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Walking the Camino Frances from Sahagun to Leon

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Journey from Sahagun to the historical city of Leon, through the scenic cereal and grain-covered plateau.

This Walking Holiday explores the fifth section of the Camino Frances, the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally.

On this section, you’ll walk from Sahagun, a medieval town renowned for its architecture, and finish in Leon, one of the greatest cities in Spain.

The Camino de Santiago, or Way of Saint James, crosses the vast Castilian Plateau (900m) and passes through its wealthy villages before ending in Leon.

 

Trip Stats

55km

distance to walk

3

days of walking

difficulty level

Itinerary

Day 1

Sahagun
(Arrival)

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

Day 2
18km

Sahagun
to
El Burgo Ranero

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

Day 3
19km

El Burgo Ranero
to
Mansilla de las Mullas

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.

Day 4
19km

Mansilla de las Mullas
to
Leon

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.

Day 5

Leon

After breakfast we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Sahagun
to
El Burgo Ranero

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

Section 2

El Burgo Ranero
to
Mansilla de las Mullas

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

Section 3

Mansilla de las Mullas
to
Leon

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.

Map

Camino Frances from Sahagun to Leon

How to get there

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



Starting Point

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



Getting Home

Option 1 – Bilbao
Trains (4h30)

Option 2 – Santander
Bus takes 3h30

Option 3- Madrid
Trains (4h30)

Spanish train information and booking.



What you get with us

Included

  • Great mix of comfortable accommodation in 2-3* hotels or equivalent
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Our Holiday/ Pilgrim Pack
  • 24/7 Customer Service

Not Included

  • Flights/train
  • Insurance
  • Drinks/Lunch

Add-On Options

Airport Private Pick Up

Airport Pick-up

Upgrade to 4 star hotel

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Package Details

Active

from €430

For active walkers of a reasonable fitness level who want a more challenging walk

18km

per day (average)

5 days

(4 nights/3 walking days)

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