Walking from Zubiri to Pamplona is a very enjoyable day. It’s much easier than the first two and quite scenic. You will find a lovely coffee shop in mid morning next to a bridge and we took a packed lunch which was enjoyed on the outskirts of Pamplona. When you reach the city walls, it’s just a ten minute walk up to the centre of town.
Definitely stop in the coffee shop that morning as this is where many pilgrims meet up. You climb a hill a short time later but otherwise, it’s quite a leisurely walk for most of the day.
What to Expect: Zubiri to Pamplona
Camino Frances Tip for Zubiri to Pamplona – Make sure you have money for several days at all time. It’s sometimes tricky to find ATMs in the towns on the Camino.
Where to stay in Pamplona
Another fantastic albergue inside an old church. You will find this albergue sign posted on the way into the site (Jesus de Maria). It has laundry but it takes forever to wait for machines to just hand wash your clothes and leave them to dry in the courtyard. You will also find several places to eat and a small express supermarket just down the street near the bars. Pamplona feels super small and just like a town which is surprising given the reputation of the city.
Camino Frances Tip – Have breakfast in the small café just across from the church/albergue.
Final Thoughts on Zubiri to Pamplona
An enjoyable walk and not nearly as hard as day one/two. I highly recommend staying at the albergue as it’s quite an experience and the best way to meet/bond with people in these early days.
Time – Approx hours
Difficulty – 7/10 (for the Camino)