For most the the pilgrims this is their first day in El Camino de Santiago. It’s really a good starting point for el Camino de Santiago with simply breathtaking landscapes. It’s one of the most exciting days of El Camino de Santiago.
You start the day, and also your Camino de Santiago, in France and you'll finish it in Spain and for that you have to cross a mountain range: the Pyrenees. It's the western part of the Pyrenees which makes it easier because the mountains are not as high as in the eastern part. But still it'll be though. Don't worry because the first day's excitement and the admiration for the nature are much stronger than the tiredness. The path is well marked and in really good state. My only tip is: try to avoid crossing the Pyrenees in a foggy day.
"Every journey begins with the first step...
Eagles fly easily above the clouds that envelope you in a blinding, wet white for the first 6 hour climb of your Camino de Santiago. You may literally only see as far as the next step in front of you because of the fog, which turnes out to be all you need to see, as you’ll arrive without losing your way.
Beauty that is hidden, flourishing only for itself, is the most delightful thing to stumble upon..."
Contribution of Helen.
Bellissima esperienza!!! Il camino Santiago é un grande viaggio interiore, profonda in sua belezza!! Bisogna iniciare..in pensiero, dopo corraggio e la fede!!!allora la gioia se fa presente in nostro cuore!! Forza, corragio, fede e gioia a te che sta pensando in fare Camino..!! Bravo
Contribution of Vilma