3rd Stage Camino Frances: Burgos – León

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  • Duration: 10 days
  • Price: €880

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

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 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

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 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

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 Accommodation 10 nights
  • Hotels ** and ***
  • B&Bs ** and ***
  • Rural inns
per person sharing a double room 605€
per person in a single room 880€


Extra nights
Burgos per person sharing a double room 75€
per person in a single room 100€
León per person sharing a double room 75€
per person in a single room 100€


1 bag or more
Luggage Transfer 75€ per each item up to 15 kg weight

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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
  • Maps of the route and places where you will stop: online and paper version (guidebook by John Brierley)
  • Official pilgrim passport(s) – issued by Santiago’s Cathedral
  • Luggage tags (when booking a luggage transfer service)