We leave León behind in the direction of Villadangos del Páramo via the Parador de San Marcos. We cross the river and follow the Quevedo Avenue to Trobajo del Camino and cross the N-120, continuing through an industrial area. We arrive at Virgen del Camino, where we can find several bakeries and bars, where we can make our first stop. Here the Way forks and we must choose between the original route of San Martín or the path of Villar de Mazarife.
To take the main road through Villadangos we must continue straight on, while to follow the variant through Villar de Mazarife we must turn left and, after 100 metres, take a dirt road on the right.
We follow the original route through Villadangos, leaving the fountain of Cañín to one side, and we arrive at an industrial area that little by little brings us closer to the parallel of the already known N-120.
We arrive without further ado at Valverde de la Virgen, finding the parish church of Santa Engracia. We continue our route to San Miguel del Camino, where we find some services. The road takes us along a dirt track for 6 kilometres to Villadangos del Páramo, the end of the stage.
In this stage we will see a lot of roads and industrial areas, as the original route has been conquered by the industrial area of León. If we want, we can opt for the variant of Villar de Mazarife, which will save us half of the urban area, which is the reason why this town has been demanding the condition of Jacobean village for years.
Places of interest
- Shrine of the Virgen del Camino – Virgen del Camino
- Church of Santiago – Villadangos del Páramo
- Stewed anchovies
- Cod in ajoarriero sauce
- Botillo del Bierzo
- Cecina de chivo entrecallada de Vegacervera (cured goat’s jerky from Vegacervera)
- Saint Mark’s Cake