The pilgrimage route through The Pyrenees mountains
This private tour consists of driving the first stage of the St. James' Way pilgrimage route (El Camino) from the medieval village of St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Roncesvalles in Spain. You'll have the chance to admire the beautiful area of the Pyrenees mountain range, home to impressive peaks and lush woodlands. This tour will also help you understand Spain's place in Southern European history.
St-Jean-Pied-du-Port, a village in the French Pyrenees that dates back to the 12th century as a commercial, military, and religious crossroads. Churches, two historical bridges, and a pristine river add to the city's medieval atmosphere.
At the mountains we will be able to admire the arqueological remains of the 1st horse shepherds from 3000 years ago. Today horses live at the mountains and is easy to find them grazing peacefully.
Next stop is Roncesvalles, located at the top of a valley. Medieval buildings and museum. Capilla de Sancti spiritus SVIII, Iglesia de los peregrinos sXIII, Capilla de San Agustín SXIV
Saint Jean Pied du port in France
Roncesvalles in Spain
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up in your hotel
End location: Drop off at the hotel
Duration: 8 hours 30 min.
I am flexible with the duration of the tour
By car: Volkswagen Touran with room for 4 to 6 passengers.
Local guide, private group and transportation costs are included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 EURO - Any food or drink you want to buy.
Food and drinks, tickets to the museum
I can't provide tours inside the museums.