Pilgrims will be completely conquered by an experience that will be impossible to erase from their minds.
The Camino de Santiago is made up of a complex network of pilgrimage routes. The discovery of the remains of St. James the Greater unleashed a whole social phenomenon that led to the opening of different routes to reach the tomb of the apostle in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, thus producing a road strewn with large amounts of art and a culture that tells us about the roots of the Old Continent.
When we talk about all this Jacobean itinerary, inevitably the French Way is one of the most traditional routes. Pilgrims from the center and north of the European continent came to the Iberian Peninsula to venerate the saint, which is why today it is known as the Main Street of Europe. Although today the reasons for walking the Camino de Santiago are far from universal beliefs, there is no doubt that it is an experience like no other.
There are no limits when it comes to organizing our trip, which is why we can start the French Camino de Santiago from almost anywhere. La Rioja is a good destination to start the journey, since along the way we find some stages with numerous and important references that support the history of the pilgrims, as is the case of Logroño.
Although the privilege of being the oldest route is held by the Primitive Way, the French Camino de Santiago is the route with the longest tradition of the whole Jacobean phenomenon. Along the route we not only find a great artistic and scenic wealth, but also a history that dates back to nothing more and nothing less than the ninth century. We can follow in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims and let ourselves fall in love with the legends and small pieces of history that are discovered along the way.
If we add to all this the panoramic views offered by traveling through La Rioja, there is no doubt that pilgrims will be completely conquered by an experience that will be impossible to erase from their minds. Logroño is a great option to start our journeys to Santiago de Compostela, since in addition to enjoying its gastronomy, visits to emblematic buildings or its spectacular panoramic views, you will discover numerous historical references that have to do with the most primitive pilgrims.
The Camino de Santiago from Logroño consists of more than 600 kilometers divided into 26 stages. Although the first stage is somewhat long and has moderate slopes, it will provide a visual reward for pilgrims. It allows to pass through vineyards, wide valleys and visit the historic center of the city with a clear Jacobean past.
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