We leave Castrojeriz towards Frómista and face the first challenge of the stage. We cross a wooden bridge that takes us to the Alto de Mostelares. After a steep slope we admire the flat landscape of the Castilian plateau and descend along a tarmac road.
The path gradually becomes flat and leads us to the Piojo fountain, a perfect spring to quench our thirst. We will continue through the parish of San Nicolás to reach the Fitero bridge, over the Pisuerga, the old border between Castile and Aragón.
We cross the river and arrive at Itero de la Vega, where we should stock up to complete the remaining 8 km to finish the stage. We leave behind the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la PIedad and the Church of San Pedro, cross a road and head towards Boadilla del Camino. This route does not have any shade. We continue leaving behind the church of the Asunción to go directly to Frómista, parallel to the Canal de Castilla, which will give us the entrance to the end of this stage.
As in previous stages, exposure to the sun is almost total.
Places of interest
- Fitero Bridge – Hermitage of San Nicolás
- Itero de la Vega – Ermita de la Piedad (Chapel of La Piedad)
- Itero de la Vega – Church of San Pedro
- Boadilla del Camino – Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción
- Frómista – Church of San Martín
- Frómista – Church of San Pedro
- Bodegas Zarzavilla (guided tour available)
- Vegetable stew
- Suckling lamb
- Sausages and sausages from Palencia
- Country biscuits