Monthly Archives: April 2014

The road to Estella

  Not altogether uneventful, but a day with few physical challenges, and in that sense, a welcome change.  We experienced short climbs up and down into the small villages of Maneru, Cirauqui, Lorca, and Villatuerta, each of which had something … Continue reading

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Pamplona to Puente la Reina

The trip out of Pamplona led us through city streets busy with Monday-morning traffic. We traversed the Parc Ciudadela and crossed under the N-240 to reach the University of Navarre where many students greeted us with friendly nods.  Before long … Continue reading

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Rest in Pamplona

  Hotel Europa is a 3-star hotel just off the Plaza del Castillo.  By the time we climbed the stairs to the lobby registration desk, we were exhausted.  As usual, our luggage was right there for us, and we made … Continue reading

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Zubiri to Pamplona

  Another great breakfast from our congenial host with some fruit to spare for the trip.  Stepping outside we could see that the rain was still coming down hard, so we had to gear up with the ponchos, which were … Continue reading

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Roncesvalles to Zubiri

We had a good sleep in Roncesvalles at Casa Beneficiado.  After a very good breakfast, we grabbed some fruit from the buffet, packed everything up and set out.  The streets were wet, so it appeared that it had rained the … Continue reading

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Over the Pyrenees

Greg had set an alarm on his iPhone to get us up on time.  We both slept very well.  We got our main bags packed and lugged them downstairs to the proscribed area.  Madame Chiqui surprised us by already having … Continue reading

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Train to St. Jean Pied de Port

The SCNF train to Bayonne was scheduled to leave Montparnasse Station at 7:28 am, so we were up early and walked the three blocks to the station to arrive an hour ahead of time. There was a large board that … Continue reading

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