Day 1: Coming to Burgos. You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Burgos, a city in Castilla-Leon situated on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendor. The city, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the Cathedral of Burgos, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. This is a great opportunity to try the delicious and varied local cuisine. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 3* hotel in the historical center of the town, en suite.
Day 2: Burgos to Hornillos del Camino (5 h 15 m, 20 km). From Burgos you will go through the stepped crop fields that are typical of the region, covered with little streams and broad plateaus. You will pass through some small woods of holm oaks and conifers, which serve as a memory of the time when one of the largest forests in Europe existed on these lands. Town: 1 restaurant, 1 shop only. Accommodation: 1* family run hotel, in the middle of a tiny village, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz (5 h, 18 km). You will resume your walk towards Castrojeriz. Upward to another plateau and then descending toward the valley of the River Bol, it is a pleasant day spent between pasture and crop fields. Town: ATM, shops. Accommodation: 2* hotel, right in the old center, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: Castrojeriz to Fromista (6.5 h, 25 km). After Castrojeriz, situated on the hillside between the valleys of the rivers Odrilla and Pisuerga, is Alto Mosterales - highest point of the Meseta, and the last plains of the Burgos Region. The river Pisuerga brings you into the province of Palencia and on into the "Tierra de Campo". Don't miss Boadilla and its 14th Century church "La Asuncion", reputed for its Gothic Pillory and beautifully carved baptismal font. Town: ATM, Internet, shops. Accommodation: 1* hotel in the old centre of the town, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Fromista to Carrion de los Condes (5 h, 19 km). Although this stage of the Camino passes through areas that have been heavily influenced by man, we follow the charming banks of the river Uciesa, under the shade of the trees. The Camino today is a straight line, trailing a country road. Numerous rest areas have been set out along the path. Passing Villalxazar de Sirga, you will come across a good example of a Campos village: few houses and inhabitants, but an impressive church full of treasures. Town: ATM, Internet, shops. Accommodation: 3* hotel in a 15th Century monastery, unforgettable. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 6: Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza (4 h 45 m, 16 km). For 13 km you will follow the historical "Aquitana Camino" (another famous Camino to Santiago which begins in Bayonne, France) through isolated countryside, passing poplar woods and crossing over several irrigation channels. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 1* family run hotel, very friendly. Close to the pilgrim refugio, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 7: Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun (5.5 h, 22 km). The Camino starts to be hilly, and you cross some "cuezas", little valleys. This part of the Camino leaves the road and heads through oak woods, before coming back to familiar cereal fields and crossing the river Valderaduey on your way to the countryside of Leon. In Sahagun, the church of San Lorenzo is purely fabulous. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Accommodation: 4* Hotel 300m from the center of town, en-suite. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Sahagun, end of the walking holiday. After breakfast we bid you farewell. Includes: (B).
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