Camino de Santiago French Way - Part 3 Logrono to Burgos

Camino de Santiago French Way - Part 3 Logrono to Burgos 797 , 7 Days

'Vineyards, Sunflowers and Authentic Villages'. The French Way is the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago and the best known internationally. The third section of the Camino Frances starts from Logrono in the heart of the famous Rioja region and finishes in medieval Burgos. This section is slightly flatter than the previous; it crosses the hilly province of Burgos, passing typical villages, vineyards and ruined castles. Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. The Camino de Santiago is clearly marked with the “Scallop Shell” showing you the way. This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.

Highlights:
Cantabrian Mountains - one of the main systems of mountain ranges in Spain
Monastery of "Valvanera" – a Gothic style sanctuary
Church of Santa Maria in Belorado – 16th century statues of St. James as the Moor slayer and as a pilgrim
The quoted price (to the right) is from price! Minor price adjusting can occur due to meals plan or/and accommodation.

 


Itinerary:

Day 1. Logrono
You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Logrono is a city rich in history and traditions that have been preserved since the Middle Ages.

Day 2. Logrono - Najera
This first day is an easy stage through landscape dominated by vineyards. After 12km, you will pass Navarrete, a town build in the 12th century by the "Knights of the Holy Sepulchre". Here you will have a chance to stop for some refreshments and to visit the fabulous Baroque Church of "La Ascension". Finally, arriving in Najera in the afternoon, you can enjoy the panoramic views from this hill-top town.
Walking: approx. 8h, 29km, +260m /-160m

Day 3. Najera - Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Country roads dominate this stage, which runs through the Cantabrian mountain range to the north, and the La Demanda mountain range to the south. Enjoy a shorter walking day with great views. There is the possibility to visit the Monastery of "Valvanera" deep in the middle of the "Sierra de la Demanda". Later today, you will arrive in Santo Domingo de la Calzada; another great milestone on the road to Santiago.
Walking: approx. 6h, 21,2km, +280m/ -130m

Day 4. Santo Domingo de la Calzada - Belorado
After a brief walk through a wooded area, the Camino takes us through crop fields, interspersed with small brooks and oak woods. This landscape warns us of the approaching mountain range and, indeed, we can soon see the Oca mountains looming on the horizon. This afternoon, you will have the chance to relax in the lovely main square of Belorado. On the route, don't miss the Altarpiece in the 16t-century church of San Juan Bautista, in Granon.
Walking: approx. 7 h 15 min, 21,5km, +260m/ -130m

Day 5. Belorado - St Juan de Ortega
Until you get to Villafranca Montes de Oca (14km), this stage is similar to the previous one. However, as you go deeper into the woods, you will soon discover the beautiful Oca mountains. In St Juan de Ortega, have a look at the Gothic Mausoleum.
Walking: approx. 7 h 15 min, 24km, +370m /- 150m

Day 6. St Juan de Ortega - Burgos
After a quiet sojourn in the mountains you will make your way down into the valley of the Pico river. Here, the tranquil landscapes disappear, making way for the roads and buildings that characterise Burgos and its outskirts.
Walking: approx. 5 h 15 min, 25km, +150m /- 250m

Day 7. Burgos - departure
After breakfast we bid you farewell. Burgos still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendour. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture; the Cathedral of Burgos (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Discover the delicious and varied local cuisine in one of the city's restaurants.

Luggage transportation: Luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel  day 2,3,4,5,6. The baggage allowance is one item (maximum 15 kg) per person. If you need to add more bags please contact us in advance.

Good to know:
► If you would like to stay in Logrono during the September Wine Fair, an additional fee will apply - contact us for details.


Price Includes:
accommodation in a double room at hotels and a guesthouse with breakfast
dinner day 2,3,4,5
luggage transferred from hotel to hotel
digital detailed walking notes and map
pilgrim passport

Not Included:
flight tickets
transfer from/to airport
beverages
meals
not mentioned in the program
personal insurance
personal expenditures

Additional Services:
Extra nights in Burgos / Logrono / Bilbao / Santander : on request

Vacation Extensions:
Camino de Santiago - French Way - Part 1 Saint Jean Pied de Port to Pamplona
Camino de Santiago French Way - Part 2 Pamplona to Logrono
Camino de Santiago French Way - Part 4 Burgos to Sahagun


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Camino de Santiago French Way - Part 3 Logrono to Burgos (Rated 4.81 / 5 Based on 376 Reviews.)
Price
797 EUR
Duration
7 Days
Single Supplement
177 EUR
Status
Open for booking

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Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

These tours include trekking which is a little harder, normally on a challenging terrain. We take it for granted that you are in good condition and fit. You should be physically prepared at home to get the maximum of the tour. Most of the trekking is done at a greater height (max 3000m).

Group Size
Min. 1
Reservation System Code
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