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    Walking the Camino Frances from Sahagun to Leon

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    Meseta Plateau: A Place for Meditation - Camino Frances 5/8

    This Walking Holiday explores the fifth 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 5/8 Day 1Day 1 - Sahagun

    You will be staying in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town.

     

     

    French Way 5/8 Day 2Day 2 - Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero (5h, 18km)

    In Sahagun, you will leave "Tierra del Campo" behind, moving on through the cereal and grain-covered plateaux of Leon.

     

    French Way 5/8 Day 3Day 3 - El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mullas (5h15, 19km)

    Going down from the plateau towards the capital of the province, Leon, you pass the pretty village of Reliegos. On the Camino you will have the chance to take the "Via Traiana"; another camino to Santiago that originates in Bordeaux.

     

    French Way 5/8 Day 4Day 4 - Mansilla de las Mullas to Leon (5h, 19km)

    You will continue alongside land that has been set aside for irrigated crop growing before seeing the first signs of industrial activity up ahead. From Portillo Hill you will be able to make out the beautiful city of Leon. The historic centre of Leon is well preserved and worth visiting. Over the course of time, Leon became the capital of the kingdom in the Middle Ages; a historic enclave on the pilgrim's road to Santiago de Compostela. Don't miss The Pulchra Leonina (the 'Sistine Chapel' of Spanish architecture) & the old Hospital de San Marcos.

     

    French Way 5/8 Day 5Day 5 - Leon, end of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

    What you get

    Camino de Santiago included tick box Mix of comfortable accommodations in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
    Camino de Santiago included tick box Bed & Breakfast
    Camino de Santiago included tick box Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
    Camino de Santiago included tick box Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
    Camino de Santiago included tick box 24/7 Customer Service

    What you can add

    Camino de santiago can be included Great dinners with local food
    Camino de santiago can be included Extra nights
    Camino de santiago can be included Upgrade to authentic & luxury accommodation
    Camino de santiago can be included Your airport transfers

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    French Way from Sahagun to Leon

    It is best to fly to Bilbao, Santander or Madrid. More info see: 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 AerLingus 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 operates 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

    For more info: http://www.spanish-airport-guide.com/

    To start your walking holiday: Sahagun

    1 - From Santander, train to Sahagun (2h). Several a day.
    2 - From Bilbao, train to Burgos (4h). Several a day.

    Back home, From Leon

    To Santander, bus takes 3h30
    To Bilbao, trains (4h30)
    To Madrid, Trains (4h30)

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


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    • Grade:Camino Walking Package difficulty
    • Distance:55 km
    • Duration:5 Days
    • Trip style:Self Guided
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