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Camino Frances
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Way of Saint James from Logroño to Burgos

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
122 km
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5 steps
7 days
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235 €

The Camino de Santiago from Logroño to Burgos offers, in addition to the experience of the pilgrimage, an immense variety of cultural elements that are very worthwhile as a complementary activity. It begins in Logroño, the gateway to the Castilian plateau and capital of one of the most important wine regions in Europe: La Rioja. And then it continues along a route full of monasteries and cathedrals, caves and mining complexes and the famous prehistoric site of Atapuerca.

As the profile of these stages is generally very gentle, it is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the afternoons with complementary activities focused on getting to know this rich landscape, gastronomy and culture. The 122 kilometres that separate the two capitals will be easier and more interesting. On arrival in Burgos, the end of this section, you will find one of the cities declared a World Heritage Site.

Tour the spectacular wine-growing area of La Rioja
Discover Burgos, a world heritage city
Visit Burgos Cathedral, a jewel of Castilian Gothic architecture
Camino Frances
FR02

Way of Saint James from Logroño to Burgos

Distance
Difficulty
Stages
Duration
122 km
●○○○○
5 steps
7 days
Tour the spectacular wine-growing area of La Rioja
Discover Burgos, a world heritage city
Visit Burgos Cathedral, a jewel of Castilian Gothic architecture
from 235 €

The Camino de Santiago from Logroño to Burgos offers, in addition to the experience of the pilgrimage, an immense variety of cultural elements that are very worthwhile as a complementary activity. It begins in Logroño, the gateway to the Castilian plateau and capital of one of the most important wine regions in Europe: La Rioja. And then it continues along a route full of monasteries and cathedrals, caves and mining complexes and the famous prehistoric site of Atapuerca.

As the profile of these stages is generally very gentle, it is a perfect opportunity to take advantage of the afternoons with complementary activities focused on getting to know this rich landscape, gastronomy and culture. The 122 kilometres that separate the two capitals will be easier and more interesting. On arrival in Burgos, the end of this section, you will find one of the cities declared a World Heritage Site.

The recipe for great journeys

Natural, historical and ethnographic heritage, spectacular gastronomy, good company, slow pace and time for time. These are the ingredients with which we design trips in Viando. Are you staying at home? 

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Type of trip: Half distance
Journeys to savour slowly, with the best of each space and that indescribable sensation of overcoming your own limits.
Type of services: Configurable
You choose your category of accommodation, if you want breakfast or not, if you want us to carry your luggage, etc. You decide and we will make sure everything runs smoothly.
Travel style: On your own
Programmes designed so that you can travel the route on your own, at the pace set by your steps. Full autonomy and the peace of mind of knowing that we are with you if you need us.
Physical demands: Hiking
Routes of small or medium physical demand, of medium distance (20-30 km / day) and surfaces that facilitate walking, and that can be covered autonomously.

Services included

Accommodation
monitored

Full documentation

Pilgrim's badge

24h travel assistance

Advanced travel insurance

VAT and taxes

And also...

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Breakfast
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Free if you book through our website

Luggage transport
Private transfers
Reinforced breakfasts
Half board (dinners)
Cancellation insurance

Itinerary

Day 1. Arrival in Logroño

To do the Camino de Santiago from Logroño you will have to get there on your own (or we can help you with private transport).

In any case, if you don't know the city, we recommend that you book an extra night before your trip so that you can enjoy the historic quarter and visit one of the historic wineries of La Rioja, where you can discover the wine-making process and enjoy its famous wines with designation of origin.

Hostel: Winederful Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Condes de Haro or similar

Day 2. Stage Logroño - Nájera

Distance: 29 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
AccommodationNájera

The first stage is moderately hilly. We leave the city along the Rúa Vieja and climb to the top of La Grajera, from where you can see Logroño on one side and, on the other, our next destination: Navarrete.

In this section you will find the ruins of the old pilgrims' hospital of San Juan de Acre, founded in 1185. From there, with a gentle ascent, the Way continues towards the Alto de San Antón, which leads to the very interesting town of Nájera through a rural area.

Hostel: Puerta de Nájera Hostel or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Duques de Nájera or similar

Day 3. Stage Nájera - Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Distance: 20.7 km
Difficulty: ●○○○○
AccommodationSanto Domingo de la Calzada

Following the pattern of the previous stage, today's stage can also be considered easy and with few gradients. It runs along agricultural tracks that show the transition from vineyards to cereal crops.

After passing Azofra and Cirueña, from a hill we will see the town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, the end of our stage. The cathedral of Santo Domingo and the striking history of the saint after whom it is named await you.

Hostel: Hostel La Cofradía del Santo or similar
Standard accommodation: Rey Pedro I Guesthouse or similar

Day 4. Stage Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Belorado

Distance: 22 km
Difficulty: ●○○○○
Accommodation: Belorado

This stage has practically no gradients and it is noticeable that we are approaching Castile and its plains. At the pass halfway between Grañón and Redecilla del Camino we finally leave La Rioja to enter the region of Castilla y León, in the province of Burgos. More than half of the French Way runs through this region, the largest in Spain.

When you get to Redecilla del Camino, don't pass by without visiting the church of the Virgen de la Calle. It is well worth a visit. And then you can continue along the road until you reach Belorado, where you can enjoy a good caparrón and a pleasant stroll through the town.

Hostel: Hostel.B or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Jacobeo or similar

Day 5. Stage Belorado - San Juan de Ortega

Distance: 23.9 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: San Juan de Ortega

Due to its difficulty, this stage can be subdivided into two sections: an initial, easy one, with hardly any gradients, until just before Villafranca de Montes de Oca. And a second section to San Juan de Ortega, marked by a steep ascent in the first kilometres and a gradual descent without intermediate villages.

Hostel: Hostel El Camino de Santovenia or similar
Standard accommodation: Rural Accommodation La Henera or similar

Day 6. Stage San Juan de Ortega - Burgos

Distance: 25.8 km
Difficulty: ●●○○○
Accommodation: Burgos

The last stage of this programme consists of a pleasant stretch through the Sierra de Atapuerca before proceeding to Burgos.

The historic route goes through industrial areas, but there is a variant, called Castañares, which skirts the industrial estate, adding only half a kilometre more. If you choose this option, pay special attention to the yellow arrows.

Hostel: Hostel Catedral de Burgos or similar
Standard accommodation: Hotel Alda Cardeña or similar

Day 7. Burgos (and more)

The seventh day is for you. To rest and explore the city of Burgos. After breakfast our services end, but the city asks you to walk its streets, visit its gothic cathedral, the Monastery of Las Huelgas, etc.

Suckling lamb is the most popular dish in the area and there is a wide range of dishes to try in the vicinity of the cathedral. If you prefer sweets, yemas de Burgos, made with egg yolk, sugar and water, are the star dessert.

And, if you like, we can organise a visit to the nearby Monastery of San Pedro de Cardeña, a Trappist abbey founded in 902.

Gain free cancellation
when booking on the website

Frequently asked questions

What to expect from this tour?
This section of the French Way is perfect for starting out on the adventure of the Camino de Santiago. Its relatively simple profile, with no major gradients, and the charm of the wine-growing region of La Rioja and the cereal fields of Burgos offer a beautiful contrast of landscapes without requiring great physical effort. It also allows you to visit Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, and Burgos, one of the main Castilian cities.
The French Way between Logroño and Burgos is open all year round. Although it can be done in the middle of winter, taking into account a series of technical conditions (more information here) and the presence of snow, the most advisable time is usually spring or the first half of autumn, when the weather is milder. It can also be done in summer, although temperatures can reach high records and it is necessary to take this into account.
All the stages of this route can be completed on foot, so there is no need for additional transfers. As an optional service, Viando offers you the possibility of hiring your own transport on arrival in Logroño or departure from Burgos.
Accommodation in the following categories is available on this route: hostels and standard accommodation. You can see more information about the categories of accommodation we use in Viando. in this link.

By default and compulsory, all our programmes include travel insurance with specific coverage for the Camino de Santiago. You can see the details in the section Insurance of our website. 

All our programmes include a 24-hour telephone support service, should you need help at any time during your experience. This means that you can also contact us outside office hours (when you are on pilgrimage). 

If you want to book this programme, you have the following options available a form where you can indicate the starting date, the type of accommodation and a series of optional services. The price will be updated according to the options you choose, so you have full control. Once you have configured your trip, click on "Book" to make the payment.

Once we receive your request, you will automatically receive a proof of purchase and within 48 working hours we will contact you to confirm the details of your booking and provide you with the documentation. 

In Viando we also work with tailor-made programmes (short stages, intermediate rest days, itineraries different from those proposed, etc.). If you are looking for a Camino that meets your needs/preferences, you can ask us for a quote. here.