Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Burgos
In Burgos we can visit the city’s historical center, enjoy going for a relaxing walk along the river or try some of the local tapas in the old town. Burgos is known in Spain as the country’s Gothic capital. We definitely recommend visiting the Burgos Cathedral.
From Burgos to Hornillos del Camino – 20km
5h15 | +302 m / -307 m
Once we leave the city of Burgos, we will start out walking along the plateau (La Meseta) where we will follow dirt paths surrounded by the region’s immense farming lands. On our way to Hornillos del Camino we will cross forests of holm, oak and conifer trees, although there is generally little shade along this route of the Camino de Santiago. We recommend protecting yourself from the sun (hat and sunscreen). Hornillos del Camino is a small classic village with medieval roots.
From Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz – 18km
5h | +210 m / -324 m
A long hike on the vast plateau awaits us, where we will be able to fully take in the beautiful natural setting and farmlands in all their glory. Once we leave Hornillos del Camino, we will make our way uphill to a plateau before beginning our descent to the Bol River valley, where the beautiful town of Castrojeriz is located. In Castrojeriz we have to walk up the hill to visit the castle that dates back to the 9th century. Castrojeriz is famous for its garlic festival that takes place every year in July.
From Castrojeriz to Frómista – 25km
6h30 | +137 m / -122 m
Today will be our last day in the region of Burgos and we will reach the highest point of the plateau, the Alto Mosterales. Once we cross the Pisuerga River, we will enter the province of Palencia and the vast plains of Tierra de Campos. In Boadilla we have to make a stop to visit the Church of La Asunción from the 14th century, famous for its Gothic architecture and its carved baptismal font. Our route will border a section of the Canal de Castile until we reach Frómista. This impressive canal dates back to the 18th century.
From Frómista to Carrión de los Condes – 19km
5h | +150 m / -146 m
Once we have visited the Church of San Martin from the 11th century, we can continue on our Camino de Santiago. Today’s trail will follow parallel to the road, however if we’d like we can take an alternative route in Población de Campos, passing through Villovieco. This route walks alongside the banks of the Ucieza River. Both sections meet up in Villalcázar de Sirga until reaching Carrión de los Condes.
From Carrión de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza – 16km
4h45 | +116 m / -51 m
In this section we will have the opportunity to walk for 13 km on the ancient Roman road, “Via Aquitania”. This Roman road was used to connect Bordeaux with Astorga and is usually taken by French pilgrims on their Camino de Santiago journey. We have to stop in Carrión de los Condes to visit its impressive San Zoilo Monastery. After this visit we will arrive at Calzadilla de la Cueza.
From Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagún – 22km
5h30 | +160 m / -222 m
During this route we will cross several small valleys, meaning the level of difficulty will be slightly higher than the previous section. Our route along the Camino de Santiago stays away from the road and passes through beautiful oak forests before reaching vast farmlands. We will cross the Valderaduey River in the province of León to ultimately arrive at Sahagún, famous for its Church of San Lorenzo, which we highly recommend visiting.
Sahagún is a small medieval town right in the heart of the plateau. In Sahagún we can wander around its beautiful streets, visit its monuments and churches and enjoy great local meals.
Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Burgos
Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.
All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.
All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.
Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.
Camino de Santiago Services from Burgos
Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Luggage transport between stages.
Complete itinerary of the route.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.
Additional single room: €126 per person.
Extra night in Sahagún: €55 per person.
Transfer Sahagún – Burgos: €140.
Travel assistance insurance: €24 per person.
Cancellation insurance: €16 per person.