Saint – Jean – Pied – de – Port (Donibane Garazi in Basque) is the Pilgrims capital north of the Pyrenees. Here begins 800 km Camino Francés which for most people is the Camino to Santiago de Compostela. To avoid the ascent of the Pyrenees, some people start in Roncesvalles. The border to Spain (Navarra) is at about 1.300 height meters, about 2 hours before Roncesvalles.
I was more than happy to place my 3rd and last micro SD card with the Spanish maps into my GPS and decided to take my 3rd day off.