The Camino Frances pilgrim's route

In September 2019, eight club members (including one having returned to the club from his racing days in the 1960s) took to the roads of north Spain, to follow the pilgrim's route from St. Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela. They adopted the cycle route option based on the route known as The Way of St James, also referred to as Camino Frances - the French route.

Thus they flew into Bayonne, on the French-Spanish border, rode to St. Jean-Pied-de-Port on the French side of the Pyrennees to start the route officially, then crossed the mountains into Spain, heading west to the Galicia region and ending at the magnificent cathedral (and the Pilgrim's Office) in Santiago.

Maybe at some point, there will be a full write-up of the adventure; meanwhile, enjoy these photographs...

Bayonne
Biarritz
St Jean-Pied-de-Port
A sign...
Tom Clarke
Ian Brown
Ian Fielding
George Mills
Phil Richardson
Iain & Gill H-P
Into the Pyrenees
The first summit
Another Way Marker
Leaving Roncesvalles...
Heading towards Pamplona...
Pamplona
Puente la Reina
Estella
Torres del Rio
Rioja country
Climbing out of Logrono
At Santa Domingo de la Calzada
El Cid
Burgos
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