I didn’t share this experience yet and I feel like doing it although it has been more than a year we were over there …
There are many ways to experience THE CAMINO. There are no right or bad ways. There is only the choice you make. And I know that my choice was right for me.
We didn’t want to walk the whole 800 km (500 miles) but we were eager to walk some sections and get a feel of what it is to be a pilgrim. A pilgrim doesn’t have to be in pain or have problem to sleep because too many people are snoring. We were a different kind of pilgrim who wanted to eat well, learn, sleep and have a good time with other people who had the same idea.
So, we found a company offering Hiking education tours. ON FOOT IN SPAIN is a company based in Spain. They organized our accommodations , transportation ( when we were not walking) and meal through out the 11 days of our adventure.
On June 3rd, we met Nancy and Jose , our guides, in Pamplona. Nancy provided great information and advice. All her knowledge added to the quality of our experience. Jose was in charge of our daily picnic and a few more responsibilities that goes with being in charge of a group. We were always delighted by the choices of the local food. So so delicious.
I won’t tell you the whole story but some parts of it. We followed the trail and the yellow arrow showing the way…
On Day 1, we walked from Ibaneta Pass ( near the France-Spain border) through a forest. Visited Roncesvalles and then more walk. We ate dinner and slept in Pamplona. This is the town that is famous for the RUN OF THE BULL. “The fiestas of San Fermin are celebrated in Irunea/Pamplona, in the region of Navarre , every year from the 6th to the 14th of July. They have become internationally known because of the running of the bulls, where the bulls are lead through the streets of the old quarter as far as the bull ring by runners.
More on this journey in my next post. Thanks for reading.