Take on the first section of the famous Camino Francés joining our Camino guided tour across the Pyrenees and into La Rioja wine region. The famed Camino Francés, starts in the walled town of St Jean Pied de Port in the French Basque Country, and takes pilgrims to the Pyrenees and into the city of Pamplona, world famous for its San Fermín running of the bulls festival.
2019 CAMINO GUIDED TOURS
- June 1st
- August 31st
This is one of the most challenging stages of the Camino but also one of the most beautiful, especially if you follow the ‘Napoleon Route‘ over the Roncesvalles Pass. The views of the Pyrenees are definitely worth the effort! Along the route, you will meet fellow pilgrims from all over the world, as St Jean is the second most popular Camino starting point.
Visit the city of Pamplona (Iruña in Basque), world famous for its San Fermín running of the bulls festival. From Pamplona, the Camino takes pilgrims to the photogenic pilgrim sculpture at Alto del Perdón, where you will enjoy fantastic 360 panoramic views of Pamplona, the valley and the vast countryside ahead.
The group will then continue across the mountains of Navarra and the vineyards of La Rioja, passing medieval bridges, castles, churches and picturesque villages along the way, such as Puente de la Reina and Cirauqui before finishing in the pretty medieval town of Estella-Lizarra.
This Camino guided tour departs on specific dates only and you will have to select this start date when booking. Our 2018 Camino Frances Pyrenees guided tours are now fully booked but you can join our tours in 2019.
For additional advice or to request a quote contact our Camino specialists.