Stretch 2 from Pamplona to Burgos Across Navarra and La Rioja vineyards
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When we speak about the St. James’s Way it is often associated with the so-called “French Way” without considering that only in Spain there are several routes to Santiago coming from different points of the Peninsula. This way, compared to others, is the busiest and the one which has the best facilities.
It dates back to the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle and the first pilgrimages to Santiago from France. It partly runs along old Roman roads that were used by the pilgrims.
Day 1: Transfer to Pamplona
Free day to visit this beautiful city well known by its San Fermines, where we can make the same itinerary as the one made by the runners during this festivity. It is also important to see the Gothic Cathedral.
Day 2: From Pamplona to Puente La Reina, 25 km approx.
We leave Pamplona walking through several villages and we will ascend up the peak Alto del Perdón. Before reaching Puente La Reina there,s the possibility to choose a variant which will take us by the octogonal church in Eunate. Puente La Reina is the town where both routes coming from France meet. There’s the possibility to visit the churches of Santiago and the Crucifijo.
Day 3: From Puente La Reina to Estella, 23 km approx.
Walk to the medieval village of Cirauqui with its medieval wall. In Lorca we can visit the Romanesque church of San Salvador.
Estella is the so-called “Toledo del Norte” due to its beauty, there we’ll have the opportunity to visit several churches like San Miguel and San Pedro de la Rúa.
Day 4: From Estella to Los Arcos, 23 km approx.
Leaving Estella we can visit the Benedictine monastery of Santa Maria la Real de Irache. There also is the famous Fuente del Vino, where you can drink some wine for free to warm up for our stage to the medieval city of Los Arcos.
Day 5: From Los Arcos to Logroño, 29 km approx.
Walking across the typical vineyards in La Rioja we’ll reach Viana, where we can visit the church of Santa Maria
Logroño is the capital of La Rioja, well known for its particular wines. We can visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Redonda. At night we will have the opportunity to soak up the environment of Laurel street and its surroundings, famous for its “tapas” bars.
Day 6: From Logroño to Najera, 30 km approx.
We leave Logroño to reach Navarrete with its church of the Asunción. We follow our camino until Najera where we can visit the church of Santa Maria la Real.
Day 7: From Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, 23 km approx.
Walking through Azofra (where we can view the church of Nuestra Señora de los Angeles) and Cirueña (with the church of San Andrés), we’ll reach Santo Domingo de la Calzada, famous for the miracle of the hanged innocent. We can visit its Cathedral where there is always a rooster and a hen alive in memory of the famous Santo Domingo´s miracle.
Day 8: From Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado, 20 km approx.
The path goes along fields of grain through the villages of Grañón and Redecilla del Camino, where we can see the Romanesque baptismal font of the church of Virgen de la Calle. We continue to Belorado. It is possible to visit the churches of San Nicolas, San Pedro and the parish church of Santa Maria.
Day 9: From Belorado to San Juan de Ortega, 25 km approx.
Today we have ahead a very beautiful stage but also quite hard as we have to climb the Montes de Oca (1.160m)
We’ll go through the villages of Espinosa del Camino and Villafranca Montes de Oca, where the former Bishop of Oca was and we will also visit the church of Santiago.
On arriving at San Juan de Ortega there is the opportunity to visit the church of San Nicholas de Bari, the mausoleum of San Juan and the Roman tomb.
Day 10: From San Juán de Ortega to Burgos.
We pass through the villages of Agés and Atapuerca where we can visit the archaeological excavation. Then we continue our camino to Burgos.
Day 11: In Burgos
Upon arrival in Burgos we have the opportunity to visit the Cathedral, the Cartuja de Miraflores and the monastery of Las Huelgas. Burgos is a big town, one of the most important ones along the Camino de Santiago. Here we can choose among many things to do, from shopping around to take some time out to reflect about our camino.
Transfer to the airport.
*There is the possibility to extend the stay in Burgos, if you are interested in it please don’t hesitate to contact Viajes Orbis. When extending your stay, apart from enjoying the city, we can arrange some excursions.
*It is also posible to combine various trips, e.g. follow the Way of Saint James to Burgos, Astorga or even until Santiago or Finisterre
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