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CAMINO FRENCH WAY | PAMPLONA – LOGROŃO | 6 DAYS |

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5-7

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Unlimited

Languages

English

Overview

CAMINO FRENCH WAY: FROM PAMPLONA TO LOGROŃO IN 6 DAYS WITH WAW.TRAVEL!

A surprising itinerary discovering the Camino French way, starting in Pamplona and continuing for 95 km to Logroño, the capital of La Rioja Region.

Start the Camino French way in Pamplona, famous for its Bull Running festival, and finish in Logroño at the heart of the Rioja wine region. Enjoy an attractive hike in hilly Navarra with its 12th-century castles, picturesque villages, and vineyards.

Discover with WAW.travel the steps along the way and our itinerary!

Camino French way: participate in San Fermin festival!

This section of the the Camino French way to Santiago de Compostela starts in the city of Pamplona, world-famous for its San Fermín running of the bulls festival, taking place from 7th July every year. From Pamplona, the Camino French way takes visitors 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.

 

Camino French way

 

In this section of the Camino French way, 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. Stop at Bodegas Irache for a rest and a quick sip at the free wine fountain!

This section of the Camino French way finishes in Logroño, capital of La Rioja wine region, and a fantastic city to discover authentic Spanish ‘tapas’. On the last day, you can choose to split the walking into two days so you can relax and enjoy the scenery a little longer. We highly recommend spending a night in the Viana if you have an extra day.

 

Camino French way
Just follow the yellow arrow!

See these highlights of the Camino French way in our itinerary!

Camino French way: from Pamplona to Logroño!

Logroño

Logroño is the capital city of La Rioja. However it owes its prominence in the region to the Camino de Santiago which has passed through its cobbled streets since the Middle Ages. The Puente de Piedra is the oldest bridge crossing the river Ebo into Logrono and is still used today by pilgrims during the Camino French way. Sampling the local wine when here is a must do but also is trying some of the local dishes in one of the many bars and restaurants you will discover as you wander the historic centre where you will also encounter the Cathedral of Santa María la Redonda where there is a painting of the Christ on the Cross by Michelangelo.

Estella

This vibrant city has been an important stopping point on the Camino French way since the Middle Ages. Walking around its historic centre you can feel the energy of the many people that have passed through on the Camino. With is medieval castles, temples, palaces and squares there is much to see and with it all easily accessible on foot, so be sure to explore!

La Rioja Wine

While travelling the Camino French way, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the world-famous Rioja wine, which is produced with grapes in the region. There is even fountains, that instead of water refresh the pilgrims with wine!! One such famous one is at Bodegas Irache – Funete del Vino.

 

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Alta del Perdon

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM OF CAMINO FRENCH WAY FROM PAMPLONA TO LOGROŃO

Day 1 of the Camino French way: Arrival in Pamplona.

You will start the Camino French way in the heart of Pamplona, a well-preserved, historic city in north-eastern Spain that dates from Roman times. Spend your afternoon visiting Pamplona’s “old town”, La Navarrería and its 12th century neighbourhoods of San Nicolas and Cernin, and indulge in delicious pintxos (tapas) in one of the bars. Pamplona was also the setting for the Ernest Hemingway novel “The Sun Also Rises“, published in 1926 and its world-famous San Fermin festivities. On July 14th Spaniards and tourists alike gather around the gated streets to watch those crazy few run with the bulls to the bullring.

Day 2 of Camino French way: Pamplona – Puente La Reina, 23 km.

When leaving Pamplona behind during the Camino French way, you are also leaving behind the Atlantic area of Navarra. From here onwards, the landscape will be dominated by cereal crops, Holm oaks and Mediterranean brushwood. The Pamplona basin is left behind too when you cross the “Alto del Perdon”.

Day 3 of Camino French way: Puenta la Reina – Estella, 22 km.

The camino walk to Estella is very uneven and quite agricultural. Small towns and villages are dotted amongst cereal fields, vineyards and olive trees.

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Day 4 of Camino French way: Estella – Los Arcos, 22 km.

Today on the camino walk you go through the Rioja area of Navarra. Enjoy the olive trees, cereal fields and, most importantly, the vineyards. From Villamayor de Monjardin to Los Arcos, you will cover 12km without coming across a single village.

Day 5 of Camino French way: Los Arcos – Logroño, 28 km.

Today the camino walk leaves Navarra and journey into Rioja. Expect a pleasant hike into undulating countryside. On this route you will pass the stunning ruins of Clavijo castle. Finally we come to the town of Logroño, strategically situated on the border between Alava and Navarra. An option to split into two days and do the camino walk in 17km /10km days. You stop in Viana.

Day 6 of Camino French way: Logroño.

After breakfast the Camino French way will come to an end. Logroño is a city rich in history and traditions that have been preserved since the Middle-Ages. The pilgrim’s Camino to Santiago de Compostela made this one of the most important towns on the Camino.

Do you also want to walk or bike the Camino de Santiago routes to make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela? We can offer different travel solutions and design them just for you!

Don’t hesitate to contact us for any curiosity, we will be happy to help you join this amazing adventure! Write an email to hey@waw.travel or follow us on our social profiles for constant news and updates: Instagram Facebook.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • During your camino Pamplona to Logrono you will walk in 4 stages.
  • You will follow the route from the famous Camino to Santiago.
  • The total number of kilometers is 95 and the stages are about 22 km per day.
  • You will walk from the city of Pamplona, famous for the bullfight, to the Rioja-wine area to Logrono.
  • Along the way you will enjoy the cultural richness, the delicious gastronomy and the cordiality of the local inhabitants.
  • Departure every day of the year.
  • Accommodations are selected on the basis of quality and are located.
  • Rooms with bathroom and breakfast included.

What you will do

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Day 1 Arrival in Pamplona
Day 1 Arrival in Pamplona
You will start the camino walk in the heart of Pamplona, a well-preserved, historic city in north-eastern Spain that dates from Roman times. Spend your afternoon visiting Pamplona's "old town", La Navarrería and its 12th century neighbourhoods of San Nicolas and Cernin, and indulge in delicious pintxos (tapas) in one of the bars. Pamplona was also the setting for the Ernest Hemingway novel The Sun Also Rises, published in 1926 and is world-famous for its San Fermin festivities. Spaniards and tourists alike gather around the gated streets to watch those crazy few run with the bulls to the bullring.
Day 2 Pamplona - Puenta La Reina 23 km
Day 2 Pamplona - Puenta La Reina 23 km
When leaving during the camino walk Pamplona behind, you are also leaving behind the Atlantic area of Navarra. From here onwards, the landscape will be dominated by cereal crops, Holm oaks and Mediterranean brushwood. The Pamplona basin is left behind too when you cross the “Alto del Perdon”.
Day 3 Puenta la Reina - Estella 23 km
Day 3 Puenta la Reina - Estella 23 km
The camino walk to Estella is very uneven and quite agricultural. Small towns and villages are dotted amongst cereal fields, vineyards and olive trees.
Day 4 Estella - Los Arcos 22 km
Day 4 Estella - Los Arcos 22 km
Today on the camino walk you go through the Rioja area of Navarra. Enjoy the olive trees, cereal fields and, most importantly, the vineyards. From Villamayor de Monjardin to Los Arcos, you will cover 12km without coming across a single village.
Day 5 Los Arcos - Logrono 28 km
Day 5 Los Arcos - Logrono 28 km
Today the camino walk leaves Navarra and journey into Rioja. Expect a pleasant hike into undulating countryside. On this route you will pass the stunning ruins of Clavijo castle. Finally we come to the town of Logroño, strategically situated on the border between Alava and Navarra. An option to split into two days and do the camino walk in 17km /10km days. You stop in Viana. 
Day 6 Return from Logrono
Day 6 Return from Logrono
After breakfast you can enjoy the pilgrim town for a while before your journey home starts. If you want to extend the camino walk with an extra day in Logrono, let us know. It's definitely worth it!

Included/Excluded

  • 5 nights in a double room (price per person)
  • Breakfast
  • Specially chosen 2-3* hotels
  • Pilgrimspassport
  • 24/7 Emergency phone
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Flight to Pamplona
  • Transfer from Logrono to the airport

Duration

5 – 7 hours

Languages

English

Activity Types

Camino Santiago

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FAQs

Why is Santiago de Compostela the end point of the Camino Santiago?
The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela (also called Saint James route or Way of Saint James) is the pilgrimage route to the tomb of the apostle James in Santiago de Compostella in Spain. The main route through Spain is the Camino Francés, which runs from the Pyrenees to the tomb of James. This route passes through the cities of Pamplona, Estella, Logroño, Burgos, León, Astorga and Ponferrada.
Is the route suitable for inexperienced walkers?
Although the camino is accessible to everyone, experience and good physical condition are recommended.
What should I bring with me?
On the way you walk with a small backpack. In it you put some things you need for on the go. Think of some food, drinks, sunscreen, a raincoat. The rest of your luggage is taken from accommodation to accommodation.
What if I have an accident on the way or if something happens to me?
You can contact us anytime and we will like for a solution together.
I want to continue the camino walk to Santiago. Is it possible?
Yes, we can extend the camino walk on the camino Frances. Just let us know!

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Liesbeth

16/10/2021
Annemiek and Roberto took care of the Camino Francès from Saint Jean Pied de Port for my girlfriend and me this year. We were on the road for 37 days and everything was arranged untill the last detail. We have chosen to book all overnight stays in advance. When booking the camino we were already captivated by the enthusiasm and expertise. We also appreciate the initiative they took to think with us and for us! During the trip they were always available and assisted us with advice. In short, we were completely relaxed and only had to walk and especially enjoy! If you are considering booking a camino or other walking holiday and if you want to be completely relaxed: definitely book at WAW.travel!
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John

29/05/2021

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amazing experience in Camino. Thanks a lot for organising
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