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French Way – Sahagún to León 5/8

Walking Section 5 of 8

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Section 5 of the French Way, the famous Camino Francés, starts in the medieval town of Sahagún. This stretch of the Camino de Santiago most famous route takes pilgrims across the heart of the Meseta, the immense Castilian Plateau (900m) and its villages. You will finish this Camino section in the elegant city of León, where you should admire the cathedral, the remains of its Roman walls, the Romanesque Royal Basilica of Saint Isidoro and the neo-Gothic Casa de Botines, built by Gaudí. Treat yourself to the exquisite cheese and cured meats of the region.

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  • Standard:
    • 5 days/ 4 Nights. Stay in our hand-picked accommodation.
  • Superior Collection: Best accommodation available including the Parador.

Trip highlights

  • Explore Medieval Sahagún
  • Walk the best preserved stretch of Roman road in Spain
  • Treat yourself to the best cured meats and cheeses
  • Stroll with the locals in the streets of León

1 Sahagún

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Sahagún is a medieval town in the heart of the Meseta. Make sure you try some local delicacies and admire its monuments and churches before you get on your way.

2 Sahagún to El Burgo Ranero - 19km

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5h | +109 m / -50 m
Today, the Camino leaves the vast ‘Tierra de Campos’ behind and continues across cereal and grain crops, taking pilgrims to the plateau of León.

3 El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas - 19km

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5h15 | +37 m / -122 m
Today, you will pass the pretty village of Reliegos on your way to León. Also on this section of the Camino, you will have the opportunity to take the ‘Via Traiana’ which is another trail to Santiago, starting in Bordeaux.

4 Mansilla de las Mulas to León - 18km

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5h | +148 m / -124 m
Today you will walk past crop fields before spotting the first signs of industrial activity further on, as you approach the city. From Portillo Hill onwards you will be able to spot the beautiful city of León ahead.

5 León

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Explore the historic centre of León before you finish your Camino trip. León was the capital of the kingdom in the Middle Ages, a historic enclave on the pilgrim’s route to Santiago de Compostela. Visit the Pulchra Leonina (the ‘Sistine Chapel’ of Spanish architecture) in León cathedral, Gaudí’s neo-Gothic Casa de Botines and the old ‘Hospital de San Marcos’, which is also an impressive Parador hotel (and featured in the movie The Way).

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.

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.

El Burgo Ranero - 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.

Mansilla de las Mulas - 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.

León - Standard / Parador

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.
Parador: Full of history, classic ‘Paradors’ or heritage buildings will make your Camino experience extra special.

Sahagún Average Temperature & Rainfall

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León Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to Sahagún:
Best Option: Madrid airport (290km)
Madrid international airport is connected with many cities in Europe. Almost all airlines have flights to Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other Option: Santander (200km)
Ryanair flies to Santander from various European cities, including London, Dublin, Edinburgh, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan and Dusseldorf. See www.skyscanner.com.

 

How to get back from León:
Best Option: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
Madrid international airport is connected with many cities in Europe. Almost all airlines have flights from Madrid. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other Option (a): Asturias airport (160km)
EasyJet flies from Asturias to London (Stansted) and Lisbon. Vueling Airlines connects Asturias with Paris (Orly). There are internal flights to Madrid and Barcelona also. See www.skyscanner.com.
Other Option (b): León airport (8km)
León airport has flights to Barcelona with Iberia. There are 3-4 flights per week. See www.skyscanner.com.

Transfers to and from Airport

How to get to Sahagún:
From: Madrid airport (290km)
The fastest route is Madrid Airport – Burgos – Sahagún:
There is a direct bus from Madrid Barajas airport to Burgos (Estacion de Autobuses) (3 times a day/ 4h-5h) see: http://www.movelia.es.
From Burgos to Sahagún there is a train connection (3 times/ day, 1h20). See http://www.renfe.com. In addition, there is a bus between the cities once a day. See http://www.movelia.es.
The train station (Burgos Rosa de Lima) and the bus station (Estación de Autobuses de Burgos) are approximated 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.
From: Santander (200km)
There are a few train connections each day (with a change in Palencia). The trains take approximately 5 hours. See www.renfe.com.
How to get back from León:
To: Madrid (Barajas) airport (330km)
There is a direct bus to Madrid airport (3 times a day/ 4h-5h), see: www.movelia.es.
To: Asturias airport (160km)
The bus connection is not direct, meaning you will have to take a bus to Oviedo and then change to take the bus to Asturias airport. There are several connections a day, taking approximately 3h. See www.movelia.es.
To: León airport (8km)
Unfortunately in León there is now public transport connecting the city and the airport. The best way to reach it is by taxi. The cost from the city centre to the airport is around 13€.

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

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

    Single Room
    €489
    Double/Twin Room
    €388
  • Best accommodation available. Price pp, half board.

    Single Room
    €813
    Double/Twin Room
    €628

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 during the hike
  • Holiday pack: inc. notes & map(s) & pilgrim passport, what to bring, useful info

We also offer

  • Airport Transfers, Hotel Upgrades (where available)