7. Los Arcos – Viana (19 km) | Camino Santiago

It’s been already one week in el Camino de Santiago and yet most pilgrims would believe that they’ve been in el Camino de Santiago for years. Time passes in a funny way in el Camino de Santiago. Many pilgrims, including myself, could have expected to be thinking or reflecting about their daily problems and instead, after week in El Camino, one realizes that, quite the opposite, those problems or things to think about have been forgotten when becoming a pilgrim.

Anyway, this 7th stage of El Camino de Santiago has still more vineyards to walk through and beautiful small villages like the twins: Sansol and Torres del Rio, in my opinion two of the most picturesque villages in the whole Camino de Santiago. Enjoy the vineyards because there are not much of them left before entering the dry Castile.

Viana is a nice monumental town just 10 km outside Logroño, the capital of La Rioja, but Viana itself still belongs to Navarra region. Viana has a great week-long festival at the end of July, bull-running included, and a lot of fiesta, music and wine, so check it out it you happen to arrive in Viana at this time of the year, and don’t be afraid of walking with a hangover the following day.

<< 6. Estella – Los Arcos (22km) | 8. Viana – Navarrete (23 km) >>

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encierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. jamesencierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. jamesencierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. jamesencierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. jamesencierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. jamesencierro de toros in viana summer festival. stage 7 - los arcos - viana - el camino de santiago - the way of st. james

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The pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela