Walking the Camino Francés to Santiago de Compostela
The Camino Francés from Logroño to Burgos
A Self-Guided Trip lasting 7 Days & 6 Nights
A total of 7 days and 6 nights including a travel day at start and end, with just 5 days of walking beginning in Logroño, captital of Spain’s most famous wine-producing area – La Rioja. You’ll walk across fertile hills and valleys among vineyards and orchards, to end in the UNESCO World Heritage city of Burgos, a great place to explore historic-laden alleys and reward yourself for your efforts with tasty tapas and the excellent local wine.
Walking a total of 125 Km in 5 daily stages averaging nearly 25 km may seem challenging, but completing this itinerary is well within reach of anyone who maintains a moderate level of fitness
On arrival, check into hotel and receive tour instruction packet. Explore the historic quarter Logroño is the capital of La Rioja, and has a nice little historic centre huddled around the graceful cathedral.
Overnight: in Logroño
Logroño to Nájera
This long stage across rolling rural terrain passes through Navarette – a pleasant medieval town perched on a hill, with many fine old houses emblazoned with coats of arms, and a magnificent 16th century church. Nájera has many fine monuments to see, including the superb 15th century Gothic Monastery of Santa María la Real with its royal pantheon.
Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Cross typical Rioja farmland to one of the most emblematic towns of the Way, which grew up around the burial site of Saint Dominic – Santo Domingo de la Calzada. He was a hermit who dedicated his life to helping pilgrims, building bridges, hospitals and stretches of road. Great pilgrim’s atmosphere and lots of interesting sites.
Overnight: Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Villafranca Montes de Oca
A long stage over gently rolling rural terrain, from La Rioja into Burgos, the first of the 3 Castilian provinces crossed by the Camino. From Belorado, famed for its leather products, grass and stone tracks climb to Villafranca–nestled at the foot of the Montes de Oca hills.
Overnight: Villafranca Montes de Oca
Villafranca Montes de Oca to Atapuerca
Begin the day with a long climb, through an oak forest up to Montes de Oca – one of the most feared stretches of the Way in olden days because the woods were infested with bloodthirsty bandits! You’ll pass by the landmark 12th C. Romanesque Gothic church of San Juan de Ortega, a national monument – site of a fascinating “miracle” every spring and autumn equinox. Atapuerca is now world famous due to the archaeological discoveries nearby of the Europe’s oldest hominids.
Atapuerca to Burgos
The final stage into Burgos mostly a long, gentle descent.
Depart from Burgos.
NOTE: If you aren’t in a hurry and want to see more of the area or another part of Spain, consider hiring a car and exploring! For example, driving from Burgos north to Bilbao on the Atlantic coast to catch a plane, or go east to explore the nearby Pyrenees mountains and then on to Barcelona for your flight home. We can help you to plan your itinerary. Ask us!
Single room Supplement: 125€
Extra night prices include excellent buffet breakfast and taxes.
Single room Supplement: 125€