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Camino Francés (Logroño-Burgos)

(Stage 8-12): 7 days, 124 km's pilgrimage (77 miles). Through Rioja's vineyards to the Cathedral of Burgos.

This pilgrimage varies from the beautiful vineyard covered hills and coniferous forests in La Rioja to the vast plains of Castille. In this stretch there are numerous small villages that have survived thanks to the centuries old Camino de Santiago. If you have time and desire in your schedule, you can visit the famous Monasteries Suso and Yuso, which are on UNESCO's List of World Heritage Sites. And, if you stay an extra night in Logroño, you will have time to inspect some of the world's oldest dinosaur footprints and explore an old fortress and the surrounding wine villages that characterize the Rioja region. Moreover, on this Camino route is an interminable chain of impressive cathedrals, ancient monasteries and hundreds of small idyllic churches.

This Pilgrimage covers stages 8 to 12 of the 33 stages to Santiago.

Make your trip personal! Spain is More offers and guarantees the following on this trip:

✔ Daily Departures all year round

✔ Hotel-to-Hotel Baggage Service is optional.

✔ Your personal Pilgrim's Passport.

✔ Specially Selected Hotels - always with private bathroom - selected for best location, service and authentic charm.

✔ Spain is More Camino Guidebook (which you will receive some weeks before departure) contains practical pilgrim information, suggestions for packing list, recommended restaurants, maps of all cities along The Camino- and hotel location, Pilgrim's Passport/Credential, advice and guidance, service phone numbers and much more, all to make your trip on The Camino an experience of a lifetime!

✔ This trip can be combined with other Camino routes.

✔ Dividing stages: Yes, almost always!

Camino de Santiago Francés
  • Price
    From 450 EUR/pers.
  • Km
    124
  • Days
    7 days / 6 nights
  • Difficulty
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    ? NOTE: nowhere, in any Camino, will steep cliffs be found next to path!

    1: Very easy. Flat and without significant gradients. Good and normally wide paths.

    2: Easy. Slightly hilly. Good and normally wide paths.

    3: Medium. Hilly, possibly with longer distances between service facilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

    4: Medium/Hard. Longer, steeper climbs, perhaps with few servicefacilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

    5: Hard. Long gradient(s), possibly few facilities. Very hilly. Good, sometimes narrow paths.
Description

The terrain from Logroño until Burgos is quite easy, often very dry and relatively flat. The Camino goes through vineyards, particularly at the beginning, as far as the eye can see. The Ebro River runs just a few kilometers north of the route, causing this area to be where some of the best Rioja wineries are located. If you have time, it is certainly recommended that you stay an extra night in Logroño to visit this beautiful region.

To the south you walk with the view of the mountains, the source of the Rio (River) Oja. There are two unforgettable UNESCO heritage experiences here to visit; firstly, the Monasteries of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and secondly the dinosaur and other archaeological sites at Atapuerca, just east of Burgos. Again, both are essential visits. In addition, of course, are Logroño and Burgos, both glorious cities, the latter with its impressive cathedral in the center of town. Along the way, is Santo Domingo, a beautifully preserved and historic part of the pilgrimage. All in all, this trek offers an enormous variety of experiences.

Service functions are generally good, but the distance between the cities is now little longer. In the evenings, however, there are always restaurants in or near the hotel. The route goes almost every day through cities, which have supermarkets, banks, laundry services, shops and other possibility for stocking up.

Possibility of dividing stages: Yes (see stage descriptions).

More information on Logroño - Burgos

Detailed itinerary
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Day 1.- Arrival to Logroño

You will arrive by bus or train from Madrid, Bilbao or Barcelona depending on your arrival to Spain.

Bathed by the Ebro river, Logroño historically has been a place of passage and a crossroads of "the Camino de Santiago”. In Logroño you will stay in a hotel in the historical centre. This is the same quarter in which monuments, streets, houses, shops, bars and the most famous squares in the city can be found and where of course you can go out for tapas. In Logroño you can also visit different cellars and in the Spain is More guide that you will be given before starting your journey, you will find some suggestions of the best ones.

Day 2.- Logroño - Nájera29 Km

The parks and natural environment of the Grajera Reservoir top off the stay in Logroño and open the doors to the incredible Rioja landscape, filled with vineyards and orchards filled with fruit trees.

This stage takes you to Nájera, passing through Navarrete, a town celebrated for its traditional pottery. Later you walk on to Ventosa and the heights of San Antón. These hills offer views of unending rows of vineyards, a beautiful sight especially in September when harvest has reached its peak.

Distance: 29 Km

Day 3.- Nájera - Sto. Domingo21 Km

Today the goal is Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a town in Rioja Alta. The route passes through the charming town of Azofra.

In this segment, due to its proximity to Castilla, the landscape is rich with abundant fields of grain. Moreover, Santo Domingo itself is a vibrant town. There are many restaurants with delicious food and a very well preserved city centre that attract tourists all year round.

Distance: 21 Km

Day 4.- Sto. Domingo - Belorado23 Km

Today the Camino enters Castilla y León. From now on, and for a couple of weeks, you will pass through the widened passages of the “Meseta Castellana,” the Castillian plateau. The next closest objective is Belorado, located in the shade of a peak where ancient hermit caves and the ruins of a mythical Castle still remain.

Distance: 23 Km

Day 5.- Belorado - San Juan de Ortega25 Km

The following stage passes through several interesting monuments such as the Virgen de la Peña Church, carved out of the rock as well as some nicely located castle ruins.

This part of the journey passes through hillside landscapes and extensive forests (the last before reaching León, and if you have chosen to continue walking from Leon to Santiago, you will not see true forests for approximately 300 km.).

Distance: 25 Km

Day 6.- San Juan de Ortega - Burgos26 Km

The first leg of the trip passes through a small pine forest before seeing the outskirts of Burgos.

Burgos was founded in the year 884 and its heritage shines with its own light. The city is filled with monuments that include its crowned jewel, an amazing gothic cathedral. In fact, the cathedral of Burgos became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984. Overall, Burgos gives off a medieval feeling, a sensation completed by its inviting tapas bars.

Distance: 26 Km

Day 7.- Departure

Departure from Burgos with bus or train to Madrid, Bilbao or Barcelona.

 
What is included in this trip?

From 450 EUR/pers. Per person in a double room.

Single room supplement:120 EUR

It includes
  1. 6 nights in a double room - always with private bath/toilet.
  2. 6 x breakfast.
  3. Transport from Madrid, Bilbao or Barcelona to Logroño.
  4. Transport from Burgos to Madrid, Bilbao or Barcelona.
  5. The price includes 1 Spain-is-More-Travel Guidebook per every 4 travellers. More copies can be purchased when booking for 20€ per copy, or 30 euros per copy if the request is less than 6 weeks prior to departure.
  6. Pilgrim Passport / Credencial
  7. 24/7 emergency telephone number.
  8. Taxes.
Not included
  1. Some short local bus or taxi journeys, e.g. from airport to bus or train station in the same city.
Optional
  1. Personalise your Camino: Divide stages, transportation to startingpoint from anywhere in the world and back. Please ask us, we will be happy to assist you.
  2. Baggage Transport on the pilgrim route can be purchased. If you buy a luggage service your bag / suitcase will be transported from hotel to hotel on the scheduled days of hiking. Price 55 €/unit of max 20 kg.
  3. Extension of stay in Madrid, León and Santiago de Compostela can be purchased.
  4. The price include 1 Spain-is-More-Travel Guidebook per every 4 travellers. More copies can be purchased when booking for 20€/copy, or 30 euros/copy if you ask for it with less than 6 weeks prior departure.
  5. Cancellation insurence: 6% of total price (can be added when ordering).

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