Stage 8: Logroño-Nájera

Stage 8 of the French Way offers pilgrims an experience that combines the cultural richness of Logroño with the serenity of nature on the way to Nájera. This section stands out for its vineyards, rivers and a historical background that accompanies walkers on their pilgrimage.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Logroño: Starting point of this stage, Logroño is the capital of La Rioja and is characterized by its historic architecture, wine cellars and lively urban life.
  • Navarrete: This small wine town offers pilgrims the opportunity to explore its wineries and enjoy the rural charm before continuing on the path.
  • Ventosa: With its parish church and its location among vineyard fields, Ventosa is a quiet place that marks a pause in the journey.
  • Nájera: The final destination of this stage, Nájera, is a city with a long history. With its monastery and medieval bridge, Nájera invites pilgrims to immerse themselves in its cultural heritage.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Stone Bridge in Logroño: Leaving Logroño, pilgrims will cross the Stone Bridge over the Ebro River, a historic structure that offers panoramic views of the city.
  • Church of San Juan Bautista in Navarrete: This Gothic temple is a highlight on the way and has an impressive tower and a rich religious history.
  • Monastery of Santa María la Real in Nájera: The monastery, located next to the Najerilla River, is an emblematic monument of Nájera. Pilgrims can explore its premises and enjoy the serenity of the surroundings.
  • Nájera Bridge: This old medieval bridge over the Najerilla River is another point of interest, marking the entrance to the city and providing walkers with a connection to the Camino’s past.

Stage 8 of the French Way offers pilgrims a unique combination of urban culture, wine landscapes and historical heritage, providing an enriching experience as they progress on their journey to Santiago de Compostela.

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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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