Irotz → 1.00 → Zabaldika → 1.60km → Arleta

Altitude
510
To end of camino
708.70

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
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Parroquial de Zabaldika

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

Take the detour and go to the church in Zabaldika, you can ring the bell once and leave a post it to Jesus very nice expirience

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

This albergue opens on July 1 but I visited with the RSCJs for over an hour yesterday - slowed down my Camino and put me in the hot sun for a bit but it was worth it. Said a prayer and had the experience of ringing a 12th century bell that seemed to resonate for an hour. Nice breeze on the hill. If you started in Zubiri this would an excellent place to eat your lunch!

michael

We stopped for water and a look around, one of the volunteers let is go up into the bell tower and ring the bell. Such a lovely experience. Apart from our bell ringing it was a lovely quiet, chilled place with shade from the midday sun.

michael

Very special place with lovely meeting with tri-lingual sisters who are so loving and kind. Beautiful church and comfortable beds, good communal meal. What more could a pilgrim want?

michael

In 2022, the Zabaldika albergue is open from 1st July to the 15th October.

michael

A wonderful experience with fellow pilgrims. Great volunteers who run this Albergue. Was great making dinner together. After dinner there is a small service and blessing for pilgrims in the church. I will come back for this beautiful experience