Camino Frances Camino from Pamplona to Logrono 1 week

Activity:
Walking or Easy Walking or Cycling or Easy Cycling
Duration:
5 Nights
Distance:
95 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Time To Go:
All Year Round
Price:
7 nights from €570
Rating:

Camino from Pamplona to Logrono

The Camino from Pamplona, on the Camino Frances, starts in the city of Pamplona and continues for 95 km to Logroño, the capital of the La Rioja Wine Region.

This section of the Camino de Santiago along the famous Camino Francés starts in the city of Pamplona (Iruña in Basque), world-famous for its San Fermín running of the bulls festival, taking place from 7th July every year.

From Pamplona, the Camino takes pilgrims to the photogenic pilgrim sculpture at Alto del Perdón, where you will enjoy fantastic 360 panoramic views of Pamplona, the valley, and the vast countryside ahead, before continuing on your way.

In this section of the Camino, you will walk across the mountains of Navarra and the red earth vineyards of La Rioja, passing medieval bridges, castles, churches, and picturesque villages along the way, such as Puente de la Reina, Cirauqui, Estella-Lizarra, and Viana.

You can stop at Bodegas Irache for a rest and a quick sip at the free wine fountain! This is one of the many highlights of the Camino and where you will get to meet other pilgrims!

This section of the Camino finishes in Logroño, capital of La Rioja wine region, and a fantastic city to discover authentic Spanish ‘tapas’.

On the last day of your journey, you can choose to split the walking into two days so you can relax and enjoy the scenery a little longer.

We would highly recommend spending a night in Viana if you have an extra day. This is an unmissable town with much to love for history buffs and those interested in colonial Spain.

Talk to us today about how we can make your Camino Frances from Pamplona suit your needs.

Click below to create your Camino from Pamplona, or from anywhere along the Camino Frances. You can walk or cycle.

Map of the Camino from Pamplona to Logrono

Itinerary of the Camino from Pamplona to Logrono

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Pamplona
Pamplona
You arrive in Pamplona.
24 km
Puente de la Reina
Puente de la Reina

After your night in Pamplona, you will leave this beautiful city behind you as , the Camino takes pilgrims towards the ‘Alto del Perdón’ (Hill of Forgiveness) pass. Get your picture taken with the photogenic pilgrim sculpture at the ‘alto’ and enjoy fantastic 360 panoramic views of Pamplona and the valley. From there, you will begin your descent towards Puente la Reina (Queen’s Bridge) with its quaint medieval alleys and impressive 11th century bridge over the River Arga.

22 km
Estella
Estella

After your night in Puente de la Reina, your Camino de Santiago route continues along peaceful tracks for most of today to Estella. You will walk along rolling farmland, passing small towns and villages nested among olive groves, cereal crops and vineyards. Cirauqui (Zirauki), perched on a hilltop, is a pretty little village of winding medieval streets where you will find one of the best preserved stretches of Roman road. Estella-Lizarra is your finish point for today, a nice historic town with plenty to do and see.

21 km
Los Arcos
Los Arcos

After your night in Estella where you will hopefully had a few moments to explore the town and its many monuments, your Camino to Santiago continues to the town of Los Arcos. Just outside Estella you will find Bodegas Irache, the Wine Museum and its free wine fountain, stop for a rest and sip of the local Rioja! Most of your walk today will be along nice tracks, among vineyards, olive trees and cereal fields. From Villamayor de Monjardín to Los Arcos, you will cover approximately 12kms without passing a single village so make sure you have plenty of water and a few snacks.

28 km
Logrono
Logrono

After your night in Los Arcos, you will continue your Camino on a very enjoyable track across rolling countryside, leaving Navarra and entering the world-famous wine making La Rioja region.  You will pass the dramatic ruins of Clavijo Castle before entering the city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja and home to some of the best tapas scene on the Camino. Head for Calle Laurel to sample the local Rioja-style specialities.

Easy Option:You can split your long stage from Los Arcos to Logroño, into two stages of 18km and 10km, if you would like to walk at a more relaxed pace. You would stay overnight in a period hotel in the lovely hilltop village of Viana.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Country Cottages

Country Cottages or  ‘Casas Rurales’ are beautifully restored country homes and farmhouses in the heart of peaceful rural communities. Our Country Cottages are renowned for their exceptional food, unique settings and personal touch. Rest assured when you select Country Cottage you will enjoy the full experience of our collection of beautiful Casa Rurales when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Superior Collection

Stay in very special hotels and unique properties along the Camino.  We have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered. Rest assured when you select Superior Collection, you will enjoy the full experience of our best hotels and top guesthouses when and where this option is available, however, bear in mind, that sometimes due to location factors, only our choice of standard collection hotels and guesthouses may be available. All rooms are en-suite.

Access

How to Get There

Live information on Rome2Rio. We can also arrange private transfers if you prefer, just ask us.

 

Pamplona

Bilbao Airport 155km: The Burundesa bus company links Pamplona with Bilbao (2h) with 10 departures a day. It is possible to fly from there with Aerlingus.
See: http://laburundesa.com/pamplona-bilbao/

Biarritz Airport 103km: Train from Pamplona to Biarritz airport (2:15min) http://alsa.es

Santander Airport 253km: The Burundesa bus company links Pamplona with Santander (2h) with 2 departures a day. From the bus station in Santander, simply get a direct city bus to the airport (20min), and Ryanair operates flights from there. See: http://laburundesa.com/pamplona-santander-2/

Madrid Airport 391km: Train 3h renfe. Metro to the airport (45min)

Logroño

Bilbao Airport 136km: Train takes 1h30, Bus from bus station to Bilbao bus station 2h (week: 7.30, 9.30, 11.00, 15.00, 17.30, 19.30, weekend: 8.30,11.00, 17.30, 19.30)

Santander Airport 234km: Regular Train takes 2h30 renfe, Regular buses between 9.30 and 15.00 Alsa.es

Madrid Airport 329km: Train takes 3hrs renfe

Whats Included

  • Included: Selected accommodation with private bathrooms, Holiday Pack on your mobile phone (Route ebook and Google Maps) and a 24/7 support number providing assistance during your trip, for instance organising a support vehicle if needed. In 2021 we also offer a Free Postponement with every booking made
  • Not included: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)
  • Optional: Luggage transfers (On by default. One bag up to 20kg per person), dinners (On by default, where available), bike rental (On by default) and airport transfers, etc…

Manage your trip online

Note on Accommodation: We aim to book you into each of the towns listed on the itinerary, however in case of low availability we may book you 2 nights in the same town with provided transfers. If you are booking Superior collection or Country cottages, please note it is subject to availability and therefore cannot be guaranteed. Superior/Country cottage accommodation may be away from the route with included transfers. More details.

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