CC-Day 11: Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Today you have a few mountain passes mainly with soft undulating ground.
You will see a change in landscape from vineyards to cereal fields. After a while when passing through the village of Azofra you will find yourself on quiet country roads. To the South on your left is the La Demanda Mountain.
On the road from Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada before arriving at your destination you will walk up a steep hill to Cirueña where you will walk past the Rioja Alta Golf Course. Many Pilgrims stop here for a rest.
Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Saint Dominic of the Road) is a beautiful medieval town. Its name refers to the founder, Dominic de la Calzada who dedicated his life to improving the physical route for the pilgrims and built a pilgrim’s hospital (now the Parador) and a church that has now evolved into the Cathedral.