Hard fact: Perhaps the day looks fairly easy on the profile but, it can be tricky. With a hard first 1-2 days in the legs (depending on if you stop in Orisson) the up and down on this day may be hard. A profile you see on a paper, webpage, or boards on the route may look flat. But in reality there is many twists, turns, ups and downs which can pull the last strength from your legs. We headed out early at 5:15am this day, so we covered good ground before the sun became strong at 9am. But since we are slow walkers we still had half the day in heat. So choose your timing and your speed with care.
On this day there is lots and lots of walk in Forrest terrain, with beautiful old mossgrown trees. So take your brakes and be nurtured.
Soft fact: We had planned to continue past Zubiri to Larrasoana but Samantha's knee which has an old injury had been hard pressed from the many rocky descends. Observing her pains we decided to call it a day at Illaritz, a small place just 2.5km from Larrasoana. We had another sunny day that soon became quite hot.