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St Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles

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Tackle a tough walk today, and follow the Camino across the Pyrenees. 
difficult
24.2 km
7:30 h
1,372 m
594 m
The toughest section stage 1, with a steep climb to the Roncesvalles.  Then pass across the Pyrenees on a route called Ruta Imperial (Imperial Route). You will be rewarded with wonderful panoramic mountain views and a great sense of achievement. An alternative route is available along the valley for those who prefer a more gentle option. 
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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Updated: February 26, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,429 m
Lowest point
169 m

Tips, hints and links

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDSfull

WSPSCDS1

WSPCDS1&2

WSSBOTC

 

Start

St Jean Pied de Port (168 m)
Coordinates:
DD
43.163085, -1.237625
DMS
43°09'47.1"N 1°14'15.4"W
UTM
30T 643269 4780433
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Destination

Roncesvalles

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
43.163085, -1.237625
DMS
43°09'47.1"N 1°14'15.4"W
UTM
30T 643269 4780433
w3w 
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Reviews

3.7
(3)
Catherine Dale
October 04, 2019 · Community
Beautiful... the music of the cow, sheep and horse bells ring through the air.
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CHRIS JARVIS
September 17, 2019 · Community
A hard constant uphill slog for 20kms. A real test for the hiking shoes. Take the road option to descend into Roncesvalles, for the last 6kms. Don’t end up with blisters or fall on the screed of the walking track. Be warned. And what an oasis is the hotel Roncesvalles after today’s walk! Great showers, large rooms, good cafe con lecher & top local dishes for dinner.
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Gulas salad
Photo: CHRIS JARVIS, Community
Scott Weyman
April 17, 2018 · Community
Due to weather I had to take the route via Valcarlos and was disappointed your app did not cover this route.
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Hill
Gulas salad

Reviews
Difficulty
difficult
Distance
24.2 km
Duration
7:30h
Ascent
1,372 m
Descent
594 m

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