CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM RONCESVALLES TO LOGROÑO

El Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles a Logroño represents the Beginning of Camino in French in Spain, at the foot of the Navarrese Pyrenees. Route of extraordinary culture, traditions and monuments that mark it, many of them intimate witnesses of the Jacobean Route.

Route of marked contrasts, from the Pyrenees, with its beautiful forests, to the streets-villages that were built by and for the Camino, until reaching the farmlands and vineyards of La Rioja.

Roncesvalles
Zubiri
Pamplona
Puente la Reina
Estella
Los Arcos
Logroño

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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO FROM RONCESVALLES STAGES

Day 1: Arrival in Roncesvalles. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Roncesvalles to Zubiri (22,14 kms)

Day 3: Stage from Zubiri to Pamplona (20,05 kms)

Day 4: Stage from Pamplona to Puente la Reina (23,87 kms)

Day 5: Stage from Puente la Reina to Estella (23 Kms)

Day 6: Stage from Estella to Los Arcos (21,90 kms)

Day 7: Stage from Los Arcos to Logroño (28 kms)

Day 8: Breakfast – End of our services

Accommodation

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The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles to Logroño?

Of all the routes arranged to do the Camino de Santiago organizedThere are some that are more popular than the others. This is both because of how friendly it is in terms of the route itself, and because of the landscapes it offers during each stage. Also, we can't forget the exquisiteness of its gastronomic tradition.

The French Way fits well into this classification, with everything to become your favorite. And here you are going to being able to enjoy all the wonders that the extensive kitchen of this section represents. You will find dishes suitable for all tastes and palates, even for the most demanding.

Here we are going to talk about the best of Navarrese and Rioja cuisine. We will also propose some places to eat or dine when you pass through some towns between Roncesvalles and Logroño.

Typical dishes of this section of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles (Navarra, La Rioja)

If we talk about Roncesvalles to Logroño, you will know that this It is a varied section where the landscapes always maintain an impressive beauty.. Something similar happens with the kitchen and gastronomic offers. With a variety of ingredients, always fresh and with a tradition of hundreds of years, some of the typical dishes that you should definitely try are:

Piquillo peppers with Cod (Navarra)

Of the options that you can enjoy all year round, regardless of the season. You can get them stuffed with meat or fish. The latter, specifically with Bacalao, are the most popular in Navarra.

You can get this dish everywhere, alone or as an accompaniment to meat. In fact, there are some restaurants where They offer them as a starter or salad.

Apart from the filling, you can choose between two other variants: Whether or not to fry the peppers before taking them to the oven with the sauce. Of course, you should know that the traditional version is not fried, although it is for all tastes.

Chistorra (Navarra)

We know that Spain is a country with a long tradition in the elaboration of sausages. For this reason, each region stands out for having some that are much more famous and delicious than others. Among the typical dishes of Navarra the txistorra or chistorra has a very special place on the list.

It is made from pork fresh, pepper, garlic and salt. The technique used for its preparation is practically the same as it was several centuries ago, although In its origins it was made from the remains of the lower quality slaughter. Today the best pieces are selected.

Although it is eaten throughout the year, it is especially popular during winter. Serve as an appetizer to warm up little by little. In addition, it is a perfect companion for stews and stews.

Patatas a la riojana

Potatoes Riojana (La Rioja)

We have arrived in La Rioja, one of the most famous wine regions in Spain and in the world itself. You should know that when the recipes say to the Rioja, because in its preparation they carry pepper in abundance. Above all, it is a variety that here they say sausage.

Although it is believed to have a much older origin, since the XNUMXth century the potatoes Riojana's style It is one of the most famous dishes around here. It is a humble stew that is made from potatoes, chorizo ​​and chorizo ​​pepper.

It's typical of autumn. It is served as a starter to warm up and enjoy the explosion of flavors in each spoonful.

Cod Riojana style (La Rioja)

One of the most popular typical dishes of La Rioja, capable of making even the most demanding people fall in love. This is a preparation that stands out for its simplicity, but intense and delicious flavors. It consists of red and green peppers, onion and tomato. On this base, the cod is cooked, which has previously been slightly browned in the pan.

It is cooked in the oven and served with a glass of wine, as a main dish, especially famous during the Easter and Christmas season, normally accompanied by a good piece of bread.

Where to eat from Roncesvalles to Logroño?

Best places to eat on the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles to Logroño

Are you looking for the restaurants on the French Way where you can enjoy all its variety and culinary tradition? Here are some options that you should not overlook for any reason.

Inn of Roncesvalles (Roncesvalles)

Traditional food in all the expression of the word. The Roncesvalles inn is an establishment that you have to visit yes or yes. 

Now about the food. for pilgrims they have a special menu that is quite comfortable for the pocket. Of course, you must make the reservation early because it is extremely popular.

The place serves local food, with always fresh and delicious ingredients.

Estafeta Street (Pamplona)

This is one of the most popular streets in Pamplona. It is because of its role in the running of the bulls of San Fermín and because it is one of the best places to enjoy all the culinary variety what this place has to offer.

Although it is narrow, it has more than 17 premises, including bars and restaurants, where the pintxos cannot be missed for any reason.

Rua Street, Estella

Un traditional landscape from any point, Rúa street enjoys a good location with respect to the main attractions of Estella. Here you can enjoy a typical mid-morning coffee to start the route with all the energy.

However, the best times to take advantage of all its charm are undoubtedly in the afternoons and at night. There are many bars and restaurants that you find here, perfect for a drink accompanied by some good tapas or to fall in love with the traditional cuisine of this area of ​​Navarra.

La Tavina Restaurant (Logroño)

It is a famous restaurant in Logroño, specialized in broths and wines, of course because in this place you find a wine cellar with more than 400 references, which gives you an idea of ​​what you are going to find.

Developed at the entrance of the famous Laurel Street, on the corner of Calle Capitán Gallarza, it has three floors, the first of which is the bar. Its menu, one of the most complete in the entire area, constantly changes according to the season of the year. In this way, it offers you fresh products that adapt to the season, taking you on a journey through the most exquisite local gastronomy.

How to get to Roncesvalles

We indicate the different options of How to get to the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles

Option 1: Private car and leave the vehicle parked in Roncesvalles, cradle of epic battles such as the Song of Roldan.

Option 2: Bus

Pamplona> Roncesvalles

To get to Roncesvalles you must first get to Pamplona and from here move to Roncesvalles:

  • By Bus: with Autocares Artieda.
  • Private transfer: pick up in Pamplona and direct transfer to Roncesvalles accommodation. Consult us service fee.

On your stop in Pamplona we recommend you spend a few hours in the city and try its famous Pintxos.

Option 3: Train (Renfe)

The best possible option is to arrive at the Pamplona train station and from here you have two options to get to Roncesvalles:

  • By Bus, previously seen.
  • Private transfer: pick up in Pamplona and direct transfer to the Roncesvalles hotel. Consult us service fee.

Option 4: Plane

You must arrive to Pamplona Airport and then to Roncesvalles at:

  • Private transfer: pick up at Pamplona Airport and direct transfer to the Roncesvalles hotel. Consult us service fee.

Upon your arrival in Roncesvalles, an experience begins that you will never forget in which we recommend that you continue reading the following section on what to see and what to do on your Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles.

What to see and do on the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles (Travel guide)

RONCESVALLES-ZUBIRI STAGE

We start with the loquality that has been considered Together with O Cebreiro, it has been considered one of the oldest pilgrim assistance stations (Pilgrim Hospitals).

In the current Royal Collegiate You must visit the Collegiate Church of the XNUMXth century, presided over by the beautiful seated carving of the XNUMXth century of Santa María de Roncesvalles.

The magnificent Royal Pantheon, which keeps the remains of King Navarro Sancho VII El Fuerte and those of his wife Doña Clemencia. There you can see the chains that are said to have been brought by the King, from Las Navas de Tolosa, turned into a heraldic motif of the Coat of Arms of Navarre.

The Collegiate Church Museum has valuable pieces, among which we can highlight "Charlemagne's Chess"The primitive Cloister of the XIV century. The chapel of Santiago.

The Chapel of Sancti Spiritus or "Silo of Charlemagne", whose crypt served as an ossuary for the pilgrims who died in the hospital. A legend places in this place the tomb commissioned by Charlemagne for Roldán and the soldiers killed in the battle of Roncesvalles.

As soon as you leave Roncesvalles, to the left of the road, you will find the so-called "pilgrim's cross", a Gothic cross from the XNUMXth century.

In Alto de Erro, a large stone slab over two meters long marks the passage of the great French hero Roldán.

Zubiri means "people of the bridge", Gothic bridge over the Arga, with two semicircular eyes, called "of rage" because of the traditional rite in the region, of making the cattle turn three times around its central pillar to rid him of this disease.

ZUBIRI-PAMPLONA STAGE

Firstly, we recommend a visit to the Basilica de la Trinidad de Arre, next to the medieval six-arched bridge over the Ulzama river.

The Romanesque Bridge of Magdalena, at the entrance of Pamplona, ​​whose access is presided over by an image of Santiago Pilgrim.

The Portal de Francia, entrance to the city of Pamplona through its walls.

The jewel in the crown of this Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles is the Metropolitan Cathedral, the heart of the old neighborhood of Navarrería. In this Cathedral of Pamplona, ​​the famous legend of San Ataulfo ​​against a wild bull was immortalized in a beautiful capital of the refectory.

The fortress church of San Cernín.

The Church of San Lorenzo, which guards the bust-reliquary of the patron of the city, San Fermín.

The Citadel, now converted into a park.

The Castle Square.

Stroll through its entire old quarter and enjoy the magnificent Navarra cuisine.

 

PAMPLONA-LA REINA BRIDGE STAGE

Before crowning the Alto del Perdón, to the left of the path, a modern fountain recalls the old Fuenterreniega, whose legend tells of the temptations of a pilgrim by the devil.

Obanos, historic “Villa de los Infanzones”, famous for the annual representation of the  "Mystery of Obanos" that dramatizes the ancient legend of Santa Felicia and her brother Guillermo. 

Visit the Church of San Juan Bautista in this town.

Puente la Reina is famous for its spectacular Romanesque bridge, named after its promoter Doña Mayor, wife of Sancho III.

Visit the Church of the Crucifix.

The Church of San Pedro de la Rua de Estella, inside which is the famous Gothic carving of Santiago “Beltza” (the black one) 

The Church of San Pedro Apostle.

The Eunate Church (2 Kms from Puente la Reina)

LA REINA-ESTELLA BRIDGE STAGE

In Cirauqui, whose name in Basque means “nest of vipers”; stands out the Church of San Román from the XNUMXth century and the Church of Santa Catalina de Alejandría. At the exit of the town we find a section of the primitive Roman road with un single eye bridge.

Next to the surroundings of Lorca, we cross the Rio Salado, by a small medieval bridge with two eyes.

We highlight in Lorca the Romanesque Church of San Salvador.

Villatuerta is accessed by a two-eye Romanesque bridge over the Iranzu River.

We continue with the city of Estella, which emerged in the shadow of the Lizarra castle in 1090.

Among other wonders of the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles and that are in this town, we must highlight the Church of San Nicolás and the Holy Sepulchre, the Church of San Miguel, the Church of San Pedro de la Rua, the Church of San Pedro de de Lizarra and the Virgin of Puy.

The bridge of the jail or of San Miguel.

In the Plaza de San Martin, the Palace of the Kings stands from Navarra, the capital representing the struggle of Roldán and the giant Ferragut being a must.

ESTELLA-LOS ARCOS STAGE

In Ayegui, you can visit the Church dedicated to San Martin de Tours.

The Wine Fountain, which Bodegas Irache installed on the edge of the Camino, to the free delight of the pilgrim.

El Monastery of Santa Maria la Real de Irache, which was in 1054 pilgrim hospital. in Azquetta, the parish church dedicated to San Pedro, in which its main altarpiece stands out.

At the entrance of Villamayor de Monjardin, you can admire the original Fuente de los Moros, Gothic from the XNUMXth century.

At the top of Villamayor is the castle of San Esteban, a fortress of the kingdom of Pamplona, ​​dating from the XNUMXth century.

Los Arcos, a medieval town founded on another of Roman origin. The Church of Santa María stands out, with elements from the XNUMXth to XNUMXth centuries.

LOS ARCOS-LOGROÑO STAGE

In Torres del Río, highlight the Church of the Holy Sepulcher-of Templar origin and the parish church of San Andrés.

In Viana, a beautiful town, we can see numerous religious monuments, including the Convent of San Francisco and the Hermitage of the Virgen de las Cuevas, patron saint of Viana, dating from the XNUMXth century.

The Hermitage of San Martin, an old church dating from the XNUMXth century, today considered a Romanesque hermitage.

The church of San Pedro, in a Gothic style from almost the end of the XNUMXth century, and the Church of Santa María de la Asunción, a cathedral church from the end of the XNUMXth century, stands out for its magnificent Renaissance portal and tower, highlighting its ornaments and altarpieces from the centuries XVII and XVIII. It is considered a national monument.

Pilgrim Hospital Nuestra Señora de Gracia, It was originally the civil hospital for the poor and pilgrims, a civil Gothic building from the XNUMXth century.

And as a finishing touch to our What to see on the Camino de Santiago from Roncesvalles, in the city of Logroño we can admire the Church of Santiago el Real, a temple of clear importance for pilgrims, with its famous sculpture of Santiago Matamoros. It seems that it replaced a primitive church of which only a few sculptures remain. The current one was built in the XNUMXth century.

The Church of San Bartolomé, which is the oldest building in the city. The Co-cathedral of Santa María de la Redonda, inside which is a beautiful painting by Miguel Angel, representing the Calvary.

In the old quarter and close to the Church of Santiago el Real, is the Game of the Goose Square; its boxes represent the long route that the Camino Frances de Santiago entails, with its obstacles, landscapes and cities.

The Paseo del Espolón and the modern Rafael Moneo Town Hall complete our visit in Logroño, without forgetting, of course, to have some wines on Laurel Street, since we are in La Rioja.

Price and Formalize Reservation
Double room with breakfast
610€ per person
Route Information
  • Distance Roncesvalles-Logroño: 139 kms
  • Duration: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
  • No cancellation fees
    • Up to 15 days before starting the Camino (for no reason)
  • IVA

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Single room supplement: € 225
  • Dinner supplement: € 120 / person
    • Dinner not included in Logroño
  • Start route in Saint Jean Pied de Port
    • € 85 / person (double room with breakfast)
  • Transfer from Pamplona Station to Roncesvalles: € 80
    • Up to 4 people included
  • Transfer from Pamplona Train Station to Saint Jean Pied de Port: € 140
    • Up to 4 people included
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person