Stage 1, Casalarreina - Santo Domingo de la Calzada
- 4 h 30 min
- 12.4 km
To reach the beginning of the Green Trail, from the bridge over the Oja River in Casalarreina go towards Logroño down the N-232. After about 300 metres, turn right and take the road to Zarratón (LR-311). Before reaching the ring road, take a soil agricultural path on the right that leads between two fruit orchards with wires. The path crosses the ring road and, on the other side, you can see an elevated water deposit, a unique construction with brick arches. From here the green trail is paved and you will advance on a stretch that you will share with cars until you reach a wide poplar grove. After the grove, cross a path and you will find an even better ground, as the stretch is exclusive for pedestrians and bicycles The landscape on both sides is agricultural and, on the right, there is a row of black poplars and alder trees that results from the pools that drain the Oja aquifer. After a few kilometres, cross a paved path that leads to Castañares de Rioja and, a little after, there is an area with benches and tables in the old railway stop. For a short stretch, the pavement of the green trail disappears, on a section shared with cars that runs along agricultural warehouses of the town. Return to the straight well-defined path among the croplands of the Oja River flood plain. Cross a channel, then the LR-309 to Bañares, and after 100 metres a path that was a Roman road and part of the Way of Saint James until the 12th century. Little after you will pass next to the remains of the Bañares station. Continue for 4 km to reach the LR-203. At the end of this stretch you can see some isolated holm oaks. Their presence reminds us of the large holm-oak woods that populated these plains before the historical clearing of land for agriculture. After crossing the LR-203, you will pass under the ring road of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. After 1 km, you arrive to the town on the N-120 road, which crosses the city centre. In Santo Domingo de la Calzada appears another route included in the Footpath Network of La Rioja, the Way of Saint James, that crosses the town and that comes from Nájera and goes to Grañón, in La Rioja.
Casalarreina is a municipality and town in the autonomous region of La Rioja. It is in the northeast of the province. The district is under the local jurisdiction of Haro.-Location: It is part of the district of Haro. It is on a large river plain, close to the Oja and Tirón Rivers .-Area: 8.1 km2.-Height: 499 metres.-Economy: Casalarreina is predominantly a farming town: wheat, barley, beet and fruit, particularly apples. In the last few years, the number of poultry and pig farms has grown and a ...
Bañares is a municipality in La Rioja, Spain. It is in the district of Santo Domingo de la Calzada, around 45 km to the west of Logroño. The main activity is farming. The main crops are potatoes, grain, beet and green beans.-Location: The town is part of the district of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. It is on the right bank of the River Oja.-Area: 29.7 km2.-Height: 591 metres. -Economy: This is a farming town that produced mainly potatoes.
The city is a beautiful stop on the Way of St. James. It is linked to Santo Domingo, who was born in Vitoria, and to his building work on the Roman road. The city was settled and grew as a result of the pilgrim's hospital founded by the Saint around the second half of the 12th century. The bridge spanning the River Oja, which helped pilgrims on their way, also contributed to the city's development. The city grew as a result of the inn, then later due to the Way of St. James and it became a consi ...
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Wide floodplain with an agricultural landscape, heavily dedicated to cereal and irrigated crops, such as potatoes and beets. Underneath there lies the so-called Oja aquifer, an important aquifer used, through wells, to irrigate crops in the area. Next to the Oja River, you can also find poplar plantations and some remnants of natural grey willow bushes.
Interesting website: www.viasverdes-ffe.com/
Hospedería Señorío de Casalarreina. 941 324 730
Santo Domingo de la Calzada
Parador de Santo Domingo. 941 340 300
El Corregidor. 941 342 128
Parador Bernardo de Fresneda. 941 341 150
Hospedería Cisterciense. 941 340 700 Pedro I. 941 341 160
El Pago. 941 427 526
Echaurren. 941 341 160
Palacio de Azcárate. 941 427 282
Iguareña. 941 354 144
Montes Blancos. 941 354 025
La Cuculla. 941 427 308
Massip. 941 354 327
Albergue de la Real Fábrica. 941 354 474
Baños de Rioja
Torre Fuerte. 941 300 193
Edulis. 941 343 168
El Pajar. 941 426 631
La Plazuela. 941 427 522
Ugarte. 941 427 458
Uyarra. 941 427 166