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Stage 5: Puente de la Reina-Estrella

Stage 5 of the French Way connects two picturesque places, taking pilgrims from Puente de la Reina to Estella. This section combines the history of the Camino with the rural beauty of Navarra, providing walkers with a unique and enriching experience.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Puente de la Reina: Starting point of the stage, this charming town stands out for its Romanesque bridge and its cobblestone streets. It is a meeting place for pilgrims who have traveled various routes before joining the French Way.
  • Cirauqui: A small, picturesque town with cobblestone streets and stone houses. Here, walkers can admire the Church of San Román and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.
  • Lorca: Surrounded by green fields, Lorca is known for its church of San Salvador and its beautiful landscape. It is a quiet corner that invites reflection during the journey.
  • Villatuerta: This cozy town is another highlight of the stage, offering pilgrims the opportunity to rest and explore its traditional architecture.
  • Estella: The final destination of this stage, Estella, is a historical gem. Known as the “Toledo of the north”, the city is home to numerous monuments and historic buildings, making it an essential stopover.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Puente de la Reina Romanesque Bridge: This bridge is a Romanesque masterpiece and a historical landmark that has guided pilgrims across the Arga River for centuries.
  • Church of San Román in Cirauqui: Walkers can explore this 12th-century Romanesque church, which stands out for its architecture and artistic details.
  • Church of San Salvador in Lorca: This church, with its origins in the 12th century, is another example of the rich historical heritage of the Camino. Its austere beauty reflects the spirituality of the place.
  • Palace of the Kings of Navarra in Estella: Upon arriving in Estella, pilgrims can admire this medieval palace that represents the cultural and architectural wealth of the city.

Stage 5 of the French Way offers pilgrims a mix of history, nature and architecture, giving them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the essence of the journey as they progress toward their spiritual destination.

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StagesThe Camino Francés | French Way

Etapa 1

Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles

24 km
5/5
7h
Etapa 2

Roncesvalles-Zubiri

21 km
3/5
5h15m
Etapa 3

Zubiri-Pamplona

20 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 4

Pamplona-Puente de la Reina

24 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 5

Puente de la Reina-Estrella

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 6

Estrella-Los Arcos

21 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 7

Los Arcos-Logroño

28 km
2/5
6h15m
Etapa 8

Logroño-Nájera

29 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 9

Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada

21 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado

22 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 11

San Juan de Ortega-Belorado

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 12

San Juan de Ortega-Burgos

26 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 13

Burgos-Hornillos del Camino

20 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 14

Hornillos del Camino-Castrojeriz

20 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 15

Castrojeriz-Frómista

25 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 16

Frómista-Carrión de los Condes

19 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 17

Carrión de los Condes-Calzadillla de la Cueza

20 km
2/5
4h32m
Etapa 18

Calzadilla de la Cueza-Sahagún

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 19

Sahagún-El Burro Ranero

18 km
2/5
4h
Etapa 20

El Burgo Ranero-Mansilla de las Mulas

19 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 21

Mansilla de las Mulas-León

18 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 22

León-Villavante

31 km
2/5
7h40m
Etapa 23

Villavante-Astorga

21 km
2/5
5h9min
Etapa 24

Astorga-Rabanal del Camino

21 km
2/5
5h50m
Etapa 25

Rabanal del Camino-Ponferrada

32 km
4/5
6h 30m
Etapa 26

Ponferrada-Villafranca del Bierzo

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 27

Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro

28 km
4/5
7h30m
Etapa 28

O Cebreiro-Triacastela

21 km
2/5
4h45m
Etapa 29

Triacastela-Sarria

18 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 30

Sarria-Portomarín

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 31

Portomarín-Palas de Rei

25 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 32

Palas de Rei-Arzúa

28 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 33

Arzúa-O Pedrouzo

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 34

O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela

19 km
2/5
4h30m

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