The Way of Saint James from Roncesvalles to Santiago

The more than 700 kilometers that separate you from Santiago de Compostela will take you through part of the Pyrenees, País Vasco, Navarra and La Rioja to enter the calm of the Castilian plain and its many examples of Gothic and Romanesque.

Step by step you will reach the mountains that separate you from the Galician territory, where you will be welcomed by the picturesque town of O Cebreiro. 
The Galician trails and forests will keep you company until you reach the Monte do Gozo from where you will see for the first time the towers of the Cathedral, you are already in Santiago!

753 kms

34 nights

33 stages

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753 Km.

34 nights

33 stages

  • Day 1


    Night at Roncesvalles

    Roncesvalles is one of the most popular starting points for pilgrims who decide to follow the French Way. In this small Pyrenean village, which has only thirty inhabitants, you can enjoy its magnificent medieval architecture, such as the Collegiate Church of Santa María or the Church of Santa María de Roncesvalles. Legend has it that the Romanesque Chapel of the Holy Spirit contains the remains of Roland.

  • Day 2

    From Roncesvalles to Zubiri

    Night at Zubiri

    22 km

    4 - 5 h

    Today's stage runs through lush forests of beech, oak and pine trees. After leaving behind two mountain passes, the steep descent begins towards Zubiri where we can visit its famous medieval bridge: the Puente de la Rabia.

  • Day 3

    From Zubiri to Pamplona

    Night at Pamplona

    20 km

    4 - 5 h

    The brevity of this stage has the advantage of gaining time to enjoy Pamplona at your leisure, where we recommend you visit the old quarter, the citadel and the City Hall.

  • Day 4

    From Pamplona to Puente de la Reina

    Night at Puente la Reina

    19 km

    4 - 5 h

    The pace of this stage is set by the Sierra del Perdón, where you will face a slight climb of just 260 m, although with a steeper descent.
    At the top of this mountain range you can stop to contemplate Pamplona and the Pyrenees, and then visit the hermitage of Santa María de Eunate.

  • Day 5

    From Puente la Reina to Estella

    Night at Estella

    19 km

    4 - 5 h

    This stage is divided into sections that run along an old Roman road and others that follow a national road until you reach Estella, a picturesque town in Navarra that will captivate you with its historic quarter and medieval bridge.

  • Day 6

    From Estella To Los Arcos

    Night at Los Arcos

    21 km

    4 -5 h

    Full of ascents and descents, this is a demanding stage that requires tenacity and patience.
    The landscapes you will see along the way will make it well worth the effort, and you will also be able to visit emblematic places such as the Irache Monastery.

  • Day 7

    From Los Arcos to Logroño

    Night at Logroño

    27 km

    6 - 7h

    On this section you will leave Navarra to immerse yourself in the land of wine par excellence: La Rioja.
    In Logroño, the capital, you will be able to enjoy its wine culture at its best and taste its incomparable gastronomy.

  • Day 8

    From Logroño to Nájera

    Night at Nájera

    26 km

    5 - 6 h

    Today's stage ends in Nájera, home to the impressive Monastery of Santa María la Real, where the Castilian language was born and considered by many to be the great jewel of Spanish medieval art.

  • Day 9

    From Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada

    Night at Santo Domingo de la Calzada

    21 km

    4 - 5 h

    A quiet and easy stage, the main attraction is when you reach Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a town founded by Santo Domingo for the Camino de Santiago.

  • Day 10

    From Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado

    Night at Belorado

    22 km

    4 - 5 h

    Cereal fields are the main feature of this stage, which runs mainly through plains as it enters Castile-León.
    The Convent of Nuestra Señora de la Bretonera, the Caves of San Valentín and its castle await you in Belorado.

  • Day 11

    From Belorado to San Juan de Ortega

    Night at San Juan de Ortega / Atapuerca

    24 km

    5 - 6 h

    A highlight of this stage is the ascent of the small mountain range of Montes de Oca, at an altitude of 1,100 metres.
    In San Juan de Ortega, a village born by and for the Camino de Santiago, its Romanesque churches and pilgrims' hospital await you.

  • Day 12

    From San Juan de Ortega to Burgos

    Night at Burgos

    26 km

    5 - 6 h

    Apart from the short climb up to the "La Cruz de Madera" pass, this is an easy stage to cover.
    The highlight of this section is the city of Burgos, capital of the same province, where you can visit its imposing Gothic cathedral and medieval monasteries.

  • Day 13

    From Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

    Night at Hornillos del Camino

    19 km

    4 - 5 h

    Starting from the portico of the Cathedral, you will leave Burgos behind to enter the first of many stages that run through flat and solitary lands, a very typical landscape of Castilla y León.

  • Day 14

    From Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz

    Night at Castrojeriz

    19 km

    4 - 5 h

    This is an austere and straightforward section of the route that takes you into the deepest and most authentic parts of the Castilian countryside.
    Before leaving the province of Burgos, you will have the opportunity to stay in Castrojeriz, where you can visit the Collegiate Church of Santa María del Manzano.

  • Day 15

    From Castrojeriz to Frómista

    Night at Frómista

    25 km

    5 - 6 h

    A stage for lovers of peace and silence, you will continue the route crossing more plains until you reach Frómista, a town famous for its Church of San Martín, a World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Romanesque architecture.

  • Day 16

    From Frómista to Carrión de los Condes

    Night at Carrión de los Condes

    19 km

    4 -5 h

    Short stage of low difficulty, we recommend you finish it quickly to enjoy the main course: Carrión de los Condes.
    With a rich artistic and architectural p With a rich artistic and architectural heritage, a former residence of kings where you can visit the Royal Monastery of Santa Clara and the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de Belén.

  • Day 17

    From Carrión de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza

    Night at Calzadilla de la Cueza

    16 km

    3 - 4h

    Fields and more fields of cereals await you during the short route of this stage, which runs along the Via Aquitana.
    You will finish your route in Calzadilla de la Cueza, birthplace of the famous legend of the Golden Hen.

  • Day 18

    From Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagún

    Night at Sahagún

    22 km

    4 - 5 h

    In this stage you will leave the province of Palencia and officially enter the lands of León. On this occasion, the route is marked by the Calzada del Coto and Calzadilla de los Hermanillos until you reach Sahagún, a pretty village where Mudejar-style architecture predominates.

  • Day 19

    From Sahagún to Burgo Ranero

    Night at El Burgo Ranero

    18 km

    4 - 5 h

    Starting from Sahagún, many people take advantage of this stage to take it easy and enjoy the route, as the route to the next point is short and easy to cover in a few hours.
    The route runs along the Calzada del Coto until you reach El Burgo del Ranero, where you can visit several Romanesque churches.

  • Day 20

    From Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas

    Night at Mansilla de las Mulas

    19 km

    4 - 5 h

    This is a stretch that most pilgrims try to complete as quickly as possible, because although it is an easy stage, you will not find great attractions along the way.

  • Day 21

    From Mansilla de las Mulas to León

    Night at León

    18 km

    4 - 5 h

    You've finally arrived in León!
    The highlight of this stage is undoubtedly the visit to this capital, which has many charms to offer you, such as its cathedral, the Casa Botines or the Palacio de los Guzmanes.

  • Day 22

    From León to Hospital de Órbigo

    Night at Hospital Órbigo/Villadangos del Páramo

    31 km

    6-7 h

    This route is the perfect alternative if you want to avoid the national road, as you will be able to walk through the countryside at your leisure.

  • Day 23

    From Hospital de Órbigo to Astorga

    Night at Astorga

    22 km

    4-5 h

    After several days of flat roads, it's finally time to return to the mountainous landscapes (although not for long).
    The end of this stage is in Astorga, a town famous for its modernist architecture, where you can visit the Episcopal Palace, designed by Antoni Gaudí himself.

  • Day 24

    From Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

    Night at Rabanal del camino

    20 km

    4 - 5 h

    Crossing the picturesque region of Maragatería, today's stage runs once again through peaceful farmland until it reaches Rabanal del Camino, a small village noted for its churches.

  • Day 25

    From Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada

    Night at Ponferrada

    35 km

    7 - 8 h

    Get ready for an arduous climb, because today it's time to visit the famous Montes de León, which separate the beautiful regions of Bierzo and Maragatería.
    Today's stage ends in Ponferrada, the last city in León before crossing the Galician border, where you can visit its impressive Castle of the Templars.

  • Day 26

    From Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo

    Night at Villafranca del Bierzo

    21 km

    4 - 5 h

    After a well-deserved rest in Ponferrada, we head towards the Bierzo region, known for its excellent conditions for growing grapes.
    The 21 kilometres of this stage are a lot, so be prepared to put yourself to the test because there is plenty to visit in Villafranca del Bierzo. If we arrive in high spirits we can visit the famous Collegiate Church of Santa María del Cluny.

  • Day 27

    From Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro

    Night at O Cebreiro / Herrerías

    29 km

    5 - 6 h

    Departing from Villafranca, you will reach Las Herrerías de Valcarce, where you will have to climb 1,300 metres in altitude.
    To make up for it, the picturesque village of O Cebreiro awaits you, a village dating back to prehistoric times located between the mountain ranges of O Courel and Os Ancares, where you can visit its typical stone houses and its pre-Romanesque church.

  • Day 28

    From O Cebreiro to Triacastela

    Night at Triacastela

    21 km

    4 - 5 h

    After leaving behind the climbs to the San Roque and O Poio peaks, the relative hardness of this stage is rewarded by the beauty of Triacastela, the final destination of this section, where you can visit the Church of Santiago and the Camiño Suavila.

  • Day 29

    From Triacastela to Sarria

    Night at Sarria

    18 km

    4 - 5h

    In this stage you will start your way to Sarria passing through small villages with a great Xacobean tradition such as A Balsa, Calvor, San Mamede do Camiño, Pintín or Montán before arriving in Sarria, strategic point of the Way of St. James.

  • Day 30

    From Sarria to Portomarín

    Night at Portomarín

    22,2 km

    5 horas

    Your Camino will begin with this stretch that runs alongside peaceful paths between centuries-old oak trees and historic granaries. The village of Portomarín is located on the banks of the Minho River and has lovely monuments worth visiting such as the Church of San Nicolás, renowned for having had to be moved to another location when its original site was flooded after the construction of the Belesar reservoir.

  • Day 31

    From Portomarín to Palas de Rei

    Night at Palas de Rei

    24,8 km

    6 horas

    After leaving Portomarín behind, the Camino starts to climb as you ascend the Serra de Ligonde. You can visit the villages of Gonzar and Castromaior, where the beautiful Romanesque Church of Santa María is located. You will then continue downhill to Palas de Rei, site of the famous Pambre Castle, a well-preserved 14th century fortress that will transport you to a dream-like world.

  • Day 32

    From Palas de Rei to Arzúa

    Night at Arzúa

    28,5 km

    7 horas

    This stage will take you along winding paths and beautiful scenery, whose most stunning and ever-present feature is the Iso River. When you get to Arzúa, we recommend you visit the church of A Magdalena, although in this case the star of the show is a food: the cheese bearing the designation of origin of Arzúa-Ulloa, which you must try.

    Given the length of this stage, we offer you the possibility of dividing it into two parts, spending one night in the town of Melide, where you can enjoy monuments such as the old pilgrims' hospital, which today is a museum, or the Chapels of San Antonio and San Roque. We also suggest a culinary stop to taste the famous local octopus 'á feira' (boiled in copper cauldrons with potatoes and sweet paprika).

  • Day 33

    From Arzúa to O Pino

    Night at O Pino

    17,7 km

    4 horas

    This stage of the route begins with a descent that runs through magical forests and streams that create an idyllic landscape. This is quite an easy section, so you may like to take the opportunity to visit the Chapel of Santa Irene and the Church of Santa Eulalia de O Pedrouzo.

  • Day 34

    From O Pino to Santiago De Compostela

    Night at Santiago de Compostela

    22 km

    5 horas

    When you leave O Pino, you will head towards the end of your journey via Lavacolla. You will then journey to Monte do Gozo, where you will be able to glimpse the towers of the cathedral on the horizon. You will arrive in Santiago through the neighbourhood of San Lázaro, winding down towards the historic city centre, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, until you reach Plaza Obradoiro, where you will finally see the Cathedral of Santiago from up close. If you like and managed to get an early start, you can attend the pilgrim's mass, celebrated at 12 noon.

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