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Camino Frances: Logrono to Burgos

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Walking Tours   Pilgrimage/Spirituality  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 540 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 600 Euro (EUR)

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Logrono. You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Logroño is a city rich in history and traditions that have been preserved since the Middle Ages. The Pilgrim's Route to Santiago de Compostela made this one of the most important towns on the Camino, leaving an interesting monumental legacy closely linked to the traditional passing of the pilgrims. Town: ATM, shops. all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel right on the Camino and in the historical center, en-suite.

Day 2: Logrono To Najera (8 h, 28.5 km). This first day is an easy stage through landscape dominated by vineyards. After 12 km, you will pass Navarrete, a town build in the XIIth century by the "Knights of the Holy Sepulchre". Here you will have a chance to stop for some refreshments and to visit the fabulous Baroque Church of "La Ascension". Finally, arriving in Najera in the afternoon, you can enjoy the panoramic views from the hill where the town stands. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 2* hotel in the center of the town. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 3: Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada (6 h, 21 km). Country roads dominate this stage, which runs through the Cantabrian mountain range to the north, and the La Demanda mountain range to the south. A shorter day with great views. There is the possibility of visiting the Monastery of "Valvanera" lost in the middle of the "Sierra de la Demanda". Later today, you will arrive in Santo Domingo de la Calzada: another great milestone on the road to Santiago. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 2* hotel; family run, very friendly and comfortable, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado (7 h 15 m, 24 km). After a brief reconnaitre with the trees, the Camino takes us through crop fields, interspersed with small brooks and oak woods. This landscape warns us of the approaching mountain range and, indeed, we can soon see the Oca mountains looming on the horizon. This afternoon, you will have the chance to relax in the lovely main square of Belorado. Not to miss en route: the Altarpiece in the XVIth century church of San Juan Bautista, in Granon. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 1* family run hotel in the center of the village, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Belorado to St. Juan de Ortega (7 h 15 m, 24.5 km). Until you get to Villafranca Montes de OCA (14 km), this stage is similar to the previous one. However, as you go deeper into the dense woods, you will soon discover the beautiful Oca mountains. In St. Juan de Ortega, have a look at the Mausoleum, a piece of art carved in Gothic Flamboyant style. Town: 1 restaurant/bar/tobacco but great atmosphere. The church's frescos are quite amazing. Accommodation: 1* hotel in the center of this hamlet, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: St. Juan de Ortega to Burgos (5 h 15 m, 16 km). After the quiet and peaceful spots in the Altarpiece Mountain Range, you will make your way down into the valley of the Pico river. Here, the tranquil agricultural landscape disappears, and you will begin traveling through the traffic and industry that is characteristic of the entrance to Burgos. Town: ATM, shops. all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel in the old part of town, en-suite. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Burgos, end of the walking holiday. After breakfast we bid you farewell. Burgos, a city in Castilla-Leon situated on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendor. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the Cathedral of Burgos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Great places to try out a delicious and varied local cuisine. Includes: (B).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Luggage transferred from hotel to hotel
- Rooms en-suite
- Half-board during the hike
- Detailed walking notes
- Map
- Pilgrim passport.

Price Excludes:
- Flights
- Insurance (recommended)
- Drinks
- Dinner 1st and last nights
- Transfers from/to airport.