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Stage 7:Torres del Rio-Logroño (19,7 km)
On this stage we leave behind the Navarra region and enter into Rioja. The first 7 kilometres are tough, with lots of hills, but apart from that section it is pretty much flat. We only meet one town, Viana, approximately at the midpoint of the stage and worth a stop.
(1)Torres del Rio-(2)Viana: 0-9.9km
We leave from Torres del Rio along the calle del Camino de Santiago which leads to a dirt path (see photo 1) which brings us close to the N-111 road (see photo 2). We continue more or less parallel to the road (see photo 3) along hilly terrain until the path ends at the road which we follow for a few meters. At 3.0 km the path leaves the road on the right hand side (see photo 4) and we are faced with a steep climb (see photo 5). Once past this climb, of approximately 200 metres, there follows a drop (see photo 6) and it then flattens out (see photo 7).
At 6.5 km of the stage (see photo 8) we return to the N-111. If you are doing the camino by bike it is recommended you follow the road until Viana. If you are walking, cross the road onto a shortcut which brings us back to it a little further along. The rest of the path now runs parallel to and close to the road (see photo 9) until we arrive to Viana (see photo 10).
We arrive to Viana by the road and at the 9.9km (see photo 10) a detour brings us to the town centre. Some pilgrims opt to follow the N-111 where the way joins back to the road at the end of the town. In this guide we recommend you not to bypass the village of Viana, it is really worth a look.
We cross Viana and go down from the peak where we found the town. We cross a secondary road (see photo 11) and further along cross the N-111 through a tunnel (see photo 12). We continue along a small road running between vineyards (see photo 13) until near to the N-111 where we leave it (see photo 14) to enter a small pine forest and now continue along a path parallel to the N-111 (see photo 15). At this point we leave the region of Navarra and enter into Rioja. A few metres before we get to Logroño we leave the national road and take a nicer secondary road (see photo 15) which leads to the Puente de Piedra over the river Ebro.