In this section of the French Way you will cover the 125 km that separate Logroño from Burgos. A simple trip without many slopes that will take you through the vineyards of La Rioja, crossing the lonely Oca Mountains until you reach the city of Burgos. A varied landscape in which you will discover small villages of great Jacobean culture, dinosaur footprints, wineries, monasteries and one of the most impressive cathedrals in our country.


Travel Itinerary

Logroño has always been historically considered as a crossroads, a city that has managed to modernize and preserve its traditional character at the same time.

If you are a wine lover, this city is a perfect starting point to begin your Camino de Santiago. A stroll along the most famous street in the city is a good way to get to know its culture and its people. Calle del Laurel is the temple of “chiqueteo”, that is, the tasting of “pinchos” (tapas) accompanied by a glass of good wine. Among its cultural and artistic heritage, the Co-cathedral of Santa María la Redonda stands out, where you can see the only painting by Michelangelo that exists in Spain. Enjoy your experience walking the French Way from Logroño to Burgos!

After leaving Logroño in this first stage you will enter the lands of La Rioja in search of the medieval city of Nájera. This is a long stage, which, although it has some slopes, is not very difficult. The most characteristic climbs of the stage will be the Alto de Navarrete, an important village of Jacobean tradition and past; and the Alto de San Antón, a short and easy climb from which you will have a magnificent view of the Najerilla valley. In the last kilometres of the route you will pass through a succession of roads and industrial areas; and after a small pedestrian bridge you will reach Nájera, capital of La Rioja and seat of the Court of Navarre during the 10th and 11th centuries.

Nájera is a very historic city where you can find many monuments, such as the Alcázar, the Royal Chapel of Santa Cruz, or the Monastery of Santa María la Real de Nájera. For those interested in the history and culture of the place, a visit to the Museo Histórico Arqueológico Najerillense is a must. And after the cultural visits, Nájera will offer you plenty of atmosphere in its old town, bars and restaurants where you can have a drink and enjoy the local gastronomy.

The distance between Nájera and Santo Domingo de la Calzada is barely 21 kilometres. After a long stretch of solitary vineyards and cereal fields, you will begin an ascent towards the hills of La Degollada, and then descend until you reach Santo Domingo de la Calzada and finish the stage.

Santo Domingo de la Calzada is a place that dates back to the 12th century. Thanks to the Jacobean route, this village, like many others, experienced a very important economic, artistic and cultural development throughout the Middle Ages. In this small city you can wander through streets full of history in its monumental area, marvel at the remains of its walls dating from the twelfth and fourteenth centuries and admire its Cathedral, a perfect example of Gothic art in our country. As a curiosity, inside the Cathedral there is a henhouse where a rooster and a hen live, as a symbol of commemoration of the miracle of the hanged pilgrim.

A gentle stage without much difficulty that runs mostly along agricultural tracks parallel to the national road, along which you will reach the first kilometres of the French Way in the lands of Castile and Leon. The passage through some villages, such as Viloria and Villamayor del Río, will make the stage more bearable.

You will end the day in Belorado, a medieval village that had its greatest splendour in the Middle Ages. Proof of this is its abundant civil and religious architecture. It is worth visiting the castle, the church of Santa Maria, the remains of the church of San Nicolas de Bari or the old Jewish quarter.

This day we head for San Juan de Ortega, a stage characterized by a changing environment with two distinct parts.

The first section, which will serve as a warm-up, runs through the cereal fields of the Castilian steppe. But as you gain more kilometres, the landscape becomes more and more mountainous as you enter the lonely Montes de Oca. From here, you will have a beautiful stretch ahead of you through oak, pine and heather forests until you reach the end of the stage. San Juan de Ortega will appear before your eyes like an oasis in the middle of the desert.

San Juan de Ortega is a small village in which its barely 20 inhabitants coexist with hundreds of pilgrims who enrich the culture and diversity of the place. As a curiosity, in the interior of its beautiful church the so-called Miracle of the Light takes place. Two days a year, on the equinoxes, the sun shines for ten minutes on the capital representing the scene of the Annunciation.

Despite being a small village, it is a magical place to spend the night, which retains a deep pilgrim essence. If there is no accommodation available in San Juan de Ortega, spend the night in Agés or Atapuerca a few kilometres further on.

Last stage of your French Way from Logroño to Burgos! Today we recommend you to leave early to make the most of the day in the city of Burgos. Today’s day begins with a pleasant walk through the Sierra de Atapuerca, home of archaeological treasures in our country. If you have time, we recommend you to visit the Atapuerca archaeological sites, one of the most important in the world and declared World Heritage in 1997. Like all entrances to large cities, the entrance to Burgos will be quite tedious and cumbersome due to the presence of asphalt and industrial buildings.

Burgos has always been a powerful magnet for travellers who love history, art and gastronomy. If you have never been to this city before, you will be surprised by the tourist attractions it has, unique in the national panorama. It will be worth strolling through its elegant streets, promenades and endless green areas; contemplate its Gothic cathedral, a World Heritage Site, and enjoy its exquisite gastronomy. The city is also internationally known for its Museum of Human Evolution, unique in the world.

Congratulations! You have completed the French Way from Logroño to Burgos. This is the end of your journey, and we are sure that your days as a pilgrim have only just begun. If you are still hungry for more, you can continue one more section by completing the remaining eight stages to León. Because doing the Camino de Santiago only has one problem, and that is that once you do it, you will want to do it again.

Remember that you can also add the extra nights you want to your trip to enjoy the city of Burgos with total peace of mind.

Map of the Way

Type of accommodation


Services included

7 days / 6 nights accommodation7 days / 6 nights accommodation
Luggage transfer during the stagesLuggage transfer during the stages
Complete documentationComplete documentation
Pilgrim’s CredentialPilgrim’s Credential
24 hour emergency telephone assistance24 hour emergency telephone assistance
Travel insuranceTravel insurance

Optional Services

ServiceIn private hostels from Logroño to BurgosIn hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos
BreakfastBreakfastConsult40€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner)MP (Breakfast and dinner)Consult125€ per person
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single roomConsult125€ per single room
Extra nightExtra night25€ per person55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Pamplona Airport to LogroñoTransfer from Pamplona Airport to Logroño150€ (4-seater vehicle)150€ (4-seater vehicle)
Breakfast Breakfast
In private hostels from Logroño to Burgos Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos 40€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner) MP (Breakfast and dinner)
In private hostels from Logroño to Burgos Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos 125€ per person
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In private hostels from Logroño to Burgos Consult
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos 125€ per single room
Extra night Extra night
In private hostels from Logroño to Burgos 25€ per person
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos 55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Transfer from Pamplona Airport to Logroño Transfer from Pamplona Airport to Logroño
In private hostels from Logroño to Burgos 150€ (4-seater vehicle)
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Logroño to Burgos 150€ (4-seater vehicle)


Frequently Asked Questions

In this modality you will do the Camino de Santiago at your own pace and you will only have to worry about choosing the route you like the most, the type of accommodation and your departure date. If you choose this option you will travel alone or with the people that appear in your reservation, and you will have all the services included so that you only have to worry about walking and enjoying the experience.
The Way of Saint James on your own includes the following services
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Dossier with information about the stages
  • Pilgrim's credential
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Travel insurance
In addition, you can customize your trip by adding the following optional services
  • Breakfast or half board
  • Private transfers to the start of the stage from Santiago de Compostela or from the airport.
  • Extra night at the beginning or end of the stage
Unlike the group trips, no bus service, guide or support vehicle is included between stages. But you will have a 24-hour hotline where you can contact us in case of any problem or unforeseen event, which we will solve quickly.
Yes, you will have total freedom to choose your departure date. However, if you want to do your Camino de Santiago in the months of December, January and February, we recommend that you check availability before making your reservation. At this time of year most accommodation is closed and many services may not be available.
In your travel documents, you will find the names of the accommodations assigned to you, as well as their contact telephone number and location.   As a general rule, all accommodation is located in the centre of the different towns along the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela, without the need to deviate too far from the route. But sometimes, due to lack of availability, it is possible that some accommodation may be a little far from the village or even in neighbouring towns.   For all the accommodations that are at a considerable distance from the route of the Camino, we will provide you with a free taxi service that you can use to get to your accommodation and return to the Camino the next morning.   In any case, these are exceptions that we will inform you at the time of booking.
Luggage transport service by default is included in all our trips and it is not necessary to request it. You will be able to do the Camino de Santiago without your luggage on your back with the peace of mind that your suitcase will be at your next accommodation on your arrival.   Along with your credential you will also receive stickers, which you must cover with the requested information and stick it in a visible place on your suitcase.   Once you have arrived at your accommodation, we recommend that you ask at reception where you can leave your luggage. You will have to leave your luggage at the indicated place first thing in the morning for our carrier to pick it up. This way, when you arrive at your next accommodation your luggage will already be there.
We have a taxi service that you can hire whenever you need it. You can hire it, for example, to go from the airport to the start of your Camino, or to go from Santiago to your starting point to pick up your car once you finish the stage.   The price of the transfers will depend on the distance from your point of origin to the destination. If you have any questions about this service do not hesitate to contact us.
We include a compulsory insurance with each trip that will cover you for any inconveniences that may arise during the Camino de Santiago. We will send you the insurance policy together with your travel documents.
The basic travel insurance included in our packages has a wide coverage against unforeseen events, with which you will also have guaranteed medical assistance and numerous benefits that you can consult in the General Conditions of Travel Insurance.
In your travel documents you will find an emergency telephone number where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This way you will travel with peace of mind knowing that one of our companions will help you to quickly solve any problem, incident or doubt that you may have along your Camino de Santiago.
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