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Camino Catalán – Cervera to Zaragoza 3/4

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Section 3 of the Camino Catalán route of the Camino de Santiago, also known as Catalan Way or Camí de Sant Jaume, starts in the charming medieval town of Cervera, with its impressive university. On this Camino trip, you will walk along the path that leaves Catalonia for Aragón.
After the intriguing desert landscapes of Monegros, the Camino takes pilgrims from village to village along the valley of the Ebro River all the way to Zaragoza.
Over the centuries, Muslims, Christians and Jews have all left their mark in the alleys of Zaragoza’s old quarter, the city once called ‘Caesar Augusta’ by the Romans. This mixed heritage gives the city its unique architecture, style and character. There are several places you shouldn’t miss in the city: its impressive SEO cathedral and the Pilar Basilica, the Roman theatre and several of churches, built in the region’s characteristic Mudejar-style.
If you are visiting in October, make sure you catch the city’s local festivities, dedicated to El Pilar.

Trip highlights

  • Enjoy tapas in Cervera's medieval town
  • Cross the eerie Monegros desert
  • Follow the Ebro River, one of the most important rivers in Spain
  • Lose yourself in the lanes of Zaragoza's old quarter

1 Cervera

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Your journey on the Camino Catalán starts in the walled city of Cervera, capital of Segarra. Before you set off, make sure you visit the church of Santa Maria and the Roman church of San Pedro el Grande. Another must-see is the unique Les Bruixes lane, a narrow Medieval street dating back to the 12th century, built under dwellings and parallel to the Main Street.

2 Cervera to Castellnou de Seana - 27km

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6h30 | +399m / -634m
Today’s section of the Camino Catalán takes you via Tàrrega and Vilagrassa, following the valley of the Ondara River. Wide open landscapes, ever-stretching horizons and farm land of great beauty welcome pilgrims on the way.

3 Castellnou de Seana to Lleida - 32km

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8h30 | +193m / -315m
From Castellnou, the Camino de Santiago route takes you through orchards watered by the Canal d’Urgell. Your stop for the night is the city of Lleida.

4 Lleida to Fraga - 33km

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8h | +420m / -427m
Today, the Camino Catalan leaves Catalonia and takes pilgrims into the region of Aragón. The first part of the last stage of the Way of Saint James Way in Catalunya runs along the river Segre, turned into a Greenway until Butsènit. This is a nice stretch of the Camino even in the hottest days, as it has plenty of shade for walkers.

5 Fraga to Candasnos - 27km

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6h45 | +485m / -350m
Today, pilgrims on the Camino Catalan will enjoy a pleasant hike across crop fields and orchards.

6 Candasnos to Bujaraloz - 22km

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5h30 | +281m / -225m
Today, the Camino Catalán takes you to the eerie and unique landscapes of the Monegros steppe.

7 Bujaraloz to Pina de Ebro - 34km

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8h30 | +263m / -434m
Leaving the steppes of Monegros behind, you will appreciate a change in the scenery as you reach the great and refreshing Ebro River.

8 Pina de Ebro to Zaragoza - 37km

9h | +206m / -159m
Today, you will enjoy a pleasant hike along the river Ebro, and finally reach the magnificent city of Zaragoza, one of the highlights of the Camino Catalán.

9 Zaragoza

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Zaragoza city, located in the valley of the Ebro River, is the finishing point for this stage of the Camino Catalán. Muslim, Christian and Jew communities have left their mark and architecture in the city’s old town over the centuries. Discover the city’s magnificent mix of architecture, and don’t forget to taste the fantastic local delicacies in the shape of tapas. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar is the most impressive monument, as well as the Seo Cathedral and Aljaferia Palace. The three of them are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Cervera Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Zaragoza Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Cervera:
Best option: Barcelona airport (100km)
Barcelona international airport is well connected with many cities in Europe and other continents. Almost all airlines have flights from/to Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative option: Girona – Costa Brava airport (175km)
There are many flights to Girona from the UK and Ireland, including Ryanair, e.g. from/ to Birmingham, Cork, Dublin, London (Luton & Gatwick) and Manchester. It is also possible to book direct flights from/to Paris (Beauvais), Frankfurt (Hahn), Amsterdam or Milan (Bergamo). See www.skyscanner.com.
How to get back from Zaragoza:
Best option: Zaragoza airport (10km)
Ryanair operates several international flights to Zaragoza; including direct flights from/ to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo), Brussels (South Charleroi) and Paris (Beauvais). See www.skyscanner.com.
Alternative option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
Madrid international airport is connected with many cities all over the world. Almost all airlines have flights from/to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Cervera:
From: Barcelona airport (100km)
There is a bus between Barcelona airport and Cervera, once a day (taking approx. 2h). There is also a bus between  Barcelona (Nord) and Cervera (7times/ day, approx. 1h40 travel time). See www.movelia.es. To get from the airport to Nord bus station: take the airport shuttle (Aerobus) to Plaza Catalunya. From there you can take the metro to the bus station. See www.barcelona-tourist-guide.com for detailed information.

From: Girona – Costa Brava airport (175km)
There is a direct bus (the Eix bus) between the Girona airport and Cervera (twice a day with a travel time of approx. 2h30). See www.teisa-bus.com.

How to get back from Zaragoza:
To: Zaragoza airport (10km)
There is a shuttle bus between the airport and the city centre. See www.zaragoza-airport.com.
To: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
There is a regular bus between Zaragoza and Madrid airport (T4), taking approx. 3h30. See www.movelia.es.
There is a train connection to/from Madrid (Chamartín) (10 times/ day, taking approx. 2h40). See: www.renfe.com. There is a train (Line C1), linking the train station (Chamartín) with Madrid – Barajas airport (Terminal 4). See www.renfe.com.

More Info on getting to Cervera

Please select from our available tours below and proceed to booking. Contact the team if you have any special requests.


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1. Tour options - Select your trip type

  • Stay in our hand-picked accommodation along the way. All rooms en-suite. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €1125
    Double/Twin Room
    €902

2. Select Date

3. No. of rooms

  • Single (1 bed)
  • Twin Rooms (2 beds)
  • Double (1 large bed for 2)

What's Included

  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Rooms en-suite
  • Half Board
  • inc. notes & map(s) & pilgrim passport, what to bring, useful information

We also offer

  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available)