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Other : cultural stays, GR10

GR10/HRP

gr10_400We follow the people who walk through the GR10 (this famous Pyrenees crossing from west to east, or the other way round) and who want to walk light, without any backpacks.
Everyday, we deposit their luggage in the next hotel, after having hiked, the group can find their stuff in the logging.
Some logging (high mountain refuge) are not accessible by car. In this case, each one has to take what is necessary for 1 night in a refuge, and will find his luggage again the next evening.
You can also imagine a few days’ hiking trip,and we drive you from one village to a pass or to the departure of a path.
You can imagine everything, everything is possible..

We are used to work with groups, but if you are on your own, don’t hesitate to ask us for fares.to ask us for fares..

Cultural Trip

You are on your own, in couple or part of a group, you would like to walk the Way of St James but you are not fit enough to do it or don’t have time enough to finish this long way up: we suggest you a package composed of some hiking, cultural and touristic visits on the way for the Camino Francés, the Camino del Norte and La Via de la Plata.

We organised this itinerary tour together with Chemin de France , tourism agency: www.chemins-de-france.com. ou can contact Brigitte to have more details or informations about the program, fares or availability. We also keep in touch for more details. Click here.

Camino francés

sejours2For 10 days, you will walk along this historic track from St Jean Pied De Port til Santiago de Compostella.
Every day, you walk a dozen kilometers out of  the nine most beautiful stages  we chose for their landscape and historic or/and cultural aspects.
After the walk done, our van picks you up and drives you out to the sites that cannot be ignored on the Camino: historic cities-steps, churches, monasteries, museeums) and then gets you back to your accomodation.
The accomodation is done in two-stars hotels, and breakfast is included. Stays with a driver-coordinator and a van (for five to eight people maximum).

Camino del Norte (camino primitivo)

rando_norte_400It is the same principle as for the French Camino, with a departure from St Jean de Luz. 


This way, which is very different from the Camino, will show you the wild coasts of the Basque Country and the Cantabrie, and some fishermen’s ports and tiny villages in the mountains of Asturias, lovely forests of Galicia.

Via de la Plata

plata-400Same principle, from Seville.
The route is longer, 1100km, so the trip lasts 11 days.
This trip offers a great difference and something unusual.
The calm of Extremadura, the beauty of Andalusia, the marvelous old building of Caceres or Salamanca, bulls in freedom, tiny mountain villages and a varied climate make this an unforgettable stay.

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Passengers transport

We also offer some passenger transport on the “Camino de Santiago”.
Express Bourricot wants to be a carpooling company.
We make some groups to share the prices and make them accessible to everybody.
Each transport must be booked in advance by email or telephone.
You may pay in cash or in french check after the drive. We may ask for a deposit in some cases.

From Biarritz Airport to St Jean Pied De Port

(valid for Biarritz train station or Bayonne train station as well)
You will find all the details of this transport by clicking here.
We do daily transport from Biarritz Airport to St Jean Pied de Port. It is a kind of carpooling system: we do our best to make groups.

Price: from 19 € to 84 €, depending on the number of people.

If you arrive with a flight from Dublin or from London during these periods: from April 20th to June 10th and from August 20th to September 30th , I advise you to book in advance. We are usually full booked.

Others transports of passengers

  • From St Jean Pied De Port to Roncesvalles: Every day at 09:30am or 10:00am, the prices are lower because we integrate the transport of passengers during the transport of luggage, 12€ per person. Also possible at another time, prices from 12€ to 40€
  • Return of people to their car parked in Aire sur l’Adour, Condom, Navarrenx, etc …
  • We drive to the train stations and airports as Lourdes, Pau, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Pamplona, Bilbao, etc …

“A nice tip”: Look at our “Last Minute” on the home page and fill in the free seat of the existing transport to take advantage of competitive rates.

Examples of prices (per person)

De St Jean Pied de Port à : Si 1 pers: Si 4 pers: Si 8 pers:
Biarritz 84 € 21 € 19 €
Roncevaux (any time) 40 € 12 € 12 €
Roncevaux (10h00) 12 € 12 € 12 €
Pau (Airport) 120 € 30 € 23 €
Navarrenx 72 € 18 € 14 €
Aire/ L’adour 178 € 45 € 34 €
Lourdes (Airport) 170 € 43 € 33 €
Bilbao 220 € 55 € 42 €

 The Mountain Shuttle

An help for the walk from St Jean pied de port to Roncesvalles.
Every morning and afternoon, a shuttle runs from St Jean pied de port to go to La Croix Thibault, passing by the “Route Napoleon”. You can choose your stop according to your physical capacity and your desire.

Why to use it ?

  • You think that you canno’t walk the whole step from St Jean pied de Port to Roncesvalles. This service shorten this stage.
  • You want to walk this stage in to 2 days, but the refuge of Orisson is fully booked, or you would prefer to sleep in one hotel of St Jean pied de Port instead of Orisson. You can Go & Back with us. Day 1 : you walk from St Jean pied de Port to the Virgen of Orisson. At 14h30, we pick up you there and we go down to St Jean PP. Day 2 : at 08h30, we transport you back to the Virgen and you can walk to Roncesvalles.

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Schedule, booking and prices

Departure at 08h30 from the tourist office of St Jean Pied de port, arrival at 09h15 at La Croix Thibault. Departure at 09h20 from La Croix Thibault, arrival at 10h00 in St Jean pied de Port.
Departure at 14h00 from the tourist office of St Jean Pied de port, arrival at 14h30 at La Virgen. Departure at 14h40 from La Virgen, arrival at 15h15 in St Jean pied de Port.

Reservations required. In advance by email or in our office (N° 31, Rue de la Citadelle, next to the Pilgrim’s Office, from march 14th to october 21st, from 07h30 to 9h00 in the morning, and from 16h00 to 19h30 in the afternoon). In the limit of space.

From / To Refuge of Huntto Refuge of Orisson Vierge d’Orisson Croix Thibault
Tourism office 6 € 8 € 11 € 15 €
Refuge of Huntto X 4 € 7 € 11 €
Refuge of Orisson X X 6 € 10 €
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Luggage Transport

From St Jean Pied De Port to Roncesvalles

Every morning between St Jean Pied De Port and Roncesvalles via Huntto, Orisson and Valcarlos.

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Where, when, how does it work ?

It is not necessary to book this service in advance.
We have an office located at N° 31, Rue de la Citadelle, next to the Pilgrim’s Office.
It is open every day from the 12th of March to the 25th of October, from 07h00 to 10h00 in the morning, and from 16h00 a las 20h00 in the afternoon<b>ON MARCH AND OCTOBER THE OFFICE OPENS ONLY IN THE MORNING</b>.

You can meet us there.

The collect of the bags starts everyday at 8 in the morning, so, you will have to inform us not later than 8 o’clock in the morning coming in our office, or better the day before.

If you want to book in advance by email, there are no problem. We need to know your name, the name of hotels booked, how many bags, and the date. You will leave the bag at the reception of your hotel not later than 8 in the morning. But anyway, you can visit us the day before to confirm and pay.

Prices and payment details

  • Price: 8 € per bag and per day; 15kg max. Discount from 6 bags
  • To pay: in cash or in French check.
  • Bikes panniers: 8 € the panniers for 1 bike
  • Bike accepted: 10 €, in the available space limit of the car

 From St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela

Direct transport

If you have a second suitcase, backpack, a bike box,  or some stuff that you don’t need during your walk from St Jean Pied De Port to Santiago? Give them to us and you will find them after 800 kms! We will take them for you to Santiago de Compostella.
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Where, when, how does it work?

 

  • You have to contact us when you arrive in St Jean Pied de Port.
    It is not necessary to book this service in advance, except for the bike’s boxes.
    We have an office located at N° 31, Rue de la Citadelle, next to the Pilgrim’s Office.
    It is open every day from march 12th to october 25th, from 07h00 to 10h00 in the morning, and from 16h00 a las 20h00 in the afternoon. You can meet us there.
  • Storage in Santiago de Compostella: Hostal La Salle www.hostallasalle.com
    20% discount offered on the room rates if you use the storage service
  • The storage time is not limited, pick up your suitcase when you want, giving your name at the reception.
  • Once in Santiago, the bag is stored in a special room of the hotel dedicated to the bags of Express Bourricot, the service is very safe.
  • Dates of transport: every 2 or 3 weeks. The exact dates will be communicated when you are in St Jean pied de Port. The first transport will be about april 4th.

Prices and payment details

  • Price: 70 € per suitcase, 20kg max, transport and storage included. You won’t have to pay anything else once in Santiago.
  • To pay: in cash or in French check.