Day 2 – Orisson to Roncesvalles

Day 2 – Orisson to Roncesvalles

Date: 3rd September 2018

Departure Time: 07:23 am
Arrival Time: 1:07 pm
Distance: 17.4 kms
Cumulative Distance: 25.4 kms
Percentage Completed: 2.74%
Accommodation: Hotel Roncesvalles
Weather: Beautiful, sunny day  28 degrees

Another beautiful day! Today was an 18 kilometre journey from France to Spain, consisting of three segments. We started with a 6 kilometre ascent up the Pyrenees, followed by about a 6 kilometre walk along a ridge line, and then a descent into the tiny hamlet of Roncesvalles. We are now back in Spain albeit still  in Basque Country. We stayed at Hotel Roncesvalles which was a welcome rest for weary pilgrims. 

The walk itself was through beautiful mountain countryside as the photos attest to. It was hard but rewarding. 

Sunrise at Refuge Orisson
Leaving Orisson

Sunrise peaking over the Pyrenees
One of the many ponies seen

Fountain of Roland

Where to from here?

Hotel Roncesvalles

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