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French Way – Burgos to Sahagún 4/8

Walking Section 4 of 8

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Section 4 of the Camino de Santiago along the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, starts in majestic Burgos, hometown of ‘El Cid’ and considered the Gothic capital of Spain. Out of Burgos, this section takes you across the vast wide open spaces of the Meseta and to pretty medieval villages such as Castrojeriz and Carrion de los Condes.

The sounds of nature and endless crop fields will be your companions for this section of the Camino de Santiago, dotted with hamlets, picturesque sleepy villages and Romanesque churches. This stage finishes in the village of Sahagún.

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  • Standard:
    • 8 days/ 7 Nights. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
  • Superior Collection: Best accommodation available.

Trip highlights

  • Marvel at the beauty of Burgos Cathedral
  • Go with the flow along the Canal de Castilla to Frómista
  • Feel the peace of San Zoilo Monastery
  • Admire the wide open Meseta landscapes

1 Burgos

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You will start your Camino de Santiago holiday in the majestic city of Burgos. The city still retains much of its medieval grandeur and is also home to an impressive cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic Architecture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before you start your journey, explore the old town, taste the delicious local ‘tapas’ and go for a stroll along the lovely promenade on the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers.

2 Burgos to Hornillos del Camino - 21km

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5h15 | +302 m / -307 m
Today you will leave Burgos and will enter the Meseta. For most of today you will be walking along earthen tracks, among the immense crop fields of the region. On your way to Hornillos del Camino, you will cross small woods of holm oak and conifers but in general there is little shade along this stretch of the Camino de Santiago so make sure you take enough water with you, as well as hat and sun cream. Hornillos del Camino, with only 70 inhabitants, is a classic Camino village of medieval origin.

3 Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz - 20km

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5h | +210 m / -324 m
Another day of walking in the peaceful vastness of the Meseta awaits, with only nature and huge crop fields around you. After leaving Hornillos, the Camino de Santiago gradually climbs up a plateau before descending to the valley of the River Bol and the pretty town of Castrojeriz. In Castrojeriz, you can visit the 9th century hilltop castle, recently reopened to visitors. Castrojeriz celebrates its Garlic Festival in July.

4 Castrojeriz to Frómista - 25km

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6h30 | +137 m / -122 m
Today you will leave the final plains of the Burgos region and reach the highest point of the Meseta: Alto Mosterales. After crossing the Pisuerga River you will enter the Palencia province and the vast plains of ‘Tierra de Campos’, theLand of Fields, and you will soon understand why. Stop to visit the 14th century church ‘La Asunción’ in Boadilla, famous for its Gothic architecture and the gorgeous carved baptismal font. Approaching Frómista you will walk along a stretch of the Canal de Castilla, a 18th century canal.

5 Frómista to Carrión de los Condes - 19km

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5h | +150 m / -146 m
Visit the beautiful 11th century Church of St Martin in Frómista before you start today’s walk. Today’s Camino trail takes you along a track parallel to the road, but you can take an alternative more scenic route at Población de Campos, via Villovieco, along the peaceful banks of the Ucieza River. You will rejoin the Camino at Villalcázar de Sirga and finish your day’s walk at Carrión de los Condes.

6 Carrión de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza - 17km

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4h45 | +116 m / -51 m
For 13km of today’s stage you will follow natural tracks along the old Roman road called ‘Via Aquitania’ and also along a stretch of the original paved road. The ‘Via Aquitania’ used to link Bordeaux and Astorga and was frequently used by French pilgrims on their way to Santiago. Stop to visit the impressive San Zoilo Monastery in Carrión de los Condes.

7 Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagún - 22km

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5h30 | +160 m / -222 m
Your walking stage for today is full of ‘cuezas’ or little valleys, so some of the walking may be slightly tougher than the previous days. The Camino route moves away from the road and continues along nice peaceful oak woods before emerging to cereal fields. You will cross the river Valderaduey into the León province and head to Sahagún where the church of San Lorenzo is well worth a visit.

8 Sahagún

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Sahagún is a medieval town in the heart of the Meseta. Before you head back home, make sure to explore its streets, admire its monuments and churches; and try some local delicacies.

Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food and hospitality. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard, comfort and price. Please note: Accommodation is subject to availability.

Burgos - Standard / Superior

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guest houses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.
Superior Collection: Stay in the best hotels on the Camino de Santiago: we have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guest houses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered.

Hornillos del Camino - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Castrojeriz - Standard / Superior

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.
Superior Collection: Stay in the best hotels on the Camino de Santiago: we have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered.

Fromista - Standard / Superior

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.
Superior Collection: Stay in the best hotels on the Camino de Santiago: we have selected luxurious 4 and 5-star hotels, boutique guesthouses, relaxing country homes and stunning heritage ‘Parador’ hotels so you can feel pampered.

Carrion de los Condes - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Calzadilla de la Cueza - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Sahagún - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Burgos Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Sahagún Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Burgos:
Best Option: Madrid Barajas airport (260km)
Madrid international airport has direct flights from many cities in Europe and beyond Almost all airlines have flights to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other option: Bilbao airport (160km)
Bilbao international airport has direct flights from many cities across Europe, including London (Stansted, easyJet), Manchester (easyJet), Dublin (Aer Lingus), Paris (Orly, Vueling), Frankfurt (Lufthansa) and Lisbon (easyJet). See www.skyscanner.com.
How to get back from Sahagún:
Best Option: Madrid airport (290km)
Madrid international airport has direct flights to many cities in Europe. Almost all airlines have flights from Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other Option: Santander (200km)
Ryanair flies from Santander to cities including London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan and Dusseldorf. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Burgos:
From: Madrid Barajas airport (260km)
A direct bus from Madrid airport (“Darsenas 1 A 4 in Terminal 4”) to Burgos (Estacion de Autobuses) (6 times a day/ 2h30-3h30) see: http://www.movelia.es.
From: Bilbao airport (160km)
There is a shuttle bus between Bilbao airport and the bus stop at “Plaza Moyúa”(every 30min). The bus stop “Plaza Moyúa” is 1km away from the station. See http://www.aena-aeropuertos.es. There is a direct train between Bilbao Albando (main station) and Burgos (2 times/ day. ca. 2h30), see www.renfe.com
There is also a bus, which brings you directly to a bus station (Termibus station). There are 8 trips between Bilbao and Burgos (Estación de Autobuses) a day, but only two with a short travel time (1h45). See www.movelia.es.

 

How to get back from Sahagún:
To: Madrid airport (290km)
The fastest route is Sahagún – Burgos – Madrid airport: Between Sahagún and Burgos, there is a train three times a day (1h20). See http://www.renfe.com. In addition, there is a bus between the cities once a day. See http://www.movelia.es.
There is a bus from the train station (Burgos Rosa de Lima) to the bus station (Estación de Autobuses de Burgos), approximately 6km apart. The bus line 80 almost serves this route: From/to The cathedral (bus stop: Pte.Sta.Maria), it is a 400m walk from/to the bus station. See http://www.aytoburgos.es.
There is a direct bus from Burgos (Estación de Autobuses) to Madrid Barajas Airport (3 times a day/ 4h-5h) see: http://www.movelia.es.

To: Santander (200km)
There are a few train connections each day (with a change in Palencia). The train takes approximately 5 hours in total. See www.renfe.com.

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


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  • Selected accommodation, all rooms are en-suite. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €892
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    €715
  • Stay in the best accommodation available on the Camino. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €1047
    Double/Twin Room
    €830

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

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  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available)