The Zaldiko lodging is placed at the end of the second stage Roncesvalles-Zubiri. Zubiri, which means “village of the bridge” in Euskera language, is the capital of Esteribar valley. It is one of the most populated villages of this section in the Jacobeo journey.
This village belonged to Leyre monastery. The most importamt thingabout it is the Gothic bridge above Arga river called bridge of the rabies. The reason for this name is that a long time ago people who lived in Zibiri took their ill animals there to cure them by making them walk over the main pillar three times. It is said that Saint Quiteria´s relics are buried down one of the piers.
Today Zubiri has got a lot of services conveniences like sports center, chemist´s, doctor, restaurants, a small supermarket and two butcher´´s that ara famous fot theis sausage. One of them, Arrieta´s butcher´s has got its own factory where they make typical products that everybody should taste. Zubiri is the place where the distinguished philosopher Xabier Zubiri was born. It is also Goñi III´s home town, one of the most important sports man in Navarra. The singer Serafín Zubiri was born in Zibiri too.