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Roncesvalles
Roncesvalles
 

STAGES OF THE JACOBEAN WAY IN NAVARRA

The Jacobean Way finds out in Navarra, the entry door to Spain, and after going through Luzaide- Valcarlos. The Royal Collegiate of Roncesvalles, served as threshold, a historical framework full of Christian meanings, ideal to receive the Jacobean experience.

There are 150 km from Saint Jean de Pied de Port to Logroño, which cross Navarra from north to south and shows the beauty of its landscape and also its complexity.

 

1TH STAGE - SAN JUAN DE PIEDEPORT - RONCESVALLES

Saint Jean de Pied de Port was the capital of the territories bajonavarros linked to Orreaga- Roncesvalles.

 

35 Km

You set off from Saint Jean de Pied de Port and cross the pon`t d'Espagne. The next reference point is Luzaide- Valcarlos, which is at the bottom of the Ibañeta pass. So this the 1st point of the Way in Spain before we go through the Pyrenean.

The old way followed the Roman road to the pass of Bentartea, which is called in the medieval texts "Portus Cisere" (Puerto de Cisa) and its ascent is the hardest part of this stretch. During the winter, it is not recommended to do this route because is very dangerous, many people have died there. So, it is better to use the present road.

After we have left the Ibañeta pass behind, we reach the Collegiate of Roncesvalles, first hostel for Pilgrims.