Camino Francés: Logroño - Burgos

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).

Difficulty:
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  • 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.

Featured places: Logroño, Las Bodegas, Sto. Domingo, Los Monesterios, Burgos

Distance: 124km. (78 miles)

The section profile

Camino de Santiago Francés Walk

Steps in this section walk

1.- Logroño - Nájera 29 km

2.- Nájera - Sto. Domingo 21 km

3.- Sto. Domingo - Belorado 23 km

4.- Belorado - San Juan de Ortega 25 km

5.- San Juan de Ortega - Burgos 26 km

Camino de Santiago Francés by bike

Steps in this section by bike

1.- Logroño - Sto. Domingo (51 km)

2.- Sto. Domingo - Burgos (75 km)

* Remember you can always customize the stages of their journey

Including travel this stretch walk
Including travel this stretch by bike