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French Route stage 01 A: St. Jean-Pied-de-Port - Orreaga/Roncesvalles


This stage passes through...

St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, Huntto, Alto de Ibañeta, Orreaga/Roncesvalles

Outstanding destinations


Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
French Route

25,00 km

Mode of transport
  • 5,30h. Sin paradas y sin mochila.. Walking

Main difficulties
This is an extremely tough stage, particularly in the French part, which is uphill all the way. It is also poorly marked with deteriorated signs which are difficult to see. The downhill part towards Ibañeta is also hard. Drinking water fountains are few and far between.

Flora, fauna and crops
The vegetation in this area consists mainly of meadows, and beech and oak woods.

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