Camino Francés > Stretch 3 > Burgos-León

This stage connects the cities of Burgos and Leon through such plains fields that seem not to have an end. The route crosses historical places of the French Camino such as Frómista with its Romanesque church of St. Martin. We will have a break in Hontanas, Boadilla del Camino, Carrión de los Condes, Terradillos de los Templarios and el Burgo Ranero before arriving in León, with its spectacular Cathedral.

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(* Remember that the check-In date is the night before starting walking)

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Duration: 10 days / 9 nights

  • Day 1: Arrival to Burgos and accommodation.
  • Day 2: Burgos - Castrojeriz. Accommodation in Castrojeriz.
  • Day 3: Castrojeriz - Frómista. Accommodation in Frómista.
  • Day 4: Frómista - Carrión de los Condes. Accommodation in Carrión de los Condes.
  • Day 5: Carrión de los Condes - Calzadilla de la Cueza. Accommodation in Calzadilla de la Cueza.
  • Day 6: Calzadilla de la Cueza - Sahagún. Accommodation in Sahagún.
  • Day 7: Sahagún - El Burgo Ranero. Accommodation in El Burgo Ranero.
  • Day 8: El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla de las Mulas. Accommodation in Mansilla de las Mulas.
  • Day 9: Mansilla de las Mulas - León. Accommodation in León.
  • Day 10: Breakfast and end of our services.

The price includes:

  • Bed and breakfast every day.
  • Luggage transfer in all the stages of the Way (maximum 15 kilos per person in just a rucksack).
  • Accommodation: Hotels, Rural Houses, Hostels or Inns (According to the availability and the dates).
  • Travel insurance.
  • If the accommodation is not located in the same village of arrival/departure of the stage, you will be provided with an arrival transfer from the end of the stage to the hotel and from the hotel to the beggining of the stage the following day. This servive has no additional cost.


  • An advance os 100 euros / booking (non-refundable at the time of booking. The rest must be paid one month before the departure.
  • In case of cancellation with more than 15 days before the departure, we will refund you the money except 100 euros / booking in respect of non-refundable advance.
  • In case of cancellation with lless than 15 days, the total booking will lost.


Stage 1: Burgos - Castrojeriz (40,3 Km)

In this day we begin to see what we are going to find in Castilla. We left Burgos towards Villalbilla and we reach Tardajos and then to Rabé de las Calzadas. From there, we enter an endless flatland with the only company of your own shadow. It´s normally very hot in summer and freezing in winter. In the end, we descend into the valley to reach Hornillos del Camino and the final part of this stage in Hontanas. Remember to bring enough water to face these long desert parts. We leave Hontanas to reach, through a gravel path, to the ruins of the old convent of San Anton. This Gothic temple dates from the fourteenth century and belonged to the order of the Antonianos. We passe under its arches and continue our way to Castrojeriz.

Stage 2: Castrojeriz - Frómista (25 Km)

From Castrojeriz, we ascend to Alto de Mostelares from where we have a lovely view of Tierra de Campos. The final part of the stage drives us to Itero del Castillo, the Fitero Bridge over Pisuerga River and Itero de la Vega before arriving in Boadilla del Camino. Then, we cross the locks of Canal de Castilla and get to Fromista, where you may see the Romanesque church of St. Martin.

Stage 3: Frómista - Carrión de los Condes (18,9 Km)

We leave Fromista crossing the plain land of Tierra de Campos and our walking is only altered by the small villages of Revenga and Villarmentero de Campos. In the last part of the stage, we will go through Villalcázar de Sigra, with its Templar church-fortress of Santa María La Blanca before reaching Carrión de los Condes, end of the stage.

Stage 4: Carrión de los Condes - Calzadilla de la Cueza (17

We leave Carrión and arrive at the monastery of San Zoilo. We start here the "loneliness stage" which seems to be endless. The first 17 kilometers to arrive at Calzadilla de la Cueza go along the Roman Via Aquitania. It has no shadows at all, so we should not forget to wear a cap and to have enough water in summer time.

Stage 5: Calzadilla de la Cueza - Sahagún (22,6 Km)

We go through Calzadilla by Calle Real to take the path parallel to the road that will drive us to Lédigos and to Terradillo de los Templarios. The legend says that the hen that lays golden eggs is buried in here. We leave Terradillos towards Moratinos and San Nicolás del Real Camino, the last towns of the province of Palencia before arriving in León. Leon is the province that has more kilometers within this French Camino. After passing the chapel of Virgen del Puente, we will get to Sahagún, where we can see its rich cultural heritage.

Stage 6: Sahagún - El Burgo Ranero (17,6 Km)

Sahagun is a town with a wide Jacobean tradition and a rich cultural heritage. We face here the stage that takes us to Bercianos del Real Camino to finish in Burgo Ranero with all the services we need.

Stage 7: El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla de las Mulas (19 Km)

The stage between El Burgo Ranero and Mansilla de las Mulas is not too long and it goes through a wooded path which leads us to Reliegos and Mansilla de las Mulas. We find here all the services we need.

Stage 8: Mansilla de las Mulas - León (18,1 Km)

From Mansilla de las Mulas we set out towards Villamoros by the old stone bridge. We cross the Porma river to Puente De Villarente. We have all kind of services till we arrive at ALto del Portillo, from where we can see the city of León. We enter the city through the district of Puente Castro and by following the signs we reach the magnificent cathedral



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