Compostela Trail - Pyrenees
In the foothills of the Pyrenees in medieval times, the locals were well organised in greeting the pilgrims who had made the dangerous crossing from France. Numerous churches and monasteries mark the Compostela Trail and bring to life the unique history of this fascinating route. Our walking journey explores sections of the trail with isolated monasteries and churches that remain inaccessible to the majority of travellers.
|DAY 1||Join St Jean de Pied de Port (France)|
|DAY 2||Walk into Spain and cross three passes to Roncevaux (or Burguete) (7hrs)|
|DAY 3||Pass through typical Basque country villages to Akerreta (5-6hrs)|
|DAY 4||Enter Navarre and walk to Pamplona (5-6hrs)|
|DAY 5||Rest day Pamplona|
|DAY 6||Walk to the medieval city of Puente la Reina (6hrs)|
|DAY 7||Walk to Estella (5hrs)|
|DAY 8||Walk through vineyards to Los Arcos (5hrs)|
|DAY 9||Cross into Rioja and on to Logroņo (7hrs)|
|DAY 10||Trip concludes Logroņo|
We had committed to undertake this walk prior to finding UTracks. As seniors we felt the weight of luggage for our total trip would be too much to carry for 25 km+ each day. UTracks was an option that suited our travel style, and the hotel reservations were generally well chosen. In meeting others on the trip, our choice was well affirmed.