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.
Logrono is the capital city of La Rioja. However it owes its prominence in the region 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 Ebo into Logrono and is still used today by pilgrims. Sampling the local wine when here is a must do but also is trying some of the local dishes in one of the many bars and restaurants you will discover as you wander the historic centre where you will also encounter the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda where there is a painting of the Christ on the Cross by Michelangelo.
This vibrant city has been an important stopping point on the Camino 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 is medieval castles, temples, palaces and squares there is much to see and with it all easily accessible on foot, so be sure to explore!
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 in the region. There is even fountains, that instead of water refresh the pilgrims with wine!! One such famous one is at Bodegas Irache – Funete del Vino.