Day 1 | Arrival to Burgos
The NH Collection Palacio de Burgos hotel is located in the heart of Burgos, by the River Arlanzón and a few minutes’ walk from the cathedral. The building itself is every bit as impressive as the setting – a magnificent Gothic creation built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The hotel features some rooms with spectacular views of the cathedral and river as well as an award-winning restaurant.
Day 2 | Walk to Hornillos del Camino - 19 km, 5 hrs
This family-run hotel features a garden with barbcue facilities and a garden. Rooms are spacious and clean; the homemade food at the restaurant is recommended. Located about 2km from the Camino. Free pick-up service.
Day 3 | Walk to Castrojeriz - 19 km, 5 hrs
Recently renovated Colonial house of the late nineteenth century with spectacular views. All rooms are exterior and flooded with light.
Day 4 | Walk to Fromista - 25 km, 6-7 hrs
Located just next to the church of St. Martin of Tours and at the main square, hotel San Martin has a family atmosphere and offers 19 rooms. Enjoy a rest after a long days walk with an icecream on the hotels garden terrace.
Day 5 | Walk to Carrion de los Condes - 19 km, 5 hrs
Carrion de los Condes
Set in a former monastery in Carrion de los Condes, the hotel is located near to the Santiago pilgrimage route. Rooms in Hotel Real Monasterio de San Zoilo look onto the beautiful gardens. Featuring stone arches, drapes, and beamed ceilings, the rooms have a rustic feel. Some have four-poster beds and all of them have air-conditioning and heating. Each room has a TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available. Restaurante Las Vigas, the hotel’s restaurant, serves traditional Spanish dishes made from local produce, as well as a daily breakfast buffet.
Day 6 | Walk to Calzadilla de la Cueza, 16 km. 4 hrs
Calzadilla de la Cueza
Simple but clean hostal with friendly and attentive staff and good homemade food.
Day 7 | Walk to Sahagún - 22km, 6 hours / Day 8 | Walk to El Burgo Ranero - 18 km, 5 hrs
The spacious rooms at this hotele Puerta de Sahagún feature tiled floors and modern décor. Each has a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. The hotel’s El Silo Restaurant serves traditional Castilian food. There is also a café-bar with a sun terrace, which offers drinks and light meals throughout the day.
Day 9 | Walk to Mansilla de las Mulas - 19 km, 5 hrs
Mansilla de las Mulas
The ALBERGUERÍA DEL CAMINO guesthouse is situated on the banks of the River Esla, in the heart of the medieval town of Mansilla de las Mulas and right on the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago, in the shadow of the Tower of Santa María, offering peace, quiet and comfort in a rural, cosy atmosphere.
Day 10 | Walk to León - 18 km, 4-5 hrs / Day 11 | Departure day or continue on to Stage 4
Centrally located near the historical area and shopping district, close to many attractions, restaurants, and traditional tapas bars. The NH Plaza Mayor borders the main square in the older part of the city, combining the emblematic beauty of its ancient building and magical surroundings with the comforts and conveniences of 21st century design. Features of the typical Castilian squares, the noble and traditional structures take you back to another time. History and modernism merge harmoniously to ensure a delightful stay for all our business and tourist travelers. The central location of the NH Plaza Mayor hotel makes it easy for you to discover León. Major monuments and tourist sites are just a short walk away. The Gothic cathedral is a two-minute walk from the hotel; the Exhibition Center is just five minutes away. Also within walking distance are some of the city’s other main attractions, including the MUSAC Modern Art Museum, Saint Isidoro Basilica, Parador Nacional de San Marcos, and the University of León.
Camino Frances - Stage 3 Burgos-Leon (10 nights)
Single Supplement (for 2 or more travelers, no solo bookings possible):
Upgraded hotels in 3 towns (Burgos, Sahagun, Leon):
Optional dinners (8 dinners):
- 10 nights accommodations in double room with private bath
- Daily breakfast
- All luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
- Local emergency support throughout your tour during daylight riding hours
- Arrival orientation by phone
- Route maps, route cue sheets with suggestions for visitation and site information
- All pre and post travel planning services
- A package of pre-travel documents sent electronically to help you prepare for your trip.
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights;
Dates: Any date available on request from April through October. This is self-guided touring and offers total freedom of dates - you can choose whatever dates you wish. We can accommodate small parties of 2 persons up to large groups. For your safety we need a minimum of 2 travelers per booking, no solo travelers. Custom guided groups are possible for groups of 6 or more; please inquire.
Level 3 - Fit - this is not rolling countryside as you are walking across the Meseta plain; There are no climbs except for the daily rise out of a valley. But since some of the walks are significantly longer than 20 km we rate this tour as Level 3. These are available to most people of some experience and average fitness who are working out regularly. This is a self guided tour - see what all that includes!
Arrival & Departure: Burgos (arrival) and León (departure) can be reached by plane (only domestic flights), train and bus with many daily connections to Madrid and less to Barcelona. Take a taxi on your own to your first hotel and to the station from your last hotel.Other Services: Book a Car Rental in Spain or Throughout Europe
- Hiking boots/trekking boots or trail shoes
– sturdy, mid-weight, and well broken in.
- Trekking poles
- optional if you use them, bring them
- Day pack - 1500+ cubic in (24 liter) with chest and waste straps A packing list is always sent at 60 days prior to travel. No other special gear or backpacking gear is required. Some things you may want to bring:
- GPS - Smartphone with GPS app, and local SIM card for low cost calling
Our Destination guide will give you general travel info about this country; best time to travel, interesting sites, airports, weather, and more. We will include a PDF summary of this tour as well.