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San Sebastián to Zarautz Stage
Dream views to the beach of La Concha and Ondarreta from Igueldo
Information about the stage 2: San Sebastián to Zarautz Stage
- Km 0. San Sebastian/Donostia (All services)
The second day, lighter than the first, starts at Marbil Street, at the foot of Mount Igeldo. From La Sirena Hostel is easy, 150 meters down and Marbil Street is the first left hand. Or from San Sebastian we head towards the walk of the Concha which we take to continue along the Satrustegui promenade until the end, leaving to our right the beach of Ondarreta, and once there take to the left the street Igueldo, we continue along that street 150 meters and take to the right the street Marbil.We are overcoming the gap through stairs, runways and a refreshing path that dies next to the parking, which we cross to the Hotel Leku Eder.
- Km 1.4. Monte Igeldo(Hotel. Pensions)
We continue along the road as we enjoy unbeatable views of the Cantabrian River and the Igeldo Lighthouse in the middle of the 19th century. In the diversion to the Buenavista car park we left the road and entered the street Amezti de Igeldo, independent municipality since December 2013. Number 24 is required. The pilgrim José María Soroa shares in the door of his house a couple of chairs, some water bottles, a seal for credential and practical information.Chapó!A couple of changes of direction place us on Camino de Marabieta street (Km 2.7). This town hall expands in the form of small urbanizations and dwellings and comfort the mix between hortensias, fruit trees and vaquerías with the bottom sea. The tour of Igeldo continues along the roads of Arritxulo (Km 4.3) and Buztintxuri.
- Km 5.4. Igeldo-Camino Buztintxuri(Bar-Asador)
We passed by a Asador and later entered an open path prone to embarrassment (Km 6.6). After a section of cauldron and some arrogance goes to an open road that ascends the northern slope of Mendizorrotz. The Jacobean itinerary follows it for 450 meters and then unravel and continue in front of a wooded path. So we arrived next to a hamlet and flew back the asphalt (Km 9.1) to bypass a portilla and finally exit the road.
After the hamlet Munioetazar (Km 10.1), the equator of the stage, we left the road on a curve and descend in front of another path (a sign indicates 787 kilometers to Santiago). Careful not to slip if it has rained, we find a fountain and descend without a barracks to the A-8 tunnel (Km 12,5).
A strong repecho bothers the arrival at the chapel of San Martin de Tours, renovated in the 16th century, and the ruined wall of the house of the seroras in charge of its maintenance. Three hundred meters below, on the left hand at the foot of the Camino, is the pilgrim hostel of Rosa Arruti, a great hospital and one of the pioneers in the reception of pilgrims on the Camino del Norte. We access Calle Mayor de Orio, with several interesting buildings of the 16th century and a Interpretation Center of the Camino, and we pass under the balcony that communicates a house with the sturdy parish church of San Nicolás de Bari. So we go down to downtown Orio.
- Km 14. Orio(All services)
We turn left and cross the river across the bridge towards Zarautz. We bordered it at the foot of the N-634, another of our comrades, we reached a junction where it points right to Txurruka and Puerto. At this point, the cyclists will continue towards Txurruka and continue that road, they will pass below one of the amazing viaducts of the A-8 to the Youth Hostel Txurruka, but the pilgrims walk on the same curve once the detour takes a way to the right between two houses, they will pass below the A-8 to then climb to the large white floor In the facilities they have adapted a space for pilgrims, although it is at the top of a garage and let us say that it is better to check it before staying.(km 17.4)
At this stage this last ascent has made a dent, and our great consolation is that in the end we only have to let ourselves be carried away. We go down the road with an excellent panoramic view of Zarautz, the golf course and, at the bottom, Getaria and his mouse. Later, a path next to the right arch leaves us to the entrance of the locality. Here is Zarautz Hostel. To reach Calle Mayor, with some pensions and hostels, you have to continue down Avenida de Navarra for a kilometer and turn left on any of the streets that give to the old part.
- Km 20.3. Zarautz(All services)