St. Jean de Pied Port to Burgos

Stages 1-12, 288km




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St. Jean De Pied Port



Puente de la Reina 




This cover the first 12 stages of the Camino de Santiago as it crosses the border from St. Jean de Pied Port in France over the Pyrenees and into the Basque Country, passing through the major cities Pamplona and Logrono before finishing in Burgos. The scenery on these sections is quite varied from the mountains of the Pyrenees, through the green wooded and quite hilly country through to Pamplona and then more open country of fields and less shade past Logrono.
There are many interesting, historic and picturesque towns such as Roncesvalles, Puente de la Reina, Estella and Irache ( pictured). This is an inetresting and varied section of the Camino to walk with plenty of variety and culture. Plus there is excellent wine from the La Rioja region through which the Camino passes!


 The guidebook stages

Please note that the breaking of the Camino into these stages this is purely arbitrary and there is no compulsion to follow these stages. For instance on day 3 many people will spend a night in Pamplona rather than Cizur Menor just beyond the city. It can be useful to follow the guidebook stages but also good to deviate and spend the night in other places than those specified. (Distances given below have been rounded up to nearest Km.)
  1. St. Jean Pied de Port to Roncesvalles 25km
  2. Roncesvalles to Larrasoaña 27km
  3. Larrasoaña to Cizur Menor 21km
  4. Cizur Menor to Puente la Reina 19km
  5. Puente la Reina to Estella 22km
  6. Estella to Los Arcos 21km
  7. Los Arcos to Logroño 28.5km
  8. Logroño to Nájera 30km
  9. Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada 21km
  10. Santo Domingo de la Calzada to Belorado 23km
  11. Belorado to San Juan de Ortega 24km
  12. San Juan de Ortega to Burgos 25km

Altitude profiles

To see all the different altitude profiles of each stage of the Camino please click on the link below which you can view over two pages as a PDF:

Altitude Profiles of 33 stages of Camino

This was produced by the French friends of the Way of St. Jacques