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Stage 3

Zubiri to Pamplona/Iruña Stage

km 20,4
Time 04H 30’
Difficulty Low
Hostels 14
Available without an Internet connection

Route through La Rabia Bridge and Zuriain Bridge

Information about the stage 3: Zubiri to Pamplona/Iruña Stage

Profile: Zubiri to Pamplona/Iruña Stage

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Points of interest in the stage 3: Zubiri to Pamplona/Iruña Stage

  • 21 Vuelta del Castillo
  • 20 Catedral de Pamplona
  • 19 Albergue de Pamplona
  • 18 Albergue Casa Paderborn
  • 17 Puente de la Magdalena
  • 16 Albergue de la Trinidad de Arre
  • 15 Bridge over the Ultzama River and Trinidad de Arre
  • 14 Arleta
  • 13 Merendero
  • 12 Romanesque bridge
  • 11 Church of San Pedro
  • 10 Zuriain
  • 9 Portillo and path
  • 8 Church of Transfiguration
  • 7 Albergue de Larrasoaña
  • 6 Church of St. Nicholas
  • 5 Diversion and Larrasoaña bridge
  • 4 Magnesitas Factory
  • 3 Albergue de Peregrinos de Zubiri
  • 2 Albergue Zaldiko
  • 1 Puente de la Rabia de Zubiri

The route

  • Km 0. Zubiri (All services)

We must return to yesterday's footsteps and cross the Rabies Bridge again. After a kilometer we reached the edge of a road, right opposite the Magna factory, a company founded in 1945 taking advantage of the geological deposit of magnesite. We go up the road, surrounding the perimeter of the company and then we go down a section of stairs to leave the industrial area. On a cobblestone road we reached Ilarratz, with source.

  • Km 2.9. Ilarratz (Hostel)

Eight hundred meters we entered Eskirotz.

  • Km 3.7. Eskirotz

Larrasoaña is just two kilometres away. Sign town of the Jacobean route, vertebrated by Calle San Nicolás, which owes its origin to the foundation of a monastery in the 10th century.

  • Km 5.5. Larrasoaña (Hostel. Pensions. Bar. Supermarket. Office)

Coming from Zubiri the itinerary does not penetrate this town, as it is separated from the Camino by the Arga River and the Bandides bridge. A short climb leads to the following core of the Steribar Valley:Akerreta.

  • Km 6.1. Akerreta (Hotel Rural)

At the top of the town is the church of the Transfiguration, which still retains medieval elements such as the tower, the front and the baptismal stack. We passed by the rural hotel and after a portillo and a section of gravel we reached a local road, which we crossed. The next tranche does not disappoint at all. Sheltered between trees and shrubland we go in search of the Arga River and solve a rapid descent to the same shore, almost rowing the water. We reached the Zuriain Bridge.

  • Km 9.2. Zuriain (Hostel. Bar)

Next to the bridge is the bar and hostel La Parada de Zuriain, which will be opened in 2014. We go out to the N-135 and we carefully follow some steps along the arcén. We take the Ilurdotz diversion and cross the Arga again to head to Irotz.

  • Km 11.2. Irotz (Bar)

At the entrance of this population is the Irotz Oven. Leaving aside the Church of San Pedro we continue along the trail to the bridge of Iturgaiz, of Romanesque origin and rehabilitated last century. Right at the exit there is a narrow path that goes between the river to our left and the national one to our right, about 300 meters we will reach a village where we will see at a junction the signs to go right to the church of San Esteban, in Zabaldika, the church is open and it is the historical route of the road, Zabaldika has a hostel of pilgrims and is a good place to make a stop. From the church there is a path that goes forward and leads us to climb a path that passes through the old Lordship of Arleta, today a set of ruined houses. We say goodbye to the Steribar Valley and then avoid crossing a circumvalation thanks to another underground step. We go down to the bridge of the Ultzama River and the chapel of the Trinity of Arre, which still looks like its Romanesque apse. OJO, At the exit of Irotz there is a marked variant that goes through a river promenade but does not pass through Zabaldika, with its church and its hostel, nor through the bridge of Trinidad de Arre, with how important these enclaves are for the history of the Camino de Santiago. In addition, this variant does NOT go along the historical path. Let us not rush, the important thing is the road.

  • Km 15.8. Villava (All Services)

We have access to Calle Mayor de Villava, the cradle of Miguel Indurain. Those who want to stay in the hostel in Villava must turn left towards the middle of the street. It's perfectly signposted. At the exit we cross the road and continue forward, passing several roundabouts, until linking to Burlada.

  • Km 17.2. Burlada (All Services)

We cross the population through Calle Mayor and then, at the height of a mechanical workshop, turn right to cross a pedestrian crossing next to Viveros Arvena. After the crossing, attentive to the Jacobean signaling of the pavement, we follow a few meters to the right and turn left towards a walk. It is the road of Burlada, which leads to the gates of Pamplona, the first city of the Camino.

Kilometer and a half later we crossed the Magdalena Bridge over the Arga River. At the exit, on the left hand, is the diversion to the hostel Casa Paderborn. The Camino continues to the right towards a step regulated by traffic lights. We continue along the wall pit, specifically along the Baluarte de Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe, to pass a bridge and the portal of France in 1553. It leads to the streets of Carmen, where on the right sidewalk we have the private hostel Casa Ibarrola, and the Navarrería. At the end of the latter, the signs encourage us to turn left on the street of Curia, where the Caminoteca is located, a shop specialized in materials and products for the pilgrim. Then we turn right onto Compañía Street, where the hostel of Jesus and Mary is located.

  • Km 20.4. Pamplona (All Services)

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