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Camino Catalán – Zaragoza to Logroño 4/4

Walking Section 4 of 4

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The final section of the Catalán Way or Cami de Sant Jaume starts in the beautiful city of Zaragoza and finishes up in Logroño, capital city of the famous La Rioja wine region. The mighty Ebro River will be your travelling companion along this route. More than just a river, the Ebro has been a vehicle of culture, communication and wealth; and crosses a selection of beautiful villages.

The medieval city of Zaragoza is home to an eclectic mix of some of the worlds most stunning architecture. Muslims, Christians and Jews have all left their mark on the city.

Both Zaragoza and Logroño are renowned for their tapas culture but sampling the wine of the La Rioja region is an absolute must.Upon arriving in Logroño, walkers may choose to join The French Way and continue the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Trip highlights

  • Explore Zaragoza's gorgeous medieval city
  • Immerse yourself in Tudela's festivals
  • Walk along the famous La Rioja vineyards
  • Taste authentic tapas in Logroño's Calle del Laurel

1 Zaragoza

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The final section of the Catalán Way starts in the beautiful city of Zaragoza. The Ebro River will be your traveling companion along this route, walkers on this section will be greeted with a variety of landscapes from desert, forest and mountains. Zaragoza is home to an eclectic mix of some of the worlds most stunning architecture. Muslims, Christians and Jews have all left their mark on the city. Visitors are not to miss the city’s three UNESCO World Heritage Sites of La Seo Cathedral, Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar and Aljaferia Palace.

 

2 Zaragoza to Alagón - 26km

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6h30 | +154m / -126m
Today, you will be following the Ebro River as you pass the Castellar desert.

3 Alagón to Mallén - 30km

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7h | +257m / -192m
After Alagón, a pleasant hike between two rivers (Jalòn and Ebro) awaits you.

4 Mallén to Tudela - 25km

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5h30 | +138m / -154m
Today, your Camino Catalan hike becomes a bit more hilly, as you approach the muslim-established town of Tudela.

5 Tudela to Alfaro - 20km

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5h | +312m / -309m
Today the Camino Catalan reaches the famous La Rioja wine region, pilgrims will be greeted by vineyards and a relaxing atmosphere.

6 Alfaro to Calahorra - 22km

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6h | +168m / -107m
You are now in a verdant region, perfect conditions for agriculture and the production of wine.

7 Calahorra to Alcanadre - 20km

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5h | +161m / -169m
From Calahorra, expect a pleasant and peaceful hike. Expect a solitary experience here as you won’t meet meet many other pilgrims on this particular section of the hike.

8 Alcanadre to Logroño - 33km

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7h | +444m / -392m
The Camino Catalan takes you today to the historical city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja and home to some of the best tapas scene along the Camino de Santiago. Head for Calle Laurel to sample the local Rioja-style specialities. It is here where the Camino Catalan joins the Camino Frances.

9 Logroño

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It’s the final day of the Camino Catalan and time to explore the city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja, before you head home. The old town is home to the Gothic cathedral of Santa María and many other Romanesque churches, including the San Bartolomé Church with its beautiful carved porch and the Santiago church with its imposing image of Saint James. If you travel to Logroño in September you might catch the city’s most important festival, Saint Mathew, celebrating the Rioja grape harvest. Head for Calle Laurel to try the city’s best ‘tapas’.

Zaragoza Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Logroño Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Zaragoza:
Best option: Zaragoza airport (10km)
Ryanair offers several international flights. There are direct flights from/to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo), Brussels (South Charleroi) and Paris (Beauvais).See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
Madrid international airport is connected with many cities in Europe and other continents. Almost all airlines have flights from/to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.

 

 

How to get back from Logroño:
Best Option: Bilbao airport (140km)
Bilbao is an international airport, connected with many cities in Europe, e.g. London (Stansted, easyJet), Manchester (easyJet), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Paris (Orly, Vueling), Frankfurt (Lufthansa) or Lisbon (easyjet). See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Zaragoza airport (175km)
Ryanair offers several international flights: from/to London (Standsted), Milan (Bergamo), Brussels (South Charleroi) and Paris (Beauvais). See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Zaragoza:
From: Zaragoza airport (10km)
There is a shuttle bus between the airport and the city centre. See www.zaragoza-airport.com.
From: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
There is a bus connection between Madrid airport (T4) and Zaragoza, taking approx. 3h30. See www.movelia.es.
There is also a train connection from/to Madrid (Chamartín) (10 times/ day, taking approx. 2h40). See: www.renfe.com. There is a train (Line C1), linking the train station (Chamartín) with the airport (Terminal 4). See www.renfe.com.

 

How to get back from Logroño:
To: Bilbao airport (140km)
Shuttle bus from Bilbao airport from/to bilbao bus station (every 30min). A Bus links Logroño with Bilbao bus station (6 times a day/ 1h45) see: www.movelia.es.
To: Zaragoza airport (175km)
There is a direct train between Logroño and Zaragoza (9 times/ day. ca. 2h). There is a bus between the station in Zaragoza (named Delicias) and the airport (every half an hour). See www.renfe.com.

More Info on getting to Zaragoza

Please select from our available tours below and proceed to booking. Contact the team if you have any special requests.


Select your trip

1. Tour options - Select your trip type

  • Stay in our hand-picked accommodation along the way. All rooms en-suite. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €1125
    Double/Twin Room
    €902

2. Select Date

3. No. of rooms

  • Single (1 bed)
  • Twin Rooms (2 beds)
  • Double (1 large bed for 2)

What's Included

  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Rooms en-suite
  • Half Board
  • inc. notes & map(s) & pilgrim passport, what to bring, useful information

We also offer

  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available)