skyline of logroño the destination of camino de santiago
skyline of logroño the destination of camino de santiago

Camino de Santiago, Roncesvalles to Logroño

Level
3
Distance
140 km
Duration
8 days | 7 nights
period
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
price from
€ 595
CO2 footprint
113 Kg/person
  1. Spain
  2.  | 
  3. Self-Guided
  4.  | 
  5. Tourcode VE-14

If walking the Camino de Santiago is your dream, and you have well-trained legs, this route is the best choice you can make: challenging, epic, and beautiful - from the Pyrenees with their peaks and valleys, to the fertile region of Rioja, famous for its wine; amidst almond orchards and valleys, forests, and medieval villages.

Pamplona, famous for its running of the bulls, Estella, the city of falling stars, Zubiri, in the heart of wild Navarra.

Will you find the fountain from which wine flows?

Highlights

  • Cross thousand-year-old bridges and rest near springs that have offered refreshment to pilgrims for centuries
  • Marvel at the views on the Pyrenees and Navarra
  • Explore the historic centers of medieval cities such as Pamplona and Logrono
  • Stop at a winery to taste Rioja wines

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Roncesvalles

Arrive in Roncesvalles
Individual arrival in Roncesvalles

Day 2

From Roncesvalles to Zubiri, 22 km

From Roncesvalles to Zubiri, 22 km
Leaving Roncesvalles behind, you will immerse yourself in a typically Pyrenean environment, among pastures, beech forests and cows. The descent will take you to Burguete and its red houses, then you will climb towards the Mezquiriz hill. From here the route continues to descend entering the wild, authentic Navarre, before arriving in Zubiri.

Day 3

From Zubiri to Pamplona, 20 km

From Zubiri to Pamplona, 20 km
Today you will walk through many woods, dotted with small villages, following the course of the Arga river. The stage will end in Pamplona, ​​a city known throughout the world for the feast of San Fermin. Pamplona however has much more to offer: its Gothic cathedral and Plaza del Castillo, the fortress, the Taconera park.

Day 4

From Pamplona to Puente la Reina, 23 Km

From Pamplona to Puente la Reina, 23 Km
You will start todays' walk with a climb, but the effort will be rewarded by the view from the top of Monte Perdon, from which you will gave a wide view of Pamplona and the Pyrenees mountain range. After this stop, you will continue downhill encountering several rural villages such as Óbanos, known for the Gothic church of San Esteban. The stage ends at Puente la Reina, famous for its imposing Roman bridge.

Day 5

From Puente la Reina to Estella, 25 Km

From Puente la Reina to Estella, 25 Km
Today's stage takes you along country roads to the village of Cirauqui, with its ancient medieval centre. Today you will cross various ancient bridges, such as the one over the Dorrondoa stream and the one over the Salado river. Before arriving in Estella, you will come across the towns of Lorca and Villatuerta, notable for the beautiful churches of San Salvador and the Annunciation. In Villatuerta you can stop in the Pilgrims' Square, and visit the ruins of the ancient monastery of San Miguel. The stage ends in Estella, the small capital of Romanesque art in Navarra. Its name derives from the vision of some shepherds who saw a shower of shooting stars where today stands the statue of Our Lady of Puy.

Day 6

From Estella to Los Arcos, 21 Km

From Estella to Los Arcos, 21 Km
Resuming your journey after saying goodbye to Estella, you will come across Erache, with its monastery. Before the town, you will find the curious Fountain of Erache, from which you can drink both water and wine! Don't drink too much because the stage continues uphill: before the highest point you will encounter the ancient Fonte dei Mori. You will then descend through cultivated fields to Los Arcos, a small town dominated by the bell tower of Santa Maria.

Day 7

From Los Arcos to Logroño, 29 Km

From Los Arcos to Logroño, 29 Km
The last stage of the journey takes you along the Linares valley along quiet paths which then turn into a fairly challenging climb up to Viana, a fortified village where you can stop for a while to visit the pleasant historic center and the Gothic church of Santa Maria . The last kilometers up to Logroño are downhill, among almond groves and villages lost in time. The final destination of the trip, Logroño, is the capital of the autonomous community of La Rioja. You can visit the Roman ruins of the ancient city of Vareia, the imposing Concathedral of Santa Maria de La Redonda (with a Crucifixion attributed to Michelangelo), and celebrate the end of your trip with a good Rioja wine!

Day 8

Goodbye Logroño!

Goodbye Logroño!
Last day is included. Service ends after breakfast.

Details

Is this for me?


This trip is perfect if you've always dreamt of the Camino de Santiago and want to walk its most challenging yet most beautiful stretch: this section, through the Pyrenees, Navarra, and Rioja, is one of the most beloved. It's a route suited for those with good physical conditioning or prior experience with walking trips because it includes some rather demanding elevation changes, especially in the Pyrenees crossing portion.

Included


What is included

  • 7 Nights in double room in **/*** hotels , B&B and agriturismi with breakfast
  • luggage transportation from hotel to hotel
  • maps and detailed description of the itinerary
  • Pilgrim Passport
  • Medical and luggage travel insurance
  • 24h phone assistance


What is not included 

  • Transfers to the starting location and from the arriving location of the tour
  • lunches and dinners, if not otherwise stated
  • visits and entrance fees - tips
  • personal expense
  • possible sojourn taxes
  • everything that is not mentioned in the "What is included" section.


Optional Services

These services can be added to the ones included in the base price of the tour:

  • Single room supplement
  • cancellation insurance
  • Transfers to reach the starting location or to leave the arriving location of the tour, which will be quoted on request.

Accommodation


Roncesvalles – Posada de Roncesvalles
Zubiri – Hosteria de Gautxori
Puente la reina – Hotel Jakue
Estella – Hotel Yerri
Los Arcos – Hotel Monaco
Logroño – Hotel Murrieta

What to bring


Clothing and other items
You will need your regular walking/cycling gear, including some sort of reflective garment. For the evenings, smart outdoor style trousers (or shorts) are invaluable, as are quick-dry t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town.

Take as little as possible to avoid potentially lugging a heavy suitcase up three flights of stairs at the end of the day. Please be aware that laundromats (“Laverie”) are not common in rural areas, so plan to do handwashing of small items.

Lightweight walking shoes/ trainers
For wearing around towns & villages. They can also be a back-up pair.

Socks & underwear
Take only good quality socks with quick-dry and insulating qualities. Road test them before you go on the trip. Take a suitable quantity of underwear as washing facilities are limited.

Warm jacket, hat, gloves
Bring a fleece, Polartec or warm layers for the evenings especially in spring or autumn; be sure it is totally suitable for your needs.
A fleece jacket which blocks the wind (Wind-stopper) is the most preferable. In the summer months a lightweight jacket is suitable for evenings.
If you are cycling/walking in mountainous or coastal areas, even in the height of summer, the weather can change very quickly and unexpectedly and you should be prepared for fog, mist, rain, snow or hail at any time. Always take an extra layer with you, as well as a warm hat and gloves.

Waterproof jacket & trousers
If you are caught in heavy rain, with good waterproof clothing you should remain dry. Remember that most garments will lose their properties over time. Few will remain waterproof for more than five years and many deteriorate in three years or less. We recommend a rain jacket with a good hood and collar and waterproof or thermal walking/cycling trousers or tights.

Dress code
In general, you should wear suitable clothing when entering a church (in many places, it is considered unacceptable to go inside wearing shorts or a tank-top). We suggest that women carry a shawl to cover up bear shoulders or low-cut tops. It also comes in handy when your shoulders get sunburned!

It is considered inappropriate for men to go without a shirt / T-shirt (other than at the beach).

Trekking poles (adjustable)
Highly recommended. A pair works best, depending on what you are comfortable with. If you suffer from back or knee pain this should be considered essential. Remember to practise walking with your pole(s) on different types of terrain in the months preceding your trip.

Walking boots
The importance of good footwear cannot be stressed enough. Your boots should be sturdy and of good enough quality to handle all types of terrain. Lightweight boots, (cordura/leather boots) which have Gore-Tex or sympatex water-proofing are most suitable for this trip. They should provide good ankle protection and be well broken in. Waxing leather boots regularly prolongs their life.

Walking tops & trousers
We recommend walking trousers and shorts and quick-dry wicking t-shirts. These can be washed easily and will dry overnight and still look good for sightseeing or having a drink in town. Wicking T-shirts are fast drying, keep moisture away from your skin and are available at outdoor stores. You should also bring one pair of loose-fitting trousers to wear in cities and for evenings out, etc. Shorts or zip-off trousers are useful in warmer weather.

Practical info

Mobile App


Use the SloWays APP for iOS and Android smart phones in combination with the written documentation provided.

The App has the detailed tracks and maps that you can use offline and without roaming. Thanks to the phone’s internal GPS, you can check your exact position on the map, so you always know exactly where you are. It also helps you self-navigate you way while travelling. More information on how to use the App inside the roadbook documents.

The navigation features include:

  • Offline navigation. Mobile data not required after initial download
  • Accurate GPS tracks
  • Autorotation of the maps
  • Daily route summary and elevation chart
  • Panorama of the track and at street level
  • Alarm and vibration that alerts you in case you go off track.
  • Emergency SMS button with position coordinates
  • Possibility to record and take georeferenced photos of problems on route alerting fellow travelers
  • Hotel information
  • Points of interest along the way
  • Historical background

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