In Logroño, two tracks coming together: the pilgrimage and the gastronomic – Part 3

Once the pilgrim arrives into the city of Logroño, they can within minutes get onto another track.  In Spanish, it is called La Senda de los Elefantes.  In Spanish the word ‘path’, ‘track’, ‘route’ or ‘way’ can use either the word “camino” or “senda“.    In Calle del Laurel you can follow the embedded and shiny metal track, about 30 centimetres in width, which lurches from left to right and curves along this pedestrianised street.

What does La Senda de los Elefantes mean in English?  The Elephant track.   And what does it mean in this context?  Simply think of an elephant which has a trunk from where the animal can ‘imbibe’ water drinks at various ‘watering holes’.  Now extrapolate that idea to humans drinking and moving from one watering hole to another.  Transfer the imbibing to alcohol (vino tinto by the glass – the crianza) and contextualize it by going bar hopping in Calle del Laurel and Travesía del Laurel after you’ve consumed one small glass of wine and one or two pinchos and then go to the next one and so on.

Calle del Laurel is approximately 200 metres long and has about 40 to 50 bars and restaurants; many of them specialising in their one, two or three signature pincho dishes.



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