Pamplona, Spain

October 4, 2008 at 1:37 am (Uncategorized)

Day 7

~ Arrive in Pamplona by train at 6:10 P.M.

Check in at the Maisonnave in Pamplona, Spain and take it easy. $489

Day 8

~ Free hot breakfast in your hotel lobby.

The Running of the Bulls is a practice that involves running in front of bulls that have been let loose on a course of a sectioned-off subset of a town’s streets. The most famous running of the bulls is that of the nine-day festival of San Fermín in Pamplona. The encierro of Pamplona has been depicted many times in literature, television or advertising. The cinema pioneer Louis Lumiére filmed the run in 1931and was world wide known partly due to the descriptions of Ernest Hemingway in The Sun Also Rises and Death in the Afternoon.

Day 9

~Take a Taxis from your hotel. $20

~ Today you’ll venture to a place frequented by Hemingway during his travels to Spain.

~ Up next is a brief stop at another Hemingway favorite.

~ Its back to your hotel for some sleep.

Day 10

~ Check out of your hotel this morning.

~ You will be picked up at your hotel by a rental car ($180)you will take along the coast of spain.  On your journey enjoy the sights of the sea.  You on your way to the Bilbao, Spain airport to catch a plain to Paris.

Driving directions to Bilboko Aireportua station, Spain

C/ Nueva 20
31001 Pamplona/iruña, Spain
1. Head south on Calle Nueva toward Ctra del Aeropuerto
75 m
2. Turn right at Ctra del Aeropuerto
0.1 km
3. Turn right at Travesía del Aeropuerto
0.1 km
4. Turn left at NA-8102/Plaza de San Miguel
0.2 km
5. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto N-240/PA-31

Go through 1 traffic circle
1.3 km
6. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit toward Donostia/Vitoria-Gasteiz/PA-30/San Sebastián/Pamplona/A-15/Logroño
0.4 km
7. At the traffic circle, take the 1st exit onto the A-15 ramp to PA-31/Pamplona
0.3 km
8. Merge onto A-15
13.9 km
9. Continue on AP-15

Partial toll road
14.5 km
10. Continue on A-15 (signs for Donostia/Irurtzun/San Sebastián)
43.7 km
11. Take the exit toward E-80/Autovía de Etxegarate/Autovía del Norte/N-I
0.8 km
12. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Donostia/N-I/San Sebastian/Lasarte-Oria and merge onto E-80/Autovía de Etxegarate/Autovía del Norte/N-I

Continue to follow Autovía de Etxegarate
10.1 km
13. Take the exit toward E-70/A-8
58 m
14. Take exit 10 to merge onto E-70/A-8 toward Zarautz/E-80/Bilbao/E-5

Partial toll road
78.0 km
15. Take exit 19 toward Galdakao/Bilbao/Artxanda
0.3 km
16. Keep right at the fork
0.4 km
17. Continue straight
1.5 km
18. Continue straight onto N-637
7.8 km
19. Merge onto BI-631 via the ramp to Mungia
3.1 km
20. Take the ramp to Bilbao/N-637
0.7 km
21. Merge onto N-633
2.0 km
22. Slight left
0.3 km
Bilboko Aireportua station
flight $813.40
Bilbao (BIO)
Depart 1:25 pm
to Paris (CDG)
Arrive 3:00 pm
476 mi
(766 km)
Duration: 1hr 35mn
AF Air France
Flight: 5961
Operated by: BRIT AIR

3Economy/Coach Class, Snack, Canadian Regional Jet 700
Please check in with Brit Air. If checking in at a kiosk, use your name rather than confirmation number.

Total distance: 476 mi (766 km) Total duration: 1hr 35mn


  1. tiffanihil said,

    Interesting Read! Very detailed blog

  2. Nison Japanese Candlestick Charting said,

    I really enjoyed finding your thread – cool blogging. Keep it up!!

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