Honto [Huntto] → 2.30 → Orisson → 3.70km → Virgen de Biakorri

Altitude
800
To end of camino
759.50
Bar
Yes

Orisson is a common stopping point for pilgrims wishing to split the walk over the pass into more manageable sections.

Notice

If you arrive here late in the day don’t just pass on by. Drop in and inquire about the weather, and if you choose to continue on make it clear to somebody that you are doing so. If it is anywhere near nightfall (within 6 hours), consider changing your plans to stay on this side of the pass.

Last minute reservations in Orisson, as well as the Borda albergue 1.5km further up the road, are difficult to achieve. An alternative is to a dangerous crossing is to return to Saint Jean via taxi, and to return the same way to Orisson the following morning.

WARNING: Fill up your water here. There is no guarantee of a water supply beyond this point. You are advised to take at least 2 liters with you.

Accommodation in Orisson
Private

Comments

michael

I’m planning on starting from SJPP in mid September- how busy are the routes to Roncesvalley and do u need to book accommodation in Orisson?

michael

This is the last toilet / rest room till Roncesvalles so best plan your rest stops

michael

They take reservations online now and starting November 16 they will take reservations for 2020!

michael

Stopping here is a must, as trying to do Roncesvalles in one day can kill your camino just as you're starting out. It's also a great albergue, very friendly owners, vegetarian dinners on request, and the view from their patio is stunning. The only drawback is that breakfast is only at 7.30, which prevents an early start.

michael

Six weeks ago I stopped for a coffee and something to eat. Already the place was full of young healthy looking walkers. It is a shame that older, less able pilgrims have to walk the full distance to Roncesvalles because they do not have the option of staying at Orisson.
Orisson should give priority to older pilgrims rather than well off young fit walkers.
Having said that, Orisson is run as a business rather than a true pilgrim refuge.the prices charged underline that fact.

michael

Lovely place, amazing stuff, amazing view, delicious food.
Can't recommend enough!

michael

IFriendly staff, clean facilities, and meet lots is new Camino friends. As of June 9 2021 it is easy to get a reservation, even same day, since less people are hiking due to ongoing COVID restrictions.

michael

Hi can anyone tell me what breed of cattle we passed along the Napoleon route to prison? Random I know but I cannot find the answer anywhere
Thank you

michael

Great place to stay. This was a welcome stopping point before going over the mountain. We walked with the friends we made at dinner for the entire Camino. This fellowship alone makes the stay worthwhile. We stayed in the private cottage out back. No electricity and the restroom is inside the main building. It’s a long walk in the dark for the restroom. I understand they do not have internet at the facility. If you make reservations wait several days then check your spam folder for replies. The staff is very friendly.

michael

Fantastic start to the journey. It really was only a couple of hours walking from st Jean, so we probably didn't need to leave as early as we did. The food was great and having everyone introduce themselves and explain why they were on the Camino was really touching. It created an instant bond which stayed with us through the entire Camino. Would absolutely recommend!