Camino de Santiago / The Way of St James
Since the late 80s, the road to Santiago is a route that has been growing in popularity all over the world. Today the movement of people is comparable to the great movement that occurred during the twelfth century. There are many ways to make the road: they bike, walking, running .... and mules?
They say the road to Santiago starts at the home of each, as there are a number of routes that depart from diverse sites. We will propose 6-day route starting from the Aragon Valley, just out from the border with France, where the Aspe and Somport welcome us. Known as the "Franco-Aragonese Camino"
Along the way we will visit places with great historical significance. Pass by such iconic sites as the hospital of Santa Cristina, place where pilgrims made a stop on the way and many walkers inn, and in its time, was considered one of the top three hospitals in the world. Jaca Cathedral, one of the oldest Romanesque buildings in Spain. And places where we can see other cultural manifestations such as San Juan de la Peña and Santa Cruz de la Serós.
The route will guide us through landscapes of extraordinary beauty, rivers with waterfalls and ponds, forests full of life, and people who still have that primitive aroma.
The path length is 6 days, but if you want to get to Santiago, write us and we will tell our mules!.
We will meet in Jaca at 9:00 am.
we will take the van until France border. 11:00 am Activity starts.
We will reach Ruesta in the fifth day. From there we will take the van until Jaca. Then have dinner.
Day 1: Somport - Castiello de Jaca
Day 2: Castiello - San Juan de la Peña
Day 3: A visit to San Juan de la Peña, Santa cruz, San esteban - Santa Cilia
Day 4: Santa Cilia - Martes
Day 5: Martes - Ruesta
Day 6: Go back to Jaca (by van)
The equipment is limited to what is necessary to bring during the route. We will give each passenger a personal 40 liter bag capacity to store everything you need and it will be carried by the mules.
The traveler should carry enough shelter and water.
Also, each person must take the material that is likely to break if the load carried by mules fall down.
In each chosen route will be a series of essential technical materials specified in each activity.
Essential equipment to Pack
- Hiking Boots: The boots should be comfortable, cover the ankles and it is essential that you have used them before this trip to avoid blisters and chafing. Some good socks are also very important.
- Comfortable to be in camp Shoes: A comfortable sandals or flip flops and you can keep up with socks (usually cool at night)
- Sleeping bag:
- Summer: Have at least a comfortable temperature of 0 º. The temperature at night can reach below zero.
- Spring and Autumn: You should expect a temperature of at least -5 ° (especially in high mountain routes).
- A Sleeping bag sheet is highly recommended, normally gives us a couple of degrees and helps keep the outer bag in good condition
- Clothing for walking in the mountains:
- thermal shirts
- waterproof clothes
- Sun protection:
- Sun cream factor 50 minimum
- Frontal (mining style) or Lantern: The batteries are necessary in both cases.
- Canteen one liter minimum.
- If you wear glasses or contact lenses, has a spare.
- Basic kit. If you need medications, do not forget.
- Documentation: Valid passport or identity card.
- Personal hygiene products.
You also should bring
- Batteries and memory cards parts for electrical appliances.