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

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


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 5 hours), stay here.


Photo of Orisson on the Camino de Santiago

Accommodation in Orisson



Refuge Orisson
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Refuge Orisson


Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Kayola


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

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.

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

Definitely stop and refuel. The climb to Here is the steepest of the whole section to Roncesvalles. Stop and recharge. If the weather is threatening or it’s getting late consoler overnighting. We met several people on the next section who had not refuelled and refreshed their water - apart from water and possibly a van selling snacks there is NOTHING until Roncesvalles. Be prepared.

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

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

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

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

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

Can someone confirm Orrison Albergue is still in open for business? Thanks, Sue.

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

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!

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

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.

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


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