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    Walking the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagun

    Walking the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagun map

    Castilla y Leon's valleys, rivers and plateaux - The Camino Frances 4/8

    This Walking Holiday explores the fourth section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally. Read more

    French Way 4/8 Day 1Day 1 - Burgos - Start of your journey

    Burgos, 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 (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Apart from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Discover the delicious and varied local cuisine in one of the city's restaurants

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 2Day 2 - Burgos To Hornillos del Camino (5h15,21km)

    From Burgos you will go through the crop fields that are typical of the region. You will pass through some small woods of Holm oak and conifers, which serve as a memory of the time when one of the largest forests in Europe existed on these lands.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 3Day 3 - Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz (5h,19km)

    You will resume your walk towards Castrojeriz. Upwards to another plateau and then descending towards the valley of the River Bol. Today is a pleasant day spent between pasture and crop fields.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 4Day 4 - Castrojeriz to Fromista (6h30,25km)

    After Castrojeriz, situated on the hillside between the valleys of the rivers Odrilla and Pisuerga, is Alto Mosterales - the 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.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 5Day 5 - Fromista to Carrion de los Condes (5h,20km)

    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. Today, the Camino takes a relatively straight trajectory. 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.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 6Day 6 - Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza (4h45,17km)

    For 13km 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.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 7Day 7 - Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun (5h30,22km)

    Expect hilly terrain as you cross some "cuezas", or 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 certainly worth a look.

     

    French Way 4/8 Day 8Day 8 - Sahagun, end of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

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    French Way 4/8

    It is best to fly to Santander, Madrid or Bilbao. More info: http://www.spanish-airport-guide.com/

    1 - Fly To Bilbao

    A large amount of the passenger traffic at Bilbao Airport comes from internal flights and you can fly from Bilbao to any of the
    following Spanish airports: A Coruna, Alicante, Barcelona, Badajoz, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Jerez, Lanzarote, Madrid,
    Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Santiago de Compostela, Seville, Tenerife, Valencia and Vigo.

    There are also European flights to Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris and Stuttgart.

    At the moment easyJet, Iberia and Aer Lingus fly from the UK and Ireland to Bilbao. easyJet offer daily flights to Bilbao from
    London Stansted Airport, Iberia flies from Gatwick or Heathrow via Madrid and AerLingus operate out of Dublin.

    2 - Fly To Santander

    Ryanair are the only low-cost airline that currently offer direct flights to Santander. They offer flights from London Stansted
    and now Dublin, Frankfurt, Milan and Rome as well as Reus and Madrid in Spain.
    Iberia offer a good selection of internal flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville
    and Valencia. A shuttle bus operates from the airport to the city centre and to the train stations.

    3 - Fly To Madrid

    Virtually every company flies to Madrid
    Spanish national company: www.iberia.com
    Spanish low-cost: http://www.vueling.com/en

    To start your walking holiday: Burgos

    1 - From Santander, train to Burgos (1h). Several a day.
    2 - From Bilbao, train to Burgos (3h). Several a day.

    Back home: from Sahagun

    Back to Santander, bus takes 3h30
    Back to Bilbao, trains (4h)
    Back to Madrid, Trains (4h30)

    Spanish train information and booking: http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/horarios.html


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    • Distance:123 km
    • Duration:8 Days
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