37,49 km cycling route from Saint-Palais to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port
Elevation of the stage
Waytypes of the stage
Surface of the stage
Along county and minor roads. Take care at the numerous points where you have to cross the RD933 road. The terrain is very undulating, with a total positive change in altitude of 450m along the stage, the maximum altitude reaching 275m. Signposted EV3.
Surfacing smooth: asphalt.
- Saint-Jean Pied de Port train station: rail link to Bayonne
- Saint-Palais: the Maison des Têtes (a house bearing sculptures of noble heads); the typical streets, notably the rues de la Bidouze and du Palais de Justice; Place du Foirail, an embellished square; the church of St Mary Magdalene and its rare Cavaillé-Coll organ; the oldest, most beautiful pelota court (or trinquet) in the French Basque country and the Pierre Guéraçague pelota wall; lovely façades and gardens beside the Bidouze..
- La Stèle de Gibraltar (at kilometre 3.6): this emblematic cross stands just 100m from the route
- La Chapelle d'Harambeltz (at kilometre 8.4): a chapel 1.2km from the route
- Le Village d’Ostabat-Asme (at kilometre 12.15 km): the village lies 1km from the route
- Croix de Galtzetaburu (at kilometre 20): another famous cross
- Saint-Jean le Vieux : the village
- 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