Whizz across the mighty Castilian Plateau. Enjoy the speed and wind in your face on this relatively flat section, as the blur of green and yellow fields rush by. Take time to escape the sunshine and explore the small towns and villages along the way, like Fromista with its beautiful Church of San Martín.
A major city in the north of Spain and on the Camino, Leon is worth an extra night stopover so you have time to explore this fascinating city. From the many historical sights to visit during the day to the lively nightlife this city provides experiences for all age groups and interests. Within the Roman walls of the city, you will find a magnificent gothic cathedral and the Basilica of San Isidoro with its ‘Sistine Chapelesque’ frescos. Wander the streets to discover many cafes and restaurants with local food, accompanied by the local El Bierzo wine.
Surrounded by medieval walls, Astorga is a vibrant and attractive city. From Roman ruins to neo-Gothic Episcopal Palace designed by Gaudi there is a wealth of different architecture to take in. Be sure to visit the cathedral with its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. Learn more about the Camino in the Pilgrim Museum located in the Episcopal Palace. When the clock strikes on the hour be at Plaza Mayor to witness the chimes on the Bell Tower where two small figures of a man and woman in traditional dress strike the bell. Finally, try some of the local cuisines in the many cafes and restaurants. For those with a sweet tooth, visit the Museum of Chocolate!