Stage 3: Zubiri-Pamplona

Stage 3 of the French Way presents pilgrims with a transition from rural landscapes to the vibrant city of Pamplona. This journey combines the natural beauty of northern Spain with the opportunity to immerse yourself in the rich urban culture of the capital of Navarra, offering a fascinating contrast on the way to Santiago de Compostela.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Zubiri: The starting point of this stage, Zubiri, is a cozy town with its medieval bridge over the Arga River. Walkers will enjoy the cobblestone streets and the tranquility before entering the path.
  • Larrasoaña: Along the route, pilgrims will pass through Larrasoaña, a picturesque town with medieval charm. Its narrow streets and well-preserved buildings offer a pleasant break.
  • Cizur Menor: This small town is another milestone in the stage, known for its Romanesque church and for being a meeting point for walkers before entering Pamplona.
  • Pamplona: The culmination of the stage is the vibrant city of Pamplona, famous for the Sanfermines and its rich history. Here, pilgrims will find a wide range of services, cultural attractions and a lively atmosphere.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Santa María de Eunate: Although already mentioned in the previous stage, some pilgrims may choose to detour to visit this mysterious octagonal church, since it is located in the proximity of the route.
  • Magdalena Bridge: In Pamplona, walkers can admire the Magdalena Bridge, a medieval structure that crosses the Arga River, providing a stunning view of the city.
  • Pamplona Cathedral: Upon arriving in the city, the majestic Cathedral of Santa María la Real captures the attention of pilgrims with its imposing presence. Its Gothic architecture and rich history make it a highlight for visitors.

Stage 3 of the French Way offers pilgrims a fascinating transition from rural tranquility to urban energy, highlighting the diversity of experiences found on the road to Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesThe Camino Francés | French Way

Etapa 1

Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles

24 km
5/5
7h
Etapa 2

Roncesvalles-Zubiri

21 km
3/5
5h15m
Etapa 3

Zubiri-Pamplona

20 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 4

Pamplona-Puente de la Reina

24 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 5

Puente de la Reina-Estrella

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 6

Estrella-Los Arcos

21 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 7

Los Arcos-Logroño

28 km
2/5
6h15m
Etapa 8

Logroño-Nájera

29 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 9

Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada

21 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado

22 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 11

San Juan de Ortega-Belorado

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 12

San Juan de Ortega-Burgos

26 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 13

Burgos-Hornillos del Camino

20 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 14

Hornillos del Camino-Castrojeriz

20 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 15

Castrojeriz-Frómista

25 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 16

Frómista-Carrión de los Condes

19 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 17

Carrión de los Condes-Calzadillla de la Cueza

20 km
2/5
4h32m
Etapa 18

Calzadilla de la Cueza-Sahagún

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 19

Sahagún-El Burro Ranero

18 km
2/5
4h
Etapa 20

El Burgo Ranero-Mansilla de las Mulas

19 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 21

Mansilla de las Mulas-León

18 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 22

León-Villavante

31 km
2/5
7h40m
Etapa 23

Villavante-Astorga

21 km
2/5
5h9min
Etapa 24

Astorga-Rabanal del Camino

21 km
2/5
5h50m
Etapa 25

Rabanal del Camino-Ponferrada

32 km
4/5
6h 30m
Etapa 26

Ponferrada-Villafranca del Bierzo

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 27

Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro

28 km
4/5
7h30m
Etapa 28

O Cebreiro-Triacastela

21 km
2/5
4h45m
Etapa 29

Triacastela-Sarria

18 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 30

Sarria-Portomarín

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 31

Portomarín-Palas de Rei

25 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 32

Palas de Rei-Arzúa

28 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 33

Arzúa-O Pedrouzo

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 34

O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela

19 km
2/5
4h30m

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