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Needing ideas on how to travel from Barcelona to Saint Jean Pied de Port & accommodation

Discussion in 'Traveling to and from the Camino' started by Leandra Scott, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Hi all, I am travelling alone from Adelaide Australia in early September and flying into Barcelona. I would like to stay somewhere quiet for a couple of days before i begin walking. I don't mind if it's in Barcelona or on the way to SJPdP. Happy to hear suggestions and if you can help with how i would get from Barcelona to SJPdP that would be fantastic. I have lots of other questions but i'll save them for another time.
    Thank you in anticipation Leandra
     
  2. sean

    sean Active Member

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    Hi Leandra,
    There is an earlier post on this theme and Highlander has given the options available. If you have the time, I would recommend Barcelona for a few days. Great city with lots to see and do. Beware of pickpockets and scams though. Good restaurants also. Try Set Portes at the end of the Ramblas and turn left. Up on the right about 400m. Will set you up for the Camino.
    Enjoy you Camino,
    Sean,
    Dublin
     
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    Leeann New Member

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    Hi Leandra

    I'm from Canberra and commencing my Camino in late August 2016 and am flying into Barcelona. I was wondering if you could pass on any information that you have about getting from Barcelona to SJdP and any tips? I hope you enjoyed our Camino.

    Thank you
    Leeann
     
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    While waiting others to respond, one way of getting from Barcelona to Saint Jean Pied de Port would be to first catch a train or bus to Pamplona and from there get the direct bus to Saint Jean Pied de Port.

    Details of Trains between Barcelona and Pamplona can be found at https://venta.renfe.com with ticket prices starting at less than 20 Euro



    Details of busses between Barcelona and Pamplona can be found at https://www.alsa.es/ with ticket prices starting at around 32 Euro



    And details of the direct bus from Pamplona to Saint Jean Pied de Port can be found at

    http://caminoteca.com/en/camino-faq/99-how-to-get-to-saint-jean-pied-de-port-from-pamplona



    Good Luck and Buen Camino

    Rob
     
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    That's very helpful, thanks very much, Rob.

    Leeann
     
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    Is it possible to bicycle from Barcelona to SJPP within reasonable bounds?
    Can anyone recommend a bike shop in Barcelona where I can buy a used bike?
    Has anyone else tried this?

    Thanks for any ideas. Buen Camino.
    Tom
     
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    RJS Well-Known Member

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    I can’t help you with the cycling side of things, but I can suggest a route for you to take from Barcelona to Saint Jean Pied de Port – That is "The Camí de Sant Jaume - 280k Montserrat to Zaragoza" – Then from Zaragoza the route continues (Sometimes now called “The Route de Ebro”) to Logrono and from there, you could backtrack to Saint Jean Pied de Port along The Camino Frances.

    There would be several advantages about utilising the pilgrimage routes on your bike ride and these include availability of inexpensive accommodation, a waymarked route that has guidebooks available and keeping off the more major roads

    I walked The Camí de Sant Jaume myself and have written up my trek notes at http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/p/m/20eeb1/ which might be useful reading for you



    Good Luck

    Rob
     
  8. Wily

    Wily Francés 2016; Portugués 2017; Inglés/Fisterra 2018

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    Hey Rob - Really enjoyed looking at your photos from along the Camí de Sant Jaume. It looks to be a good route for cycling and another idea for a future Camino! Thanks for sharing the link.
     
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    Thanks so much for responding, Rob! Yes, that is the route I'll take.
     
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