Hotel Les Pyrenees
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... for the kids - Oh well.
The final activity of the week to report on was a little trip to the fun park which was right on the water at 1 end of the beach. It is pretty self explanatory - see attached for photos. The kids loved it. There is another one at the other end of town with a roller coaster on the top of a cliff, so that is very high on the agenda for the boys along with lots of beach, cooking classes and more pintxos for this week.
... field fill with ANIMALS!! It’s like Farmville but in real life, there are cows, horses, sheep and goats! I really like Mark since he is just like me but 20 years older, anything with a wire fence around it, he would like to jump over and investigate. This is how we found a hold and later turned out to be a underground tunnel for winter dug out. Mark told me that it is mostly likely being used by the shepherd during the winter since they weather could change ...
Only a 50km drive from Bayonne see's you in Saint Jean Pied De Port and this is one of the most beautiful towns in the Basque Country I am told. The drive here feels like you could be in New Zealand its soo green so that means it rains heaps!! The road has many signs saying this is "Route de Fromage" - road of cheese - I need a break from cheese!!
In the 13th century the town served as a military, commercial ...
... height of 1430m above sea level.
Walking 18.5 km on a straight flat road is difficult for your first day, having to walk that distance up hill is one of the hardest things I've ever done. During the first hour I had already stopped 3 times to drink some water, passed several hikers who were at the side of the road looking through their packs trying to figure out what the hell was so heavy in there, and watched with an sense of amazement as several cyclists ...
... enough to shake the bricks off the building. But on the other hand this hostel was converted from what looks to have been an old church. The original, and likely restored, chandalier lighting still in place. The cathedral ceiling higher than I could possibly accurately estimate. It was completely a surreal experience spending the night in this hostel.
One of the oddities about walking El Camino is that you are referred to as a pilgrim. Being my second ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Les Pyrenees Saint Jean Pied de Port
Hotel Ramuntcho we LOVE you! Oh, what a clean, comfortable, and convenient gem in the center of the old town. The proprietors here are most pleasant. They served a generous breakfast of fresh orange juice, warm flaky croissant, baguette with a variety of jams, mild soft cheese, yogurt, and cafe au lait (allowing us to proportion the coffee and steamed milk!). After a delightful night of much appreciated horizontal sleep, we devoured our meal before we even considered taking a picture.
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