Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Roncesvalles
We will begin this section of the French Way in the famous village ofRoncesvalles. The day starts in the village of Roncesvalles. Roncesvalles is a popular starting point for many pilgrims who come from Spain. In Roncesvalles we recommend visiting the Chapel of St. James along with the Royal Collegiate of Santa María.
From Roncesvalles to Zubiri – 20km
6h | +234m / -329m
The trail between Roncesvalles and Zubiri crosses through beautiful forests of beech and oak trees. This trail crosses two mountain passes: Alto de Mezquíriz and Alto de Erro. Once we’ve crossed the passes, we will make our way down to the town of Zubiri where we can visit its famous medieval “Rabies Bridge” located on the Arga River.
From Zubiri to Pamplona – 20km
6h | +234m / -329m
Once we leave Zubiri, the trail continues along the Arga River to the city of Larrasoaña, an important city during the Middle Ages due to its influx of pilgrims. Little by little we will make our way towards the city of Pamplona. Pamplona is famous for its running of the bulls, specifically its San Fermín festival. Pamplona is an interesting city to visit; we can go to its medieval center, visit the cathedral, try its rich local cuisine (don’t forget the wine!), or we can go visit the city’s main square, the ‘Plaza del Castillo’.
From Pamplona to Puente de la Reina – 23km
6h15 +442 m / -525 m
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 de la Reina, famous for its medieval streets and its impressive bridge from the 11th century over the Arga River.
From Puente de la Reina to Estella – 23km
4h | +301m / -186m & 4h | +601m / -286m
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.
From Estella to Los Arcos – 21,5km
6h30 | +288 m / -273 m:
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.
From Los Arcos to Logroño – 27km
8h | +319 m / -360 m:
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.
Optional: From Los Arcos to Logroño speding the night in Viana – 17 km and 10 km
4h | +160 m / -180 m & 4h | +319 m / 360 m
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.
8h | +319 m / -360 m:
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.
Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Roncesvalles
Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.
All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.
All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.
Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.
Camino de Santiago Services from Roncesvalles
Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Luggage transport between stages.
Complete itinerary of the route.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.
Additional single room: €160 per person.
Extra night in Logroño: €55 per person. (Breakfast included)
Transfer from Roncesvalles to Logroño: contact us for price.
Travel assistance insurance: €21 per person.
Cancellation insurance: €21 per person.