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4.60km → Alto de Erro
To end of camino: 
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
To end of camino: 
724.70
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.

The Road: 

Zubiri, like Larrosoaña ahead, is adjacent to the camino and not strictly on it. You do not need to cross the bridge if you don’t plan on stopping here. If you do go into town, retrace your steps and turn right once back over the bridge.

Photo of Alto de Erro on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Alto de Erro on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Ilarratz
To end of camino: 
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) that is adjacent to the municipal albergue is used to accommodate pilgrims.

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]

Municipal

1

Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri
Municipal
Avenida Zubiri

52
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri
Private

2

Albergue Río Arga Ibaia
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 7

8
15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Río Arga Ibaia

3

Albergue Suseia
Private
Murelu, 12

20
15*€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Suseia

4

Albergue Segunda Etapa
Private
Roncesvalles, 22

12
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Segunda Etapa

5

Albergue Zaldiko
Private
Puente de la Rabia, 1

24
14€

6

Albergue El Palo de Avellano
Private
Roncesvalles, 16

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

7

Casa Rural Txantxorena
Casa Rural
La Zatoya

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural Txantxorena
Pension

8

Pensión Benta Berri
Pension
Roncesvalles, 10

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Benta Berri

9

Pensión Amets
Pension
Gerestegi, 25

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Amets

10

Pensión Usoa
Pension
Puente de la Rabia, 4

11

Pensión Zubiaren Etxea
Pension
Camino de Santiago, 2
Hostal

12

Hostal Gau Txori
Hostal
Ctra. N-135
Hotel Rural

13

Hostería de Zubiri
Hotel Rural
Roncesvalles, 6
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostería de Zubiri

You can take the road or the trail out of Zubiri. The trail, which passes a belching magnesium plant, can get quite soggy during wet weather.

2.60km → Larrasoaña
To end of camino: 
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 project to save the buildings. Pilgrims are welcome to pop in and say hello. They are also welcome to rest in the shade of the garden.

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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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostel Acá y Allá
Photo of Ilarratz on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
717.50
Altitude: 
530

Going into Larrosoaña is not strictly necessary unless you are staying at the albergue or dropping in for food. If you have arrived here via the road from Zubiri and are eager to return to the trail, just pop over the bridge and turn to your right.

To end of camino: 
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 Bandidos . This is an important concept to keep in mind if you find yourself trying to imagine the life of a medieval pilgrim. All across Spain the stories of banditry appear, and when they do there is most often a river involved. 

Modern pilgrims can hardly complain about the state of...

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
9€
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
16€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue San Nicolás
Casa Rural

4

Casa Elita
Casa Rural
Amairu, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Elita
Pension

5

Pensión Tau
Pension
Errotabidea, 18

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Tau
Photo of Larrasoaña on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Larrasoaña on the Camino de Santiago
3.10km → Zuriain
To end of camino: 
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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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Akerreta ⭑⭑
2.20km → Irotz
To end of camino: 
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*€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Parada de Zuriain
1.00km → Zabaldika
To end of camino: 
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 end of camino: 
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 right in town and look out for the signs which take you across the main road and up a trail to the church in the upper half of Zabaldika. There is no need to retrace your steps, as the other camino does the very same some 100m down the road.

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

Camino de Santiago Map 3

Camino de Santiago Map 3

At the picnic area adjacent to the road you can choose your own adventure. The majority of walkers continue onward and upward. Optionally you can follow the river, keeping it on your right, on an alternate route into Huarte (albergue municipal, all services) and on to Pamplona (bypassing Trinidad de Arre, Villava, and Burlada). This route is marginally longer than the other, but does bypass the very obvious ascent from here.

2.10km → Trinidad de Arre
To end of camino: 
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 end of camino: 
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 measures, but if you find yourself among a few new faces, you may just ask them if they came along the Camino Baztán.

The albergue which is at the far end of the bridge is historically significant. Not only is it one of the oldest continually running albergues on the camino but it is also...

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 end of camino: 
704.40
Altitude: 
434

Accommodation in Villava

Municipal

1

Albergue Municipal de Villava
Municipal
Pedro de Atarrabia, 17

54
13.5€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Municipal de Villava
Pension

2

Pensión Obel
Pension
Las Eras, 5
To end of camino: 
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.

14th century bridge, restored in the 1960s. The albergue Casa Paderborn is along this river. Turn left after crossing if you plan to stay there.

To end of camino: 
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 helped put the city back on the map and into the minds of many. He visited frequently and wrote kindly of the place. Some of his old haunts are still around (Bar Txoko, Hotel La Perla, and Café Iruña).

As is usual in every Spanish town with a large tourist population, the best food is found off...

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
18€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Ibarrola

3

Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea
Private
Carmen, 18

22
16€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Pamplona-Iruñako Aterpea

4

Albergue Xarma
Private
Baja Navarra, 23

24
16-22€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Xarma

5

Albergue Plaza Catedral
Private
Navarrería, 35

42
15+€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Plaza Catedral

6

Aloha Hostel
Private
Sangüesa, 2

26
18€
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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 Sarasate ⭑⭑
Pension
Sarasate, 30

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Sarasate ⭑⭑

9

Pensión Pasadena ⭑
Pension
Pio XII, 32

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Pasadena ⭑
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

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