R1 – Day 8 : Estella (Lizarra) – Los Arcos 21.5km

The start of your day will be spent mainly on busy roads, not the most appealing, however, you will, very quickly just outside of Estella, find Bodegas Irache, the famous Navarra winery, with a free wine fountain, yes you read correctly, a wine fountain especially built for pilgrims. Close by is the Monastery of Irache declared a national monument in 1887.

Exit Irache, make your way through vineyards, cereal fields, small pinewoods and small streams to later climbing to Villamayor de Monjardin on a hilltop. From there to Los Arcos, you have 12km without any village and very little shade, make sure you have plenty of water and something to eat.

Arriving at your destination Los Arcos an ancient town with a blend of history, art, folklore and gastronomy.