The Pyrenean Foothills route

Saint Lizier to Gavarnie The main staging posts on the Pyrenean Foothills route

The Pyrenean Foothills route is an alternative to the Arles route that is not mentioned in the official guide for the pilgrim written by Aymeric Picaud. Running along the foothills of the Pyrenees, this route was nevertheless taken by many St James's Way pilgrims since it was a shorter way into the mountains, from where they could cross the cols to join the Camino Aragonés in Spain.