• The first stage from Irun is a pleasant start to your Camino. You start off on minor roads but soon get onto good (If sometimes muddy) paths, Slightly undulating but not overtaxing. Good choice of lunch stops as well as good accommodation available in Hernani.

  • Tunnel Route1 Irún - Hernani
    Tunnel Route1 Irún - Hernani
    Passes: Irún, Gurutze, Elizalde (Oiartzun), Iturriotz, Santiagomendi, Astigarraga, Hernani

  • 001 Entrance to New Refugio in Irun 001 Entrance to New Refugio in Irun 003 The Start of the Camino, Plaza San Juan, with the Casa Consistorial 003 The Start of the Camino, Plaza San Juan, with the Casa Consistorial 004 Good weather (Buen) predicted by the barometer on the Casa Consistorial 004 Good weather (Buen) predicted by the barometer on the Casa Consistorial 005 The first yellow arrow on Calle Olaberria leaving Irun 005 The first yellow arrow on Calle Olaberria leaving Irun 006 Nice quiet road after leaving Irun 006 Nice quiet road after leaving Irun 007 New signing on quiet road after leaving Irun 007 New signing on quiet road after leaving Irun 008 Left turn signed to Oiartzun 4.4k 008 Left turn signed to Oiartzun 4.4k 009 Bar at Gurrutze (Closed when we passed) 009 Bar at Gurrutze (Closed when we passed) 010 New left just turn after ) Bar at Gurrutze signed to Oiartzun 010 New left just turn after ) Bar at Gurrutze signed to Oiartzun 011 After Gurrutze, Road turns into pleasant path 011 After Gurrutze, Road turns into pleasant path  012 Rejoining original route 012 Rejoining original route 013 The route into Oiartzun 013 The route into Oiartzun 014 Oiartzun, Old Pilgrims Hospital in front of The Church of San Esteban 014 Oiartzun, Old Pilgrims Hospital in front of The Church of San Esteban 015 Oiartzun, The Biblioteka (Library) which used to be the Pilgrims Hospital 015 Oiartzun, The Biblioteka (Library) which used to be the Pilgrims Hospital 016 Route out of Oiartzun 016 Route out of Oiartzun 017 Road turns to path, approximately 2k after Oiartzun 017 Road turns to path, approximately 2k after Oiartzun 018 The Pleasant Way approximately 3k after Oiartzun 018 The Pleasant Way approximately 3k after Oiartzun 019 Good way-marking. approximately 5k after Oiartzun 019 Good way-marking. approximately 5k after Oiartzun 020 Very Muddy Way heading towards Frantzesillaga 020 Very Muddy Way heading towards Frantzesillaga 021 Through the woods before Frantzesillaga 021 Through the woods before Frantzesillaga 022 steep descent 022 steep descent 023 After Frantzesillaga, heading up towards The Ermita de Santiago 023 After Frantzesillaga, heading up towards The Ermita de Santiago 024 Front Door of The Ermita de Santiago 024 Front Door of The Ermita de Santiago 025 First glimpse of Hernani 025 First glimpse of Hernani 026 Peregrino approaching Astigaarraga 026 Peregrino approaching Astigaarraga 027 Good signing in Astigaarraga (Suburb of Hernani) 027 Good signing in Astigaarraga (Suburb of Hernani) 028 Pension Zinko Enea, where we intended to stay in Hernani but it was closed !! 028 Pension Zinko Enea, where we intended to stay in Hernani but it was closed !! 030 New pavement signing through Hennani 030 New pavement signing through Hennani 031 Church doorway on Plaza Mayor, Hernani 031 Church doorway on Plaza Mayor, Hernani 032 The route goes through this archway leaving on Plaza Mayor, Hernani 032 The route goes through this archway leaving on Plaza Mayor, Hernani