Camino Francés (The French Way)
Camino Francés (The French Way)

Section 6 from Somport: Monreal-Puente la Reina

31 km Difficulty
The last section in the Camino Aragonés is a long one, and the first part is full of ups-and-downs, therefore you need to take it easy. The initial 4 kilometres from Monreal to Yárnoz follow the river Elorz and then the contour of the mountain range of Alaiz.

Pilgrims will have to climb and descend to Otano and the Navarra canal, to the village of Guerendián, the highest one in the valley. The 4 kilometres between this village and Tiebas are really tough, but you can take a break once you reach the latter, one-third of the section already behind you.

You continue to Muruarte de Reta, where you have to take the detour to Olcoz once you enter the village. The section continues to Enériz, with already 23 kilometres behind, where you can see the famous chapel of Santa María de Eunate.

The next village on the Camino is Obanos, a beautiful town full of Gothic architecture where the pilgrims coming from Roncesvalles and Saint Pierre de Port meet those coming from this route. The last push will take you to Puente de la Reina, the end of the section and the place where you can rejoin the French Way to Santiago de Compostela.
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Tips from our postmen and women

 Juan Carlos Ruiz, Correos de Puente la Reina.

“Puente de la Reina is famous for its Romanesque bridge, one of the most beautiful monuments on the Camino, and one that is profusely displayed in pictures. Puente de la Reina is thus named after Queen Doña Mayor de Navarra, who asked to build the bridge to help pilgrims cross the river Arga in the 11th century. In order to leave Puente de la Reina towards Estella, the beginning of the next section, you have to cross that bridge. My tip is that when you cross this beautiful monument, you stop to see it because it is one of those images that will forever stay with you”. Juan Carlos Ruiz, Correos de Puente la Reina.  

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Transfer Rucksack

 

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.

Send Bicycle

 

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.

Send luggage to Santiago

 

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 Payment Card

 

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.

 

Pilgrimage Stamps

 

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.

 

Send Parcels

 

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. 
 

 

Luggage Storage

 

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 Offices

 

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.