Camino Francés (The French Way)

Zubiri - Pamplona/Iruña

20’5 km Difficulty
The Camino leaves Zubiri across the bridge of Rabia and over the next 6 kilometres crosses the villages of Ilarratz, Eskirotz and Larrasoaña, surrounding the latter and going into it through the bridge of Los Bandidos over the river Arga.

The path ascends to Akerreta with its medieval church, the Transfiguración, and descends again towards the river Arga and the bridge of Zuriain, which marks half of the day’s walk.

After that, in Irotz, you can find the Romanesque bridge of Iturgaiz and the river walk along the Arga. There are two options to reach Pamplona from here: a longer but flatter route by the river and through Huarte, or the historic route. The latter reaches Villava, 16 kilometres away from the departure point; Burlada, the bridge of the Magdalena; and Pamplona. This is the first city of the Camino Francés, with its renowned San Fermines festival, and its streets invite wandering. A visit to the Cathedral’s cloister, the Castillo Plaza and the city fortress are highly recommended.

Here 10 things to do in Pamplona

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Tips from our postmen and women

Lolo Menéndez, Correos of Pamplona-Iruña. 
 
“Shortly after entering Pamplona through the Portal de Zumalacarregui, one of the streets you will stroll along is Mercaderes, very close to the world-renowned Estafeta. This street has a remarkable atmosphere in which to enjoy some of the local wines or, as we call them here, potes”. Some of the taverns in the area offer the Navarre chistorra, a traditional local sausage. From here, visitors can go to the bullfighting ring and the monument to the encierro, really close by”. Lolo Menéndez, Correos of Pamplona-Iruña. 

 

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.