Walking the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagun

Starting from Burgos, the medieval city and hometown of “El Cid”, and finishing in Sahagun, a town renowned for its unique Romanesque churches – this Camino is certainly one of the most rewarding in terms of culture and natural surroundings.


This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights. Every day during the walk, you are guaranteed a comfortable accommodation and the best local food!

Bridge crossing on the Camino Frances
Castilla y Leon's valleys, rivers & plateaux
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sry 126.5km
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FREE CO 2 This trip creates 0.2175 tonne(s) of CO2, we offset it for free

Trip Highlights

Burgos

Burgos city stands out for its well preserved medieval architecture but the jewel in its crown is the Cathedral of Santa Maria. Predominantly Gothic in style it boasts as one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in Spain and one of its largest it is no surprise that it is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. From the embellished exterior with its spiral towers to its splendid interior rich in art works and the starry dome that covers the tombs of El Cid and Doña Jimena the Cathedral is well worth a visit. Open daily and with a discount for pilgrims this is a must see!

Churches and Monasteries

This section of the Camino Frances has a plethora of Churches and Monasteries that provide a pleasing cool shade from the blazing heat of the Meseta in the summer. Some of our favorites are the ruins of the Convent of San Antón where you pass under St Anthony’s Archway, the Church of Our Lady of the Apple in Castrojeriz which has a beautiful rose window, the Church of Santa Maria Boadilla del Camino with its exceptional stone baptismal font and national monument of the Templar Church of Santa Maria la Virgen Blanca in Villalcázar de Sigra.

Meseta

Many pilgrims unknowingly don’t look forward to this section of the Camino as they fear the lack of shade and monotony of the flat terrain. The key to finding the beauty here is to appreciate being able to see as far as the eye can, for this is not common terrain for many of us and can also provide a moment of clarity in realizing your position or problems in the greater scheme of things. Here if walking in late spring or early Autumn the fresh crisp air will invigorate you to walk to keep warm and with the many things on the Camino it provides services just when needed most to escape the weather or have a well earned rest.

Itinerary

Day 1

Burgos
(Arrival)

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 ofthe city’s restaurants

Day 2
21km

Burgos
to
Hornillos del Camino

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.

Day 3
19km

Hornillos del Camino
to
Castrojeriz

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.

Day 4
25km

Castrojeriz
to
Fromista

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.

Day 5
20km

Fromista
to
Carrion de los Condes

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.

Day 6
17km

Carrion de los Condes
to
Calzadilla de la Cueza

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.

Day 7
22km

Calzadilla de la Cueza
to
Sahagun

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.

Day 8

Sahagun

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Burgos
to
Hornillos del Camino

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 ofthe city’s restaurants

Section 2

Hornillos del Camino
to
Castrojeriz

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.

Section 3

Castrojeriz
to
Fromista

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.

Section 4

Fromista
to
Carrion de los Condes

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.

Section 5

Carrion de los Condes
to
Calzadilla de la Cueza

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.

Section 6

Calzadilla de la Cueza
to
Sahagun

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.

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Fly In

Option 1 – Bilbao
Bilbao airport with Aerlingus, Easyjet or British Airways.

Option 2 – Santander
Santander airport with Ryanair.

Option 3- Madrid
Virtually every company flies to Madrid
Spanish national company: www.iberia.com

Spanish Airport Website



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Starting Point

There is no train from Santander to Burgos. The Bus journey approx 3 hrs info on https://www.alsa.es/en/home



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Getting Home

Option 1 – Bilbao
Trains (4h)

Option 2 – Santander
Bus takes 3h30

Option 3- Madrid
Trains (4h30)

Spanish train information and booking.



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