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Stage 8

Logroño to Nájera Stage

km 29,6
Time 06H 30’
Difficulty Medium
Hostels 15
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This stage does not present any significant difficulty and motivation.

Information about the stage 8: Logroño to Nájera Stage

Profile: Logroño to Nájera Stage

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Points of interest in the stage 8: Logroño to Nájera Stage

  • 4 Albergue de Peregrinos Sancho III - La Judería
  • 3 Albergue de Peregrinos de Nájera
  • 2 Albergue El Cántaro
  • 1 Albergue de Peregrinos de Navarrete

The route

  • Km 0. Logroño (All Services)

As a fish out of the water, this is how the pilgrim feels in the large cities of the Camino. The capital of Riojana is by no means the worst. Ruavieja Street links to Barriocepo and it leads us to the Plaza de Santiago, where the homonymous church rises (with hostel and where they seal and facilitate the credential). Later, passing under the arch known as Puerta del Camino, we reached the circular fountain where Calle Marqués de Murrieta was born. More than a kilometer of sidewalk, shops and pedestrians take us to the train tracks and three hundred meters further, next to
a Nissan dealer, we turn left to continue to the San Miguel Park. Between gardens we reach the circumvalation tunnel and immediately alpaseo
- called here via verde - which leads to the park of the Grajera (Km 3.5).

A section of the promenade is flanked by cypresses and reminds of the images of the Appia Way, famous road starting from the very forum of ancient Rome. Behind a playground and a sports area is the dam of the Grajera reservoir, built in 1883 on a lagoon in order to accumulate the water of the Iregua River and water the gardens located south of the capital. Today it is an enviable recreational environment where fishing, walking, merging or, just, resting
(Km 5,8).

After the prey, you will soon reach the environmental didactic classroom and cross the limits of the park through a paved runway that advances among
soft vine populations. Leaving aside the diversion to the golf course (Km 8) we started a demanding repecho that presents us with magnificent views. In the foreground the vines, an arboreal mass surrounding the second reservoir and the bottom Logroño. With this formidable view we reach the high (Km 9.2) and descend
Navarrete next to a metal fence stitched by the crosses left by the pilgrims. The silhouette of a bull by Osborne also accompanies us on the downhill and, already on the plain, we finally crossed over the AP-68 to reach the ruins of the pilgrim hospital of San Juan de Acre, founded towards 1185 by Doña María Ramírez. A line separates us from Navarrete, village of potter located on the hill Tedeón. La Cruz Street surrounds the city centre and rises to the church of the Assumption. Navarrete has enough establishments to satisfy the appetite, which is already raging
after tremors.

  • Km 12.7. Navarrete (All Services)

We entered the town by calle de la Cruz (border of the old wall) after crossing the road and took Calle Mayor Baja to the right with climb to the church. Then we take the exit of the population by Arrabal Street and continue forward by San Roque Street. After the cemetery, which looks on the front cover and the windows of the hospital of San Juan de Acre, we took a path that meets the vines, olive groves and fruit trees that populate the private gardens. The road dies next to the Sotés Wine Cooperative, where we cross the road to Sotés. In this population is the hostel San Martín, opened in May 2013.

  • Km 16.1. Transfer to Sotés (Hostel. Bar. Pharmacy)

We take a paved runway that reaches the edge of the highway. Parallel to the A-12 we advance to the detour leading to Ventosa (Km 18.1). Here we have the possibility of heading towards this community - with hostel and several bars - or continue in front. We choose to visit Ventosa and travel the 1.3 kilometers of clay track that separates us from it.

  • Km 19.4. Ventosa (Hostel. Bars)

We reached the LR-341 and the Camino continues through the arcén without, paradoxically, accessing the urban area of Ventosa, on which the church of San Saturnino stands out. In short, next to the Alvia wineries, a stony road guides us to the top of San Antón in short and easy climb. From this watchtower the view clears and shows us the valley of the Najerilla, clayey land covered, of course, with twisted branches arranged in separate terraces of low mountain. The panoramic also discovers Nájera, apparently close but really distant (Km 21.2).

We went down to the pass that saves the N-120 and continued to a phone repeater, located on the Roldán Poyo, where the legendary battle between Roldán and the giant Ferragut took place. We also have a wardrobe, a circular construction that served as a refuge for farmers and used by the field guards to guard the crops (Km 25).

Nájera is still not present and after an aggregate factory we cross the river Yalde by a small wooden and concrete bridge (Km 26). We walked away from its course and after a kilometer and a half finally, now yes, we crossed the N-120 (very careful) to enter Nájera. However, we still have two kilometres of
urban crossing. We pass by the sports club and continue along the avenues of Logroño and San Fernando to the bridge over the Najerilla River. After crossing it you have to twist to the left and advance along the river promenade to the hostel.

  • Km 29.6. (All Services)

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