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

  • The unique energy and camaraderie of the “pilgrimage” – every day you’ll share the trail with fellow pilgrims from around the world, and inevitably, the traveller soon finds herself imbued with the unique and magical spirit of the “Camino “.
  • La Rioja – Spain’s most famous wine-producing region, this area is also famed for the quality of its vegetables and fruit in general, resulting in a rich and varied culinary tradition sure to please every palate. Small hills and valleys create a constantly changing and pleasant walking environment.
  • Burgos  – a former capital of Spain during the Christian reconquest of Iberia from the Moors, among its many wonderful historic sights, its amazing Gothic cathedral is perhaps Spain’s most impressive. This quintessential Castilian city is also the birthplace of Rodrigo Diez de Vivar, otherwise known as “El Cid”, possibly Spain’s most famous warrior.

Day
1

Logroño

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

Day
2

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.

Overnight: Nájera

Day
3

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

Day
4

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

Day
5

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.
Overnight: Atapuerca

Day
6

Atapuerca to Burgos

The final stage into Burgos mostly a long, gentle descent.

Overnight: Burgos

Day
7

Departure

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!

Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners with local wine and bottled water. Other nights to explore on your own
  • Local maps of Logroño and Burgos
  • Custom-written, detailed daily route instructions, hotel contact information, public transport schedules and other information necessary to complete your personal itinerary
  • Luggage transfer & personal transfers as required by itinerary
  • Local English-speaking Iberian Adventures contact
Extra night prices include excellent buffet breakfast and taxes.
Prices per person:
In twin/double rooms: 875€

Single room Supplement: 125€

Extra nights in Logroño:
60€per person (double/twin)
90€ per person (single room)
Extra nights in Burgos:
60€per person (double/twin)
90€ per person (single room)
Discounts for 3 or more people. Consult us.

  • Duration: 7 Days, 6 Nights
  • Meeting Point: Logroño—various public transport options For further details on getting to and from our trip start points, please see our FAQ’S page.
  • Ending Point: Burgos (several daily connections to Madrid, Barcelona and certain European cities by rail and bus
  • Walk Difficulty and Terrain: C – due to length of walks, averaging 25 km daily over 5 days walking for a total of approximately 125 km. For most people this would be about 5 to 6 hours of walking.
  • Accommodations: we use the best available lodgings in each overnight stop in rural areas (usually 2* – 3* hotels or equivalent inns). In larger towns such as Logroño and Burgos we usually use quality 3* properties with plenty of charm and character. Upgrades to 4 * or 5* historic hotels are available in Burgos.
  • Dates: start any day between March 1 and October 30.
  • Minimum Group size: 1

French Pilgrim’s Way Photo Gallery