If you missed part one, click here to watch the first part of my journey on the Camino Aragonés.
After those first 5-days (beginning in France, walking up a mountain in the rain, crossing into Spain and descending into a completely different landscape), I’m now in the small village of Santa Cilia and on my way to Arrés, where a famed albergue awaits me.
The theme of this second half of the Aragonés was definitely the heat. Much of Europe was experiencing a heat wave in late June 2019, and I walked some of my hottest days to date. The temperature reached 40ºC/105ºF on several days, and much of the time the path ran through an open, treeless landscape. This made for some early starts to beat the heat, even some pre-sunrise walking.
The end of the Aragonés- in Puente La Reina- was only the end of that particular path, and not the end of my walking that summer. I finished the Aragonés and caught a bus heading north, where I hoped the air would be cooler.
Here are the stages and links to places I stayed for the five days this video covered:
Day 6: Santa Cilia to Arrés, 10.2km
Albergue de peregrinos de Arrés (*this is a must-stay albergue!)
Day 7: Arrés to Ruesta, 28.4km
Albergue de Ruesta. (*very good albergue)
Day 8: Ruesta to Sangüesa, 22km
Albergue de peregrinos de Sangüesa
Day 9: Sangüesa to Monreal, 27.2km
Albergue de peregrinos de Monreal
Day 10: Monreal to Puente La Reina, 30.6km
Albergue de los Padres Reparadores
And here’s the video! I hope you enjoy the adventure.
Life...One Big Adventure says
This sooooooooooooo makes me want to be out on the Camino again, but I just have to be patient. Bring on 2022. Thanks for the inspiration. Mel
I loved this Nadine! I so want to do the Aragones now! And definitely check that church out, it is wonderful! Well done! Thank you so much for sharing!
I love these – they bring me to tears…in a good way!! <3