A Small Group Walking Tour from the Pyrenees to the Meseta. The first section of an epic journey across Spain.
Dates next tour:
April 26th - May 9th, 2020
Following tour dates:
April 24th - May 7th, 2021
180 KM (112 miles)
St. Jean Pied de Port
- 13 nights’ accommodation in great hotel and manor houses always with private bathroom
- Transfers from Pamplona at start of trip
- Private Tour of Burgos Cathedral
- All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 2 dinners including wine
- Water and snacks along the way
- All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break…
- The Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell
- Guide Book with full set of maps for the Camino
- English and Spanish speaking guide/s
Take your first steps on the Camino Francés, the classic pilgrimage which spans the whole breadth of Spain. This route is perhaps the most famous and certainly the most popular route to Santiago de Compostela. Beginning in the French village of St. Jean Pied de Port we will cross the Pyrenees into Spain and into the rolling hills of Navarra. From there, we travel through the wine epicenter of La Rioja and the beautiful city of Logroño. We end this portion of the Camino Francés at the start of the wild Meseta in the city of Burgos.
You will be following in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who have made the journey on foot since the 8th Century. The Camino de Santiago is for many a life-changing experience and always an unforgettable adventure!
Every Inch of the Camino Francés Tour
This tour comprises one ‘section’ of the Every Inch of the Camino Francés Tour, which itself can be completed as one tour or in parts. We run the Every Inch of the Camino Francés Tour every Spring so you can come back and join us year after year until you reach Santiago de Compostela!
- Being a part of the Camino Francés! You will be walking with people from all over the world all heading to the same place – one of the things that make the Camino so special.
- The changes in landscape, architecture, language, cuisine and climate as you move from the French Pyrenees into Navarra and La Rioja.
- Tasting the amazing food in these regions, great cheeses, local roasted peppers, fresh asparagus and of course Rioja wine!
Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés is walked during a 14 day period. We have divided the journey into days of similar length.
Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here. They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and family.
Day 1: Meet in Pamplona/ Drive together to St Jean Pied de Port. Walk from St Jean Pied de Port to Huntto 5km : 3m. Welcome Dinner and meeting. – Accommodation in St. Jean Pied de Port
Day 2: Huntto to Roncesvalles – 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Roncesvalles
Day 3: Roncesvalles to Zubiri – 22km : 13.7m – Accommodation in Pamplona
Day 4: Zubiri to Pamplona – 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Pamplona
Day 5: Pamplona to Puente la Reina – 24km : 14.9m – Accommodation in Puente la Reina
Day 6: Puente la Reina to Estella – 21km : 13m – Accommodation in Estella
Day 7: Estella to Los Arcos – 22km : 13.7m – Accommodation in Logroño
Day 8: Los Arcos to Logroño – 27km : 16.8m – Accommodation in Logroño
Day 9: Logroño to Nájera – 28km : 17.4m – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Day 10: Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada – 21km : 13m – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Day 11: Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado – 23km :14.3m – Accommodation in Belorado
Day 12: Belorado to San Juan de Ortega – 24km : 14.9m – Accommodation in San Juan de Ortega
Day 13: San Juan de Ortega to Burgos – 23km : 14.3m – Accommodation in Burgos. Guided Private tour of the Cathedral of Burgos.
Day 14: Tour Ends
Let´s hear from some Happy Andaspain Pilgrims
All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the Camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided. We try to use small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people.
On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality! The amenities vary from location to location, meaning that not all places will necessarily have a bathtub. They are all up to our standards.
Extra days before or after
If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in Pamplona and Burgos it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.
Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés passes through three of the country´s more colorful autonomous regions (Navarra, La Rioja & Castilla y León). Each region does food differently and all of them cook with great pride.
From the world famous wines of La Rioja to the famous blood sausage of Burgos we go out of our way to track down the best to share with you.
Included in Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés
4 Lunches with wine
2 Dinners with wine
& water and snacks throughout the day.
From the starting point in Pamplona, to the ending point in Burgos we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.
For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk; we handle the details of getting them into your next hotel room. We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day whether this be a change of shoes or a rain jacket.
We also have our support vehicle which means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.
Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We can advise the best ways to get to the starting point from your arrival city as well as back to your departure city from the ending point
You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest.
Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino Francés. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Everyone at AndaSpain was a pilgrim before they became a guide, in fact most of us spent a few years returning to the camino before setting out to help others do the same. For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience and we consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés, and every other walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified and bilingual guide.
Other Professional Guides
Along Part 1 of Every Inch of the Camino Francés we pass several cathedrals of significance. For such important pieces of the Camino we defer to the locals for their expertise. These guides walk you through the following cathedrals:
Our Booking process
Complete the form on the right to schedule a phone call. We’re kind of sticklers about this step and promise to make it the best phone call you ever had.
After we’ve gotten to know each other, we will email you a link to our top-secret and very secure booking page. That of course is why we are asking for your email address in step 1. By the end of this step you will have confirmed your place on your chosen trip, and the places of anybody that will be joining you. This is done by means of a deposit of 300€ or 600€ per person (depending on trip length).
Once your booking is confirmed you will immediately be presented with step 3, which can be completed at any time but at least 1 month prior to the departure date. You will get this link in your booking confirmation in case you are a procrastinator. In step 3 we collect a bit more personal information to make sure that everything on the trip goes smoothly. This includes any medical allergies, old injuries that might give you grief, and lastly your passport number for the sake of expediting our hotel check-ins.
BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK
This is STEP 1
The journey to Santiago de Compostela is one of many steps. We feel strongly that learning more about your expectations should be the first. To make sure that AndaSpain is an ideal fit for the adventure ahead tell us when you can be reached by phone and we will call you up. If you prefer to call us, scroll all the way to the bottom of this page and pick a number.