Budget: Burgos to Sahagun

Stage 4 of 8

123.9km

8 days

Budget

Popular time

september

Starting from

€544

Overall

Distance:

17.1 min | 20.7km average | 25.1 max

Ascent:

146.3 min |218.1m average | 318.2 max

Cardio:

2   2.7   3

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Starting from Burgos, the mediaeval 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 authentic accommodation and the best local food!

Burgos

Burgos

Burgos city stands out for its well preserved mediaeval architecture but the jewel in its crown is the Cathedral of Santa Maria. Predominantly Gothic in style, it is one of the most beautiful in Spain – 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 to the starry dome that covers the tombs of El Cid and Doña Jimena, the Cathedral is well worth a visit.

Churches and Monasteries

Churches and Monasteries

This section of the Camino Frances has a plethora of religious buildings that provide cool shade from the blazing summer heat. Some of our favourites 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 the national monument of the Templar Church of Santa Maria la Virgen Blanca in Villalcázar de Sigra.

Meseta

Meseta

The flat and mostly featureless central plateau you pass through on this section of the Camino Frances, known as the Meseta, may seem, to some, dull when compared to other sections. 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 realising your the scale of your problems in the greater scheme of things.

Budget: Burgos to Sahagun

Starting from € 544

BURGOS

SAHAGUN

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Itinerary

Day

1

km

BURGOS

The city, 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 a walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers or discover the delicious and varied local cuisine in one of the city’s restaurants.

Day

2

21.4 km

BURGOS HORNILLOS DEL CAMINO

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

Day

3

19.4 km

HORNILLOS DEL CAMINO 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. Once you reach your destination, be sure to see The Castle of Castrojeriz.

Day

4

25.1 km

CASTROJERIZ 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 14thCentury church ‘La Asuncion’, reputed for its Gothic pillory and beautifully carved baptismal font.

Day

5

18.8 km

FROMISTA 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 Villalcazar de Sirga, you will come across a good example of a Campos village; there are few houses and inhabitants, but there is an impressive church full of treasures.

Day

6

17.1 km

CARRION DE LOS CONDES 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 popular woods and crossing over several irrigation channels used for agriculture in the region.

Day

7

22.1 km

CALZADILLA DE LA CUEZA SAHAGUN

Expect hilly terrain as you depart Calzadilla De La Cueza and 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

km

SAHAGUN

After breakfast we bid you farewell. In this charming town you can follow in the footsteps of famed Spanish king Alfonso VI, who is buried in the Benedictine Convent of Santa Cruz. Sahagun is a town of many churches, such as the Church of San Juan where the tomb of the town’s patron saint, San Facundo, can be found. Another church worth visiting is the Church of San Lorenzo, which is a superb example of the brick Mudejar style of building.

How to Get There

Getting to Burgos, Spain

It is best to fly into Bilbao, Santander or Madrid in order to get to Burgos.

Fly into Bilbao

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. European flights to Brussels, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Lisbon, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Stuttgart are also available. At the moment, EasyJet, Iberia/BA and Aer Lingus fly from the UK and Ireland to Bilbao. EasyJet offers daily flights from London Stansted Airport, Iberia/BA flies from Gatwick or Heathrow via Madrid and Aer Lingus operates out of Dublin. From Bilbao Airport, you can catch a shuttle into the city centre and head for Intermodal, the main bus station. From there, it’s a 1 hour and 45 minute journey on the bus to Burgos.

    Fly into Santander

    Ryanair is the only low-cost airline that currently offers direct flights to Santander. They offer flights from London Stansted, Dublin, Frankfurt, Milan, and Rome, as well as Reus and Madrid in Spain. Iberia offers a good selection of internal flights from Alicante, Barcelona, Gran Canaria, Malaga, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, and Valencia. From Santander Airport, you get on a bus into the centre of town and then find the bus station. Then, it’s a 2 hour and 30 minute bus ride to Burgos from Santander.

      Fly into Madrid

      Virtually every airline flies into Madrid, including Ryanair, easyjet, and Iberia from Ireland and the UK, as well as most US airlines. To get from Madrid Airport, head for the centre of the city. Then, from Avenida De América you can catch a bus to Burgos. The total journey will take between 3 hours and 30 minutes and 4 hours and 10 minutes.

        Getting home from Sahagun, Spain

        To return from your Camino you can fly out of the airports in Bilbao, Santander or Madrid.

        Fly from Bilbao

        From Sahagun, you need to take a train to Palencia and then a bus into the centre of Bilbao. This can take more than 6 hours, depending on transfer times.

          Fly from Santander

          From Sahagun, you need to take a train to Palencia and then another train to Santander. This should take around 5 hours.

            Fly from Madrid

            From Sahagun, you need to take a train to Palencia and then another train into Madrid. This should take less than 3 hours.

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              There is little to no shade on the Meseta so you will need to protect yourself from the Sun.
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