Our Camino Walk is an annual event in our fundraising calendar and one which participants see as an opportunity to challenge themselves whilst enjoying the camaderie in the stunning Spanish surrounds.
What is it?
Starting in Estella, we will walk across the vineyards of La Rioja before entering the vast plateau known as La Meseta. Along the way, we will stay in Logroño, capital of La Rioja, where we will experience the vibrant atmosphere of its old town. We will walk through a beautiful landscape of plains and crop fields with some long walking stages. Some of the Camino’s most iconic places can be found along this route, such as San Juan de Ortega and Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Finally, we will spend two nights in Burgos, the second great city of the Camino, with its imposing Gothic Cathedral located in one of the most beautiful historic centres in Spain.
- 7 nights ensuite hotel accommodation
- Breakfast and evening dinner
- All bus transfers
- Daily luggage transfers
- Comprehensive information pack
- Shell and Credential (Pilgrim Passport)
- Experienced guides including Irish Guide Dogs’ representative
- Flight from Dublin
How Do I Sign Up?
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What’s the Itinerary?
Saturday 15th August
Arrival at Bilbao Airport and transfer to Estella. After checking in, we will have time to enjoy the evening and have dinner in Estella, a town of major historical significance. After visiting Romanesque churches and palaces, we will enjoy some great local cuisine at one of the restaurants in the Plaza de los Fueros in the heart of the old town.
Sunday 16th August
WALK. Estella–Los Arcos (21.5km)
Time to set off. Leave Estella and take a sip of wine from the free wine fountain at Bodegas Irache, then continue along nice dusty tracks through vineyards, olive groves and cereal fields. From Villamayor de Monjardín, we’ll cover a long stretch marked by an absence of settlement, then its onwards to Los Arcos. Transfer back to Estella.
Monday 17th August
WALK. Los Arcos–Logroño (27.8km)
Transfer to Los Arcos. Cross a rolling countryside dotted with historical hermitages, hilltop towns and sweeping vineyards. Enter the world-famous winegrowing region of La Rioja, see the dramatic ruins of Clavijo Castle and descend to the bustling old city of Logroño. Calle del Laurel and Calle San Juan are typical streets where various restaurants and bars offer some of the finest tapas in northern Spain.
Tuesday 18th August
WALK. Logroño – Najera (29.3km)
Leave the outskirts of Logroño and re-enter the vineyards of La Rioja. Pass the 12th century town of Navarrete, where you can admire the fabulous Baroque church of La Ascensión. Our day ends in Nájera, another medieval town with deep historical ties to the Camino.
Transfer to Logroño.
Wednesday 19th August
WALK. Najera–Santo Domingo de la Calzada (20.1km)
Transfer back to Najera. The trail goes uphill along a dirt track through pine trees and across farmland heading towards the small village of Azofra. Most of the walking today is through farmland, well away from any roads. After Ciruena, it’s back down over rough tracks to Santo Domingo de la Calzada and the end of another day’s walking adventure. Transfer to Belorado.
Thursday 20th August
WALK. Santo Domingo de la Calzada – Belorado (22.4km)
Transfer back to Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Today we leave La Rioja and enter La Meseta, swapping vineyards and farmlands for the wide cereal fields that are so characteristic of the famous massif that is La Meseta. Along the Meseta, the stages are extended and often quite straight and seemingly endless. Transfer to Burgos.
Friday 21st August
Free day in Burgos
Our hotel, situated right next to the city’s famous Gothic cathedral, will provide you with the perfect base for exploring this beautiful old city with its stunning landmarks, vibrant atmosphere and delicious cuisine. Our final dinner together will be in the old town.
Saturday 22nd August
Transfer to Bilbao Airport and flight back home.
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