• Before leaving the city of Logroño, stock up on water and food because for the next three hours of your journey you will barely find any shops as the town of Navarrete is located 13 km away. You will have to leave Logroño through the Puerta del Camino, an arch through the old town walls.

    The next town, Navarrete has all the necessary facilities for a pilgrim. This town is also famous for its rose La Rioja wine and there are nine bodegas where you can taste them. You will also notice the dark red-colored clay in the area, a clay that is used by the many pottery workshops in the town. The Iglesia de la Asuncion is a baroque church in Navarette where you can find a statue of St. James near the top of the altar.

    Moving along from Navarrete, you will continue your way to Nájera. There is an option to go directly to Nájera or to make a two kilometer-long detour to the small village of Ventosa . On the direct route, Nájera is 14 kilometers away. This town has a population of almost 10,000 and has plenty of shops, albergues and restaurants to choose from.

  • Going from Logroño to Nájera tou will have to pass through Navarrete, Sotés, Ventosa, Alesón and then. Nájera. See below the map:

    Camino Frances8: Logroño-Nájera
    Camino Frances8: Logroño-Nájera

  • 1. The Pilgrim's fountain in the early dawn 1. The Pilgrim's fountain in the early dawn 2. 40 km excursion to the castle of Clavijo 2. 40 km excursion to the castle of Clavijo 3. The castle looks over the site of the battle in 844 where St James appeared on his white horse and slew 40 000 Moors 3. The castle  looks over the site of the battle in 844 where St James appeared on his white horse and slew 40 000 Moors 4. No one in the village knew where the battle was 4. No one in the village knew where the battle was 5. The caster with its wafer-thin wall had the slight air of a film set 5. The caster with its wafer-thin wall had the slight air of a film set 6. Clavijo has an impressive pelota court 6. Clavijo has an impressive pelota court 7. Back in Logroño, a monument which could have been a sundial but wasn't 7. Back in Logroño, a monument which could have been a sundial but wasn't 8. The camino was a bit indistinct as it crosses the new ring road 8. The camino was a bit indistinct as it crosses the new ring road 9. But, the camino is a nice smooth path after it 9. But, the camino is a nice smooth path after it 10. The camino is winding round a lake 10. The camino is winding round a lake 11. And then, the camino goes through a wood 11. And then, the camino goes through a wood 12. Fountain in the wood 12. Fountain in the wood 13. There are official waymark notices at crucial points 13. There are official waymark notices at crucial points 14. There are not many buildings outside the villages; this empty house would be ideal if your lifelong ambition is to run a refugio! 14. There are not many buildings outside the villages; this empty house would be ideal if your lifelong ambition is to run a refugio! 15. The red and white waymarks are quite common too 15. The red and white waymarks are quite common too 16. Vineyards are a major feature of this part of the camino 16. Vineyards are a major feature of this part of the camino 17. The bull 17. The bull 18. A short stretch which is actually along the main road - fortunately it has a very wide verge area 18. A short stretch which is actually along the main road - fortunately it has a very wide verge area 19. Way mark pointing the camino 19. Way mark pointing the camino 20. Vineyard 20. Vineyard 21. The ruins of the Hospital of St. John of Acre on the outskirts of Navarete 21. The ruins of the Hospital of St. John of Acre on the outskirts of Navarete 22. Red and white change of direction waymark plus the universal yellow arrow 22. Red and white change of direction waymark plus the universal yellow arrow 23. Red and white wrong way waymark 23. Red and white wrong way waymark 24. The refugio in Navarete 24. The refugio in Navarete 25. Modern statue and church 25. Modern statue and church 26. The doorway from the Hospital of St. John which was moved to this cemetery in the last century 26. The doorway from the Hospital of St. John which was moved to this cemetery in the last century 27. A new waymark on the camino 27. A new waymark on the camino 28. Keep the way 28. Keep the way 29. Way mark 29. Way mark 30. Vineyard 30. Vineyard 31. Rural path 31. Rural path 32. A cement plant outside Nájera 32. A cement plant outside Nájera 33. Wooden bridge on the outskirts 33. Wooden bridge on the outskirts 34. Church with stork's nests 34. Church with stork's nests 35. Monastery in Nájera, built into the sandstone cliff 35. Monastery in Nájera, built into the sandstone cliff 36. Red sandstone and vineyards on the way out 36. Red sandstone and vineyards on the way out


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