→ → Alternate to Los Arcos via Luquin → →

To end of camino

500 meters beyond the Monasterio de Irache, the camino splits. The camino turns right, but the natural inclination is to continue going straight along the alternate route via Luquin.

‌via Luquin - 17.8 KM

If you continue straight you will be rewarded with a more diverse hike with better views. The drawback is a lack of dependable services along this stretch of trail at the base of the Montejurra mountain. Luquin is the only town with a bar, and it is open irregularly. If you plan to go this way be sure to include extra food and drink. This lesser traveled route is the more scenic and peaceful option. Outside of Luquin it passes back under the A-12 and rejoins the first option during its zigging and zagging.

‌via Villamayor de Monjardín - 18.2 KM

Following the camino to the right will take you past the campgrounds of Irache, Azqueta, and Villamayor de Monjardin, before zig-zagging through the broad countryside that surrounds Los Arcos.


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The path to Los Arcos via Luquin is absolutely beautiful, first going through a lovely forest then coming to some amazing views of Navarra, mountains, cliffs and fields. The town of Luquin is small and more peaceful, and the auberge is excellent and affordable.


I took the alternative route, and was glad I did. It was a hot sunny day, but there were long stretches through woods and otherwise where there was plenty of shade.
:I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference."


A more scenic option