No of days: 8 (7 overnight stays)
Distance: 162km (Strenuous)
Required: Small day pack, sleeping bag
Highlights: Rioja, St Jean, Pamplona
Included: Optional luggage transfer and upgrade to guest house
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
The first stage of the Camino Francés, the French Way, starts in the pretty walled town of StJean Pied de Port in the French Basque Country and takes pilgrims across the Pyrenees, intothe city of Pamplona, and finally to the wonderful city of Logrono in the Rioja Winelands. This is one of the most challenging stretches of the Camino de Santiago but also one of themost spectacular ones, particularly if you take the ‘Napoleon Route‘ over the RoncesvallesPass (1450m). The views of the Pyrenees are definitely worth the effort.
Clive and Pieter are tourism professionals and hiking enthusiasts. They are also fans of process work learned in the Entrepreneurs' Organization and the Mankind Project. As such, a gentle but powerful daily process of mindfulness and setting intention will be followed in the morning and evenings. This will require respecting technology abstinence at mealtimes and full engagement with the group work.