Itinerary French Way Routes Burgos to León
|Day 1. Arrival to Burgos
You will arrive at Burgos, the capital of the province and one of the most important cities in Castilla y León. Here you will be able to enjoy the city, its food and monuments. You can visit Monasterio de San Pedro Cardeña, Cartuja de Miraflores and other churches. Of course, the Burgos Cathedral is the most important building in the city.
Accommodation in Burgos.
|Day 2. Burgos - Hornillos del Camino (21 Km)
Breakfast in Burgos.
On your way to Hornillos del Camino, you will pass by some picturesque villages like Villalbilla, with a church dedicated to “Nuestra Señora de la Asunción”, and Rabé de las Calzadas, which is a village of medieval construction. From Rabé de las Calzadas you will walk 8 km to get to Hornillos del Camino. This is another typical village which used to have a pilgrims’ hospital. The church is the most significant building in the town, and it used to keep the statue of the Virgin of Rocamadour. Near this temple, you will find the pilgrims’ hostel.
Accommodation in Hornillos del Camino.
|Day 3. Hornillos del Camino - Castrojeriz (19,9 Km)
Breakfast in Hornillos del Camino.
Once you have left Hornillos, the typical wine cellars and some ruins will be the last constructions you see in this area. The Way goes through a poplar grove and follows a path, going up with no difficulties. Once you get to the top, you will start descending towards San Bol Valley. Hontanas is also a very well preserved village. Among its most important buildings, you have “Hospital de los Franceses”, which used to be a pilgrims’ hospital and now it is being recovered for the same use. The next stop is Castrojeriz, which preserves its medieval castle, as Burgos does too. You will also see Santo Domingo Church and San Juan Church, as well as the ruins of San Francisco Convent and Santa Clara Convent.
Accommodation in Castrojeriz.
|Day 4. Castrojeriz - Frómista (24,7 Km)
Breakfast in Castrojeriz.
During this stage, you will leave the province of Burgos and enter Palencia and its "Land of Fields". You will pass by Boadilla del Camino, where you should visit the Church of La Asunción. In Frómista, the main landmark is the extraordinary church of San Martín.
Accommodation in Frómista.
|Day 5. Frómista - Carrión de los Condes (18,8 Km)
Breakfast in Frómista.
In this stage, you will get the chance to visit two interesting villages: Población de Campos, which has several temples of Romanesque style, and also Villalcazar de Sirga and its magnificent church of Santa María la Blanca. Once you arrive at Carrión de los Condes, make sure you visit the beautiful Monastery of San Zoilo, as well as its other landmarks.
Accommodation in Carrión de los Condes.
|Day 6. Carrión de los Condes - Lédigos (23,4 Km)
Breakfast in Carrión de los Condes.
You will leave Carrión taking the N-120, crossing the river and leaving it on the left side of San Zoilo Monastery. Later on, you will follow the path known as Via Aquitania, which used to be an important Roman causeway.
Accommodation in Lédigos.
|Day 7. Lédigos - Sahagún (15,8 Km)
Breakfast in Lédigos.
Today you will leave Lédigos and start walking towards Sahagún. This town features many interesting landmarks such as the churches of San Tirso and San Lorenzo, as well as the bridge over the river Cea, called Puente de Canto.
Accommodation in Sahagún.
|Day 8. Sahagún - El Burgo Ranero (17,7 Km)
Breakfast in Sahagún.
You will leave Sahagún crossing Puente de Canto, over the river Cea. You will have the chance to choose between two routes to get to Burgo Ranero, as it is also possible to get there via Calzadilla de los Hermanillos. This route is also known as "Via Trajana".
Accommodation in El Burgo Ranero.
|Day 9. El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla de las Mulas (18,9 Km)
Breakfast in El Burgo Ranero.
Leaving El Burgo, you will pass by a large pond and keep going on a road surrounded by trees, having the railroad line (León-Palencia) on your right. Soon, you will get to the beatiful town of Reliegos. Finally, you will arrive at Mansilla de las Mulas, a nice village located on the valley of the river Esla. Here you can visit the churches of Saint Mary and Saint Martin.
Accommodation in Mansilla de las Mulas.
|Day 10. Mansilla de las Mulas - León (18,5 Km)
Breakfast in Mansilla de las Mulas.
You will leave Mansilla de las Mulas by the famous medieval bridge over the river Esla and will continue walking towards León. In León you could visit such iconic places as the Cathedral, the “Barrio Húmedo” (tapas zone), the Main Square, the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro or the Contemporary Art Museum of Castilla y León.
Accommodation in León.
|Day 11. Breakfast and end of services
Breakfast in Burgos.