodation in Espinal [Aurizberri]

Private

1

Irugoienea
Private
Oihanilun, 2

21
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Irugoienea

2

Albergue Haizea ⭑⭑⭑
Private
Saroiberri

30
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Haizea ⭑⭑⭑
Camping

3

Camping Urrobi
Camping
Pamplona-Valcarlos, Km. 42

5.15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Camping Urrobi
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural Errebesena
Casa Rural
San Bartolomé, 25

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Errebesena

5

Casa Rural Gertxada
Casa Rural
Espinal

6

Casa Rural Roncesvalles
Casa Rural
San Bartolome, 86

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation:  Casa Rural Roncesvalles
Photo of Espinal [Aurizberri] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Espinal [Aurizberri] on the Camino de Santiago
1.90km → Lintzoain
To Santiago: 
731.20
Altitude: 
783

There is a bar at the start of town which provides decent service. Another, Bar Juan, is in the square. The supermarket is at the far end of town.

Accommodation in Bizkarreta [Gerendiain]

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural La Posada Nueva
Casa Rural
San Pedro, 2

2

Casa Rural Maitetxu
Casa Rural
San Pedro, 12
Photo of Bizkarreta [Gerendiain] on the Camino de Santiago
4.60km → Alto de Erro
To Santiago: 
729.30
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.

Accommodation in Lintzoain

Casa Rural

1

Posada El Camino
Casa Rural
San Saturnino, 48
Photo of Lintzoain on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Ilarratz
To Santiago: 
721.00
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...

Accommodation in Zubiri [Esteribar]

Private

1

Albergue Suseia
Private
Murelu, 12

20
15*€
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2

Albergue Segunda Etapa
Private
Roncesvalles, 22

12
13€
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3

Albergue Zaldiko
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 1

24
10/12€

4

Albergue El Palo de Avellano
Private
Roncesvalles, 16

49
20€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Palo de Avellano

5

Albergue Río Arga Ibaia
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 7

15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Río Arga Ibaia
Pension

6

Pensión Amets
Pension
Gerestegi, 25

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7

Pensión Usoa
Pension
Puente de la Rabia, 4

8

Pensión Zubiaren Etxea
Pension
Camino de Santiago, 2

9

Pensión Benta Berri
Pension
Roncesvalles, 10

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Benta Berri
Hostal

10

Hostal Gau Txori
Hostal
Ctra. N-135
Hotel Rural

11

Hostería de Zubiri
Hotel Rural
Roncesvalles, 6
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostería de Zubiri
2.60km → Larrasoaña
To Santiago: 
718.20
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...

Accommodation in Ilarratz

Casa Rural

1

Albergue Ezpeleku
Casa Rural
San Martín, 3
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Ezpeleku
Hostal

2

Hostel Acá y Allá
Hostal
San Miguel, 18

6
15€
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Photo of Ilarratz on the Camino de Santiago
To Santiago: 
717.50
Altitude: 
530
To Santiago: 
715.60
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...

Accommodation in Larrasoaña

Municipal

1

Albergue de Larrasoaña
Municipal
San Nicolas

58
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Larrasoaña
Private

2

Asteia Hostel
Private
Errotabidea, 24

12
15€

3

Albergue San Nicolás
Private
Sorandi, 5-7

40
12€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Nicolás
Casa Rural

4

Casa Elita
Casa Rural
Amairu, 7

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Pension

5

Pensión Tau
Pension
Errotabidea, 18

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Tau

6

Pensión El Camino - Casa Sangalo
Pension
Portalcelay, 12

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión El Camino - Casa Sangalo
Photo of Larrasoaña on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Larrasoaña on the Camino de Santiago
3.10km → Zuriain
To Santiago: 
715.00
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

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2.20km → Irotz
To Santiago: 
711.90
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...

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
To Santiago: 
709.70
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...

1.60km → Arleta
To Santiago: 
708.70
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...

Accommodation in Zabaldika

Parochial

1

Albergue Parroquial de Zabaldika
Parochial
Church of St. Esteban

18
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Parroquial de Zabaldika
Photo of Zabaldika on the Camino de Santiago
2.10km → Trinidad de Arre
To Santiago: 
707.10
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
To Santiago: 
705.00
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...

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€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Trinidad de Arre
0.90km → Burlada
To Santiago: 
704.40
Altitude: 
434

Accommodation in Villava

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Villava
Municipal
Pedro de Atarrabia, 17

54
13.50€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Municipal de Villava
Pension

2

Pensión Obel
Pension
Las Eras, 5
To Santiago: 
703.50
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.

To Santiago: 
700.40
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...

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...

Notice: 

Pamplona is the first city along the way with a post office (Correos ⨠), perfect for lightening your pack. The post office here can help you send your stuff to the Santiago post office, or to Casa Ivar (the same Ivar as the popular ‘Camino Forums’’). He offers package and luggage receiving...

Fiesta: 

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...

Accommodation in Pamplona [Iruña]

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos - Iglesia de Jesús y Maria
Municipal
Compañia, 4

112
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Municipal de Peregrinos - Iglesia de Jesús y Maria
Private

2

Albergue Casa Ibarrola
Private
Carmen, 31

20
16*€
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3

Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea
Private
Carmen, 18

24
16€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea

4

Albergue Xarma
Private
Baja Navarra, 23

24
15/16*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Xarma

5

Albergue Plaza Catedral
Private
Navarrería, 35

45
15/18*€
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6

Aloha Hostel
Private
Sangüesa, 2

26
15*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Aloha Hostel
Association

7

Albergue Casa Paderborn
Association
Playa de Caparroso, 6

26
7€
Pension

8

Pensión Pasadena ⭑
Pension
Pio XII, 32

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9

Pensión Sarasate ⭑⭑
Pension
Sarasate, 30

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Sarasate ⭑⭑
Hostal

10

Hostal Arriazu ⭑⭑
Hostal
Las Comedias, 14

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Arriazu ⭑⭑

11

Hostal Navarra B&B ⭑⭑
Hostal
Tudela, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Navarra B&B ⭑⭑
Hotel

12

Pamplona Catedral Hotel ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Dos de Mayo, 4

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pamplona Catedral Hotel ⭑⭑⭑⭑

13

Hotel Castillo de Javier ⭑
Hotel
San Nicolás, 50

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Castillo de Javier ⭑

14

Gran Hotel La Perla ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza del Castillo, 1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Gran Hotel La Perla ⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑

15

Hotel Eslava ⭑⭑
Hotel
Virgen de la O, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Eslava ⭑⭑
Photo of Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Pamplona [Iruña] on the Camino de Santiago
6.10km → Zariquiegui
To Santiago: 
695.60
Altitude: 
464

One restaurant, Asador El Tremendo, does a pilgrim menu for about 10 euro. 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.

Fiesta: 

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
7€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de peregrinos de la Orden de Malta

2

Albergue Familia Roncal
Private
Albergue Familia Roncal
Lurbeltzeta

51
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Familia Roncal
2.40km → Alto del Perdón
To Santiago: 
689.50
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€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Andrés
Photo of Zariquiegui on the Camino de Santiago

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