Day 1 – St Jean Pied de Port to Orisson

Day 1 – St Jean Pied de Port to Orisson

22nd April 2017

Departure time: 07:30
Arrival Time: 11:06
Distance: 8 kms
Cumulative Distance: 8 kms
Percentage Completed: 1%
Accommodation: Refuge Orisson
Weather: Clear, sunny day 18 degrees

Debra – Words and pictures cannot do the view justice – much easier than I thought but still challenging

Mark  – Cannot  be captured in photos – a hearty stroll

Julia  – Stunningly  “magnifique” – slightly  challenging but better than expected

Geoff  – A vista that is hard to describe – quite  doable at your own pace

Cindy – Indescribable in its beauty – the walk wasn’t bad

 The walk from St Jean Pied de Port to Orisson was physically tough but enormously rewarding, in terms of both views and the satisfaction of completing a physical challenge.  We stayed at Refuge Orisson which offered dormitory style accommodation and communal dining. We bunked down in a six bed dormitory, the five of us and a poor beleaguered Brazilian girl. We learnt that while we all love each other, dormitory living is not for us – thank god we have hotel rooms booked for the rest of the journey.  For anybody undertaking the Camino we would certainly recommend staying at Orisson.
Ready, set, go

Stunning views


A tough climb into Orisson
Soaking up the sun

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