Day 15 – Logroño to Navarrete

Walked Today: 7.7mi/Camino 2022: 93mi

Today was literally a walk in the park. We initially walked through Logroño on well marked sidewalks for about 1.5 miles.

Plenty of markers for keeping pilgrims on track through Logroño

We then entered a park/green area between several apartment complexes for another mile.

A huge residential park went on and on

As we left the residential park, we entered a park consisting of benches along a tree-lined concrete path for walkers& runners and a parallel bike path that extended another couple of miles,

walkers and runners straight ahead, bikers to the left

…..then entered a camping ground/park that meandered for another mile or so.

A nice lake is part of the camping park
leaving the parks and heading into the vineyards

We finally exited the parks for a narrow paved road that worked its way through an experimental vineyard focused on white tempanillo grapes, adjacent to a winery.

After climbing up and out of the vineyard, , we began walking on a paved path that was parallel to an expressway for another 2 plus miles until reaching the outskirts of the village of Navarrete, pop. 2952.

Fences along the Camino are favorite places for pilgrim crosses
walking parallel to the expressway the final few miles to Navarrete
Approaching Navarrete

Our normal breakfast bar where we stopped the previous three Caminos, is no more… a probable casualty of the pandemic. Sadly we continued walking to the town center plaza to have a our standard breakfast. It was early, so we took our time eating and Jim scouted out potential lunch, dinner and snack spots and verified opening/closing times.

The Hostal Villa de Navarrete was only a few steps from the plaza and we were able to check-in at 11:00 and began our daily chores.

Our Hostal

About 5 pm we walked a few steps from our hotel to a nice little bar with a patio covered with shady trees. The bar’s specialty is tapas, in particular, marinated mushrooms. Linda sampled these tasty morsels in 2019, which made such a favorable impression, it’s a primary reason we chose to stay in Navarrete.

Navarrete’s top tapas bar
Paella for Jim

Linda ordered the mushrooms again and was not disappointed!

Linda’s favorite tapas

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