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Camino: Stage 2 - Logrono to Burgos Self Guided Walking Holiday
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Highlights

  • Logrono, the regional capital of the famous wine growing region of Rioja.
  • Enjoying an endless succession of beautiful churches and buildings on the route.
  • The medieval city of Burgos.
  • Meeting fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and travel tips along the way.

Walk from Logrono, in the region of Rioja to the medieval city of Burgos on the second stage of the Camino.

The first part of this stage is relatively easy and the landscape is dominated by vineyards, as you head towards Santa Domingo country roads dominate and you pass mountain ranges to the north and south.

The camino then takes you through crop fields with small brooks and oak woods until you reach the Oca Mountains. As you reach Burgos you make your way down into the valley of the Pico river and then you reach the town.

You can also download our free guide to the Camino Frances or visit our Online Camino information page to give you all the tools you need to get started on your Camino adventure.

DAY 1: Arrive Logrono and overnight

Enjoy a night in Logrono, the capital of the region of Rioja and home to some fantastic food and drink. 


Overnight: Logrono


DAY 2: Walk to Najera

Leaving Logrono, pass through the Pantano de la Grajera, a pretty reservoir surrounded by woodland. Continue to Navarrete famous for its Rioja wine, then enter Najerar via the Alto de San Anton.


Walk: 27km


Overnight: Najera


DAY 3: Walk to Santa Domingo

Wide country roads through gently undulating farmland take you to Santa Domingo. The historic town of Santa Domingo is lined with medieval streets and grand buildings, including a 12th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral.


Walk: 21 km


Overnight: Santa Domingo


DAY 4: Walk to Belorado

Leave Santa Domingo by the Puente del Santo bridge over the Rio Oja, and pass the 16th century Iglesia de San Juan Bautista and Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Calle before arriving at Belorado, a town which can be traced back to Roman times.


Walk: 22 km


Overnight: Belorado


DAY 5: Walk to San Juan de Ortega

Continue through open countryside to Villafranca Montes de Oca, where the path starts to climb before dropping down to the remote village of St John the Nettle and on to San Juan de Ortega via the mountainous Sierra de Atapuerca.


Walk: 25 km


Overight: San Juan de Ortega


DAY 6: Walk to Burgos

From Atapuerca, you descend to Burgos where the business of the city may be a bit of a culture shock after the Camino. However, Burgos is a beautiful city with numerous monuments worth exploring, including the wonderful gothic Cathedral.


Walk: 25km


Overnight: Burgos


DAY 7:  Onward Travel

Enjoy breakfast before checking out and making your way home.

Accommodation

The accommodation in Pamplona, Logrono and Burgos will be in 3 star hotels, the rest will be a mixture of rural hotels and hostels all with private rooms and en-suite. They all offer a warm welcome to walkers, traditional hospitality and delicious local food. We do recommend that you book this trip early as the area is always popular and the hotels and inns do fill up early, especially in high season. 


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.


Meals

A local continental breakfast is included each morning, which can sometimes just be coffee, bread and orange juice. Lunch and dinner are not included as standard so you are free to choose from the available options.  Every place you stop will have evening meals available, you can get a pilgrims menu for about 10 euros which includes 3 couses, wine and water!




 




Hotel Jakue - Puente la Reina

The Hotel Jakue has spacious, bright and comfortable rooms. Equipped with air conditioning and plasma screen makes this hotel a relaxing stop on the camino


 


 

 

 


 

 

 




Husa Arlanzon - Burgos

This hotel is centrally located and very close to the beautiful cathedral in Burgos. It offers clean and modern facilities with a relaxed atmosphere.


 


 

 

 

Availability

You can start your Camino on any day of your choosing between February and Mid November. 


Time of Year

The spring months of March and April tend to offer nice mild conditions for walking although the nights can be quite cold at this time of year and there can be quite a lot of rain in northern Spain at this time of year. The summer months of July and August can get very hot and humid. The autumn from late September through to October offers cooler temperatures again although daylight hours start to become less at this time.


Solo Walkers & Single Rooms

The Camino is available to solo walkers at a single supplement.


Grade & Terrain

This walk is graded moderate and includes daily walks of 20 - 27 km.


The walk is extremely well way-marked and you will also be supplied with turn by turn route notes and detailed maps so you will have no problem following the route each day.


On the Camino you will follow a mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths.


Navigation, Route Notes & Maps

The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections. There will always be other walkers around in case you are looking for help. A detailed information pack including route notes, local information and maps will be waiting for you at your first accommodation.


In addition to the printed route notes you will receive in your travel pack, you will also have access to our Macs Adventure App, allowing you to follow the route on richly detailed mapping on your smartphone.


Baggage Transfers

Baggage transfers are included (max 20kg per person). Your main bag
will be transferred each day between your overnight accommodation so
that you only need to walk with a day pack.


Pilgrim Passport

The Pilgrim Passport is issued by the Church of St James, you will
find this in your pack waiting for you at your first hotel.
Alternatively, you can obtain one at the start of your walk in the
Pilgrims’ Office or the local church in town. You need to get the
passport stamped in churches, restaurants and hotels along the way. At
the end of the walk in Santiago you can obtain your Compostela
Certificate (only if you have walked the last 100km).


Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that
you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and
emergency evacuation and hospital care.


General Information

The distances and ascent/descents are approximations of the
recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all necessary items,
for example, proper rain gear (jacket and pants), sun hat, sunscreen.
Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes
standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and
waterproof clothes for the cooler months and lightweight clothing for
summer, and a day pack.

Getting to Logrono/Burgos

To get to Logroño from Bilbao you can take the bus with Termibus which takes around 2 hours. There are flights to the UK with Easyjet, Vuelingand Ryanairand back to Paris with Air France and Air Europa.


From Burgos you can take the train to Madrid with RENFE which takes around 2 and a half hours. Alternatively you can take the bus with ALSA which takes around 3 hours.


There are many flights from the UK to Madrid with carriers such as Easyjet, Vuelingand Ryanair

Included

  • Accommodation in small rural hotels and hostels with en-suite W/C.
  • A detailed information pack for the group leader including route notes, maps, and local information
  • Baggage Transfers
  • Camino guide book.
  • Access to the Macs Adventure Smartphone App
  • Emergency support from our local and UK offices in the event of a problem.

Excluded

  • Return travel to France/Spain.
  • Lunches, dinners (optional), snacks or drinks.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Personal Equipment.
  • Taxi transfers or public transport should you need to skip a stage.

Extras

  • Additional nights accommodation along the way.
  • Single supplements.

Committing to the Camino is a big commitment and you will undoubtedly have a huge number of questions and queries.

I hope the answers below will go some way to answering your queries, alternatively I would strongly suggest you visit the Camino Forum or Camino de Santiago website which have a wealth of information on the Camino.

How fit do I need to be?

The average daily distance of our Camino tours are between 20 and 25 kilometers and you can expect to walk for between five and eight hours each day. You should do as much walking as possible prior to your walk as this will simply add to your enjoyment. That said if you are not at peak fitness you will find you will soon walk yourself fit. 

What type of trails does the Camino follow?

A mixture of farm/dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths. The route is marked with yellow painted arrows but please take care at intersections.  There will always be other walkers around in case you are looking for help.

How far in advance do I need to book?

We suggest you book as far in advance as possible as the Camino is extremely popular especially in Holy Years (when 25 July is on a Sunday ) when numbers rise by up to 100 000 people. We will always try and accommodate late bookings but realistically you need to book at least 6 weeks prior to departure.

Can I walk with my bags?

Yes, some people prefer to walk carrying their own bags as a true pilgrim would have. You can select the option for removing the baggage transfers in Step 2 of the Booking Engine.

What equipment do I need?

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothes, waterproofs and a day pack. 

When is the best time of year?

I would recommend April/May when the spring flowers are at their best and September/October when the colours are just lovely. June, July and August can be very hot if you are not used to walking in the heat while the temperatures can fall sharply in the winter with some accommodation closing down for the end of season.

What happens if I can’t walk a stage?

Public transport and taxis are available, if you are need of support our local partner in Spain will be more than happy to help.

Can I change my itinerary once I start walking?

Unfortunately we are unable to change your accommodation bookings and itinerary once you start walking as alternative accommodation is generally not available at such short notice.


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very well organised with quality accommodation along the way. This is a massive help and boost after a long hard walking day. Would definitely use Macsadventure in future trips.

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Macs did everything necessary to help us have a hassle free trip. They set up our stays and gave us plenty of information so we were well prepared. I would use their services in the future!

donelanmb

Cincinnati

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It was great!

5

We all enjoyed and completed the walk and did appreciate the well organised trip details. Everything happened without a hitch from the time we landed at the airport to the end. The accommodation was great and our bags were magically waiting for us each day too which was amazing. We will be travelling with you again and recommending you to others.

Fran

Edinburgh

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Fabulous Vacation

5

Excellent planning and great communication with Sinead at Macs. Everything well planned and all documents and luggage tags ready for us upon our arrival. All accommodations as expected. The only accommodation that I didn't like was Casa Teodora in Arzua. Otherwise, an amazing trip. Would definitely use Macs adventures again!!!!

Jackie B.

Florida, USA

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A wonderful experience to enjoy a part of the Camino

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The Macs team provided us with all of the necessary support in setting up our accommodation each night along with detailed maps of each town to help locate places. The staff at each of the locations were friendly and helpful just as you needed them to be after a day of walking. Macs made our Camino experience all that more memorable.

Colin and Robyn

Sydney, Australia

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Met all expectations

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We were a group of 7 so we needed to use a company to arrange the logistics. We started the Camino in Ponferrada and had excellent accomodations the whole time. The Hostal La Puerta del Perdon in Villafranca and hotel Casa Benilde in Palas de Rei were outstanding for their accomodations and especially friendly staff. All of us are hikers but it was challenging. The mountains of Galicia were stunning. We loved it all and felt like Mac did an excellent job.

Jenni

Virginia

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4

The walk was challenging but comfortable enough. The landscape was lovely, and surprisingly peaceful when you realise how many other walkers there are. The accommodation and meals were varied and very tasty, except for the meal in Hotel Lux, Santiago, which had no choices and was not up to the standard of the other menus. You might promote a visit to Vilar De Donas - I know it adds 4.6km, but it is probably the most beautiful and important church after the Cathedral itself. I'd like to walk another stretch of the way with Macs Adventures.

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Kildare

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Glenwood,MN

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So great to have to worry about nothing other than walking. Daily bag transfers were the best. Our bags were always waiting at our accommodations. A lovely mix of accommodation and generally good breakfasts

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