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Camino de Santiago: French Way
(SJPDP - Logroño)
- 160 Km
- 8 nights
- DifficultyiNOTE: 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.
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Pilgrimage from France to the vineyards of La Rioja crossing the Pyrenees
The pilgrimage from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logroño on the Camino de Santiago spans approximately 160 kilometers of natural beauty and cultural richness, with a difficulty level of 4 out of 5. Starting in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, a picturesque village, this journey requires crossing the Pyrenees to reach Spain, offering breathtaking views and a challenging trek. The path then leads through the hills, forests, and vineyards of La Rioja. Discover the Camino's history in Romanesque churches and monasteries, and savor the local hospitality in authentic hostels and restaurants.
Arriving in Logroño signifies the completion of this segment, where the regional nightlife and wines await. This section of the Camino leaves a lasting impression on all who embark on it.
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What Spain is More Offers:
✔ Daily departures all year round.
✔ Carefully selected hotels, all with private bathrooms.
✔ Personalized digital guide with practical information.
✔ Stage customization (except for the first stage).
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✔ Explore Pamplona's Beautiful Streets and Discover the Famous Running of the Bulls Route
Experience the charm of Pamplona by walking through its beautiful streets. Don't miss the opportunity to see the iconic route of the Running of the Bulls, a highlight during the famous San Fermin Festival. We recommend adding an extra night in Pamplona to fully enjoy this unique experience.
✔ Embark on a Wine Route along Calle Laurel in Logroño
Enjoy the flavors of Logroño with a wine tour along Calle Laurel. This famous street is a must-visit for wine enthusiasts, offering a chance to taste a variety of local wines paired with delicious tapas.
✔ Visit a Winery and Enjoy a Wine Tasting in Logroño: Enhance your stay in Logroño with a visit to a local winery. Experience a wine tasting session to discover the exquisite wines of the region. Adding an extra night in Logroño allows you to immerse yourself in the wine culture and savor the local hospitality.
- 8 nights in a double room - always with private bath/toilet.
- 8 x breakfast.
- Spain-is-More-Digital-Travel Guidebook. Detailed guide with various recommendations, itineraries, hotel addresses, etc. Printed copies can be purchased (30 euros per copy).
- Credencial/Pilgrim Passport
- 24/7 emergency telephone.
- Some short local bus or taxi journeys, e.g. from airport to bus or train station in the same city.
- Transport to the starting point. If you need it, we can help you with transportation from Madrid, Barcelona or any other point in Spain to SJPDP.
Local transportation from the airport to the bus station in the same city.
- 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.
- 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 80 € per unit of max 15 kg.
- Extension of stay
- Printed guide. If you prefer the printed guide, it can be purchased for 30 euros per piece (can be added when booking the trip).
- Cancellation insurance: can be added when booking the trip
Camino de Santiago: French Way
(SJPDP - Logroño)From650 Euro/pers.Single room supplement: 360 Euro
Saint Jean Pied de Port - LogroñoDetailed itinerary (view all days )Day 1.- Arrival to St. Jean Pied de Port
St. Jean Pied de Port is often considered the official starting point for the Camino de Santiago, and this idyllic French village is also the ideal place to start your camino as it offers good food and a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. Here you will find French village charm, history, monuments and good restaurants in abundant quantities.Day 2.- St. Jean Pied de Port - Roncesvalles 24 Km
St. Jean Pied de Port is considered the official starting point for the Camino de Santiago. This idyllic French village is also the perfect place to start your Camino, as it offers good food in a pleasant and peaceful atmosphere. Here you will find French village charm, history, monuments and good restaurants in abundance.
St. Jean Pied de Port is located at the foot of the Pyrenees, which makes the location unique, but the mountains also account for a significant challenge on the Camino as they have to be crossed in order to continue the journey. The first stage is one of the most beautiful on the whole Camino, yet certainly the toughest, without the possibility of shortening this stage.
If approximately 18 kilometers of hard climb sounds like a lot, we can arrange transportation for the first 10 kilometers – which are the toughest – or all the way to Roncesvalles (you may also begin your walk in Roncesvalles, which will result in a price reduction of approximately 50€/person).
The benefits of starting in St. Jean Pied de Port are: 1. The city is well worth a visit. 2. This stage is immensely beautiful. 3. By starting here, you will experience the Camino from the start. 4. Last, but not least, the hardest stage is already over on the first day.
See Timelap of the stage here.
Distance: 24 KmDay 3.- Roncesvalles - Zubiri 21 Km
Roncesvalles is a widely used starting point for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago since the route from here is a bit easier than the previous one, as it primarily descends towards Pamplona.
However, the terrain is still very hilly and relatively hard. Nonetheless, you will walk through a series of idyllic and very well-maintained villages, some of the most beautiful villages you will experience throughout the trip, as well as forested hills that provide shade and wonderful ambiance. There are several small, but tough ascents along the way but, generally your hike will descend 400 meters this day.
Distance: 21 KmDay 4.- Zubiri - Pamplona 20 Km
During most of the day, this stage follows the Arga River but despite this, you have to climb some hilltops. The stage also passes through a large number of small villages as Pamplona's suburbs are beginning to appear. Before being rewarded with Pamplona's old district, you will have to successfully complete the climb towards the city center.
In return, you will experience Pamplona’s atmosphere-filled center, which is one of Spain's most attractive. Pamplona is famous for its tapas and pinchos. In the accompanying guidebook we give you our recommendations for the best places, so you can experience Pamplona in just the right way. If you want more time to explore and enjoy the city, an extra night is certainly recommendable.
Note: If you want to stay in Pamplona during the Sanfermines festival from the 6th to the 17th of July each year, the price will be significantly higher. In addition, it’s necessary to book at least eight months in advance during this period.
Distance: 20 KmDay 5.- Pamplona - Puente la Reina 24 Km
Climbing Mount Alto del Perdón (see picture) is the biggest obstacle on this day, but if the climb seems too hard, will you discover a recommendable detour in our guidebook. However, despite the difficulty we recommend the climb, because from the top you will have a spectacular view of Pamplona and the Pyrenees in one direction and a view of the easier upcoming stages of the route in the other. Today's stage ends in Puente de la Reina, which has a beautiful old town and a famous bridge from where the Camino heads west (The Queens bridge, Puente de la Reina).
Distance: 24 KmDay 6.- Puente la Reina - Estella 22 Km
A few minor but steep hills bring you to Estella. Especially during the early part of this stage you will pass through many vineyards. It's recommendable to take the several opportunities to visit some of them and in this way also enjoy a little rest along the way.
Distance: 22 KmDay 7.- Estella - Los Arcos 23 Km
Estella is a history-rich and exciting city with a beautiful old town.
Today's stage begins with a relatively gentle ascent and continues into flat and easy walking as you travel. There are several wineries along the way which can be visited, with a few of them also serving as excellent restaurants.
There’s not much shade available at this stage, so if you walk in the summer or on a sunny day it advisable to get an early start. Torres del Rio is situated on a hilltop and has a nice old town in which to relax and explore.
Distance: 23 KmDay 8.- Los Arcos - Logroño 26 Km
This is a flat and easy stage compared to everything you've experienced so far. You will pass several historical villages along the Camino. You will begin to be surrounded by vineyards, a sign that welcomes you to Logroño and La Rioja.
Logroño is La Rioja's largest city and, of course, the center of many of the Rioja wineries. Besides an excellent glass of wine for which Logroño is so well-known, is also its great cuisine. In the city's well-preserved old town center there are also countless delicious tapas bars.
Distance: 26 KmDay 9.- Departure
Return if you choose to stop your camino in Logrono.
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