CAMINO LA RIOJA – 2024 (Part 2)


The Camino la Rioja is a 60-mile / 95km hike from Pamplona to Logroño, the capital of the La Rioja Wine Region.

Dates: 21st-26th September 2024

From Pamplona, the Camino takes pilgrims to the photogenic pilgrim sculpture at Alto del Perdón (known as the iron statues), where you will enjoy fantastic 360 panoramic views of Pamplona. You will walk across the mountains of Navarra and the red-earth vineyards of La Rioja, passing medieval bridges, castles, churches, and picturesque villages along the way, such as Puente de la Reina, Cirauqui, Estella-Lizarra, and Viana.

Free wine fountain!!!  You can stop at Bodegas Irache for a rest and a quick sip at the free wine fountain! This is one of the many highlights of the Camino and where you will get to meet other pilgrims!

  • The package includes accommodation, a walking guide, a Camino passport, a shell, a guidebook, an AG T-shirt, luggage transfer, transfers from the airport, and much more.
  • The package does not include flights – however, we can organise this for you if you prefer.

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Walk the second stage of the Camino de Santiago, from Pamplona (running of the bulls) to Logrono, the capital of the wine region of Spain. 

Experience a pilgrimage journey as you join fellow pilgrims across stunning vineyards, quaint Spanish villages and wonderful Olive Orchards. 


  • Depart from London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 
  • 11:30 Arrive at Bilbao Airport – Bilbao Airport
  • 12:30 Private Transfer to Hotel Maisonnave, Pamplona. 
  • Remember to grab your first stamp! Exploring Pamplona


After the first 3 miles (or so) along suburban roads, you are soon back in the countryside. From Cizur Menor, a climb takes you through a field of wind turbines, with wonderful views back over Pamplona. Today’s stage is dominated by the Alto delPerdón (Mount of Forgiveness/iron statues). Most of the day will be spent going up and down this mountain range. Once you’ve reached the top of Alto del Perdón there is often a van selling food and drinks (although this is not guaranteed). The descent from the peak is complicated due to the steepness of the hill and the many loose stones. You will then enjoy a pleasant walk for a few miles until you reach Puente La Reina where your comfy hotel room awaits as does a pilgrim meal. 

September 23rd – Day 2 – Puente la Reina to Estella (14 miles/22km)

Most of this day’s walk will lead you through farmlands, away from the more crowded areas. Check to see if you can spot the storks on the top of the church! Leaving Puente La Reina you will cross the Pilgrims’ Bridge but it is advisable to take the little side trail so that you are under the bridge to capture a fabulous photo. It’s rather beautiful! Then come back over the bridge.

Today you will pass olive groves and wheat fields. You will also pass some small towns and villages where you can get refreshments. We spend some time walking alongside the river which is incredibly peaceful and an easy trail to follow. Then there is a rather steep climb which will get your heart pumping. You will pass Maneru where you can find the ruins of a gothic church and is an ideal place for your first cafe con Leche the day. 

40 minutes or so later you will reach the village of Cirauqui which is found on the top of a rocky hill where you can find the Church of San Roman built in the 13th century. In both of these places, you should be able to grab a Camino stamp in your passport. Passing through the Salado River you will reach the village of Lorca where you can find refreshments as well as the ruins of a hostel dating back to the 11th century, the Hospital de Peregrinos de Arandigoyen. Most pilgrims will stop at one of the hostels on the main strip here, however, I would highly recommend popping into the cafe on the little plaza before you reach the hostels – the cafe not only sells amazing orange juice and snacks but also gives demonstrations and talks on sound bathing and beekeeping! It’s a fascinating place. 

One of the best places that you will visit today is the Zen Garden. I won’t spoil the surprise, but here is where you may want to lay a stone (or perhaps leave it for the prayer garden on the last day). You can buy refreshments here and take some time to air your feet and have a rest. Next, you will pass the village of Villatuerta before reaching Estella where you are stopping for the night. Estella is a fabulous city and I’d highly recommend grabbing a stamp from the Cathedral. Today is a long day full of lots of ups and downs. Please take your time and make the most of the journey. Perhaps spend time having a paddle in the river and chatting to other pilgrims along the way. Once you reach Estella you will see a sign welcoming you to the town (see below). It is here that you need to turn on Google Maps and plug in the name of your hotel/hostel.

SEPTEMBER 24th – DAY 3 – ESTELLA TO SANSOL (18 miles/23km)

As soon as you leave Estella you will find three places of interest which are all in a row! After the cafe, you have a blacksmith, where you can grab a stamp and pick up some homemade artefacts. Next is the Bourgas Irache, a wine museum & free wine fountain where you can taste the Rioja, the famous wine of the region. Please pop into the museum (many people miss this and it’s something worth seeing, and of course, to grab a stamp in your passport).

Not long after the wine fountain, you will arrive at a junction. Continue straight to go up and over (steep climb), or turn right to go through little villages and forest trails which are fairly flat (a few hills). Turning right is a little bit longer. The choice is yours as they both end up at the same destination.

For most of today’s walk, you will pass through vineyards and farmland. Along your route you will walk through the village of Azqueta and then Villamayor de Monjardin.Important! From Villamayor de Monjardin on, you will not find any other village for almost three hours so make sure to stock up on water and essentials before departing. There may be a few “truck vans” but this is never guaranteed. You will then reach the small town of Los Arcos which has all the amenities you need. Many pilgrims choose Los Arcos as their stop for the day but this means the next day they will take a 28.5 km walk to Logroño, the next stage. The small village of Sansol is located another 6 km away from Los Arcos.

SEPTEMBER 25th – DAY 4 – SANSOL TO LOGRONO (13 miles / 20KM)

Leaving Sansol turn right back onto the Camino and follow the signs to Torres del Rio. Check out the amazing church which is a hexagon shape (but you may need to donate €1 to the pot). You will soon arrive at the village of Virgen del Poyo. After a two-hour walk, you will reach the town of Viana where you can find two palaces: one in Plaza de los Fueros and the other in Plaza del Coso. The Gothic church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion was built between 1250 and 1329. Also, while you are in Viana, make your way to the main hostel where you can grab another stamp and have a look around the grounds. (When we came here in October 2022, we went to a little supermarket and bought items for a picnic). About 30 minutes walking along the Camino, after Viana is a fabulous picnic area with wonderful murals. It’s a great place to sit and just watch the world go by whilst eating a lovely lunch. (Picnic tables are provided). The second part of the day will be spent walking from Viana to Logroño, the capital of the state of La Rioja. Logroño is the second largest city on the Camino Frances and it has a lot to offer. The Cathedral of Santa Maria la Redonda dates back to the 15th century and features a painting by Michelangelo that shows the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

You have now completed stage two of the Camino de Santiago!  Well done. 


  • 12 noon : Check out at Sercotel Portales, Logrono
  • 13:00 Private Transfer
  • 18:10 Depart from Bilbao Airport – 
  • 19:00 Arrive at London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 



This particular section has some challenges which include hills, exposed areas which is tough when it’s hot, and a long day of 18 miles.  If you can walk 15 miles relatively easily then I do not believe that you will have many problems on this trail.  I would suggest completing some hill training before you set off. 

Walking Style:

This is a guided walk, however, our style is very different from most organised walking holidays.  We are keen for everyone to walk at their own pace.  If you want to take photos or videos or perhaps you are a super speedy walker, or just like to take your time, then our style will suit you.  You have the choice of walking with the group or walking on your own.  All we ask is that you meet us for a daily walkers briefing where you will be given places to “check-in” on the Adventure Geek app.  Safety is our number one priority. 

Type of trail:

You will follow a historic pilgrimage trail, in the footsteps of generations of travellers. 

Ideal if you:

  • Are you at a crossroads in your life? Many people find closure or answers to life’s problems on this trail. 
  • Looking for an adventure. 
  • Interested in a spiritual journeys
  • Religious reasons 
  • Personal Growth
  • Historical Journeys

Grade & Terrain

The trail consists of a mixture of dirt tracks, minor roads and footpaths.  There are steep inclines on the first day up to Alto del Perdon, and then another climb out of Puente La Reina.  All along the route, we have many cafes. rivers to laze by, Zen gardens to enjoy etc., so you can take your time and walk the Camino in your own way. 


You have the choice to walk with the group or head off on your own.  If you decide that you wish to venture off on your own or with friends, then the Camino is very easy to follow. The route is marked with yellow painted arrows and a yellow shell on a blue background. The

You will receive a travel pack which includes a detailed guidebook with maps etc. In addition to the guidebook/map, you will also have access to our Adventure Geek App, allowing you to follow the route on your smartphone (full training will be provided)

Accommodation Information

Our Camino La Rioja tour includes a range of hotels from plush four star hotels in Pamplona and Logrono, to very clean 3 star hostels & hotels  in Puente la Reina, Estella & Sansol. 

Can I upgrade?

Single rooms are available for the first and last day, although a supplement is payable if you choose to a single room. 


Some meals are included. 

Our full terms and conditions of the holiday can be found here. 

Adventure Geek is working in partnership with Kriss Saunders from ARC Divers Ltd , T/A Arc Adventure.  The terms with regards to accommodation will fall under Arc Adventure terms as follows:-

  • Visa charges and travel Insurance are not included in the cost.
  • Any meals and services unless mentioned in the itinerary are not included.
  • The hotels and services mentioned are subject to availability at the time of booking.
  • In case of unavailability in the mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel. Rates may change in case of changes in hotel rates, transport rates entrance fees & airport taxes Rates are not valid during trade fairs, exhibitions and special events. A surcharge will be levied Check-in time is 1400 hrs and Check out time is 12noon. Early check-in/ late checkout is subject to availability.

Paying for your Holiday

When you make your booking you must pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 per person. 

The balance of the price of your travel arrangements must be paid not later than 12 weeks before your departure date.  

Where bookings are made within 12 weeks of departure the whole of the holiday charge is payable at the time of booking.


If you cancel your holiday

You or any member of your party may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. If you need to cancel your holiday you must tell us as soon as possible. Written notification from the person who made the booking must be received at our offices. Since we incur costs in cancelling your travel arrangements and the risk that we will not be able to resell your holiday, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exception below):

Period before departure in which you notify us Cancellation charge
More than 70 days Deposit only
Between 70 and 57 days 30% of holiday cost
Between 56 and 43 days 50% of holiday cost
Between 42 and 15 days 80% of holiday cost
Within 14 days or after departure 100% of holiday cost

Note: If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Our Refund Guarantee

  • If we have to cancel your holiday for any reason, we will always aim to offer you an alternative or a full refund.
  • Before the balance due date, if you need to cancel your booking, our standard loss of deposit cancellation terms as per our booking conditions apply.
  • After the balance due date, if you need to cancel your booking, our standard cancellation terms as per our booking conditions apply. If your reason for cancellation is covered by insurance, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Non-recoverable costs

  • When you first make your booking, we may need to commit to certain services straight away to secure your holiday. These might include paying for flights that need to be booked and paid for up-front, or even costs to confirm specific accommodation or excursionsWe’ll tell you about these costs at the time of booking and they will form part of your non-refundable deposit.
  • As your holiday departure date draws near, there may be other costs we pay in advance, to our ground handlers, to secure services such as accommodation, transport, or entrance tickets and these are described as non-recoverable costs. These costs will vary depending on your chosen holiday and how close to the departure you cancel your booking, but generally, the closer to your departure date, the more costs we may have committed to and subsequently, the less we will be able to refund.

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