Compostela Trail - Logroño to Burgos

Compostela Trail - Logroño to Burgos information and booking

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$1060
  • Duration
    7 days
    Days
  • Difficulty
    moderate
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Schedule Details

Summary
  • 6 nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse B&Bs and hostels
Equipment Required
Wet weather gear, sunscreen, good walking shoes, sun hat and walking poles. A comprehensive gear list is included in the pre-departure information provided on booking.

Highlights

  • Experience the history of the trail and the villages founded by pilgrims
  • Explore Burgos Cathedral and the history of El Cid
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow hikers and pilgrims

Tour description provided by World Expeditions

Traverse the centuries of time and the borders of Europe on the medieval pilgrim trail of Compostela. In the 9th century, the tomb of the apostle St James was unearthed in Santiago. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France, and crossing northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey, also known as the ‘Way of St James’ winds its way across borders, following in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims through the beautiful Sierras of Navarre and Aragon. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art. Five stages of this historic trail are included in our self-guided walking programs.This walking journey takes you from the capital of the Rioja, Logroño, to the city of Burgos, famous for its gothic cathedral and the Castilian knight El Cid.

What's included

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners: breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
  • 6 nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse b&bs and hostels generally with ensuite facilities
  • 1 walking guide, 1 map holder, 1 detailed day-by-day description of the itinerary for each room booked
  • 7 day service hotline
  • Baggage transportation (max 20kgs per person)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Logroño
Make your own way to the first hotel in Logroño, in the centre of the Rioja wine region.
Day 2 Walk to Najera (7-8hrs, 30km)
Today you will start your walk on the historic Rúa Vieja road out of Logroño, and walk through the park of La Grajera to the village of Naverrete and the ruins of the 12th century San Juan de Acre pilgrim hospital. The route then takes you via the Monte de San Antón to Nájera.
Day 3 Continue to Santo Domingo (5-6hrs, 21km)
From the Monastery of Santa Maria la Real, the trail continues to the hilltop town of Azofra, in the centre of the Cañas valley. After this it is an easy walk to the historic town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where you will learn about the legend of the cock and the hen.
Day 4 Walk to Belorado (6-7hrs, 23km)
This stage of the walk is on fairly flat terrain. Grañón, Redecilla del Camino and Castildelgado are just a few of the villages you will find along the way to Belorado.
Day 5 To Atapuerca (8-9hrs, 27km)
Today's walk is long and requires a considerable ascent to the Montes de Oca, but once there you will enjoy unbeatable views. Once in San Juan de Ortega, the trail will soon lead you to Atapuerca.
Day 6 Arrive Burgos (5-6hrs, 23km)
From Atapuerca you will pass through a series of villages to reach Burgos, with its impressive gothic cathedral and the Monastery of Las Huelgas. Your accommodation is in a central hotel just a stone's throw from the many attractions in Burgos.
Day 7 Trip concludes
Trip concludes after breakfast in Burgos.