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Pamplona – Puente la Reina

Zubiri - Pamplona

Day 4

Accommodations: Puente la Reina (B)

Walking: 24 km / 15 mi

After breakfast you will depart from Pamplona and make our way to Cizur Menor, where you can visit the Church of San Miguel Arcángel. Today’s stage, from Pamplona to Puente la Reina, gives you the first steady climb to the “Alto del Perdón” (Hill of Forgiveness). The hill has an elevation of around 770 meters (approximately 2526 feet) above sea level, and at the summit there is a striking monument known as the “Monumento al Peregrino.” The piece consists of large, silhouetted metal sculptures of medieval pilgrims, symbolizing the pilgrim’s journey and the perseverance required to reach the summit. 

The Alto del Perdon
The Alto del Perdon

One of the highlights of the hike are the breathtaking panoramic views from the top, a perfect photo opportunity of the surrounding countryside, with picturesque landscapes and the Pyrenees mountains in the distance. 

Views from the Alto del Perdon
Views from the Alto del Perdon

Once you come off the hill you will continue your Camino to Puente la Reina, where two major routes of the pilgrimage, the Camino Francés and the Camino Aragonés, converge. The town is known for its namesake Romanesque bridge, which was constructed in the 11th century to facilitate the passage of pilgrims and was later expanded and restored over the centuries.

The Puente la Reina bridge
The Puente la Reina bridge
Elevation Profile for the Pamplona to Puente la Reina stage on the Camino de Santiago
Elevation Profile for the Pamplona to Puente la Reina stage on the Camino de Santiago

Puente la Reina - Estella