Camino Section # F2

Galicia Spain: (ZZ-HK-ESCAM02)
URL: http://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/spain_hiking_camino_santiago_french_route_2.aspx

Introduction
Galicia Spain
This Walking Tour explores the second section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally.

Start your walk in Pamplona, famous for its Bull Running festival, and finish in Logrono at the heart of the Rioja wine region. Enjoy an attractive hike in hilly Navarra with its 12th-century castles, picturesque villages, and vineyards.

Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. The Camino is clearly marked with the Scallop Shell showing you the way. This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.

Accomodation

Our accommodation is selected based on a number of criteria, including location, comfort, services, price and character.
Please note, in case of non-availability of the below mentioned Hotels on the requested dates, similar ones will be used.

The hotels that we normally use are as follows:

Pamplona - Europa Hotel
Located 100 m from Pamplona Bullring, this hotel overlooks the famous bull running of the San Fermin Festival. Each room at the family-run Europa Hotel has a flat-screen TV, mini-bar and tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms are heated and feature a private bathroom with a hairdryer and toiletries kit.
Hotel Europa offers free WiFi.

Puente de la Reina – Hotel Jakue
This small hotel offers free Wi-Fi and functional rooms with plasma TVs. The hotel is built in a characteristic Navarran style, and has countryside views. Rooms at Jakue are bright and modern. They all have air conditioning and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
There are also washing machines and communal rooms where you can relax.

Estella – Hotel Yerri
Hotel Yerri is located 90 m from Estella Bullring, in the center of Estella. It offers 28 rooms with plasma TV, free WiFi and air conditioning. All rooms have a private bathroom equipped with a hairdryer.

Los Arcos - Monaco
This warmly hotel is located in the center of the town of Los Arcos, and offers some wonderful views to the great Town of Santa Maria. One of its strong points, besides its special geographical location, is the treatment of its kindly staff. It has 14 rooms all equipped with shower or bathroom, heating and TV.

Logrono - Hotel Mercure Carlton Rioja
Located in the center of Logroño, the capital of the La Rioja region, Mercure Carlton Rioja is a functional hotel. It offers free WiFi and classic-style rooms. The Mercure Carlton Rioja offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with a TV and mini-bar. The private bathroom is equipped with a hairdryer.


Meals:
Breakfasts and 3 dinners are included. Breakfast are eaten at the hotels and evening meals in the restaurant’s hotel or a restaurant nearby. It is usually a set menu.

Special diets and dietary restrictions:
We can only request dietary requirements to our suppliers for the following diets:
– Diabetic - Suitable for reduced sugar, hyperglycemic, hypoglycemic and carbohydrate controlled meal requests.
– Gluten Intolerant/Celiac also known as low gliadin, non-tropical sprue, Celiac disease, low wheat, wheat free, gluten restricted diet. A Gluten Intolerant Meal eliminates all foods prepared with wheat, rye, barley and oats.
– Vegetarian  (No meat – no fish). Nuts may be used as a protein substitute.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - Subject to changes

The Camino is clearly marked with the “Scallop Shell” showing you the way. The walking can be physically demanding and will require a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding venture that includes numerous cultural highlights along the way!

French Route 2/8 - Walk From Pamplona to Logrono - 95km

Day 1: To Pamplona – Start of your journey!
You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town.

Day 2: Pamplona to Puente de la Reina
When leaving Pamplona behind, you are also leaving behind the Atlantic area of Navarra. From here onwards, the landscape will be dominated by cereal crops, Holm oaks and Mediterranean brushwood. The Pamplona basin is left behind too when you cross the “Alto del Perdon”.
Distance: 24km  / approx. 6 hours

Day 3: Puente de la Reina to Estella
The Camino to Estella is very uneven and quite agricultural. Small towns and villages are dotted amongst cereal fields, vineyards and olive trees.
Distance: 22km  / approx. 6 hours

Day 4: Estella to Los Arcos
Today you go through the Rioja area of Navarra. Enjoy the olive trees, cereal fields and, most importantly, the vineyards. From Villamayor do Monjardin to Los Arcos, you will cover 12km without coming across a single village.
Distance: 21km  / approx. 6.5 hours

Day 5: Los Arcos to Logrono
Today we leave Navarra and journey into Rioja. Expect a pleasant hike into undulating countryside. On this route you will pass the stunning ruins of Clavijo castle. Finally we come to the town of Logrono, strategically situated on the border between Alava and Navarra.
Distance: 29km  / approx. 8 hours

NOTE: If you would like to walk at a more relaxed pace, we can split this walking day into 2 stages (17km & 10km), staying overnight in the village of Viana. Here you will be staying at a charming 2* hotel.

Day 6: Logrono, end of the Camino
After breakfast we bid you farewell. Logrono is a city rich in history and traditions that have been preserved since the Middle-Ages. The pilgrim’s Camino to Santiago de Compostela made this one of the most important towns on the Camino.


Rates and Dates for Camino Section # F2

Rates include:

Accommodations in hotels and guesthouses. Breakfast. 3 dinners. Luggage transferred from hotel to hotel. Detailed Walking Notes. Map. Pilgrim passport

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20196 day hike, MAP€530$635
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.2

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2019 Single supplement 110 $135
2019 Upgrade to 4* accommodation, dbl, pp 40 $50
2019 Upgrade to 4* accommodation, single 75 $90
2019 Upgrade to 5* accommodation, dbl, pp 155 $185
2019 Upgrade to 5* accommodation, single 220 $265
2019 Extra night, dbl, pp ~ Please inquire 0 $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2019 01/01 - 12/31 6d / 5n 6 day hike, MAP 1 /16 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Lunches, some dinners, drinks. Airport transfers.

Other Info
Meeting: Pamplona
Airport: Bilbao or Santander
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                Pamplona area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

48

51

57

60

68

75

81

81

75

66

55

49

Average Low Temperature (°F)

36

37

40

43

49

55

59

59

54

49

41

37

Average High Temperature (°C)

9

11

14

16

20

24

27

27

24

19

13

9

Average Low Temperature (°C)

2

3

4

6

9

13

15

15

12

9

5

3

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

9

9

8

10

9

5

4

4

5

8

9

9

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The French Way in its entirety stretches from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, and is divided into eight sections. Some of the most popular cities along the route include Pamplona, Leon, and Sarria. All sections of the Camino Frances stretch across the northern region of Spain, creating very seasonal weather.

Summer
Like most countries in the Western Hemisphere, Spain in summer can be very warm. In fact, from June to August the temperatures in this region average at around 27°C (80°F). The sun is shining for a majority of the days every month. However, in Sarria in particular, there is a higher chance of rain.

Fall
When the season turns to fall, the temperature on the Camino shifts as well. Temperatures cool to around 23°C (73°F) in September, 18°C (64°F) in October, and 13°C (55°F) in November. As the temperatures drop, there is also a higher chance of rain along the route. Like before, in Sarria specifically, there are more predicted rainy days than sunny days.

Winter
As winter hits the region, the temperatures drop drastically. Averaging around 9°C (48°F) or 10°C (50°F), the weather in the northern region of Spain is typically rainier.

Spring
In March, April and May, the temperatures slowly get warmer. With temperatures increasing from 13°C (55°F) in March to 18°C (64°F) in May, the days still have a tendency to be half rainy and half sunny.

What To Bring: