Camino Groups

June 2023 Los Arcos to Burgos (Camino Francés)

Update – 2 twin rooms left - no more can be added.

For many people, Los Arcos to Burgos is a continuation of the hourney they began in St Jean Pied de Port.

While it’s not the easiest of Camino sections, it’s still well within the reach of anyone starting from a low base – as long as you have done some preparation!

This week is a hidden gem on the Camino; you pass through a myriad of amazing towns and beautiful scenery; from Logroño, the capital of the La Rioja region all the way to the stunning ornate cathedral of Burgos.

It’s also week of peaceful walking and exploration; pass by the remains of Cesare Borgia in Viana (Machiavelli’s ‘Prince’) and learn of the legend of the rooster in Santo Domingo de la Calzada (oh by the way, you’ll be staying in a Parador here!).

So much to see and do, just a pity it’s only one week.

The ruins of San Antón - an old monastery and pilgrim hospital.
  • June 10th – 17th. (Saturday – Saturday)
  • €760 pps (not including flight).
  • Single Supplement €270.

All our escorted walks are with an Irish guide – the emphasis is on having fun while experiencing the Camino at your own pace!

  • 7 nights’ accommodation in ensuite rooms on a B&B basis.
  • One night in a Parador (Santo Domingo).
  • Airport transfers from Bilbao airport to Los Arcos and from Burgos to Bilbao airport for the return flight to Dublin.
  • Bag transfer each day.
  • Your Camino Groups host will accompany the group for the week.
  • A Camino Groups walking top for 2023!
  • Detailed walking notes and accommodation maps.


  • Flights are not included in the prices, but as a licensed and bonded travel agency, we can book your flights separately for you if required (€20 fee applies). Tip – the earlier you book, the cheaper it will be.
  • We recommend that you have adequate travel insurance in place for your trip. 
Saturday, June 10th, Day 1
  • Fly from Dublin to Bilbao. Upon arrival, you are provided with a private transfer to Los Arcos.
  • Relax in the plaza in front of the church of Santa Maria – make sure to visit the inside of this pretty church!
Sunday, June 11th, Day 2
  • Walk 28km to Logroño.
  • While this is a long walk, it isn’t that difficult. After passing through Sansol and the pretty village of Torres del Rio, you arrive at the historic town of Viana.
  • Viana is a wonderful lunch-time stopping point; here lie the remains of Cesare Borgia around whom Machiavelli based the character of his Prince.
  • Finish up in the Rioja capital of Logroño; don’t pass up the opportunity to explore the tapas scene based around Calle Laurel.
Monday, June 12th, Day 3
  • Walk 29km to Nájera.
  • Another similar day in that the terrain isn’t too difficult but you have many kms to walk!
  • You have a long walk without services before you reach Navarrete; what looks like a nondescript town on approach makes for a pretty stopping point for lunch.
  • Ventosa is another stopping point before Alto de San Antón – it’s downhill all the way then to Nájera.
Tuesday, June 13th, Day 4
  • Walk 21km to Santo Domingo de la Calzada.

  • A welcome shorter stage after the previous 2 days, today is all about the end point.

  • Santo Domingo’s rooster story (not spilling the beans here!) is as quirky as you’ll find along the Camino – to this day a rooster is still kept at the back of the church here.

  • We are going all up-market and staying night in the Parador while we’re at it!

Wednesday, June 14th, Day 5
  • Walk 23km to Belorado.
  • Today is probably the easiest day of the week; your walk is broken up by a string of little villages; Grañon, Recedilla, Castildelgado, Viloria de Rioje and Villamayor del Rio. Stop in them all and have a slow day!
Thursday, June 15th, Day 6
  • Walk 28km to Agés.
  • Today is a day of 2 halves; you have a gentle ascent up to Villafranca Montes de Oca takes in the villages of Tosantos, Villambistia and Espinosa.
  • After Villafranca you have a peaceful day with no further stopping points but there is a good climb up to the Alto de la Pedreja before the descent through woodlands until you emerge at the picturesque and historic hamlet of San Juan de Ortega.
  • From here, we have another 4km to go to the village of Agés from where we transfer to Burgos for our overnight.
Friday, June 16th, Day 7
  • Walk 22km to Burgos.
  • Another day of 2 halves in that the first part of the day is pleasant walking (with a steep climb after Atapuerca), but from Orbeneja onwards you know that you are entering a big city!
  • For the adventurous soul, avoid the urban sprawl by going off-Camino and exploring the river route into Burgos.
  • Burgos is dominated by its ornate cathedral and is the beginning of the unique Meseta plain.
Saturday, June 17th, Day 8
  • Transfer to Bilbao for flight to Dublin.

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