Camino Francés (The French Way)

Section 3 from Somport: Arrés-Ruesta

28 km Difficulty
You leave Arrés with two options for this complete section, a longer option to Ruesta or a 18-kilometre shorter option with a sleepover in Artieda. In both cases, there is hardly any shade along this part of the Aragón variant, a matter you need to consider during the summer.

The first 7 kilometres of the Camino go from Arrés to Martes, mostly along paths through fields. You leave the province of Huesca behind and the route goes into Saragossa through the ravine of Sobesechos, and that of Calcones. You can cross both of them through their respective footpaths.

The route continues with ups and downs until you get to Artieda, where you can either sleep or just take some rest, as this is the last village before Ruesta. Here you can visit the palace of Los Pagos and the church of San Martín.

Pilgrims continuing have to follow the A-1601 to the signpost for kilometre 6, where they may take a detour towards the Yesa dam, almost in Ruesta already. This village used to be where the dam is now, the old village was demolished when the dam was built, but in recent years it has been involved in a renovation process that has helped it regain its Camino charm.
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Tips from our postmen and women

 María Peña Ara, Correos de Artieda.

“The Way of St James as it goes through the town of Artieda runs along the old Roman villa of the Valeria Family. I recommend visiting the surroundings of the chapel of San Pedro and the archaeological site of Forau de la Tuta, where you may see some ancient remains. Inside the tower of the chapel, there is a photographic exhibition of the Roman mosaics found in Aragón, of great artistic value, and considered to be the most beautiful of that period. Today these mosaics are kept by the Government of Aragon”. María Peña Ara, Correos de Artieda.

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.