20,74 km cycling route from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Roncevaux
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
From St-Jean-Pied-de-Port, you cycle along the D933 road; from Arnéguy, it’s along the N135 road. Take care, as motorized traffic is busy along these roads. On this stage, the total positive change in altitude is 930m, while the highest point you reach stands at 1,057m. Signposted EV3.
Surfacing smooth: asphalt.
- Saint-Jean Pied de Port train station: link to Bayonne
- Saint-Jean Pied-de-Port: Porte Saint-Jacques, or St James Gateway (part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France’, awarded in 1998); the citadel and its Gastelumendy Redoubt; the ramparts of the upper town and the Faubourg d’Espagne; the parish church dedicated to the Virgin Mary’s Assumption; the so-called Bishops’ Prison
- Luzaïde / Valcarlos (Navarre): the Santiago Apostol church; the monument to pilgrims by sculptor Jorge Oteiza; the battle site of Roncevaux and the medieval French epic, La Chanson de Roland
- Roncesvalles / Roncevaux (Navarre): collegiate church of Roncevalles