French Camino | Our Walking Guide Tours | J Barter Travel


This is our fourth year organising and guiding the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Camino walk and we are very honoured to be involved with such a hardworking charity. We have established a strong friendship with those who spearhead the project as well as those who come back for more each year. This year, we turn our attention to the French Camino, Crossing the Pyrenees, starting in Saint Jean Pied de Port in France, then crossing the Pyrenees to Estella, Spain. Participants can look forward to discovering wooded trails alongside rivers and estuaries and strolling through some beautiful historic towns and cities.


Dates of travel

8th - 15th of September, 2023
Registration deadline to be confirmed

Adult Price: Available on request
Single Supplement: Available on request
Fundraising Target: Available on request

CONTACT: Louise on 01 6730042 or

What’s Included

Price Includes

  • En suite 3* accommodation or equivalent
  • Breakfast and evening dinner
  • Lunch en route
  • All private transfers
  • Daily luggage transfer (Max 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s kit (passport and shell)
  • Blister Clinic
  • Two experienced guides
  • Comprehensive information on all aspects of your itinerary
  • Training programme (4 months)

*Flights are not included (available on request)


More Information

This route spans the opening stages of the French Camino. Our journey begins in the French walled village of Saint Jean Pied de Port and ends in the lovely historic town of Estella. On our very first day, we will traverse the spectacular Pyrenees mountains into Spain, reaching a height of 1500m. Along the way, we will also pass through Pamplona, a city made famous by the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival every July. These are some of the most beautiful, and at times demanding, stages of the entire Camino, showcasing a stunning landscape and many points of artistic, cultural and culinary interest.

Walking stages:

  • Saint Jean Pied de Port – Roncesvalles (25 km)
  • Roncesvalles – Zubiri (22 km)
  • Zubiri - Pamplona (21 km)
  • Pamplona – Puente la Reina (24 km)
  • Puente la Reina – Estella (22 km)



  • Feeling the excitement as you walk through Saint Jean Pied de Port, the traditional starting point of the Camino
  • Hiking across the stunning slopes and valleys of the Pyrenees
  • Soaking up the vibrant atmosphere of Pamplona
  • Reflecting on your journey in the beautifully preserved medieval town of Estella.



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