Budget: Pamplona to Logrono

Stage 2 of 8

94.7km

6 days

Budget

Popular time

september

Starting from

€511

Overall

Distance:

21.5 min | 23.7km average | 28.1 max

Ascent:

495.8 min |515.9m average | 529 max

Cardio:

3   3.3   4

Follow the Camino Preview Map Trip 622

Start your walk in Pamplona, famous for its Bull Running festival, and finish in Logrono at the heart of the Rioja wine region. Enjoy an attractive hike in hilly Navarra with its 12th Century castles, picturesque villages, and vineyards. Why not stop along the way and sample some of the wines that are so synonymous with high quality?

Logrono

Logrono

Logrono is the capital city of the La Rioja wine region. However, Logoron itself owes its prominence to the Camino de Santiago which has passed through its cobbled streets since the Middle Ages. The Puente de Piedra is the oldest bridge crossing the river Ebro into Logrono and is still used today by pilgrims. Sampling the local wine is a must do while also trying some of the local dishes in one of the many bars and restaurants as you wander the historic centre. Here, you will encounter the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda where there is a painting of the Christ on the Cross by Michelangelo.

Estella Village square

Estella

This vibrant city has been an important stopping point on the Camino de Santiago since the Middle Ages. Walking around its historic centre you can feel the energy of the many people that have passed through on the Camino. With its mediaeval castles, temples, palaces, and squares there is much to see and all of it is easily accessible on foot, so be sure to explore!

La Riojo wine

La Rioja Wine

While travelling this section of the unique Camino Frances, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the world-famous Rioja wine, which is produced with grapes specially grown in the region. There are even fountains that refresh pilgrims with wine instead of water! One such famous fountain is at the winery Bodegas Irache.

Budget: Pamplona to Logrono

Starting from € 511

PAMPLONA

LOGRONO

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Day Tours to Local Sites of Interest

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Itinerary

Day

1

km

PAMPLONA

You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of Pamplona, a well-preserved, historic city in north-eastern Spain that dates from Roman times. Spend your afternoon visiting Pamplona’s 12th Century neighbourhoods of San Nicolas and Cernin, and indulge in delicious pintxos (tapas) in one of the bars. Pamplona is also world-famous for its San Fermin festivities. Spaniards and tourists alike gather around the gated streets to watch a crazy few run with the bulls through the city streets to the main bullring.

Day

2

23 km

PAMPLONA PUENTE LA REINA

When leaving Pamplona behind, you are also leaving behind the Atlantic area of Navarra. From here onwards, the landscape will be dominated by cereal crops, Holm oaks and Mediterranean brushwood. The Pamplona basin is left behind too when you cross the Alto del Perdon (Hill of Forgiveness), so-named because of the centuries old pilgrim tradition of travellers forgiving others, and asking forgiveness for themselves, with each step up the hill.

Day

3

21.5 km

PUENTE LA REINA ESTELLA

As you leave Puente La Reina you will cross the ‘Puente Románico’, a six-arched Romanesque bridge over the Arga River. The Camino to Estella is very uneven and quite agricultural. Small towns and villages are dotted amongst cereal fields, vineyards and olive trees. This is one of the quieter sections of the Camino Frances.

Day

4

22.1 km

ESTELLA LOS ARCOS

Today you go through the Rioja area of Navarra. Enjoy the pastoral scenes of olive trees, cereal fields and, most importantly, vineyards as you pass through. From Villamayor de Monjardin to Los Arcos, you will cover 12km without coming across a single village.

Day

5

28.1 km

LOS ARCOS LOGRONO

Today we leave Navarra and journey into Rioja. Expect a pleasant hike into the undulating countryside. On this route you will pass the stunning ruins of Clavijo Castle. Finally, we come to the town of Logrono, strategically situated on the border between Alava and Navarra.

If you would like to walk at a more relaxed pace, we can arrange to split this section into two days (17km on the first day, 10km on the second day), with a stop over in Viana. Here you will be staying at a charming 2-star hotel.

Day

6

km

LOGRONO

Logrono is a city rich in traditions that have been preserved since the Middle Ages. The pilgrim’s route to Santiago de Compostela made this one of the most important towns on the Camino Frances. On this day you can visit a local winery for a winery tour and tasting! You will be spending an additional night here before we bid you farewell!

How to Get There

Getting to Pamplona, Spain

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

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. The Burundesa bus company links Pamplona with Bilbao, with the journey taking around 2 hours.

    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. Some buses link Pamplona with Santander (this is a 4 hour journey). From the bus station in Santander, simply get a direct city bus to the airport (this will take 15 minutes).

      Fly into Madrid

      Virtually every airline flies into Madrid, including Ryanair, Easyjet, and Iberia/BA from Ireland and the UK, as well as most US airlines. From Madrid, the Conda bus company operates a route to Pampalona. There is also a train from Madrid Atocha station to Pamplona (with a change in Zaragoza).

        Getting home from Logrono, Spain

        Fly from Bilbao

        From Logrono, you can take a 2 hour and 30 minute-direct train to Bilbao’s Bus Station. From there, it’s simple to get to Bilbao Airport.

          Fly from Santander

          From Logrono, you can take a train (a 5 hour and 30 minute journey) to the centre of Santander. From there, it’s simple to get to Santander Airport.

            Fly from Madrid

            From Logrono, you can either take a train (for 4 hours) or a bus (3 hours and 45 minutes) to Madrid. From there, you can make your way to Madrid Airport.

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              San Fermin Running of the Bulls Festival takes place from 6th to 14th July - Accommodation is more expensive and there does be limited availability at this time.
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