Travelled: 180 kms from Zaragoza to Pamplona in the province of Navarra
Stayed: Pamplona municipal aire, €10 all services. N42.82067, W01.65631
Budget: 118 days @ €78 per day
We service the Hymer and roll out of the aire in Zaragoza in good time. Reviewing our data-base on Pamplona it indicates the aire is very popular, so better to be early and assure ourselves a spot.
The GPS set for Pamplona, we make good time out of the city but suddenly find ourselves on a tollway. The signage on the Spanish roads is obviously designed to trap rich Germans but somehow we have been swept into the trap. €19 later we are approaching the outskirts of Pamplona.
We do a quick Lidl stop as we plan two nights in Pamplona, then go on to find a place in the aire. The aire is excellent with two service points and reasonably wide spacing for each motorhome.
Map of Pamplona, the icon on our parking spot.
Obviously Pamplona is famous for the Fiestas de San Fermín and the ‘Running of the Bulls in the week of the 6-14th July. However our guide book outlines several things to see in Pamplona so we set off to find the tourist office and have a look for ourselves.
So our afternoon in Pamplona is done. We make our way back to the Hymer and watch a constant stream of motorhomes arrive to find no spaces in the aire. Anyway we have a quiet evening as the sun sets.
Next morning after a little sleep-in I go for a wander to find 24 motorhomes parked on the adjoining street and a car-park adjacent the fire station next door. It appears Pamplona is a popular stop over.
Breakfast done we prepare ourselves for another day’s exploring and walk up the hill through the Neuvo Gate.
Our guide book highlights the cloisters here in the cathedral. Unfortunately there is an extensive renovation along one side, so we don’t see them at their best.