02. Gite Ultreia ( Jean Pied de Port )
Saint Jean Pied de Port
8 Rue de la Citadelle, 64220 Saint Jean Pied de Port
0033-680 88 46 22 / 0033-559 49 11 72 (Natalie)
Distance to Santiago : 774 km.
AVAILABLE FROM 11 MARCH to 15 OCTOBER
Located strategically within walking distance of the church, our hostel is one of the oldest houses in the old city.
Completely refurbished and redesigned, this pretty house with four floors is now a warm and comfortable accommodation for 15 people.
Possibility of booking online
- Bed in shared room of 16-17 €
- Double room: from 44 to 48 €
- Breakfast: 5 €
2 big rooms with 4 and 6 beds
2 independent rooms with double bed (and one with bathroom)
The beds are equipped with sheets, blankets and pillowcases
BATHROOM : 4 bathroom for just 15 persons
LOUNGE : a large living room of 40 m², furnished with comfortable sofas, tables and chairs to write your daily walking, with extensive documentation on the Way and the Pyrenees
"In the Basque Country, the Way of St James crosses a remarkable mountain called Cize Port ... To pass, eight miles up and down both. Indeed, this mountain is so high that seems to touch the sky; who does the climb thinks he/she is able to touch the sky in his own hand..."
It's like that, but of course in Latin, that the French monk Aimery Picaud, described this stage in the first "Pilgrim's Guide" ever written, and that in the year 1135!
Millions of pilgrims later, the mountain is in the same place and the pilgrim is confronted with it when crossing to Roncesvalles. We must not close our eyes, the stage is serious with its 27 km and 1200 m of altitude. But we are there to prepare it with you, discuss it and thus help to transform this legendary stage in a great and wonderful time!