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Roncesvalles - Logroño "On foot"

-- Summary route: Roncesvalles - Logroño --

Duration: 8 days/7 nights.

Total distance: 139 Kilometres/86 miles.

Lodgings: Hotels/Galician rural manors/Guesthouses.

Meal option to choose en route:

 - Special Breakfast.

 - Half board basis (Breakfast and dinner, except in Logroño only Breakfast)

Dates: Free choice. You can choose the day you want to start from Roncesvalles.

 * When to do the Booking: at least 1 week before the dates you choose.

Prices available from March to October (Both inclusive)

 

 - WE ADAPT THE STAGES ACCORDING YOUR PHISICAL CONDITION IF YOU REQUIRE -

* We customise your trip specially for you, your family or your group or friends. Only one person is require to walk the Camino.

 

- SPECIAL DISCOUNTS -

25€ for children under 12 years in shared room.

20€/person for groups of 4 persons or more.

Useful information before to start the Camino

Booking Policy

FAQ

600€/person (Double room with Breakfast)

705€/person (Double room with Breakfast and dinner en route. Logroño only Breakfast)

Roncesvalles has been considered, along with O Cebreiro, mythical places of the Way of Santiago.

Roncesvalles is the gateway to Spain of the French Way, once crossed the Pyrenees. The "Chanson de Roland" has brought the name of this Navarrese population to fame.

The route is full of history and beauty, both in the rural area and in the cities through which it takes place, with innumerable monuments.

 

Itinerary French Way: Roncesvalles - Logroño

Day
1
ARRIVAL IN RONCESVALLES. Lodging.

 

Day
2
STAGE RONCESVALLES-ZUBIRI (22,14 Kms/ 13,76 Miles)

Dificulty: Medium   Approx. Duration: 5h 30'

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

We lead from Roncesvalles to Burguete following the local road N-135, beyond Garralda and the second bridge over Urrobi, we take a path on the right towards Espinal.

We get the main square, take a path at the left side of the road that climbs to the top. We go down and follow again the route.

At the left side of the monument beneath Virgen de Roncesvalles, the way goes down towards Viscarret. We arrive in Lintzoain, and later we go up the Erro's peak, where a huge stone reminds the glorious French heroe Roldan.

Going through the famous medieval hostel Puerto, nowadays a stable, we lead to Zubiri.

Arrival to Zubiri. End of the Stage.

 

*Note: If you prefer you can start from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Impressive stage, which start from this village of France in the skirt of the pyrinees. Mythical and hard stage in the Camino with spectacular landscapes and views.

- Stage Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles (24,96 Kms/ Miles)

Day
3
STAGE ZUBIRI-PAMPLONA (20,05 Kms/ 12,46 Miles)

Dificulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 5h

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

Following the river we find lovely villages, crossing the bridge of the bandits, gothic XVI century we visit the famous Larrasoaña, the San Nicolas church and crossing a new bridge over the Arga we take the path to Akerreta and Zuriain. 

We cross the river and we visit Irot Zabaldica, and Arleta caserio.

We go through the tunnel of  N-121 road, later we take a path towards the Trinidad de Arre basilica placed near Villava. Once we are in Villava, we go through the Main Street to Burlada. 

We enter Pamplona crossing Magdalena Bridge.

Around the muralla, we arrive at the “Francia door” and finally we visit the Cathedral.

Arrival to Pamplona. End of the Stage.

 

Day
4
STAGE PAMPLONA-PUENTE LA REINA (23,87 Kms/ 14,83 Miles)

Dificulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 6h

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

From bridge to bridge, from the Arga to the Sadar, we are walking through Pamplona till we find the most outstanding bridge of the nearby built by the Queen Doña Mayor.

We say goodbye to the City wondering the Sancho el Fuerte Avenue, Fuente del Hierro, and University campus.

We are quite near from Sierra del Perdon with his famous windmill placed in top. First we do find Cizur Menor and 2 kms later we reach Zariquiegui. Beyond the church we climb into the peak of Santa Maria de Erreniega, and going through a wire fence, turns up a path that leads to Uterga 3 kms away, from here to Obanos and later we take the Somport trail that joins N-111. We find soon the pilgrim monument and Puente La Reina, where Eunate church, about 2 miles away, is a must.

Arrival to Puente La Reina. End of the Stage.

 

Day
5
STAGE PUENTE LA REINA- ESTELLA (23 Kms/ 14,29 Miles)

Dificulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 5h 45'

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

Travelling along the Calle Mayor, the pilgrim will come to the impressive medieval bridge and we reach Cirauqui where you can see the Romanesque church of San Roman and ruins of roman road.

Through Lorca and Villatuerta we reach Estella.

In Estella we underline the Church of San Miguel. Its main feature is its magnificent Romanesque northern facade.The Church of San Pedro de la Rua and the Palace of the kings of Navarra.

Arrival to Estella. End of the Stage.

 

Day
6
STAGE ESTELLA-LOS ARCOS (21,90 Kms/ 13,61 Miles)

Dificulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 5h 15'

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

After going along Rúa, San Nicolas, and Camino de Logroño Streets, our road will take us out onto the N-111.

Once in Ayegui cross the road to visit the Monastery of Our Lady of Real de Irache.

After a tunnel which goesunder the path, you will go deeper into an area forested with holm oaks. A hill will take you on your ascent to Azqueta, situated on its summit. After coming down from this the hill, with the Monjardin hill in full view, the Camino approaches the “Moorish Fountain”, a medieval tank structure which is situated just before Villajardin de Monjardin.

You will be able to see the Cogoticos de la Raicilla, rising up in the distance and you will see your final destination Los Arcos.

Arrival to Los Arcos. End of the Stage.

 

Day
7
STAGE LOS ARCOS-LOGROÑO (28 Kms/ 17,40 Miles)

Dificulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 7h 15'

Breakfast and begining of the journey.

Take the path which crosses the river Odron, by the cemetery, towards Sansol. The N-111 motorway remains continuously on the left-hand side. Once in Sansol, you can see the village of Torres del Rio. Coming into the town, you will pass by the Santo Sepulcro Church.

After passing through a small pine grove, you will come to the Hermitage of Our Lady of Poyo. Yoy will leave the motorway to your left after reaching a cliff-face and you will cross the right-hand side of the road and crosses the road to Bargota. Up head you will be able to make out Viana and Logroño. 

Before arriving in the city, you should pass by the graveyards before heading towards the stone bridge which lead the way into Logroño.

Arrival to Logroño. End of the Stage.

 

Day
8
BREAKFAST-END OF OUR SERVICES.

 

- EXTENSION OF THE ROUTE -

If you have more days for the trip, from the city of Logroño where you have finished the last stage you can continue your Camino de Santiago to Burgos or any other point in route according to your time availability.

Accommodations Way of Saint James

The lodgings we offer to our customers are high quality and all rooms have private bathroom and the necessary services that will be useful after your daily steps. All the lodgings have been monitored by our team based on their comfort, facilities and excellent service from the owners.

 

The lodgings are located directly at the Way of Saint James or very near to it.

 

Because free choice dates and lodgings in the Camino are reduced, the exact name of the same will be provided once you book the trip, and we verified the availability in that moment. 

 

Our main goal is your peace of mind, rest, enjoy the Camino de Santiago, and make you feel more than at home.

Below are a selection of some of the accommodations in which you can stay, subject to availability.

Included Services

  • Accommodation in hotels, Typical Galician rural manors and Guesthouses (Double room with private bathroom)
  • Meal option to choose en route:

     - Special Breakfast.

     - Half board basis (Breakfast and dinner, except Logroño only breakfast)

  • Travel assistance insurance.
  • Van support in case of emergency.
  • Telephone assistance during your trip.
  • Luggage transfer between stages
  • The Credential or Pilgrim’s Passport.
  • Brochure of the road.
  • VAT.

Optional Services

  • Supplement for single room: 175€
  • Option to start the route from Saint Jean Pied de port.
  • Addtional lugagge in case you carry more than 1 suitecase.
  • Cancellation Insurance.

 

THE COST OF THESE OPTIONAL SERVICES WILL BE ADDED TO THE ORIGINAL PRICE.

Do you know in which Church of this Way you have to give three turns before entering...?

Before reaching Puente la Reina, one passes through one of the most important Romanesque jewels: CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA DE EUNATE. It is believed that it was erected in the middle of the XII century, of Octogonal silver and its membership in the Order of the Temple is attributed.

The tradition says that before entering its interior, it must be turned three times and finally placed under the vault to be charged with energy.

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