The Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono is the second section of the Camino Frances, starting from the city of Pamplona (“Iruña” in the Basque language), a city famous for the San Fermin running of the bulls that takes place every year from July 7th-14th.
The second section of the French Way ends in the city of Logrono, capital of the La Rioja region, which is famous for its exceptional wines. Throughout this section, from Pamplona to Logrono, we will pass by the famous pilgrim sculptures at Alto del Perdon, and from there we will get to enjoy panoramic views of the city of Pamplona and its surroundings.
Throughout this section we will walk along beautiful mountains and areas that are full of vineyards, crossing medieval bridges and passing several castles and churches.
We will also have the opportunity to discover beautiful villages along the trail such as the towns of Puente la Reina, Cirauqui, Estella and Viana.
We recommend stopping at the famous Bodega Irache winery, where we can rest and drink from their wine fountain completely for free. Have an unbeatable experience on the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona!
We will begin the second section of the Camino Frances in the famous city of Pamplona. Pamplona is world renowned for its San Fermin running of the bulls Festival. In Pamplona we can wander around its medieval streets, visit its cathedral and enjoy its local cuisine.
For pilgrims who are fans of Ernest Hemingway, they can go on a literary tour throughout the city and have a coffee in a few of this famous writer’s favorite spots, such as in the ‘Plaza del Castillo’ square.
For your first day of walking, you will have a quiet route through beautiful villages and hamlets under the shade of oak trees along extensive rural roads. Along the trail you will find traditional Galician barns.
It is advisable to visit the Romanesque Church in the village of Barbadelo. If you want to make your hike much shorter, we suggest that you divide this route into two stages and spend the night in the beautiful hamlet of Ferreiros.
More information on the stage from Sarria to Portomarín.
Length: 22,2 km.
Duration: 5 hours
Once you leave the beautiful town of Portomarín, the Camino de Santiago crosses the River Miño and you will begin the ascent towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass through charming little villages such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón.
We suggest a stop at the Romanesque Church of Santa María de Castromaior and the Romanesque Church of Eirexe where you can see a sculpture of the Pilgrim of Santiago.
If you want to take a shorter route, we suggest that you divide it into two stages and stay overnight in the hamlet of Ventas de Narón.
More information on the stage from Portomarín to Palas de Rei.
Duration:5 hours and 45 minutes
Overnight:Palas de Rei
The Camino de Santiago on this journey will start on the descent and take you inside beautiful rural trails to Coto. You will continue uphill and downhill through beautiful places like that formed by the River Iso, in Ribadiso.
Once in Arzúa, we suggest you try its famous local cheese, as well as visit the churches of Santa Maria and A Magdalena.
If you want to make this route a little easier, we suggest that you divide it into two stages and stay overnight in a charming hotel in the town of Melide. This route is ideal if you want to walk at a more relaxed pace.
More information on the route from Palas de Rei to Arzúa.
Duration:6 hours and 45 minutes
If walking 27 km all in one go is too demanding for us, we can choose to divide the section from Los Arcos to Logrono in two stages.
The first section is 17 km long and goes from Los Arcos to the pretty town of Viana, where we will get to rest in a cosy hotel. The second section is 10 km from Viana to Logrono.
Length: 17 km y 10 km
Our last day on section 2 of the Camino Frances will be spent in the city of Logrono, capital of La Rioja. In Logrono we recommend visiting its old town where we can find the Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria and several Romanesque churches, one of which is the Church of San Bartolome, famous for its beautiful carved portico.
We can also visit the Church of Santiago. The festival of San Mateo takes place in Logrono in September, which celebrates the grape harvest from La Rioja region’s vineyards. If you want to try some of the city’s best tapas, we recommend heading over to Calle Laurel.
Fin de nuestros servicios.
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 the 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: 160€ per person.
Extra night in Logroño: 55€ per person.
Transfer from Logroño to Pamplona: to consult.
Travel assistance insurance: 24€ per person.
Cancellation insurance: 18€ 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.
Two of the most emblematic cities in northern Spain are connected thanks to the Camino Frances to Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono. Indeed, Pamplona is the starting point of the stretch of the Camino Frances to Santiago that we will talk about below.
It is a route that crosses beautiful landscapes that, at the same time, have many incentives to complete it in terms of history, heritage and culture. Don’t miss it: it is possible to do this route with Santiago Ways.
1.- Its great infrastructure: One of the most noteworthy aspects of the Camino Frances in general and the stretch of the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona is its high quality infrastructures.
Indeed, it has good roads, and the complete itinerary is well signposted and there are enough points along the route to stock up on everything that we need.
This makes the route one of the favourites for those who want to start in the adventure of the Camino de Santiago.
2.-Great scenic beauty: Another reason why to complete the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño is the enormous variety of landscapes that we will travel through.
Although we will tell you more specifically which are the main places of interest, we want to inform you that this route runs through forests, vineyards and, of course, historical and urban places of special interest.
3.- Gastronomy: For all the people who do the Camino Frances from Pamplona to the capital of La Rioja, gastronomy becomes an incentive to repeat the experience.
This is because part of a city of special gastronomic importance such as Pamplona and for different points that we will find along the way that offer the best natural products from Navarre and La Rioja.
Later on, in fact, we will propose some suggestions for restaurants to visit.
The Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño has a total of 6 stages with 5 corresponding nights. It is one of the most affordable sections for those who also start with this issue: it has a length of 94 kilometres with excellent infrastructure, as we have said previously.
It starts from the emblematic city of Pamplona and crosses numerous places surrounded by vineyards, medieval buildings and architecture, as well as emblematic resting places to enjoy, such as mountains and viewpoints. It is, therefore, one of the most popular and one of the routes that has most pilgrims throughout the year.
It is, therefore, an excellent opportunity to make lifetime travel companions. With Santiago Ways, it is possible to book this option of the Camino Frances de Santiago throughout the whole year. You can include breakfast and dinner or just breakfast; always in the best hotels along the whole route.
We want to talk about the most popular routes among pilgrims from the Camino Frances de Santiago. Indeed, although in general the whole route is travelled by thousands of pilgrims throughout the year, we want you to know what the best options are.
One of the most exciting options is the Camino Frances to Santiago from Saint Jean Pied de Port. It has a total length of 66 kilometres and a total length of 4 nights and 5 days. It finishes its tour in Pamplona, so it is the section immediately preceding that we are presenting – the Camino Frances from Pamplona to Logrono.
The stretch of the Camino de Santiago from Sarria has a length of 111 kilometres. It is distributed in 7 stages with its corresponding 6 nights in the best hotels with Santiago Ways. It is a route that departs from the medieval town of Sarria and finishes its itinerary in Santiago de Compostela.
So another reason why it is so popular is precisely that it is the stage that completes the Camino de Santiago.
Here, we also offer the maps for the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono. With this, you can get an idea of what the overall route is that we will do as well as the localities through which we will make our route.
Pamplona – Puente la Reina
Stage map from Pamplona to Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina – Estella
Stage map from Puente la Reina to Estella
Estella – Los Arcos
Stage map from Estella to Los Arcos
Los Arcos – Logrono
Stage map from Los Arcos to Logrono
Here we will tell you about the profile of the Camino Frances from Pamplona. In other words, we will talk about its average altitude as well as the highest points to which we should ascend.
This has a lot to do with the potential difficulty of each of the routes, so it is an aspect that we must take into account. Despite this, we can anticipate that the Camino Frances from Pamplona has no special difficulty: The biggest ascent is progressively between Pamplona and the Alto del Perdón (a total climb of 300 metres).
Here you can see it more in detail:
Pamplona – Puente la Reina
Stage profile from Pamplona to Puente la Reina
Puente la Reina – Estella
Stage profile from Puente la Reina to Estella
Estella – Los Arcos
Stage profile from Estella to Los Arcos
Los Arcos – Logroño
Stage profile from Los Arcos to Logrono
We also detail what are the stages that we will face in our pilgrimage on foot. With this, we hope that you get an idea of what is the daily average of kilometres travelled and which are the places you will pass through.
For pilgrims who decide to make the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona on foot, it must be said that it has a total duration of 6 days and 5 nights. In fact, the entire route of 94 kilometres is divided between this number of stages along wonderful landscapes. Yes, the time that you take will depend on each pilgrim.
With regard to the Camino by bicycle, it must be said that this time can be halved. It is true that the stages of ascent will require more time, for example, the area of ascent between the Guendulain Reservoir and the Alto del Perdon pass. Here, the time can be slightly delayed, although later we will recover that time during the subsequent descent.
So that you have all the information you need, we want to talk also about what is the best date to do the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño. Rather, we will show you which advantages and disadvantages you have every month so that you can choose for yourself.
The month of January is a month chosen every time by more pilgrims due to the charm of the last days of Christmas and because these give free time to be able to carry out this route.
In February, the temperatures begin to rise and are more benign compared to the month of January. There are not too many crowds and, in short, it may be a good time to start our pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono.
In March, spring’s influence is already beginning to be noticed. The whole landscape of the vineyards of Navarre and La Rioja begin to show the joy of their colours. The weather is definitely milder, although you have to have to be careful with possible rains.
In this month many pilgrims are encouraged to do the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona. They do it because in these dates Holy Week is celebrated during this month.
During the month of May, the risk of precipitation increases considerably. However, with planning, we will be able to enjoy the benefits of mild temperatures and of avoiding overcrowding.
June is one of the most popular months to complete the Camino de Santiago. It is when those who receive their holidays before others take advantage to do so because there are more daylight hours.
In July, there are the San Fermin festivities in Pamplona (from July 6th) and the Apostle’s Day in Santiago (July 25th), so that many pilgrims can enjoy these festivities one after the other.
The month of August is another of the most popular. It is because in the north of Spain, it is not as hot as in the rest of the country, so people take advantage to “flee” from their respective autonomous regions.
In September, autumn can offer us the best of its fruits. In regions of incomparable beauty such as the Vega Navarra and Alava, the colours are soft and beautiful.
As in September, but with the added incentive that the temperatures are even milder in the month of October, it is also a good opportunity to complete the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono. Be careful, however, with the risk of precipitation.
In November, temperatures begin to fall. For the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño, this is not an excessive inconvenience. In fact, also during this season, the temperatures are mild because they are influenced by the Atlantic.
In December, the temperatures go down further, although we can enjoy the great beauty of the environment and of course, take advantage to celebrate an unforgettable Christmas in any of the localities that we are passing through.
We want to introduce you now a selection of the places that you can not miss when completing the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona. In it, we include not only places of interest as monuments but also the best hotels and the best restaurants along the way.
This is the highest point on the whole route and, consequently, the one that all the pilgrims have the most affection for. It is a sculptured collection of figures where different pilgrims are represented throughout history.
This locality was one of the most important in Spain not only during the Carlist Wars, in which it became the capital of the side with the same name but also during the entire Civil War confrontation.
It is a beautiful town where we must stop to seal our pilgrim’s credential. To do this, we do it by passing through a big central door and end up coming out the other end.
It is the point where the French/Navarre and French/Aragon routes come together. This magnificent bridge located in Navarre of medieval origin owes its name to the wife of Sancho the Elder. It is located on the River Arga and gives its name to the locality to which it gives way to.
With Santiago Ways, you will rest in the best hotels arranged along the route of the Camino Frances from Pamplona to Logrono. We assure you that you will have the rest you deserve and that you can enjoy the experience of the route as you would wish.
Asador Olaverri: If before you start your pilgrimage you want to do it by giving yourself a little treat, we recommend you to visit the Asador Olaverri, located in Pamplona. It is a steakhouse where they will offer the best specialities from the area, especially meat and at an affordable price.
Restaurante Navarra: Located in the villa of Estella, this restaurant has a long history that we ourselves can check out in its cosy atmosphere. The price is affordable and they specialize in meat and fish dishes.
Restaurante Ikaro: In Logrono, a great way to finish off our adventure on the Camino Frances from Pamplona is to visit this establishment. It shows elaborate cooking and personnel who use products from the orchards in La Rioja as the base for their preparation.
The origin of this stretch of the Camino Frances de Santiago dates from the times of the Spanish Reconquest. Indeed, the original road is actually the Camino del Norte. However, as the reconquest was advancing, it was gradually abandoning that route (much more rugged) and the Camino Frances took more and more prominence.
Therefore, the connection that the Camino Frances de Santiago makes from Pamplona to Logrono has numerous cultural and historical remains of older times and others. Proof of this is, for example, the municipality of Estella, which shows in itself the whole historical crucible of Europe.
We want you to know about the opinion of other users. They are people who have already made this route from the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logrono with Santiago Ways. We hope it helps you understand how many great things are waiting for you.
Finally, we want to share with you some pictures and videos of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona so you can see everything that is waiting for you on this magnificent route. We hope you encourage yourself to live it as you deserve with Santiago Ways.
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.