Aire-Sur-Adour to St. Jean Pied de Port

France

Holiday overview

Destination

France


Type

Self Guided


Difficulty

Moderate to Strenuous


Month

Apr - Oct


Price

£ 795 pp


Duration

9 nights


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The sixth stage of the Way of St. James Pilgrim Route.

This ten-day, nine-night walking tour is the sixth stage of the legendary Way of St. James Pilgrim Route – one of the most famous pilgrimages in all of Christianity.

 

Price:

£795.00 per person

Single room supplement – £160

Supplement for solo walker – additional £30

 

Included in Price:

9 nights accommodation in family run hotels and guesthouses – all rooms with private bathroom,

9 breakfasts, 9 dinners,

luggage moved from hotel to hotel

Maps and route notes

back up if required

 

Difficulty:

4 to 7 hours walking a day, easy routes with 50 to 150 m of altitude change per day

 

 

Day 1: Arrival at Aire-sur-Adour (overnight and dinner)

 

Day 2: Aire-sur-Adour – Miramont Sensacq  

For the final stage of Le Puy Route,  the walk is les Landes département and its crop fields. Cultivated landscapes are dotted by hamlets with different ancient buildings, from well-conserved stone chapels to washhouses.
17.9 km 4 hour walk      
                                       

Day 3: Walk Miramont Sensacq – Arzacq 

Today we come to  walk to Arzacq-Arraziguet, a bastide town with two main squares. This town has an interesting history.In the 13th and 14th centuries this town was used to mark the boundary between France and Béarn which was then an independent country.
14.10km, 3h30 walk   
      
Day 4:  Walk Arzacq – Pomps – Morlanne
Leave Landes and enter the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, gentle incline on most of the days walk.
Call the accommodation for tonight once you reach Pomps, the owner will pick you up and d rive you to the charming accommodation.
21km, 5h30 walk

Day 5:   Walk Pomps– Maslacq

Transfer back to Pomps. Today the path gets closer to the Pyrenees.  The beauty of the route today lies in the nice paths taken along hillside from where, from time to time, we can see a steeple pointing up to the sky, from the valley below. The route runs through the round topped hills, passing by numerous villages and as many nice old churches. Then you will go down the Gave de Pau before reaching Maslacq.
27km, 6h00 walk

Day 6: Walk Maslacq – Navarrenx                                                

After crossing over the river Gave de Pau, there are a few long uphill stretches which add some difficulty to this nice walk. You will go down to Sauvelade, before climbing to the highest point (251m). One of the nicest rewards of the day comes after the effort, when arriving in Navarrenx, a beautiful fortified city which was the first bastionned city of France
22km, 5h45 walk

Day 7: Walk  Navarrenx – St Palais                                               

As you depart the fortified town of Navarrenx you cross a bridge over the river and head towards Castenau-Camblong with its Béarn-style houses. You will pass two chateaux today, Montgaston and Joantho, the former you can visit, but the latter is privately owned. Once you get close to Lichos you have now crossed from the Béarn into French Basque country. Over the next few days, as you walk from one region to the next, the change in landscapes from green wooded hillsides to steep farm country with lofty conifers becomes more and more apparent. 29km, 7h00 walk

Day 8: Walk St Palais – Larceveau                                               

No doubt, you are in the basque country !  This is another incredible walk, passing through few villages but offering beautiful views all way long. Walking through the peaceful countryside, we gradually make our way up to the chapel of Soyarce with its wonderful views over the Pyrenees. We pass the typical village of Ostabat (124m) and continue to Larceveau
15km, 3h45 walk

Day 9: Larceveau – St Jean Pied de Port                        

The last day of the final section of Le Puy Route runs through the hilly and countryside of the Basque Country, with its grazing sheep and red roofed houses. The Camino goes up and down all day long, offering nice views over the green countryside and passing through villages with typical Basque names like Bastida Xoko, Utxiat or Bussunaritz. The journey ends up in the beautiful medieval Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, at the foothills of the Pyrenees and starting point of the French Way to Santiago.
18km, 5h15 walk

Day 10End of the trip after breakfast.