The Camino de Santiago
Whatever their motivation, each year the paths of Santiago de Compostela, between the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, attract thousands of walkers.
The camino de Santiago in the Tourmalet Pic du Midi
There is no specific order to make these paths, we can start from anywhere.
Modeled on ancient Roman roads, one of the main jacquaire routes, the Pyrenees Pyrenees path or GR78 passes through the destination Tourmalet Pic du Midi. It allows you to walk on kilometers of trails with memorable landscapes. This path links Saint Bertrand de Comminges to Lourdes.
Probably not mentioned in the Pilgrim’s Guide, the path to the foothills was indeed taken by the backgammons who passed on information about this route by word of mouth.
This GR 78 comes from Haut Comminges to Nestier, passes by Escaladieu, Bagnères de Bigorre, Lourdes, Lestelle Bétharram to reach the Atlantic Pyrenees. From Lourdes, there are several possibilities for pilgrims to reach Spain.
Get even more out of your trip by downloading the app “chemins de Saint Jacques de Compostelle” for details about the routes, places to stop and factsheets telling you about the natural and cultural heritage. A trail condition alert service is also available to give you advance warning about any difficulties along the way.
A complete description of this route is available from the Département-level Hiking Committee (CDRP).
ASSOCIATION THE FRIENDS OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
- 06 10 75 41 16 ou 05 62 39 43 31
You can have your pilgrim’s passport (Credencial) stamped at the reception desk of Bagnères Tourist Information Centre.
3 allée Tournefort 65200
05 62 95 50 71