FROM RONCESVALLES TO LOGROÑO (170km)
This itinerary starts in the Pyrenees and it is one of the favorite for experienced Pilgrims because it’s a mixture of historic and geographical attractions. The starting point will be Roncesvalles, the first stop of the French way in Spain, considered as one of the most important places of the entire way.
Arrival in Roncesvalles
The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit the city and to rest.
Roncesvalles – Akarreta
We are facing a difficult stage to begin our journey full of ups and downs. We will leave Roncesvalles and descend to Burguete y Espinal, from there we will start a climb to the top of Mezkiriz. From this point we will start a descent until reaching Arga River. We will arrive early in Zubiri, only 6 kilometers away from our destination, Akarreta.
Akarreta – Pamplona
Even if we are facing a short stop, we highly recommend leaving early to enjoy the city on our arrival. We will begin the journey by following the course of the Arga River. During this stage we will enjoy descending sections through the Esteribar valley. We will pass through forests and villages alternating with urban routes until reaching the first Spanish big city.
Pamplona – Puente la Reina
We will start walking from the Pamplona Cathedral, crossing the city. After an hour of walking and after crossing the railway we will arrive in Zizur. The path will continue up to Zariquiegui, after walking a few kilometers uphill we will reach a hermitage dedicated to “Virgen del Perdón”. Before arriving in Puente La Reina we will leave behind villages as Aquiturrain, Uterga, Muruzabal and Óbanos. After that we are near to the end of the stage.
Puente la Reina – Estella
We will start our walk crossing a famous medieval bridge on the way to Mañero and Cirauqui. We continue our way down following the ancient Roman road over Salado River. On the last kilometers we have to be careful and follow the signals to don’t get lost. Before reaching our destination we will leave behind the villages of Lorca and Villatuerta. Finally we will cross Arga River to arrive at our destination, Estella.
Estella – Los Arcos
This is a special stage, crossing lush forests, deserted lands and abandoned villages. From Estella we follow the river until reaching the paved land where we will have to choose between two options. We recommend the left side that will leads us to the Monastery of Irache. We still have to walk a difficult climb up to Villamayor de Monjardín. Only two hours more walking and we will arrive in Los Arcos.
Los Arcos – Logroño
From Los Arcos we will walk to Torres del Río. The road presents many irregularities until reaching Viana. A dirt road will lead us to the “Virgen de las Cuevas” chapel. Continuing our stage we will go from Navarra to La Rioja province. Finally we will arrive in Logroño following one of the most important rivers of Spain, the Ebro.
If you have reached your goal take advantage of the day, relax and visit the city. However, if you have time and strength to continue the way, do not hesitate to contact us to complete the French way to Santiago.
** After leaving the accommodation, our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 8 days / 7 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- Single room supplement: 220 €/pax
- Extra night in Logroño/Burgos: 40 €pax (doble) // 60 € ind.
- Breakfast: 45 €/pax
- Half Board: 145 €/pax
- Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax
- Transfer from Pamplona airport to Roncesvalles: 180 €
- 450 € pax double room
The accommodation will be in hostels and/or guesthouses always in private room with its own bathroom.
Hostels and rural accommodation 350 €
* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.