Budget: Logrono to Burgos

Stage 3 of 8

120.5km

7 days

Budget

Popular time

september

Starting from

€445

Overall

Distance:

21.4 min | 24.1km average | 28.7 max

Ascent:

240 min |417.6m average | 519.3 max

Cardio:

3   3.2   4

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The third section of the Camino Frances starts from Logrono in the heart of the famous Rioja region and finishes in mediaeval Burgos. This section is slightly flatter than the previous one; it crosses the province of Burgos, passing typical villages, vineyards and ruined castles. You will also pass between the Cantabrian and La Demanda mountain ranges, offering stunning views.

Logrono

Logrono

The capital of La Rioja, this city has grown in prominence over the centuries due to the Camino passing through. It is the passing pilgrims, artisans, and merchants that have shaped this city and their influence is evident in the built heritage of the city. One such example is the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda Logrono also hosts the San Mateo Festival, which celebrates the upcoming harvest season, every September.

San Juan de Ortega Monastery

San Juan de Ortega Monastery

This little hamlet, despite its sparseness in services, has and continues to be a must-stop destination on the Camino. San Juan, a disciple of Santo Domingo, worked tirelessly to assist pilgrims passing through this wild and isolated area. The monastery has a beautiful chapel dedicated to San Nicolas de Bari. This chapel was built by San Juan after he was saved by San Nicolas from drowning upon returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands.

Atapuerca

Atapuerca

Here you will find the prehistoric caves that have the oldest human remains found in Europe. A UNESCO Heritage Site that is still being excavated, there is a replica of the caves for visitors on the outskirts of town that provide a fascinating insight into our predecessors.

Budget: Logrono to Burgos

Starting from € 445

LOGRONO

BURGOS

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Itinerary

Day

1

km

LOGRONO

You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Logrono is a city rich in history and traditions that have been preserved since the Middle Ages.

Day

2

28.7 km

LOGRONO NAJERA

This first day is an easy stage through a landscape dominated by vineyards. After 12km, you will pass Navarrete, a town built in the 12th Century by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre. Here, you will have a chance to stop for refreshments and to visit the fabulous Baroque Church of La Ascension. Finally, arriving in Najera in the afternoon, you can enjoy the panoramic views from this hilltop town.

Day

3

21.4 km

NAJERA SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA

Country roads dominate this stage, which runs between the Cantabrian mountain range to the north and the La Demanda mountain range to the south. Enjoy a shorter walking day with great views. There is the possibility to visit the Monastery of Valvanera deep in the middle of the ‘Sierra de la Demanda’. Later today, you will arrive in Santo Domingo de la Calzada; another great milestone on the road to Santiago.

Day

4

21.5 km

SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA BELORADO

After a brief walk through a wooded area, the Camino takes us through crop fields interspersed with small brooks. This landscape warns us of the approaching mountain range and, indeed, we can soon see the Oca Mountains looming on the horizon. This afternoon, you will have the chance to relax in the lovely main square of Belorado. On the route, don’t miss the Altarpiece in the 16th Century church of San Juan Bautista, in Granon.

Day

5

24 km

BELORADO SAN JUAN DE ORTEGA

Until you get to Villafranca Montes de Oca (14km away), this stage is similar to the previous one. However, as you go deeper into the woods, you will soon discover the beautiful Oca Mountains before you. In St Juan de Ortega, have a look at the Gothic Mausoleum.

Day

6

24.9 km

SAN JUAN DE ORTEGA BURGOS

After a quiet sojourn in the mountains you will make your way down into the valley of the Pico River. Here, the tranquil landscapes disappear, making way for the roads and buildings that characterise the provincial capital city of Burgos and its outskirts.

Day

7

km

BURGOS

After breakfast we bid you farewell. Burgos still preserves important vestiges of its mediaeval splendour. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture; the Cathedral of Burgos (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Apart from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers or discover the delicious and varied local cuisine in one of the city’s restaurants.

How to Get There

Getting to Logrono, Spain

It is best to fly into Bilbao, Santander or Madrid in order to get to Logrono.

Fly into Bilbao

You can fly from Bilbao to any of the following Spanish Airports: A Coruna, Alicante, Barcelona, Badajoz, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez, Lanzarote, Madrid, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo. European flights to Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Stuttgart are also available. At the moment, EasyJet, Iberia/BA and Aer Lingus fly from the UK and Ireland to Bilbao. EasyJet offers daily flights from London Stansted Airport, Iberia/BA flies from Gatwick or Heathrow via Madrid and Aer Lingus operates out of Dublin. From Bilbao Airport, you can catch a shuttle into the centre of town and find Intermodal, the city’s main bus station. From there, it’s a 1 hour and 45 minute bus ride into Logrono.

    Fly into Santander

    Ryanair is the only low-cost airline that currently offers direct flights to Santander. They offer flights from London Stansted, Dublin, Frankfurt, Milan, and Rome, as well as Reus and Madrid in Spain. Iberia offers a good selection of internal flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, and Valencia. From Santander Airport, you can catch a bus into the city and head for the bus station. Then, it’s a 3 hour direct bus ride to Logrono from Santander.

      Fly into Madrid

      Virtually every airline flies into Madrid, including Ryanair, easyjet, and Iberia from Ireland and the UK, as well as most US airlines.To get from Madrid Airport, you take a bus into the city centre. Then, from Avenida De América you can catch a bus to Logrono. The total journey will take around 5 hours.

        Getting home from Burgos, Spain

        It is best to fly out of Bilbao, Santander or Madrid after your Camino.

        Fly from Bilbao

        From Burgos to the centre of Bilbao, the train takes around 2 hours and 40 minutes, while by bus the journey is 1 hour and 40 minutes. From there, it’s easy to get to Bilbao Airport.

          Fly from Santander

          From Burgos to the centre of Santander, the bus takes around 3 hours. From there, it’s easy to get on to Santander Airport via shuttle.

            Fly from Madrid

            From Burgos to Madrid city centre, the train takes around 1 hours and 40 minutes, while by bus the journey is 2 hours and 40 minutes. From there, it’s easy to get to Madrid Airport.

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