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Duration
7 days
Activities
  • self guided walk
Accommodation
  • 6 nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse B&Bs and guesthouses
Meals
  • 6 Dinners
  • 6 Breakfasts

Price

$959USD

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Overview

Trip Code: CT7

Trip highlights


  • Experience the history of the trail and the villages founded by pilgrims
  • Explore Burgos Cathedral and the history of El Cid
  • Enjoy the camaraderie of fellow hikers and pilgrims

Traverse the centuries of time and the borders of Europe on the medieval pilgrim trail of Camino. In the 9th century, the tomb of the apostle St James was unearthed in Santiago. The site became the focus of a pilgrim trail beginning in France, and crossing northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela. This journey, also known as the ‘Way of St James’ winds its way across borders, following in the footsteps of thousands of medieval pilgrims through the beautiful Sierras of Navarre and Aragon. The route passes a multitude of churches and monasteries, resembling a travelling museum of Romanesque art. Five stages of this historic trail are included in our self-guided walking programs.

This part of the Camino takes you through vineyards and to the mythical Montes de Oca and the monumental Santo Domingo de la Calzada. You have the opportunity to visit the archeological site of Atapuerca, very close to the trail. From here there are only 17 kilometres to your destination: Burgos, the city of El Cid. We recommend going back in time by visiting every corner of the majestic Gothic cathedral.

Trip Grading

moderate

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Traveller Rating

 

Make your own way to the first hotel in Logroño, in the centre of the Rioja wine region.

Meals:  D

Today you will start your walk on the historic Rúa Vieja road out of Logroño, and walk through the park of La Grajera to the village of Naverrete and the ruins of the 12th century San Juan de Acre pilgrim hospital. The route then takes you via the Monte de San Antón to Nájera.

Meals:  B,D

From the Monastery of Santa Maria la Real, the trail continues to the hilltop town of Azofra, in the centre of the Cañas valley. After this it is an easy walk to the historic town of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, where you will learn about the legend of the rooster and the hen.

Meals:  B,D

This stage of the walk is on fairly flat terrain. Grañón, Redecilla del Camino and Castildelgado are just a few of the villages you will find along the way to Belorado.

Meals:  B,D

Today's walk is long and requires a considerable ascent to the Montes de Oca (1162m), but once there you will enjoy unbeatable views. Continue to San Juan de Ortega for overnight.

Meals:  B,D

This morning you will pass through a series of villages including Atapuerca to reach Burgos, with its impressive Gothic cathedral and the Monastery of Las Huelgas. Your accommodation is in a central hotel just a stone's throw from the many attractions in Burgos.

Meals:  B,D

Trip concludes after breakfast in Burgos (or continue to Leon).

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 6 breakfasts, 6 dinners: breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
  • 6 nights in a combination of quality hotels, farmhouse B&Bs and guesthouses on a twin share basis generally with ensuite facilities
  • Information pack including route notes, maps & guidebook per room booked
  • Luggage transfer (1 bag of 20kg max pp - additional bags and excess weight will attract a surcharge)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim's Passport

  • Travel to Logroño and from Burgos
  • Items of a personal nature including drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • Transfers
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Lunch daily
  • excess baggage charges - please advise us if you will have more than one bag weighing a max of 20kgs as extra charges will apply for additional pieces of luggage. Please do not tie smaller bags onto your main luggage as we only include one bag and they will be charged as an extra bag. Charges will be higher if not paid when final balance for your trip is due.

Grading

moderate  

Daily walks are between 21km and 30km on well marked trails over diverse terrain – from relatively flat to mountainous. Some of the route is on paved surfaces – you should pay particular attention to your footwear to ensure that it is suitable to avoid blisters. This is a well worn path where route finding will be reasonably straightforward (refer below for further details on self guided adventures). The main areas to concentrate on route finding are arriving and leaving towns and cities. The accent is on keeping a steady pace to take in all of the attractions, with time to stop and take photos. You will need a good level of fitness to participate fully in this adventure. Taxi and bus services operate between towns in the event that you are unable to walk on a particular day.


Departure dates

Daily

Notes

DN1
Departures from November to February are likely to experience wetter and colder conditions than at other times with snow possible. Winter can be a magical time to experience the Camino with fewer people and more local encounters, but the walking day is shorter. In addition, hotel closures are possible which may require a change in overnight towns.
DN2
Subject to availability over the Xmas and New Year period

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Total Priceper person from

$959USD

Options & Supplements*
  • excess luggage (per piece, max 20kg in weight)USD$80
  • Single SupplementUSD$280
  • Single Traveller SurchargeUSD$320
*Prices listed are per person

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Why travel with us

Making Europe Affordable

We offer different levels of accommodation and comfort so that even the most budget conscious can treat themselves to active holidays on Europe's most celebrated tracks and trails. Our trips are great value for money because you only pay for what you want.  

Self-Guided Specialists

Our wide range of self-guided itineraries embody the UTracks philosophy of exploring Europe your way. We handle the logistics so all that's left for you to do is enjoy exploring Europe at your own pace. Most depart daily with a minimum of two people, meaning maximum flexibility.

Our Wide Range

With close to 400 trips in almost 50 countries, including the largest range of bike & boat holidays in Europe, we're confident that we can organise an Alps walk, Camino de Santiago or Via Francigena experience, Food Lovers' trip or a tour in a lesser-known pocket of Europe that you will love. 

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