We will start our stage towards the capital of La Rioja leaving behind the chapel of San Lázaro. The first village we will find after leaving Los Arcos on our way to Logroño will be Sansol, where we will find a pharmacy, a hostel and a bar. We leave the village crossing the road and descend to a solitary house located in the middle of a bend. An arrow guides us to the left down a cobbled chute. We go through a tunnel, over a bridge and find a fountain that offers us water at the gates of Torres del Río.
Torres del Río is a small town famous for the church of the Holy Sepulchre (12th century) which has a tower attached to it that may have been used as a lighthouse to guide pilgrims in the Middle Ages.
After the stop, we continue to Viana on a steep and uncomfortable climb with a road surface that varies between asphalt, flagstones, gravel and dirt. We cross the road with caution several times until we reach the hermitage of the Virgen del Poyo. We go down again to the road that takes us to Bargota, where it is said that a sorcerer who was condemned by the Inquisition was given shelter. We continue straight on and descend to the Cornava ravine , with a steep slope of more than 125 metres, where we must take extreme precautions.
We continue along a path of pines and fruit trees, at the bottom of the ravine we see some plots of vineyards and olive trees. We continue between slides until we reach Viana, where we can visit the fabulous Gothic church of Santa Maria, which has an original Rena