THE FRENCH WAY: FROM BURGOS TO LEÓN
With this itinerary you will walk part of the French way between two of the main cities along the Camino: Burgos and León. This is one of the less crowded tracks and specially recommended to those who like calm and relax experience. We will enjoy the traditional landscapes of Castilla and the small and charm towns along the way.
Arrival in Burgos
The traveler is responsible to arrive at the given accommodation on the chosen date. This day is a good chance to visit the city and to rest.
Burgos – Hornillos del Camino
In this first stage we will enjoy the landscapes of Castilla in an easy path with few slopes. The old road to Valladolid will guide us to Villalbilla. We will continue to Tardajos and then Rabé de las Calzadas. From this point we will start soft ups and downs before to reach our goal, Hornillos del Camino.
Hornillos del Campo – Castrojeriz
We will continue our journey with a stage of similar landscapes than the previous one. From Hornillos del Camino we will follow the road to San Bol Valley. We will reach Hontanas, once there we can choose between two ways ending at the same point: Convento de San Antón. Finally we will arrive in Castrojeriz.
Castrojeriz – Fromista
From Castrojeriz we will go straight to Mostelares, and then continue walking an easy stage. The first city that we will encounter is Itero del Castillo where we will cross a bridge over Pisuerga River. The road continues towards Boadilla del Camino and Frómista. Once we find the “Canal de Castilla” means that we are close to our destination.
Fromista – Carrión de los Condes
We are facing an easy stage with flat path. We will cross fields and leave behind villages as Revenga de Campos, Villamentero de Campo and Villalcázar de Sirga. The best option is to follow the road created specifically for pilgrims to avoid any risk. This stage might be boring but it is good to enjoy a relaxed day.
Carrión de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza
We are in the shortest stage of this itinerary. We will cross flat lands between cereal fields. When we leave Carrión de los Condes, we will go through the first section through a tarmac road and then continue towards Calzadilla de la Cueza along the dirt paths until arriving at Calzadilla de la Cueza.
Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagún
Low 4-5h22 Km
This stage does not require big effort and, unlike the previous one, we will find small villages during the way. At the beginning of the stage we will climb for two kilometers and then we will cross the towns of Terradillos de los Templarios and San Nicolás del Real Camino. Later we will continue to Valderaduey river where we will see the Romanesque-Mudejar Bridge. At the end of the stage we will continue the paved road to enter Sahagún.
Sahagún – El Burgo Ranero
Low 4-5h19 Km
Inizieremo la tappa lasciando Sahagún attraversando il fiume Cea dal “Puente de Canto”. Dall’altra parte del fiume cammineremo su terreni asfaltati e poi su strade sterrate per incontrarci con una biforcazione. Una possibilità per Berciano e l’altra per Via Trajana. Entrambi sono riuniti a Mansilla de las Mulas. Se prendiamo la seconda opzione, dobbiamo attraversare l’autostrada che ci porterà alla destinazione di oggi.
El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas
Low 4-5h19 Km
As in the previous stages we will walk surrounded by the Castilian plains. We will have to walk for two hours to find the first village, Villamarco. From there, we will continue for several kilometers until crossing the train tracks and arriving at Relegio. We will have to walk only a few kilometers to find the end of the stage, Mansilla de las Mulas.
Mansilla de las Mulas – León
Low 4h18 Km
We are facing the last stage. Even if it is short, we recommend an early departure to take advantage of the day in the city. From Mansilla we will cross the old stone bridge and follow the road to reach Villamoros. Then we will cross Porma river and continue to Arcahueja. Before arriving at León we will leave behind small towns like Valdefuentes and Portillo.
If you have reached your goal take advantage of the day, relax and visit the city. However, if you have time and strength to continue the way, do not hesitate to contact us to complete the French way to Santiago.
** After leaving the accommodation, our services will be concluded.
THIS TRIP INCLUDES
- 11 days / 10 nights of accommodation
- Backpack transfer service (1 package – máx. 20 kg.)
- Credencial (Pilgrim’s passport)
- Telephone assistance service 24/7
- Travel assistance insurance
- Single room supplement: 185 €/pax
- Extra night in Burgos/León: 40 €pax (doble) // 60 € ind.
- Breakfast: 95 €/pax
- Half Board: 180 €/pax
- Cancellation insurance: 20 €/pax
- 480 € pax double room
The accommodation will be in hostels and/or guesthouses always in private room with its own bathroom.
Hostels and rural accommodation 480 €
* All accommodations are of the best quality, carefully selected after years of experience and approved by our customers.