This is the eighth stage of the Pilgrimage Route of St. James, one of the most famous pilgrimages in all of Christianity.
This seven-day, six-night walking tour is the eight stage in the Way of Saint James Pilgrim Route, one of the most famous pilgrimages in all of Christianity.
£660.00 per person based on two people sharing
Single room supplement £180
Supplement for solo walker £140
4 to 7 hours walk a day, no difficulty
6 nights in 3 star hotels
Breakfast each morning
3 dinners (no dinner in Logrono, Santo Domingo or Burgos)
2 transfers to/from Belorado – see itinerary
Day 1: Arrival at Logrono for overnight
Day 2: Logrono – Najera, 29.1 km/18.2 miles.
Altitude at departure: 400m/1320ft.
First we make our way out of Logrono to enter the lovely area of Pantano de la Grajera, a 32 hectare lake surrounded by woodland. Next, we pass through Navarrete, town of potters, then enter beautiful Najera via the Alto de San Anton, where once there stood a Templar monastery.
Altitude at arrival: 485m/1601ft, 29.1 kms/18.2 miles, 7 hours.
Day 3: Najera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 20.8 km/13 miles.
Altitude at departure: 485m/1601ft. Today’s walk gives the first taste of what the route will be like until we enter Galicia, as we cross the Spanish Meseta, the high plateau of corn fields where shade comes but rarely. Fortunately, just before Ciruena, a beautiful grove of oaks offers sanctuary before we reach Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
Altitude at arrival: 638m/2105ft, 20.8 kms/13 miles, 5 hours 30.
Day 4: Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado, 26 km//16.25 miles.
Altitude at departure: 638m/2105ft.
The itinerary undulates over the bare, grandiose landscape of the Meseta, as we quit Rioja to enter the immensity of Castille and the province of Burgos. Leaving Santo Domingo, a variant is available to avoid part of the N120.
Altitude at arrival: 796m/2627ft, 26 kms/16.25 miles, 6 hours 40.
Day 5: Belarado – San Juan de Ortega, 24 km/15 miles and return by taxi to Belorado.
Altitude at departure: 796m/2627ft.
For the first part of the day we are on the Meseta but then things change quickly as we cross the ‘Montes de Oca’, covered in forest and once the realm of wolves and highwaymen. After Villafranca, the route goes through forest to Puerto de la Pedraja (1150m/3795ft), and crosses the plateau to San Juan de Ortega. (Taxi back to Belorado for overnight).
Altitude at arrival:1012m/3340ft, 24 kms/15 miles, 6 hours 15.
Day 6: Taxi to San Juan de Ortega. Then walk San Juan – Burgos, 27.6 km/17.25 miles.
Altitude at departure: 1012m/3340ft.
Taxi to San Juan de Ortega to begin the walk. Leave behind the forests of ‘Montes de Oca’, to go down to the fertile plains of the Rio Arlanzon. To avoid the suburbs, it is recommended to take a slightly longer route into Burgos via the parks of Fuentes Blancas and Miraflores. Dinner not included tonight in Burgos but there is a wide choice of restaurants in the old town.
Altitude at arrival: 856m/2823ft, 27.6 kms/17.25 miles, 7 hours 15.
Day 7: End of the trip after breakfast.