Camino - Pyrenees
In the foothills of the Pyrenees in medieval times, the locals were well organised in greeting the Camino pilgrims who had made the dangerous crossing from France. Numerous churches and monasteries mark the Camino 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 Roncesvalles (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 (or continue on to Burgos)|
I approached my travel agent with a challenging itinerary that included walking over the Pyrenese, treking through the Picos de Europa and walking along the north coast of Spain. The agent used the self guided tours offered by Utracks to package the trip. Utracks provided a trouble free service with a really interesting variety of accommodation.