FROM LOGROÑO TO BURGOS (125km)
In this section of the French Way you will travel the 125 km that separate Logroño from Burgos. A simple journey without many unevenness that will take you through the vineyards of La Rioja until you reach the strange Castilian plain. A very varied landscape in which you will get to know small villages of great Jacobean culture, discover traces of dinosaurs, wineries, monasteries and impressive cathedrals.
Arrival in Logroño
Logroño has always been historically considered as a crossroads of the French Way of Saint James, a city that has known how to modernize and preserve its traditional character at the same time.
If you are a wine lover, this city is a perfect starting point for your Camino de Santiago. A walk along the city’s best-known street is a good way to get to know its culture and people. Calle del Laurel is the temple of “chiqueteo”, that is, the tasting of skewers accompanied by a glass of good wine. Among its cultural and artistic heritage, the Concatedral de Santa María la Redonda stands out, where you can see the only painting by Michelangelo in Spain.
Logroño – Nájera
We start our journey leaving Logroño to continue along a paved path to climb up to the Alto de la Grajera. Our next destination at this stage will be Navarrete. We will see the ruins of the ancient hospital for pilgrims of San Juan de Acre. Finally, we will follow the road surrounded by vineyards. We will walk to Alto de San Antón and follow the dirt path until the end of the stage.
Nájera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
We are facing an easy stage, with almost no ground irregularities. We will walk surrounded by agriculture fields typical of the region. After a few kilometers we will arrive in Azofra. After we will continue to Cirueña and follow the valley until La Degollada. Once there we are almost in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, our destination.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado
We will leave Santo Domingo crossing the bridge built over Oja River to continue the road. Crossing wheat fields we will arrive at Redecilla del Camino. After this point, we will follow the asphalted road on the way to Castildelgado. A few kilometers later we will arrive in Viloria de la Rioja and Villamayor, shortly after we will reach Belorado, the end of the stage.
Belorado – Atapuerca
We are facing the hardest and longest stage of this itinerary. The landscape change to mountains, we will have to climb to Montes de Oca. The first village we will encounter is Tosantos, followed by Villambistia. We will continue to Villafranca and continue the asphalt road to San Juan. The next point will be Agés. At the exit of this village we will cross the bridge over Vena River and arrive in Atapuerca.
Atapuerca – Burgos
This is the last stage, even if its short, we recommend to start walking early to take advantage of the day in Burgos. As soon as we leave Atapuerca, we will climb a slope to continue to Orbaneja. The road will pass near the towns of Cardeñuela and Villafría where we will connect with the pilgrims of the Basque Country. To finish we will enter at the beautiful city of Burgos with its majestic Cathedral.
In Burgos you will finish a journey that may well be the beginning of many. On this last day you will dawn with one more road in your lives, but not a road of kilometers, but of experiences, emotions and new friendships.
You have successfully completed this section of the French Way that you started a week ago from the city of Logroño.
** After leaving the accommodation, our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 7 days / 6 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- HOSTELS / HOTELS
- Single room supplement: 125 €/pax
- Breakfast: 40 €/pax
- Half Board: 125 €/pax
- 195 € pax private shelters
- 365 € pax hostels / hotels
The perfect choice if you want to experience the Camino 100%. The hostels are the perfect accommodation to meet other pilgrims. They have mixed rooms organized in bunk beds, bathrooms separated by sexes, equipped kitchens, laundry and common areas where you can relax and rest. It is the most authentic option to do this French Way from Logroño.
Guesthouses and Hotels
We have selected for you the best accommodations available on this route. We combine the rest in small and cozy pensions with superior quality hotels to ensure you the best experience in your Camino de Santiago. This is our recommended option for this French Route from Logroño.