The Camino de Santiago from Pamplona

Start / Finish:
Pamplona / Logroño

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Availability:
All year

94 km
Distance
6 days/ 5 nights
Duration
Half Board or Only Breakfast
Meals
Hotels and Country Cottages
Accommodation
from 366€ per person
Price


Distance
94 km

Duration
6 days/ 5 nights

Meals
Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accommodation
Hotels and Country Cottages

Price
from 366€ per person
Our Official License as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) allows us to work without intermediaries.

The Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño is the second section of the French Way, starting from the city of Pamplona (“Iruña” in the Euskera language), a city famous for the San Fermín 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 Logroño, capital of the La Rioja region, which is famous for its exceptional wines. Throughout this section, from Pamplona to Logroño, we will pass by the famous pilgrim sculptures in Alto del Perdón, 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!

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Pamplona

We will begin the second section of the French Way in the famous city ofPamplona. Pamplona is world renowned for its San Fermín running of the bulls. In Pamplona we can wander around itsmedieval 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.

Overnight: Pamplona

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From Pamplona to Puente la Reina

We will start the ascent to Alto del Perdón, where we will be able to take pictures of the pilgrim sculpture at the top and enjoy the unbeatable panoramic views of the city of Pamplona and its entire valley.

Then we will start our descent towardsPuente la Reina, famous for its medieval streets and its impressive bridge from the 11th century over the Arga River.

More information on the stage from Pamplona to Puente la Reina.

Length: 23 km

Overnight: Puente la Reina

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From Puente la Reina to Estella

We will continue our Camino de Santiago through farmlands, small villages and towns surrounded by olive groves, grain fields and small vineyards.

We will pass through Cirauqui perched on the top of a hill that will amaze us with its small medieval streets. Here we can find one of the best preserved sections of the Roman road. Later on we will reach Estella.

More information on the stage from Puente la Reina to Estella.

Length: 23 km

Overnight: Estella

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From Estella to Los Arcos

After getting to enjoy the city of Estella and its several monuments, we will continue our journey to Los Arcos. When leaving Estella, we will pass by the Bodegas Irache winery where we will have the opportunity to enjoy its Wine Museum and liven up our day by drinking from its free wine fountain.

The Bodega Irache winery is a great place for taking a break and soaking in some of the area’s wine culture.

Along the route to Los Arcos we will cross vineyards, olive trees and large grain fields. Once we pass Villamayor de Monjardín, we will head to Los Arcos and continue walking for 12 km without passing through a single town.

More information on the stage from Estella to Los Arcos.

Length: 21,5 km

Overnight: Los Arcos

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From Los Arcos to Logroño

We will continue our Camino de Santiago on a very pleasant walk through the countryside. We will pass by the ruins of the Clavijo Castlebefore arriving at the city of Logroño. Logroño is famous for the quality of its wines and its exquisite tapas. On Logroño’s Laurel Street we will be able to try some of the typical food from the La Rioja region.

More information on the stage from Los Arcos to Logroño.

Length: 27 km

Overnight: Logroño

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Optional: from Los Arcos to Logroño spending the night in Viana

If walking 27 km all in one go is too demanding for us, we can choose to divide the section from Los Arcos to Logroño 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 cozy hotel. The second section is 10 km from Viana to Logroño.

Length: 17 km y 10 km

Overnight: Viana

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Logroño

Our last day of section 2 of the French Way will be spent in the city of Logroño, capital of La Rioja. In Logroño we recommend visiting its old town where we can find the Gothic Cathedral of Santa María and several Romanesque churches, one of which is the Church of San Bartolomé, famous for its beautiful carved portico.

We can also visit the Church of Santiago. The festival of San Mateo takes place in Logroño in September, which celebrates the grape harvest of the La Rioja region’s vineyards. If you want to try some of the city’s best tapas, we recommend heading over to Laurel Street.

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General information

All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to make 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 live a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.

Availability

When working with quality accommodations 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 capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.

Single rooms

Single rooms are available subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.

Where am I going to stay?

All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:

Pamplona

Pamplona

Puente la Reina

Puente la Reina

Estella

Estella

Los Arcos

Los Arcos

Viana

Viana

Logroño

Logroño

Included Services

checkAccommodation in hotels, traditional rural homes, country cottages and charming hostels.

checkRooms with private bathroom.

checkMeal plan of your choice.

checkLuggage transport between stages.

checkComplete itinerary of the route.

check24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

checkAssistance vehicle in case of emergency.

checkInformative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

checkVAT.

Additional Services

checkAdditional single room: 160€ per person.

checkExtra night in Logroño: 55€ per person.

checkTransfer from Logroño to Pamplona: to consult.

checkTravel assistance insurance: 24€ per person.

checkCancellation insurance: 18€ per person.

In order to resolve the doubts of all pilgrims, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your inquiries.

If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your doubts.

General Information

What is the best time to do the Camino de Santiago?

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.

How do I get to my starting point on the Camino?

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.

Can I travel alone?

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.

Am I going to have an accompanying guide on el Camino de Santiago?

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.

What does the complete route itinerary consist of?

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.

When do I get the complete route itinerary?

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.

How many kilometres should I walk on each stage?

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.


Advice

What should I consider to prepare physically?

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.

How far in advance should I make a reservation?

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.

What clothes and hiking equipment are indispensable?

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.

How does the baggage transfer between stages work?

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.

Should I take out travel insurance?

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.


Accommodation

Do all rooms have a private bathroom?

Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.

Can I sleep alone in a room?

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.

When will you tell me where I am going to stay?

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.

Am I going to share a room with strangers?

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.

Is the accommodation close to the route that I should follow?

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.

What type of accommodation do you reserve?

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 Logroño. 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. Do not miss it: it is possible to make this route with Santiago Ways.

Why choose the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño?

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 the high quality of its infrastructures.

Indeed, it has good roads, the whole 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 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.

Camino de Pamplona a Logrono

3.- Gastronomy: For all the people who make 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 like Pamplona and for different points that we will find in the way that offer the best natural products of Navarre and La Rioja.

Later on, in fact, we will propose some suggestions of restaurants to visit.

Information about the route of the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

The Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño has a duration 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 travel companions for a lifetime. 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 only breakfast, and always in the best hotels along the whole route.

The most reserved routes on the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño

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.

The Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port

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 duration 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 Logroño.

Camino de Santiago Frances from Sarria

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.

Route of the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño

Maps of the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

We also offer the maps of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño. With this, you can get an idea of what the overall route we will carry out as well as the localities through which we will make our route.

Pamplona – Puente la Reina

Map stage from Pamplona to Puente la Reina

Puente la Reina – Estella 

Map stage from Puente la Reina to Estella

Estella – Los Arcos

Map stage from Estella to Los Arcos

Los Arcos – Logroño

Map stage from Los Arcos to Logrono

Profile of the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño

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.

Imagen del Alto del Perdon

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

Perfil Pamplona a Puente la Reina Profile stage from Pamplona to Puente la Reina

Puente la Reina – Estella

Perfil Puente la Reina a Estella Profile stage from Puente la Reina to Estella

Estella – Los Arcos

Perfil Estella a Los Arcos Profile stage from Estella to Los Arcos

Los Arcos – Logroño

Perfil Los Arcos a Logrono Profile stage from Los Arcos to Logrono

Stages on foot

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.

How long does the Camino Frances from Pamplona to Logroño take?

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 Guenduláin Reservoir and El Alto del Perdón. In them, the time can be slightly delayed, although later we will recover that time in the subsequent descent.

Best time to do the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

So that you have all the information you need, we want to talk also about what is the best date to make 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.

January

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.

February

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 Logroño.

March

In March, spring is already beginning to let its influence 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.

Primavera viñedo de La Rioja

April

In this month many pilgrims are encouraged to make the Camino Frances de Santiago from Pamplona. They do it because in these dates Holy Week is celebrated during this month.

May

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

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 they begin to have more daylight hours

July

In July, there are the San Fermín 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.

Celebracion nocturna del dia del apostol Santiago

August

The month of August is another of the most popular. It is because in the north of Spain is not as hot as in the rest of the country, so people take advantage to “flee” from their respective autonomous regions.

September

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.

October

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 make the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño. Be careful, however, with the risk of precipitation.

November

In November the 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 under Atlantic influence.

December

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.

Guide to the places you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

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.

Places of interest

Alto del Perdón

This is the highest point of the whole route and, consequently, the one that all the pilgrims have the most affection for. It is a sculptural ensemble where different pilgrims are represented throughout history.

Representacion de peregrinos en el Alto del Perdon

Estella

This locality was one of the most important in Spain not only during the Carlist War, in which it became the capital of the side with the same name but also during the entire Civil War confrontation.

Cirauqui

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.

Puente la Reina

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.

Panoramica de Puente La Reina

Where to sleep – The best hotels

With Santiago Ways, you will rest in the best hotels arranged along the route of the Camino Frances from Pamplona to Logroño. We assure you that you will have the rest you deserve and that you can enjoy the experience of the road as you would wish.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Asador Olaverri: If before you start your pilgrimage you want to do it by giving yourself a small homage, we recommend you to visit the Asador Olaverri, located in Pamplona. It is a steakhouse where they will offer the best specialities of 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 specialized in meats and fish dishes.

Restaurante Ikaro: Already in Logroño, a great way to put to an end to our adventure on the Camino Frances from Pamplona is to visit this establishment. It has elaborate cooking and personnel who use products from the orchard of La Rioja as the base of their preparation.

Interior del restaurante Ikaro

Origin of the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

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.

Camino del Norte en Santander

Therefore, the union that the Camino Frances de Santiago makes from Pamplona to Logroño has numerous cultural and historical remains of that epoch and others. Proof of this is, for example, the municipality of Estella, which shows in itself the whole historical crucible of Europe.

The Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Frances

Other users’ opinions about the Camino de Santiago Frances from Pamplona to Logroño

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 Logroño with Santiago Ways. We hope it helps you understand how many great things are waiting for you.

Karen Srajer
Karen Srajer
We took the French Way, Leaving from Saint Jean Pied de Port. Santiago Ways booked our rooms the entire trip and make sure our luggage was transported. The rooms were a delight the walk was wonderful. Santiago Ways made sure to have support for us on the trip as well as needed. I would highly recommend this company. The entire group was a delight to work with and Cristiana on it especially was helpful.If we should decide to do another way, we would definitely use this company.
Diane Nunez
Diane Nunez
This was our first time in Spain and first time walking on a daily basis. Santiago Ways answered our many questions and concerns over many emails. We started our walk September 1st 2019 in Sarria and took 10 days to walk to Santiago de Compostela. Santiago Ways booked our lodging in 10 different places along with luggage transfers. We asked that all breakfasts,dinner and picnic lunch be included. Our accommodations varied from Albergues. Inns, Boutique hotel, to Bed and Breakfast. We truly enjoyed our picnic lunch as we could stop anywhere and enjoy the view. The accommodations - private room and private bathroom as we requested were not disappointing. We would recommend Santiago Way to anyone that needs some assistance in walking The Way.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Mark Nichols
Mark Nichols
This is a very professional company that helped create a fantastic journey. My contact person, Ylenia, responded to my emails and answered my questions. I highly recommend this company.
Kat Cust
Kat Cust
I have walked with Santiago Ways twice and have been impressed by their professionalism and services both times. I wanted to support a Spanish company for the walks, and found them to be a competitive option - in a crowded industry. Am planning to walk with them again as I’ve enjoyed my caminos so much!
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Richard Luna
Richard Luna
I changed my itinerary about 10 times before finalizing my vacation, 2 weeks prior to my trip date. Santiago Ways (Sara Mateo) was so polite and understanding throughout the entire process. My wife and I loved our great 2 week walk on the Camino. Every reservation, baggage transfer, excursion and transportation worked out exactly as planned. Thank you Sara for our memorable vacation.
Rachel Mckeeve
Rachel Mckeeve
We recently walked part of the Camino de Santiago Trail. Our trip was arranged by Santiago Ways. We were part of a larger group we had a tour guide and our luggage was transferred each day. Our trip was an immense success, everything went very smoothly and that in part was down to Veronica who arranged the trip. She was very helpful throughout the whole planning procedure even arranging for a private transfer from the airport to Sarria, our start point. I would recommend Santiago Ways and Veronica and would definitely use them again.
Eilish Bye
Eilish Bye
After comparing several agencies, our group of 7 decided to go with Santiago Ways for our first Camino experience as they offered an all round better price for our customised package that included insurance, meals, accommodation, luggage transfers and any required transportation to accommodation. The booking process was straightforward, they responded quickly to various enquiries and changes that we requested and they provided guidance on preparation and the Camino route which we referred to throughout our trip.We had a couple of issues including one of our group injuring her ankle but Santiago Ways were available 24 x 7 and they resolved everything efficiently including all communications required with local accommodation providers, taxis etc. which was very reassuring. Pilgrims we met who organised their accommodation en route had to deal with lack of accommodation in some locations and then they had to organise transport to and from the nearest hostels. We didn’t have any stress like this at all which left us free to enjoy the stunning scenery and great camaraderie on this wonderful trip. We will use Santiago Ways again and we can highly recommend them.
Kerry Mannette
Kerry Mannette
I booked my Camino de Santiago for Sept 2019 through Santiago Ways and the company made the experience absolutely wonderful. Vanessa Veiga was a pleasure to deal with, very professional and informative and made it very easy to arrange the entire trip. The accommodations and board booked through Santiago ways were amazing, we were very pleased with the diversity (B&B, hotel, hostel) of the accommodations along with the service and cleanliness of the accommodations. The luggage transfer worked flawlessly. I would rate Santiago Ways 10 out of 10 and recommend them to anyone looking to book their Camino.
Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
LUCIA CARABINE
LUCIA CARABINE
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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Photos and videos of the Camino de Santiago from Pamplona to Logroño

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.

The Camino de Santiago with Santiago Ways

Other Caminos de Santiago

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.

Other ways to complete The Camino de Santiago

The quietest Caminos de Santiago

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The Camino de Santiago from Pamplona