Monasterio de la Oliva

Crta Melida, s/n, Carcastillo, Navarra, 31310, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Crta Melida, s/n, Carcastillo.
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DAY 7 - Obanos to Lorca

A travel blog entry by jimandi on Aug 25, 2014

16 photos

... have observed thus far. Walked elevations are much greater and more frequent than shown on the elevation graphics published in a number of publications. Perhaps the scales used on elevation drawings of the Camino don't allow more accurate depictions of the elevation changes experienced while walking a given stage. The difficulty ratings, while subjective, are consistently lower than we have experienced thus far. Based on today's and previous days walking ...

Running of the bulls & the reality of a bull f

A travel blog entry by sandravventures on Jul 11, 2014

14 photos

... and every half hour or so a marching band passed through. We still followed our plan of 'waking up' at 6:30 and heading out to watch the running of the bulls. More incorrect internet advice told us we'd have to get up by 4am to get a premium spot, but we had already decided we were fine settling for sub-premium. However, we had no trouble sitting ourselves on a fence for a front row view (and since the party was still going strong at 4-5am, it was obvious no one ...

How do we find our way?

A travel blog entry by jgood on May 12, 2014

2 comments, 14 photos

... and post the answer in the Comments section. As a result, the trail markings normally do not use words but rather the clamshell symbol. The larger towns and cities have beautifully fashioned inserts of the clamshell which are affixed to the pavement at regular intervals (about every 20 or 30 feet) so you really can't go wrong there. In the smaller towns, clamshell symbols are affixed to some of the buildings. Out in the country, there are ...

Day 4 Zubiri to Pamplona.

A travel blog entry by hedley.amos on Apr 15, 2014

8 photos

... by Anne from Ottowa, Canada. Her husband walked the Camino in 2012 and she liked the look of it when he got home. Her hubby told her if she wanted to walk it she would have to do it herself before he would walk it with her.

We crossed the river and stopped in Zurian for a real brekky. A large Cafe con Leche with a baguette filled with the local sausage that is a regional specialty. Energy level restored ...

Bilbao, San Sebastian, and Pamplona

A travel blog entry by lindakhaas on Nov 14, 2013

42 photos

... of San Fermin also known as the Running of the Bulls. The scenery was spectacular even if it was raining. On the north side of the mountains everything was green as they get a lot of rain. The fields reminded me of Wales or Ireland only with less sheep. We arrived in Pamplona shortly before 5:00 but got lost and it took us a while to get to our hotel, the NH Iruna Park. We got off the bus and got our key. We are the only ones on the ...