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, the Camino 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.
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.
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.