Camino Francés (The French Way)

Section 4 from Somport: Ruesta-Sangüesa

22 km Difficulty
You leave Ruesta through a footpath over the river Regal and past the Romanesque chapel of Santiago, up towards mount Fenerol. The beginning of the section is demanding as it is quite steep, but in compensation, it offers some spectacular views of the mountain range of Leyre, with the peak Arangoiti and the Yesa dam.

The first half of this section continues down the mountain, and into the village of Undués de Lerda, the last village in Aragón, where we recommend a break and a visit to its manor houses and the church of San Martín.

After Undués, there is a descent and the Camino leaves Aragón and enters Navarre towards Llano del Real. You continue to find the historic town of Sangüesa. With over 5000 inhabitants, there are some architectural jewels in its streets: the façade of Santa María la Real, a national monument and the only Romanesque church in town.

Walking through the historic centre you can see some other remarkable buildings such as the church of Santiago, the palace of Príncipe de Viana, and the convent of San Francisco de Asís, all of them but a few examples of the wonderful centuries-old heritage of this town. The town is clearly marked by the Camino, and it is famous for its hospitality; besides, you can also find all sorts of services here, as well as restaurants and leisure activities.
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Tips from our postmen and women

María Peña Ara Pérez. Correos de Tiermas.

“At Tiermas, in the province of Saragossa and on the Aragonés Way, you will find the ruins of an old bath house where you can still find hot water when the waters are below the level of the Yesa dam. This means that from February onwards, everybody can enjoy a bath in the sulphur waters of this spring”.María Peña Ara Pérez. Correos de Tiermas.

 

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.