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500 meters beyond the Monasterio de Irache, the camino splits. The camino turns right, but the natural inclination is to continue going straight along the alternate route via Luquin.

‌via Luquin - 17.8 KM

If you continue straight you will be rewarded with a more diverse hike with better views. The drawback is a lack of dependable services along this stretch of trail at the base of the Montejurra mountain. Luquin is the only town with a bar, and it is open irregularly. If you plan to go this way be sure to include extra food and drink....

10.80km → Los Arcos
To end of camino: 
644.60

 

 

Accommodation in Luquin

Private

1

Albergue Casa Tiago
Private
San Martín, 11

14
12€
To end of camino: 
647.40
Altitude: 
579

Accommodation in Azqueta

Private

1

La Perla Negra
Private
Carrera, 18

16
12€
11.70km → Los Arcos
To end of camino: 
645.50
Altitude: 
674

The Monjardín is the peak that overlooks the town, and remnants of the 10th century Castillo de San Esteban that once protected it remain. The key to its gate can be found at Bar Ilarria in the plaza, be sure to get it before you climb up.

The Road: 

The 11.7km between here and Los Arcos has a tendency to pass very slowly, and there are little opportunities for shade. Stock up well with water.

Accommodation in Villamayor de Monjardín

Private

1

Albergue Villamayor de Monjardín
Private
Mayor, 1

20
15*€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Villamayor de Monjardín
Association

2

Albergue Hogar Monjardín Oasis Trails
Association

26
11€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Hogar Monjardín Oasis Trails
Casa Rural

3

Casa Rural Montedeio
Casa Rural
Mayor, 17
Photo of Villamayor de Monjardín on the Camino de Santiago
7.30km → Sansol
To end of camino: 
633.80
Altitude: 
450

For an early breakfast or coffee look to the main road (southeast of the church) where you will find a few bars that cater to early-to-rise pilgrims and early-to-work truck drivers.

The Iglesia de Santa María de la Asunción, located in the main square, is a radiant sight.

History: 

Los Arcos, a village dating back to its Roman occupation, is laid out in long streets which run parallel to the río Odrón. Your approach along the camino brings you into the north side of town, and it was on top of the hills to the east (left on approach) that the castle once stood...

Fiesta: 

Market day is Saturday. The locals also celebrate their patron Santa María from August 14th to 20th.

The Road: 

Exiting the town, you pass through the Arco de Felipe V and cross over the río Odrón. A few of the albergues in town are located on the west side of the river.

Accommodation in Los Arcos

Private

1

Casa Alberdi
Private
Hortal, 3

30
15€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Alberdi

2

Albergue de la Fuente - Casa de Austria
Private
Estanco, 5

22
12€

3

Albergue Casa de la Abuela
Private
Plaza de la Fruta, 8

36
15€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa de la Abuela
Association

4

Albergue de Peregrinos Isaac Santiago
Association
San Lázaro

70
6€
Pension

5

Pensión Los Arcos
Pension
La Carrera, 8

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Los Arcos

6

Pensión Ostadar
Pension
San Lázaro, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Ostadar

7

Pensión Mavi
Pension
Medio, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Mavi
Hostal

8

Hostal Suetxe
Hostal
Carramendavia

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Suetxe

9

Hostal Ezequiel
Hostal
La Serna, 14

23
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Ezequiel
Hotel

10

Hotel Mónaco
Hotel
Plaza del Coso, 1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Mónaco

11

Hotel Villa de Los Arcos ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Ctra. NA-129 Km 146

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Villa de Los Arcos ⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Los Arcos on the Camino de Santiago
0.60km → Torres del Río
To end of camino: 
626.50
Altitude: 
495

The yellow arrows have a tendency to keep to the road as they take you through this small village. To see anything of importance, including the church and many of Sansol’s several old baroque homes, turn right at the large ceramic tile sign indicating “Sansol” on the side of one of the first buildings.

History: 

Named after San Zoilo, a young man martyred in Cordoba under the rule of Diocletian in 304AD.

Incidentally, his relics are preserved in the Benedictine Monasterio de San Zoilo in Carrión de los Condes. The local church here is likewise dedicated to him...

Accommodation in Sansol

Private

1

Albergue Palacio de Sansol
Private
Sindicato, 1

32
12-15€

2

Deshojando el Camino
Private
Barrio Nuevo, 4

26
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Deshojando el Camino

3

Albergue Karma
Private
Taconera, 11

16
6€
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural Martintxo
Casa Rural
la Plaza, 6

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5

Casa Rural El Olivo
Casa Rural
Taconera, 9

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Casa Rural El Olivo
10.50km → Viana
To end of camino: 
625.90
Altitude: 
450

Descending from the heights of Sansol into Torres del Río, one wonders why anyone would build a village in such an awkward to defend location. The only logical reason is the río Linares which gives the town its name and easy access to water.

The town is curious for the fact that nearly all of the buildings (at least their exteriors) have been restored, giving the impression that there are more (and more to do) people living here than there actually are.

Pay a visit to the octagonal Iglesia de Santo Sepulcro, which like the one in Eunate...

The Road: 

The stretch between here and Viana has the nickname ‘The Knee Wrecker’ because of its frequent ups and downs. The only place for shade and pause is at the Capilla de la Virgen del Poyo where a seasonal food kiosk sets up shop.

Accommodation in Torres del Río

Private

1

Albergue Casa Mariela
Private
Plaza Padre Valeriano Ordóñez, 6

42
12€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Casa Mariela

2

Albergue La Pata de Oca
Private
Mayor, 5

42
10-14€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue La Pata de Oca
Hostal

3

Hostal San Andrés
Hostal
Jesús Ordoñez, 6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal San Andrés
Photo of Torres del Río on the Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago Map 6

Camino de Santiago Map 6
9.70km → Logroño
To end of camino: 
615.40
Altitude: 
475

Viana is a thriving city that serves as a good stopping point. A pair of albergues, a few churches, the occasional closing of the city streets to run with the bulls, and a handful of good restaurants offer a break from walking.

There is a nice green park, small but a great place to rest, on the west end of the town near the albergue and church ruins. It also offers great views of the plains to the west and the mountains to the north.

The restaurant Armendariz has a sidreria in the basement, where you can serve your own cider.  To do so is a two person job whereby you...

History: 

Viana, being a frontier town along the border with La Rioja, has been built with obvious fortifications. The most strategic of these is its perch high above the surrounding hillside.

Although the city walls served their purpose well, holding off several prolonged sieges, the...

Fiesta: 

Viana has no shortage of celebrations, and it is entirely possible that when you arrive the main street will be closed to everyone but bulls and mad men.

The most important:  San Felices is celebrated on the 1st of February, Magdalena and Santiago from the 21st to the 25th of July. And the Fiesta for the Virgen de Nieva (snow), a movable feast that is celebrated from the Saturday to Wednesday that includes the first Sunday after the 8th of September.

The Road: 

Not long after leaving Viana you will have left Navarra behind and entered into La Rioja. The way into Logroño, its capital, is without much heavy industry.

Accommodation in Viana

Municipal

1

Alberguería Andrés Muñoz
Municipal
San Pedro

54
8€
Private

2

Albergue Izar
Private
El Cristo, 6

44
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Izar
Parochial

3

Albergue Parroquial Santa María de Viana
Parochial
Plaza de los Fueros

15
Donativo€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Parroquial Santa María de Viana
Pension

4

Pensión San Pedro
Pension
Medio de San Pedro, 13
Hostal

5

Hostal Casa Armendáriz
Hostal
Navarro Villoslada, 19
Hotel

6

Hotel Palacio de Pujadas ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Navarro Villoslada, 30

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Palacio de Pujadas ⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Viana on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Viana on the Camino de Santiago

The 17th century ermita, and the river that it sits along, are often considered to be the border to La Rioja. The actual modern day border is closer to Logroño but the paper factory that marks it is much less quaint than this ermita.

12.50km → Navarrete
To end of camino: 
605.70
Altitude: 
396

Once you have crossed the río Ebro, you have entered Logroño proper.

Worth visiting are the Concatedral de Santa María de La Redonda (it shares the title of Cathedral with Santo Domingo, and it has a semi-hidden painting of the crucifixion by Michelangelo), the Iglesia de San Bartolomé, and the Iglesia de Santiago del Real. Of these, only the last one is located along the camino route, though all are easy to find and centrally located.

History: 

Like a few towns before, and several ahead, Logroño owes its success to the construction of the stone bridge over the río Ebro which for a long time was the only suitable crossing point of this wide river. As such it was able to command a toll, to which pilgrims were subjected....

Fiesta: 

Logroño seems always to be in a state of celebration. The two big festivals are for San Bernabé on the 11th of June, and San Mateo on the 21st of September. The latter of these two, held during the fall harvest, is much to do about wine.

The Road: 

Leaving Logroño is not unlike departing most large cities in that it winds its way across town in a way that mixes landmarks with practicalities. There are plenty of arrows to mark the way, but most are painted low on curbs and can be difficult to see if you are a pre-dawn walker. If in...

Accommodation in Logroño

Private

1

Hostel Entresueños
Private
Portales, 12

96
10€
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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostel Entresueños

2

Albergue Logroño
Private
Capitán Gallarza, 10

48
10€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Logroño

3

Albergue de Peregrinos Albas
Private
Martínez Flamarique, 4

22
13€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos Albas

4

Albergue Santiago Apóstol
Private
Ruavieja, 42

76
12€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Santiago Apóstol

5

Albergue Check in Rioja
Private
Los Baños, 2

12
15€

6

Winederful Hostel & Café
Private
Herrerías, 2-14

18
16-18€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Winederful Hostel & Café
Parochial

7

Albergue Parroquial de Santiago
Parochial
Barriocepo, 8

30
Donativo€
Association

8

Albergue de Peregrinos de Logroño
Association
Rúavieja, 32

68
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Peregrinos de Logroño
Pension

9

Pensión Parque del Ebro
Pension
Pl. de la Constitución, 24

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Parque del Ebro

10

Pensión Laurel
Pension
Gonzalo de Berceo, 4

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Laurel

11

Pensión Saint Mateo
Pension
Marqués de Murrieta, 35

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Saint Mateo

12

Pensión El Camino
Pension
Industria, 2

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión El Camino

13

Pensión Logroño
Pension
Canalejas, 7

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Logroño
Hostal

14

Hostal La Numantina ⭑⭑
Hostal
Sagasta, 4

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal La Numantina ⭑⭑
Hotel

15

Hotel Calle Mayor ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Marqués de San Nicolás, 71

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Calle Mayor ⭑⭑⭑⭑

16

Hotel Murrieta ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Marqués de Murrieta, 1

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Murrieta ⭑⭑⭑

17

Hotel Sercotel Portales ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Portales, 85

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Sercotel Portales ⭑⭑⭑

18

Hotel F&G Logroño ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Viana, 2-6

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel F&G Logroño ⭑⭑⭑
Photo of Logroño on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Logroño on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Logroño on the Camino de Santiago

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