We begin today's stage along the D933 in a north-easterly direction, from which we soon turn left to the ridge that finally leads us to the culmination point at the “Chapelle de Soyarza”. Before that, however, we pass the Saint-Nicolas chapel on the ascent in the forest of Harambeltz, which once also included a hospice. After the "Chapelle de Soyarza", the path leads us through a depression to the hamlet of Beneditenia, where an imposing monument "Croix de Gibraltar" reminds us that the three classic French St. James' Ways once came together, our way to Le Puy-En -Velay is still passing here today. The largest place near today's route is Saint-Palais, which we would come across if we wanted to reach our stage via the D933 and D11, a practical alternative for pilgrims who are traveling by bike. But our footpath leads us more directly to Aroue-Ithorots-Olhaïby. In the district of Olhaïby, the Romanesque church of Saint-Just tempts you to take a short break in the hike before we come across our accommodation shortly before the D11.
Places along the route