Stage 8: Logroño - Nájera

29 Km
6h 40m

General information

Logroño is a stately wine city with a heart of tree-lined squares, narrow streets and hidden corners. Logroño is the capital of La Rioja and therefore the heart of this beautiful region.

With an endless selection of pinchos bars, Logroño has a culinary reputation that surpasses other major cities in Spain.

The Ebro River and the Camino de Santiago cross Logroño, making it a commercial, spiritual and cultural crossroads.

In September, the San Mateo festival, also known as the Fiesta de la Vendimia, attracts revelers from all over Spain and the world who come to enjoy traditions and events that date back centuries.



Entering Logroño is a bit of a shock to the senses if you are used to walking in more rural areas. As you pass through Logroño, you will pass the baroque Fuente del Peregrino (Rua Vieja) and the Church of Santiago el Real.

Legend has it that there was a church built here by Ramiro I after his victory over the Moors in Clavijo during the 9th century. We will leave Logroño through the only remaining gate in the western part of the city, called Puerta del Camino. Charles V rebuilt this gate around 1520.

From Logroño to Navarrete, where you will find all the services you may need on your route, there is a total distance of about 12.5 km.

Navarrete is a municipality located in the Autonomous Community of La Rioja, Spain. On your route along the French Way you will cross this town, which is an obligatory stop for all pilgrims because of the culture and history reflected in its streets and monuments.

Despite being one of the longest stages of the French Way, it is not particularly complicated, but make sure you have what you need from Navarrete to the end, Nájera.

Hostels Logroño - Nájera

Hostel Address Place Telephone Property Management Staff
Albergue Nido de Cigüeña Calleja Cuarta San Miguel, 4 Nájera (La Rioja) 611 095 191 Private Private Tatiana
Albergue A la Sombra del Laurel Carretera de Burgos, 52 Navarrete (La Rioja) 639 861 110 Private Private Esperanza
Albergue Puerta de Nájera C/ Carmen, 4. Nájera (La Rioja) 941 36 23 17, 683 616 894 Private Private Maite
Albergue de Peregrinos Sancho III – La Judería C/ San Marcial, 6 Nájera (La Rioja) 941 36 11 38 Private Private Teodoro
Albergue Las Peñas C/Costanilla, 56 Nájera (La Rioja) ESPAÑA 621209432 Unknown Unknown Unknown
Albergue de Peregrinos de Nájera Orilla del Río Najerilla Nájera (La Rioja) No information phone Municipal Asociación del Camino de Santiago de Nájera Hospitaleros voluntarios
Albergue de Peregrinos San Martín C/ San Miguel, 67 Sotés 650 962 625, 941 44 17 68 Private Private Ana
Albergue El Cántaro C/ Herrerías, 16 Navarrete (La Rioja) 941 44 11 80 Alicia Alicia y Celestino Alicia
Albergue Calle Mayor Calle Dicarán, 5 Nájera (La Rioja) 941 36 04 07 Private Private Sonia
Albergue de Peregrinos de Navarrete Calle San Juan s/n Navarrete (La Rioja) 941 44 07 22, 672 247 328 Municipal Asociación Riojana de Amigos del Camino de Santiago Hospitaleros voluntarios
Albergue Buen Camino C/ La Cruz, 2 Navarrete (La Rioja) 681 252 222, 941 44 03 18 Private Private Jorge
Albergue El Camino de las Estrellas Carretera de Burgos, 9 Navarrete (La Rioja) 695 998 038 Private Private Antonio
Albergue Pilgrim's C/ Abadía, 1 Navarrete (La Rioja) 691 699 725 Private Private Unknown
Albergue San Saturnino C/ Mayor, 33 Ventosa (La Rioja) 941 44 18 99, 657 823 740 Private Private Enrique
Albergue La Casa del Peregrino Ángel C/ Mayor Baja Navarrete (La Rioja) 630 982 928 Private Private Ángel
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