It’s a little bit of a drag walking out of Pamplona. I say that because most people seemed a bit despondent during my walk. However, the outskirts are super pretty and you climb up to a spectacular viewpoint called the hill of forgiveness.
After this hillclimb, you descended through more luscious hills to a small town with some really nice albergues. You might be tempted to stay here if there’s free beds as many people stop for lunch in the albergue with the vending machine at the gate. The food is amazing, the rooms are really nice and it’s a really nice terrace on which to relax.
However, the walk onward to Puente la Reina is also quite nice and most people will stay here.
Camino Frances Tip – Book the albergue in Puente la Reina ahead of time.
Where to stay in Puente la Reina
It’s quite a small town but the first albergue is very nice. It’s part of a hotel. Check-in is slow but plenty of facilities for walkers. Wi-fi is not good but the buffet is fantastic. Also a kitchen here but you need to pay for using the cooker which is a bit stupid really.
Camino Frances Tip – Pizza in the lunchtime albergue looked amazing and many pilgrims enjoyed the summer wine.
Slow walk out of Pamplona but really nice views when you reach the top of the hill. Albergue for lunch was a highlight and little to no road walking which is always nice.
Time – Approx hours
Difficulty – 7.5/10 (for the Camino)