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.
£795.00 per person
Single room supplement – £160
Supplement for solo walker – additional £30
NOTE: THIS ROUTE CAN BE DONE WITH LONGER WALKING DAYS AND 7 OVERNIGHTS – COST £645.00 PER PERSON
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
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 10: End of the trip after breakfast.
AIRE SUR ADOUR Natura Hotel
MIRAMONT SENSACQ Maison du Bos
ARZACQ-ARRAZIGUET Hôtel La Maison d’Antan
MORLANNE Le Manoir d’Argelès
MASLACQ Hôtel Maugouber OR Chambres d’hôtes la Ferme de Bicatou
NAVARRENX Hotel Le Commerce OR Le Relais du Jacquet
SAINT PALAIS Hotel de la Paix
LARCEVEAU Hôtel Restaurant Espellet
SAINT JEAN PIED DE PORT Hotel Ramuntxo