Itinerary French Way Routes Roncesvalles to Logroño
|Day 1. Arrival at Roncesvalles
You will arrive at Roncesvalles, one of the first places in history known for giving assistance to the pilgrims. Here you should make sure you visit the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary, from the 13th Century. It is also recomendable to visit St. James Chapel and the Chapel of the Holy Spirit, which is the oldest building in Roncesvalles.
Accommodation in Roncesvalles.
|Day 2. Roncesvalles - Zubiri (21,4 km)
Breakfast in Roncesvalles.
On this first stage, you will pass by Burguete and Espinal, enjoying the beautiful countryside and the tradiitional houses in these villages. Soon before arriiving at Zubiri, you will cross the bridge over the river Arga (Puente de la Rabia).
Accommodation in Zubiri.
|Day 3. Zubiri - Pamplona (20,4 km)
Breakfast in Zubiri.
Going back to the bridge, you will start this stage from there, walking parallel to the river Arga. On the Way, you will have the chance to visit Larrasoaña, a nice village featuring the Church of Saint Nicholas of Bari and also a medieval bridge known as Puente de los Bandidos (Bandits' Bridge). Before arrving at Pamplona, you will pass by Trinidad de Arre, an ensemble formed by the medieval bridge over the river Ulzama and the ancient Basilica of Trinidad de Arre. Once you arrive at Pamplona, you can explore the city and visit its wonderful Cathedral.
Accommodation in Pamplona.
|Day 4. Pamplona - Puente La Reina (23,9 Km)
Breakfast in Pamplona.
Even though this stage involves going up Alto del Perdón, you will see the fruits of this labour once you reach the top, as it is a splendid viewpoint. Continuing the journey, you will arrive at Puente La Reina. Here you can see the magnificent Romanesque bridge over the river Arga, which is one of the most important landmarks on the Way.
Accommodation in Puente La Reina.
|Day 5. Puente La Reina - Estella (21,6 Km)
Breakfast in Puente La Reina.
You will cross the famous bridge again to start this stage. You will pass by many interesting villages, such as Mañeru and Cirauqui. This last one is located on top of a hill and has a beautiful medieval old town. Finally, in Estella, you will be able to enjoy its great historic and artistic heritage, featuring many churches, the Palace of the Kings of Navarra and the Convent of Santo Domingo.
Accommodation in Estella.
|Day 6. Estella - Los Arcos (21,3 Km)
Breakfast in Estella.
From all the places you will see during this stage, we would like to highlight the Monastery of Irache, one of the oldest monasteries in Navarra. It used to be a Pilgrims' Hospital, but now it is a winery (Bodegas Irache). In Los Arcos, you should visit the medieval architectural ensemble and the amazing Church of Saint Mary (from the 12th Century).
Accommodation in Los Arcos.
|Day 7. Los Arcos - Logroño (27,6 Km)
Breakfast in Los Arcos.
On the last stage, you will leave Los Arcos and will head towards Logroño. On the Way, you will pass by two main villages: Torres del Río and Viana. On the first one, you will be able to visit the Church of the Saint Sepulchre. In Viana, you can see the Church of Saint Mary, both Gothic and Renaissance. Once you arrive at Logroño, take a look at the Co-cathedral of Santa María La Redonda, from the 15th Century. Make sure you also go for a walk and have some tapas in the famous Calle Laurel.
Accommodation in Logroño.
|Day 8. Breakfast and end of services
Breakfast in Logroño.