3rd Stage Camino Frances: Burgos – León

  • Camino
  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price: €660

Welcome to the Spanish Meseta – plain, warm and constant. Between two cities of the famous Cathedrals meet small typical Castilian villages and challenge yourself to experience the tough but beautiful desert-looking land.

Day 1
Burgos

You will be amazed by the sight of Burgos Cathedral. The legendary medieval Spanish hero – El Cid is buried in this beautiful gothic building. There is much more to visit in this Castilian town. Do not be mislead by the figure of sitting and resting pilgrim, for you it is time to gather the energy to start your adventure.

Day 2
Hornillos del Camino

This tiny village with typical Castilian stone houses is an example of a classical village sprung from and for the Camino de Santiago. Only 20 km (12,5 miles) separate it from Burgos.

Day 3
Castrojeriz

Castrojeriz is a prominent stop on the Camino de Santiago. The path crosses the city longitudinally along over 1,500 meters, making it the longest journey of the entire pilgrimage route.

Day 4
Frómista

On your 4th day you will walk 25 km (16 miles) and cross the Pisuerga river. Fromista’s history is related to Saint Peter and Saint Martin.

Day 5
Carrión de los Condes

Carrión de los Condes owns its name to the “condes” – counts Banu Gómez, who built the wonderful monastery of San Zoilo. Many noble families of Spain had here their dwelling.

Day 6
Calzadilla de la Cueza

Although this stage is short, it will look hard. Experienced pilgrims recommend taking water and supplies as between Carrión and Calzadilla there will be nowhere to stop. Archeological findings prove that an ancient Roman Via Aquitania run here before the Camino de Santiago was founded.

Day 7
Sahagún

Sahagún has a glorious past: once it was a multicultural town inhabited by Muslims, Jews and Christians. The king Alfonso VI built a Benedictine monastery and since then Sahagún has been called “Spanish Cluny”.

Day 8
El Burgo Ranero

You will have to be careful as 5 kms after leaving Sahagún the road parts in two: one leads to El Burgo Ranero and another to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos. Your route is called Real Camino Francés and ends up in the small village called El Burgo Ranero.

Day 9
Mansilla de las Mulas

The entrance to Mansilla de las Mulas is very welcoming – you will pass through the door of the old fortress. This place was always important for a cattle industry, hence “mulas” – the mules in its name.

Day 10
León

Finally in León! Today the rural and calm route will become the urban trail. Last steps will be hard but once in León all discomforts of the last day should be forgotten. Once again, like in Burgos, the visit in the Cathedral will be obligatory. For the architecture lovers, Leon has much to offer; you will even discover a Gaudi’s gift for the city.

Standard Accomodation May – Sep. Oct. – April
  • Hotels ** and ***
  • Boutique Hotels
per person shared 460€ 440€
single sumplement 230€ 220€

 

Extra nigths May – Sep. Oct. – April
Burgos per person shared
single suplement
León per person shared
single suplement

 

1 Person 2 Persons
Luggage Transfer 70€ 140€

Check Flights to Burgos, León and Bilbao

Transportation to the starting point (Taxi 1-4px)
Burgos airport to hotel Ask us
León Airport to hotel Ask us
Bilbao Airport to hotel Ask us

 

Transportation from Leóna (Taxi 1-4px)
Hotel to León Airport 50€
León to Oviedo Airport 270€

Map

 

The basic package includes:

  • Lodging in private inns: private room with en suite bathroom and breakfast included
  • Phone attention in Spain 24/7 while walking your Camino
  • Taxes
  • Maps of the places where you will stop
  • Official pilgrim passport(s) – issued on request (please note that you must request it at least 1 month before the pilgrimage starting date so we can send it from Santiago to your home address)