French Way 1/8 - Guided Tour
From Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Puente De La Reina, the starting point of the French Way/ the Camino Frances
The Camino Frances or the French Way is the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally.
This specific route is the starting point of the Camino Frances/the French Way. It starts in France at St-Jean-Pied-de-Port and finishes in Pamplona, the town famous for its Bull Running festival, the San Fermin, described by Ernest Hemingway. For this guided trip however we will continue onto Puente De La Reina. At first it follows the ‘Route de Napoleon’ over the Roncesvalles Pass (1500m) in the Basque country, and then crosses onto more gentle terrain to the great region of Navarra.
This walk can be a bit of a challenge physically, so requires a reasonable level of fitness as you are going to cross over the Pyrennees. However, it is very doable and you are rewarded with it’s many cultural highlights and splendid scenery. Pamplona is also the capital for some of the best tapas in Spain (Pintxos).
On top of this, as the beginning of the French Way is in Saint Jean Pied de Port, the atmosphere is very special, full of enthusiasm, spirituality and joy from pilgrims from all around the world!
Important: Follow The Camino guided trips are guaranteed at a minimum of 7 people registered. In case we do not reach this number, the tour will continue as self guided and we will refund the price of the guide to you.