Camino Francés (The French Way)
Stage

Section 6 from Somport: Monreal-Puente la Reina

Section 5 from somport: Sangüesa-Monreal Puente la Reina/Gares - Estella/Lizarra
31 km
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. 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. 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. section continues to Enériz, with already 23 kilometres behind, where you can see the famous chapel of Santa María de Eunate.
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. 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.

Tips from our postmen and women

What to see and do in Puente la Reina?

Juan Carlos Ruiz
Juan Carlos Ruiz Correos 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”. 


Accommodations Section 6 from Somport: Monreal-Puente la Reina

Image gallery

Tiebas, entre Monreal y Puente la Reina
Tiebas, entre Monreal y Puente la Reina
Plaza de los Fueros en Obanos, Camino Francés
Plaza de los Fueros en Obanos, Camino Francés
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista en Obanos
Iglesia de San Juan Bautista en Obanos
Iglesia de Santa María de Eunate, en el Camino Francés
Iglesia de Santa María de Eunate, en el Camino Francés
Santa María de Eunate, Camino Francés
Santa María de Eunate, Camino Francés
Etapa Monreal - Puente la Reina del Camino Francés
Etapa Monreal - Puente la Reina del Camino Francés
Puente sobre el río Arga en Puente la Reina
Puente sobre el río Arga en Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina, pueblo jacobeo del Camino Francés
Puente la Reina, pueblo jacobeo del Camino Francés
Peregrino en Puente la Reina, Camino Francés
Peregrino en Puente la Reina, Camino Francés
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