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Camino Stage 2 - Logrono to Burgos

7 Days & 6 Nights 4.7 Read 30 reviews
  • 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.

What To Expect

The Camino attracts a wide range of pilgrims from around the world who walk for many different reasons. This is the stage for you if you are a wine lover as it is dominated by vineyards!

Trip Style:

Self Guided | Go at your own pace on an independent active holiday.

Activity:

Pilgrim Trail | You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travellers

This trip is suitable for:

Solo Travellers, Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, First Timers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Spiritual Journeys
  • Personal Growth
  • Historical Journeys

Grade & Terrain

This walk is graded moderate and includes daily walks of 19-30km so you will be walking for between 5 and 8 hours each day. The trail consists of a mixture of dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths. Despite the fact that the ascents and descents are for the majority fairly small, the terrain is fairly easy and the navigation is easy, we have graded this tour moderate due to the fact that walking for 35 days in itself is a challenge and there are also a couple of longer days around 30km.

Navigation

The Camino is very easy to follow. The route is marked with yellow painted arrows and a yellow shell on a blue background. The detailed travel pack we supply includes a detailed guidebook including maps, a detailed information pack for planning and preparing for your Camino, detailed instructions of how to find your overnight accommodation and everything you need for your Camino.

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.

Accommodation Information

Our Camino Tours include small rural hotels and hostels close to the route of the Camino. You will always have a private room and en-suite (attached) bathroom. When staying in Leon, Pamplona, Sarria and Santiago, you will stay in 3* hotels, the other nights will be in a mixture of rural hotels and hostels.

Single Rooms

Single rooms are available, although a supplement is payable. The price for a single room is available on the included tab of this tour and in the booking engine.

Meals

A light continental breakfast is included each morning, which can sometimes just be coffee, bread and orange juice. Lunch and dinner are not included 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 courses, wine and water!

Extensions and tailor-made itineraries

We can tailor-make your Camino to exactly meet your needs. Adding or reducing the number of nights and rest days. Contact our specialists to start planning your Camino. Purists might want to consider adding the extension to Finisterre in order to finish their Camino on the beach.

Included
  • Accommodation in small rural hotels and hostels with en-suite W/C.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 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

When To Go

You can start your Camino anytime between April and Mid October.

Weather and Climate

The weather on the Camino will change slightly as you travel from the Pyrenees over to Galicia. The spring months of April and May 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 the region of Galicia at this time. 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. The region of Galicia in particular experiences higher rainfall than the rest of Spain so you should come prepared with waterproofs!

Getting to the Start

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

Getting from the End

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 Madrid to the UK with carriers such as Easyjet, Vuelingand Ryanair.

Baggage Transfer

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.

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.

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).

Equipment

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.

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.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Logroño and overnight Day 2 Logroño to Nájera 16.7 miles / 27 km Day 3 Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado 13.7 miles / 22 km Day 5 Belorado to San Juan de Ortega 14.9 miles / 24 km Day 6 San Juan de Ortega to Burgos 15.5 miles / 25 km Day 7 Onward travel

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