Camino Francés: Burgos - León


The terrain between Burgos and León is easy and relatively flat. The biggest challenge might be the sun, the heat and sometimes the long stages that you might decide to divide.

The area is dry, without much shade or many trees, but the route has a lot of charm, in so many ways, and is definitely worth the trip.

Service functions are ok, although the cities are often small. You will pass through several towns every day, but a bit of lunch planning in advance is important. In the evenings there are always restaurants in or near the hotel.

Possibility of dividing stages: Yes, usually (see stage descriptions).

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? NOTE: nowhere, in any Camino, will steep cliffs be found next to path!

1: Very easy. Flat and without significant gradients. Good and normally wide paths.

2: Easy. Slightly hilly. Good and normally wide paths.

3: Medium. Hilly, possibly with longer distances between service facilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

4: Medium/Hard. Longer, steeper climbs, perhaps with few servicefacilities/cities. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

5: Hard. Long gradient(s), possibly few facilities. Very hilly. Good, sometimes narrow paths.

Featured places: Burgos, Carrion de los Condes, La Olmeda, León

Distance: 195km. (122 miles)

The section profile

Camino de Santiago Francés Walk

Steps in this section walk

1.- Burgos - Hontanas 31 km

2.- Hontanas - Fromista 32 km

3.- Fromista - Carrion de los Condes 19 km

4.- Carrion de los Condes - Moratinos 28 km

5.- Moratinos - Sahagun 25 km

6.- El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla 19 km

7.- Mansilla - León 19 km

Camino de Santiago Francés by bike

Steps in this section by bike

1.- Burgos - Fromista (65 km)

2.- Fromista - Sahagun (59 km)

3.- Sahagún - León (55 km)

* Remember you can always customize the stages of their journey

Including travel this stretch walk
Including travel this stretch by bike