Camino Frances

To end of camino

Honto [Huntto]






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 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
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Refuge Orisson


Camino de Sant…

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 Sant…

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 Sant…

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 Sant…

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

Camino de Sant…

Awesome stay - everything about it! The beds are great, double room was a treat with private sitting area and fireplace. The food was tasty and abundant. The communal dinner was arranged so pilgrims could share a little about themselves and those are still the pilgrims we greet and catch up with along the way. The host, Laurent, is a treasure - easy to work with and sincere in his desire to serve the pilgrim community. Cannot recommend enough and so happy we started our Camino with this as our first stop.