I have a new app on my phone: Camino Norte by Wise Pilgrim Guides. It maps out the route and lists albergues and places of interest en route. It also has has an ELEVATION MAP of each stage of the journey. Extremely scary and prompts another stint at the gym...


I start at Irun. Day 2 look alarming with an ascent of nearly 300m and then a sudden descent to Pasajes de San Pedro, where mercifully after 11.6km, there are beds and cups - which according to the key means BAR and BEDS.