The Camino de Santiago from Logrono to Burgos is part of the third section on the Camino Frances. The third section of the Camino Frances runs from Logrono to Burgos.
Have an unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago from Logrono! Logrono is the capital of the La Rioja region, which is famous for its exquisite wines.
In this section, we will feel how the level of difficulty decreases with respect to the first and second stages of the Camino Frances. We will able to visit farmlands and vineyards, beautiful medieval castles, spectacular monasteries and unique villages with a special charm.
One of the most interesting stops during this section of the Camino Frances is undoubtedly the city of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and its false old town centre.
This section ends in the beautiful city of Burgos, the birthplace of “El Cid”. Burgos is known for being the Gothic capital of Spain.
We will begin section 3 of the Camino Frances in the capital of the La Rioja region, famous for its amazing wines. Before starting section 3 of the Camino Frances we must visit Logrono’s historic old quarter, its cathedral and the city’s churches.
We also recommend heading over to Calle Laurel and trying some of its delicious tapas. Logrono is also known for its delicious homemade ice creams.
Despite being a long route, this section is fairly easy. We will depart from Logrono passing through the ‘Puerta del Camino’ gate. During the first few hours of the day we will be able to see the vineyards of the La Rioja region.
The first stop on this route will be in Navarrete, a 12th century town built by the “Knights of the Holy Sepulchre”. In Navarrete we can visit the Baroque Church of La Ascension. We will continue to Najera where we will spend the night.
Najera is a medieval town that has historically been connected to the Camino de Santiago. From Najera we have the chance to get a beautiful panoramic view of the entire region.
Length: 23 km
The third route will be significantly shorter than the previous one and we will get to enjoy incredible views along the entire way. Once we leave the town of Najera, we will make our way along rural paths until reaching the Sierra de la Demanda mountain. Then we will pass through the small town of Azofra.
Azofra is dedicated to the patroness of La Rioja; the Virgen of Valvanera. Azofra is also known as the starting point for the “Route of the Monasteries”. The Route of the Monasteries is not actually part of the Camino de Santiago, but it is worth doing if we have a few extra days, especially visiting the monasteries of Yuso and Suso in San Millan de la Cogolla.
Finally, we will arrive at Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a beautiful town with a medieval centre that historically has been closely tied to the Camino de Santiago.
Length: 21 km
Overnight: Santo Domingo de la Calzada
The start of today’s route passes through forests until we reach farmland. As we approach Belorado, we can begin to catch a glimpse of the Oca mountains, these mountains are the last mountain range before reaching the Meseta (plateau). Then we will arrive at Belorado, a small and pleasant town in the province of Burgos.
In Belorado we can visit the Church of Santa Maria where we can see images of Santiago.
Length: 24 km
The walk from Belorado to San Juan de Ortega is a peaceful route along quiet paths and nature trails. As we get closer to “Villafranca Montes de Oca”, we will start heading into beautiful forests of oak and pine trees. In San Juan de Ortega we have to visit the Mausoleum.
Length: 24,5 km
Overnight: San Juan de Ortega
The sixth route of section 3 on the Camino Frances takes place on mountainous terrain in the Sierra de Atapuerca mountains, from where we can get excellent views of the entire region of Burgos. We will cross the town of Atapuerca, world famous for its prehistoric caves that have been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The first human remains were discovered here in the Atapuerca caves. After beginning our descent, we will reach the outskirts of the city of Burgos, where we can visit one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Spain.
Length: 16 km
In Burgos we can visit the city’s historic quarter, enjoy a relaxing walk along the river or try some of the local tapas in the old town. Burgos is known in Spain as the country’s Gothic capital. We 100% recommend visiting the Burgos Cathedral.
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All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure your best comfort.
Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to have a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.
When working with quality accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.
All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to lack of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.
Single rooms are subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.
All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:
Accommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Baggage transfer between stages.
Complete route itinerary.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Information pack for the Camino de Santiago.
Additional single room: €140 per person.
Extra night in Burgos: €55 per person.
Transfer from Burgos to Logroño: €140.
Travel assistance insurance: €21 per person.
Cancellation insurance: €14 per person.
In order to resolve pilgrims’ doubts, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your enquiries.
If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your queries.
The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.
The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.
Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.
Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.
Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.
We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.
On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.
In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.
Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.
However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.
We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.
The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.
The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.
You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.
In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.
On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.
Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.
Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.
People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.
Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.
There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.
Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.
For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.
Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.
Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).
For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.
Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.
Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.
To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.
To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.
Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.
Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.
Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.
We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.
The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.
No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.
All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.
When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.
All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.
We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.
Now, we will talk about another section on the Camino Frances. In particular, it is the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono to Burgos. This is a highly recommended route for several reasons that we will detail below.
That is why if you are thinking of starting your adventure and want to do it with the best possible team, we suggest that you continue reading and encourage you to have an unforgettable experience with Santiago Ways.
The Camino de Santiago along the section from Logroño to Burgos is one of the most popular among all possible variants of the Camino de Santiago for several reasons that we want to make clear to you. Either way, it is quite possible that if you are brave enough to try it, you yourself will find new motivations that will make you want to repeat the route.
1.-The places: One of the most powerful reasons to complete the Camino de Santiago from Logrono to Burgos are the wonderful environments that we pass through. These include a wide variety of landscapes and places of special interest to tourists.
From the charming Logrono to the imposing city of Burgos, on this route of the Camino Frances de Santiago, everything will help us to enjoy an unforgettable experience.
2.- Infrastructure: One of the main reasons why the Camino Frances de Santiago and all its routes are so popular is for the excellent level of infrastructure.
From the conditions of the terrain to the availability of shops and supply centres and signage, everything is perfect along it. This is one of the reasons why it is the most popular route among the pilgrims who try this wonderful experience for the first time.
3.- Gastronomy: The Camino de Santiago, and in particular the section from Logrono to Burgos, crosses points that are of special gastronomic interest.
Although we will talk about it later in detail, the cities of Logrono and Burgos offer us a great variety and quality in terms of available choices. This is motive enough in itself to visit the city.
The Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono to Burgos has a total length of 120 kilometres. It is one of the longest stretches on this route and at the same time one of the most beautiful. The stages are distributed in a total of 6 nights and 7 days.
In the case of making the bike route, this time can be halved. Along the way, we will cross many localities with a great cultural, patrimonial and historical interest, such as Najera and its Gothic cathedral, or the municipality of Santo Domingo de la Calzada.
It also includes highly recommended routes through natural environments and well-conditioned for the passage of pilgrims both on foot and by bike.
We want to talk now about what are the most reserved options within the offer available on the Camino Frances de Santiago. Besides the section of the Camino de Santiago, from Logroño to Burgos, there are many more alternatives that we encourage you to discover on our website. For the moment, we will talk about the two that have the most success along with the Camino Frances from Logroño.
This road route from Saint Jean Pied de Porthas a total length of 66 kilometres spread over 5 stages, with its corresponding 4 nights. It is one of the most requested and finishes its route in Pamplona after having started in this beautiful French town.
With Santiago Ways, it is possible to reserve it all year round with the option of only breakfast or also breakfast and dinner, and always in the best hotels.
The Camino de Santiago from Sarria is the other option most requested by those who are encouraged to try this experience. In this case, it is a route of 111 kilometres, with 7 days and 6 nights of stages.
Its popularity lies in the fact that it is the last part of the Camino de Santiago, being already in the autonomous community of Galicia.
As in all the sections that we offer in Santiago Ways, it is possible to do the Camino Frances from Sarria with just breakfast or breakfast and dinner included in the best hotels.
To have all the information possible for the Camino de Santiago in the section of Logroño to Burgos, we offer here your maps and itinerary.
Logrono – Najera
Najera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado
Belorado – San Juan de Ortega
San Juan de Ortega – Burgos
We want to talk now about the profile of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono. We believe that it is one of the easiest sections for those who want to start on the route although it is true that it has some quite steep climbs.
In particular, from Logrono to the Alto de Pedraja pass there is an ascent of 500 metres. From there, the whole route gradually becomes easier as it is in descent, all except the Alto de Atapuerca.
Logrono – Najera
Najera – Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado
Belorado – San Juan de Ortega
San Juan de Ortega – Burgos
Stages on foot
We detail all the stages on foot for this route of the Camino de Santiago from Logroño.
The Camino de Santiago from Logroño has a total length of 120 kilometres. It is distributed in 7 stages with its 6 corresponding nights. This time can be halved in the event that the route is completed on a bicycle.
You also have to bear in mind that the great beauty of its attractive spots can make us feel like staying more than we had planned by enjoying a view or particular surroundings.
We want to break down the different months of the year to tell you what are the advantages and disadvantages of each one. It must be said that, ultimately, it will all depend on each pilgrim’s own preferences. However, we want to remind you that with Santiago Ways it is possible to book the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono and other options at any time of the year.
The month of January has the advantage of leaving us some days off before the end of the Christmas break. That is why this is a time that more and more pilgrims choose to also enjoy the beauty of this festive season along the route of the Camino de Santiago.
In February the temperatures go up a little, so the route can become more enjoyable, especially in the coastal areas. We recommend, however, to be aware of the possible precipitations that may fall during this month.
In March, spring is definitely approaching in its fullness and the temperature is mild, except in the high-altitude areas. The landscape is dyed in many colours and is a perfect time for nature lovers.
April, as an alternative, is, gaining many followers because during this month Holy Week is celebrated which, on many occasions, leaves us enough free days to be able to make the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono.
In May, weather instability can be encountered and increase the risk of precipitation. However, it is a month that brings together the best conditions of the spring in terms of temperature.
In the month of June, already in the summer, is when many pilgrims are encouraged to enjoy the experience of the Camino de Santiago from Logroño. It is a good time because the holidays start and there are not too many crowds.
The main attraction of the month of July is its festivities. The festivities in Pamplona are from the 6th to the 14th of July and the festivities in Santiago de Compostela between 15th and 31st. That encourages many pilgrims to do the Camino and go to enjoy them if they have already started their route on previous stages.
Definitely, August is one of the most popular months. It is because it is the time when people have more free time to go on a pilgrimage. At the same time, in the north of Spain, the temperatures are milder, so it is a good idea to escape the heat to enjoy the freshness of the north.
In September the landscape of the Camino Frances from Logroño to Burgos begins to change. It is stained with beautiful colours and is the favourite time for the most romantic.
Just like in the previous month, October is one of the favourites for those who appreciate the beauty of the autumn season. However, it is necessary to be prepared for the potential risk of rainfall.
In November the ravages of winter begin to be noticed. However, it is also a beautiful time where we can enjoy the beautiful prints that, for example, that are offered by the city and the province of Burgos.
There are many pilgrims who make the Camino during this month captured by the beauty of Christmas and the intention to spend these holidays living the incredible experience of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logroño to Burgos.
We have also prepared a selection of the most emblematic places of this route. These include some monuments, some historical sites and, of course, hotels where you can rest and the best restaurants.
In Najera, this emblematic town on the Camino, we can find points of great monumental and historical interest like the Monastery of Santa Maria La Real. Also, if you have some time left, we recommend you to visit the caves that are located near this beautiful area of La Rioja.
It is another of the most recommended towns on the Camino Frances de Santiago from Logrono. There, we must highlight the beauty of its cathedral, whose style is predominantly Renaissance, but also has many Gothic elements.
As could not be otherwise, we recommend visiting in its entirety the old town centre in the city of Burgos. It is a city whose history begins in the Middle Ages. It highlights, above all, is its Gothic-style cathedral, one of the most spectacular in the world. However, you cannot miss the Las Huelgas Monastery or the Cartuja de Miraflores.
We also want to talk about the places where you can stay with Santiago Ways. It is a selection of the best possible hotels along the entire Camino Frances from Logrono. Everything, so that you can rest as much you deserve.
Marisqueria La Lonja: It is located in Logrono and, despite being located in the interior, this seafood restaurant can offer us the best products from the sea prepared in the best possible way. Prices are affordable and is a good way to start our journey.
La Parrilla Arcaya: In this case, we want to talk about a grill that can offer us the best in terms of meat. It is located in the beautiful municipality of Santo Domingo de la Calzada and offers an excellent opportunity to treat ourselves a little on our pilgrimage.
Restaurante Casa Ojeda: it is a typical Burgos house where typical regional food is served. Simple cooking with a lot of flavours and, above all, it is very welcoming. You shouldn’t miss it as a highlight on the Camino Frances to Santiago from Logroño.
The origin of the Camino Frances from Logrono dates back to the same time as the Camino Frances. This begins in the Middle Ages and was born as an alternative to the rugged Camino del Norte. This was much more rugged so, as the Reconquest was advancing, it was opening the route of the Camino Frances, a much more practical alternative.
Since then, thousands of pilgrims have made their way to Santiago and have contributed to doing the Camino Frances from Logrono, making it a route laden with history, magic and charm. Go and experience the route in the best way possible with Santiago Ways.
So that you know first-hand what is the opinion of other people who have already made the pilgrimage with Santiago Ways, we offer you a few comments below. We hope that they will help you to encourage you and live this experience with us.
Finally, we leave you with some pictures and videos of this part of the Camino. With this, we hope that you can get an idea of everything that awaits you on this magnificent adventure.
Here you can see all the stages of the Camino de Santiago.
In Santiago Ways, we will advise you on which route of the Camino de Santiago is the best fit for you.