Stage 3: Larrasoaña – Pamplona Distance 13km
Leave Larrasoaña across the Puente Larrasoaña, past the map of the camino. Take the track uphill and head straight on until you get to the vilage of Aquerreta.
There is the Hotel Aquerreta ** Tel: (0034) – 948 30 45 72, for those who might want to stay.
Follow the lane out of the village, cross a minor tarred road keep going straight. The track takes you through pine woods parallel to the road. You will come out onto farmland and you will then come to a modern bridge across the Río Agra and into the village of Zuriáin.
Continue along main road for about 400m and turn left and re-crossr the Río Arga. Take the right hand lane and continue on the path through more pine forest to the village of Irotz.
Heading out of Irotz cross the medieval bridge taking a left along the river. Continue on this path until you reach the village of Zabaldika.
Here you can see a statue of St James in the Iglesia de San Esteban.
Take the path that bypasses Zabaldica, cross the main road onto an old road. Turn right at a resting/picnic area and take the track uphill, parallel to the river until you arrive at the small village of Arleta.
Follow the way marks for 1km until you get to the main road and pass via a tunnel underneath the road. Turn right onto the service road and after a few hundred yards you reach a medaeival bridge over the Río Ulzama at Trinidad de Arre
Trinidad de Arre
On the other side of the bridge you will find the Basilica de la Trinidad de Arre, which has a monastary and an albergue.
Turn left at the end of the bridge and walk along the Calle Mayot which leads into Villava.
Villava is a suburb of Pamplona but there is still a bit to go before reaching the center of the city.
Go along main street for past the public gardens and cross the road at the traffic lights. Continue straight on until you reach the suburb of Burlada.
You come to a set of traffic lights, cross the road and turn right along the Calle Larraizar. You’ll see a school on your right, just before you reach the main road. Cross the road and keep walking straight on the Carretera Burlada. You’ll pass two houses decorated with scallop shells, Casa de las Conchas.
As you get close to the Río Agra turn right and then take a left over the medaeival Puente de Magdelena. On the other side of the bridge pass a fountain and then cross the public gardens, Playa Caparroso, towards the city walls.
Walk over the draw bridge and through the impressive city gates, Portal de Zumalacárregi and into the old town of Pamplona.
Inside the city walls you can take a left into Plaza San José to the Catedral of Santa María la Real, the albergue opens at 01:00pm. Or you can continue straight into Calle Carmen until you come to a junction.
Turn right along Calle Mercederes to the city center or turn left onto Calle Curia towards the cathedral and a pilgrim hostel.
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