Spain - Walking the Camino Frances - St-Jean PP to Logrono.

Spain - Walking the Camino Frances - St-Jean PP to Logrono.

Walking on the Camino Frances from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Logrono


The most famous route to Santiago de Compostela is undoubtedly the French Route or Camino Frances simply called The Camino, which crosses the Pyrenees from France into Spain. The route is brimming with history, legends and art, and boasts a wealth of landscapes and natural settings as diverse as they are unforgettable.

This 8 day section from St jean Pied de Port leads you to the start of the Camino. It includes hotels, meals, luggage transfer, one guide book, maps, English speaking email or phone assistance.

From the Medieval fortified city of St Jean Pied de Port in French Basque Country and capital of Low Navarra, to Logrono, capital of La Rioja, this program is a discovery of Navarra.

The first walking stage is tough as it crosses North to South the Pyrenees by Roncesvalles Pass, then  the descent down towards Pamplona is breathtaking, both soft and steep. Wheatfields, olive trees and fruit trees orchards slowly change into vineyards as approaching Logrono.

This program is an immersion into Spanish atmosphere and from Puente La Reina where the historic Camino Frances starts and also where all the routes converge, you will certainly meet other pilgrims and learn History thanks to the rich heritage of churches, monasteries, palaces. 

Day 1

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. This fortified medieval city is the last stage in France before reaching Spain and Roncevaux Pass across the Pyrenees. Hotel in BB.

Day 2

Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port - Roncevaux- 26 km (16 miles) - 6h30 walk. Ascent : 1400 m. This stage is considered as a mythical hike across the Pyrenees. A very tough ascent, which can be shortened with a shuttle.

Day 3

Roncevaux - Zubiri - 22 km (13.6 km) - 5h30 walk.

Day 4

Zubiri - Pamplona - 23 km (14.3 miles) - 5h45 walk.

Day 5

Pamplona - Puente La Reina - 25 km (15.5 miles) - 6h15 walk.

Day 6

Puente La Reina - Estella - 20 km (12.4 miles) - 5 hour walk.

Day 7

Estella - Los Arcos - 22 km (13.6 miles)- 5h30 walk.

Day 8

Los Arcos - Logrono - 28 km (17.4 miles)- 7 hour walk. You can add a night in Logrono and combine that program with another starting from Logrono and ending in Burgos.

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Self guided WALKING
Duration :
8 Days
From :
800 €

Included : see the details in Dates and Prices Section

2 or 3 star hotel and Guest Houses or Residenciales,

B&B or Half Board (breakfasts + dinners), luggage transfer

English guide book

English speaking Assistance 






Starts in : Saint Jean Pied de Port .(France)

Ends in : Logrono. (Spain)


Access : Train to Bayonne (TGV from Paris) and St Jean Pied de Port

Airport in Biarritz.

Logrono : Train to Hendaye and Biarritz.






Information : click on "ask for more information"


Phone Cecile : +33 5 58 48 71 65



See also :

Walking from Lourdes to Saint Jean Pied de Port

Walking from Logrono to Burgos

More Pictures on the Camino Frances on our blog : click here




The Ascent of Roncevaux Pass

Puente La Reina, meeting point of the pilgrims.

Pamplona, Estella, the jewel of the Camino !

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