Zariquiegui → 2.40km → Alto del Perdón → 3.50km → Uterga
To Santiago: 
687.10
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 going up, and going back down, it is the latter which requires more care and a sturdy foot.

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 later by Santiago himself who offers water at a much more “pilgrim friendly” price.

Photo in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago
Photo in Alto del Perdón on the Camino de Santiago

Comments

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

no food truck at alto de perdon on 17 September 2019

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

about 1.5 km of the way up from zariquegui is loose, big-sized gravel, and the trail is very steep in some portions, so be very careful! the walking stick is essential to prevent sliding & slipping. going down is worse, same conditions. Good luck!

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

Going down took more time and energy then going up. Very lose rocks and steep too.

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

There was non food truck at Alto del Perdón on May 28.

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

While there is a food truck of sorts, it’s been downgraded to canned sodas and packaged danishes. But you can get a stamp for your pilgrim passport.