The Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Sahagun is part of the Camino Frances: This section of the Camino Frances begins in the spectacular city of Burgos, birthplace of “El Cid”.
Burgos is considered to be the Gothic capital of Spain. Section 4 of the Camino Frances finishes in the city of Sahagun, located right in the heart of the plateau. From here we can appreciate the area’s majestic open landscapes.
Throughout this section we will get the chance to truly enjoy nature in all of its splendour, with its vast farmlands, small villages and quaint picturesque towns with their fantastic Romanesque churches.
Have an unforgettable time on the Camino de Santiago from Burgos!
In Burgos we can visit the city’s old quarter, 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.
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 farmlands. 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.
Length: 21 km
Overnight: Hornillos del Camino
A long walk 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 River Bol 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.
Length: 20 km
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 River Pisuerga, 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 La Asuncion Church dating back to 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 Fromista. This impressive canal dates back to the 18th century.
Length: 25 km
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 Poblacion de Campos, passing through Villovieco. This route walks alongside the banks of the River Ucieza. Both sections meet up in Villalcazar de Sirga until reaching Carrion de los Condes.
Length: 19 km
Overnight: Carrion de los Condes
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 Carrion de los Condes to visit its impressive San Zoilo Monastery. After this visit we will arrive at Calzadilla de la Cueza.
Length: 16 km
Overnight: Calzadilla de la Cueza
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 River Valderaduey in the province of Leon to ultimately arrive at Sahagun, famous for its Church of San Lorenzo, which we highly recommend visiting.
Length: 22 km
Sahagun is a small medieval town right in the heart of the plateau. In Sahagun we can wander around its beautiful streets, visit its monuments and churches and enjoy great local meals.
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All the rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure your best comfort.
Our team checks on site the quality of all the accommodation offered in order for pilgrims to have a comfortable and unforgettable experience on the Camino de Santiago.
When working with quality accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino.
All accommodation on the Camino de Santiago is subject to availability. In case we can't offer any of them due to lack of capacity, we'll accommodate you in one of equal or better quality.
Single rooms are subject to availability. Reservations must be made in advance and come at an additional cost.
All our accommodation has been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your Camino de Santiago:
Accommodation in Hotels and Country Cottages.
Rooms with private bathroom.
Meal plan of your choice.
Baggage transfer between stages.
Complete route itinerary.
24 hours Telephone assistance on route.
Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Information pack for 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.
Cancellation insurance: €18 per person.
In order to resolve pilgrims’ doubts, here we answer the questions that are most frequently asked when we receive your enquiries.
If you have any other questions, you can contact us and we will be happy to help you resolve all your queries.
The Camino de Santiago can be started on any day of the year, always taking into account the weather and the season in which you want to travel, so that your clothes are the right ones.
The best way to get to the starting point of your Camino de Santiago is to arrive at the airport, train station or bus station nearest to the town from where you will start walking.
Once you confirm your Camino, you will send us the arrival information for your flight, train or bus and, from there, we organize a private transfer to the town where you should start your Camino.
Yes, you can. All the routes on the Camino de Santiago are suitable for pilgrims to travel solo.
Also, whether you are travelling alone, or travelling accompanied but want to sleep in a single room, Santiago Ways offer this option to you.
We can book all your nights of accommodation in single rooms at an additional cost. We suggest you book well in advance since they are usually in high demand.
On the Camino de Santiago, you will find hundreds of pilgrims walking on their own. Many of them may have come to the Camino alone; others have probably moved away from their fellow travellers for a few hours because of the difference in speed when walking.
In any case, all the routes on the Camino are very well signposted, so you will have no problem if you go on your own.
Most routes on the Camino de Santiago are done in a self-guided mode. Thus, each traveller has the opportunity to advance on their own and at their own pace along the routes marked on the complete itinerary of the route, which is sent one month before starting the Camino.
However, we also offer organized groups with accompanying guide on the stretch from Sarria to Santiago. We have specific dates already established, and we carry them out in groups of up to 15 people, with guaranteed departures. The guides in charge of these routes speak English and Spanish.
We already have all the dates published until 2021, so you are encouraged to reserve your place before the groups are filled.
The complete route itinerary of the route is a guide that we prepare for you with information about the maps, route profiles and places of interest, kilometre by kilometre on each of the stages that you will go through on the Camino de Santiago.
The travel distances and travel times indicated for each route on both the website and the itinerary we send you are based on reference values. It depends on each pilgrim exactly how they carry out these times and distances, according to the speed at which they progress.
You will receive it by email one month before starting your Camino along with all the documentation for the trip: accommodation reservations, baggage transfers, among others.
In Santiago Ways, we adapt each stage to the needs of our pilgrims, so that they can travel according to their physical capability and the number of days available.
On average, a stage of the Camino de Santiago has 15 to 20 km. On most routes, however, we can organize your Camino so that you walk fewer kilometres, dividing some stages into two parts, depending on what is most comfortable for you.
Both sedentary people and those who regularly exercise should physically prepare for doing the Camino de Santiago.
Sedentary people can start with moderate activity and continue progressively. They should start by taking small 20-minute walks, two or three times a week. It is suggested to increase the time until you reach walk about 4 or 5 kilometres every hour.
People with regular physical activity can start by walking from 45 to 60 minutes a day and increase the amount of time and kilometres they travel in the same span of time.
Generally, it is recommended to start training for about three months before starting the route.
There is no minimum number of days in advance to book, although on certain dates the occupancy of the accommodation is higher, especially in high season, and in dates of religious interest such as the San Fermin Festivals in Pamplona, from 7th to 14th July, or the Feast of Santiago the Apostle, on July 25th.
Therefore, in order to guarantee availability in the best accommodation, we suggest you book as much in advance as possible, so that we can meet all of your needs.
For any of the Caminos, we suggest you to bring the following items: light and fast drying clothing, waterproof jacket and trousers, sun hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a pair of shoes suitable for hiking, trekking poles, a pair of shoes to rest in, a jacket that doesn't take up much space and a bottle to carry water.
Depending on the time of year in which you make the route, these items may vary.
Remember that with Santiago Ways, you have included a baggage transfer service between stages, so we will take your backpack from one accommodation to another so that you only worry about walking (maximum 1 piece of 20 kg per person).
For this reason, we suggest you prepare a second backpack, much smaller, that you can carry with you every day with water, sunscreen, cap, sunglasses, documents, some food and cash.
Every day, at 8:00 am, you must bring your luggage, properly labelled, to the reception. One of our carriers will pick it up and take it to the place where you are going to stay on your next stage.
Delivery time varies according to the distance between stages and the carrier's delivery route. Usually, delivery is made before 4 p.m.
To complete any of the routes on the Camino de Santiago, it is advisable to have travel insurance with all the necessary coverage, especially emergency evacuation and medical care.
To do this, we suggest you take out the Travel Assistance Insurance and Cancellation Insurance that we offer you in Santiago Ways. If you want more information about it, we will be happy to answer your questions.
Yes, all rooms you book with Santiago Ways to do the Camino de Santiago have a private bathroom.
Yes. We offer accommodation in single rooms and double rooms, according to the requirements of each pilgrim.
Single rooms have a special surcharge and are subject to availability according to the location.
We work with multiple accommodations in all locations which allows us to guarantee the best quality rooms for our pilgrims, provided that they are booked well in advance.
The name and exact location of each hotel is sent about one month before the start of the Camino with all the documentation related to the trip.
No. All the accommodations we book for our pilgrims have private rooms with private bathrooms in order to guarantee all the comfort needed torest properly.
All the accommodations that we book are in the centre of the towns or villages. In any case, depending on availability, if any accommodation is somewhat far from the centre, most of them are accessible on foot.
When necessary, Santiago Ways could offer a round trip transfer so that the pilgrim can reach their accommodation in the most comfortable way possible and return the next day to the point on the route from where he must continue the Camino.
All the accommodation that we book in Santiago Ways offers the necessary comfort to rest after long days of walking.
We work with hotels, traditional Galician homes, country cottages, and charming hostels, always a room with a private bathroom.
We want to talk about one of the most attractive routes of the Camino Frances to Santiago. We refer to the Camino de Santiago on its stretch between Burgos and Sahagun. We will detail what are the main reasons why it is worth doing and, at the same time, give you all the information related to this route.
We want to encourage you to enjoy all the wonders of the Camino Frances in general and this route in particular.
1.- Infrastructure: One of the most powerful reasons to complete the Camino Frances de Santiago in general and, in particular, the stretch between Burgos and Sahagun, is the magnificent, well-organised infrastructure that it enjoys.
Indeed, from signage to the supply and refreshment points, everything is more than covered. This is why it is also a recommended route for those who want to start on the Camino de Santiago.
2.-Heritage: One of the most special features of the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagun is its great heritage. Indeed, from the city of its origin, Burgos, to the city of arrival, Sahagún, we will be surrounded by great heritage, mainly from the Middle Ages . This makes this route a very special incentive for lovers of history, architecture and art.
3.-Gastronomy: As we will detail later, in the section about the best restaurants, the Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Sahagun is the perfect route for food lovers.
Along the route, we will be able to taste the specialities of the whole area of Burgos and of Leon. These include locally sourced products and from orchards, as well as cooking to put pilgrims back on their feet again.
The Camino Frances to Santiago from Burgos to Sahagún has a total length of 120 kilometres spread over 7 stages with its corresponding 6 nights. All of it is done throughout unparalleled natural environments and especially through environments of great architectural and patrimonial beauty.
It is one of the routes preferred by pilgrims and begins in the emblematic city of Burgos, the birthplace of El Cid, to finish in the wonderful town of Sahagun, of incomparable medieval beauty. It is section 4 of the Camino Frances and crosses part of the northern Sub- plateau ( Meseta), full of charming villages and millennial cultivation areas.
We will talk to you next about the most reserved routes within all possible itineraries of the Camino Frances de Santiago. And besides the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagún, there are other alternatives that we encourage you to know on the page of Santiago Ways Each one of them has a special charm.
The route of the Camino Frances de Santiago from St. Jean Pied de Port</a has a total length of 66 kilometres spread over 5 stages with its corresponding 4 nights. It is the most popular route in the French zone: Thousands of our neighbours are encouraged to do it every year to finish their journey in Pamplona.
It starts in the picturesque French town of Saint Pied de Port, and the time in which it is busiest is during the month of July, the month in which the festivities of Pamplona take place.
The popularity of this section of the Camino Frances de Santiago, which begins in Sarria , lies in the fact that it is the last one before arriving in Santiago de Compostela. That is why there are many people who are encouraged to travel through it to feel the satisfaction of completing their goal.
It has a total length of 111 kilometres divided into 7 stages with its corresponding 6 nights. We want to remind you that with Santiago Ways it is possible to book a route throughout the whole year and, at the same time, to reserve the option of only breakfast and dinner.
We offer below the maps of the route of the Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Sahagún. With this, we want you to know all the places you will pass through as well as all the adventures that await you.
Burgos – Hornillos del Camino
Hornillos del Camino – Castrojeriz
Castrojeriz – Fromista
Fromista – Carrion de los Condes
Carrion de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza
Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun
With the profile of the route, we refer to all the information relative to its average altitude, as well as the difficulty that it can have in relation to this. We must anticipate that, despite everything, the Camino Frances de Santiago from Burgos does not show any special difficulty, having ascents that do not have great changes in altitude. Something that also makes things better, considering the good route infrastructure it possesses.
Burgos – Hornillos del Camino
Hornillos del Camino – Castrojeriz
Castrojeriz – Fromista
Fromista – Carrion de los Condes
Carrion de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza
Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun
We also detail which are the walking stages that you will travel along the route of the Camino de Santiago from Burgos. With this we intend to give you all the necessary information so that you can get an idea of the great adventure that awaits you.
The Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Sahagun has a total length of 120 kilometres spread over 7 stages with its corresponding 6 nights. It must be said that in the case of those who make the road by bicycle, these times can be halved.
On the other hand, the time we take also depends on the pace that we ourselves decide. From Santiago Ways, we have planned everything so that the pilgrimage will be enjoyable at whatever time of year that you choose.
Although the time complete the Camino de Santiago, in general, can depend on the tastes of the pilgrim, it must be said that each month has some peculiarities that we want to comment on below.
In some, it coincides with the celebration of special festivities and dates in particular; In others, it increases the risk of inclement weather. So, we will talk about the pros and cons of each month so that you can decide for yourself.
The month of January is a good alternative for many pilgrims because they can take advantage of the last days of the Christmas break, despite the fact that the Camino Frances from Burgos passes through some really cold areas. However, it is a good time to enjoy the beautiful scenery and an unforgettable Christmas.
In February the temperatures increase a little. It is, therefore, a good time to enjoy the stretch of the Camino de Santiago de Burgos to Sahagun, although taking into account possible precipitations. With good planning, anything is possible.
In the month of March, the temperatures begin their ascent as a result of the proximity of spring. The risk of precipitation increases, although all the colours of the environment are beginning to be noticed.
One of the most popular months among pilgrims is April. Indeed, as a result of this month’s Easter, there are enough days to complete this or other routes.
In May the flora of all the regions between Burgos and Sahagun is filled with colour. So this month is perfect to do this stretch of the Camino Frances as long as we take precautions with possible precipitations.
During the month of June, those who have taken their summer holidays soon take advantage, enjoying the road avoiding possible agglomerations. The weather is kind, with mild temperatures and no rain.
The month of July is one of the most popular for pilgrims, precisely for giving us several days of holidays in a row. Summer is fresh in the northern half of Spain, so it’s a good time to “escape” from the heat of the rest of the climates.
In addition, during this time it is when the city festivities in Pamplona (from the 6th to the 14th of July) and those of Santiago de Compostela (from the 15th to the 31st of July) take place.
August is definitely one of the months that most pilgrims travel on the Camino. The mildness of the climate on the Camino Frances from Burgos to Sahagun ensures many people choose it. The disadvantage is the possible overcrowding: a problem that, when completing the Camino with Santiago Ways, does not exist.
In September, Autumn begins to leave its mark. The regions we are going through are mostly deciduous, so all the landscapes are dyed green, yellow and precious brown.
October is another of the most beautiful autumn months. The risk of precipitation increases, so this month we must be a little readier with what we carry in our backpack in case the rain surprises us along the way.
In November we begin to notice the winter and the temperatures begin to decrease . This must be taken into account, especially in the area of Burgos, which is very cold by nature at this time.
December is a month that more and more pilgrims now choose. They do so to be able to enjoy an unforgettable Christmas away from home and different from the others: on the Camino de Santiago.
We will talk to now you about some of the most interesting points on the Camino de Santiago from Burgos. These include not only places of special cultural and historical interest, but we have also included the hotels where you will rest with Santiago Ways, as well as the restaurants that you cannot miss on this route.
The city of Burgos, the starting point, is itself one of the most interesting places. In this city, we cannot miss its imposing gothic-style cathedral, one of the most beautiful and spectacular in Europe. We also recommend you to visit the Monasterio de las Huelgas or the Cartuja de Miraflores, dating from the 15th century.
In Carrion de Los Condes, this beautiful medieval town highlights the imposing Monastery of San Zoilo and the Church of Santa Maria del Camino, two monuments that you cannot miss. A historic old town to discover and to enjoy.
From the great choice of the historic heritage of our arrival point, Sahagun, we must especially highlight the Church of San Tirso, in a peculiar style and colour. Also the Arch of St. Benedict, a great symbol for pilgrims.
Thanks to Santiago Ways, you will be able to stay in the best hotels on the Camino Frances de Santiago between Burgos and Sahagún. In fact, we guarantee that you will rest as you deserve to.
Asador Azofra: We want to start with the city of origin, Burgos, and with this grill that without a doubt is one of the most noteworthy of all the gastronomy in Burgos, which says a lot. They have specialities in meat dishes and at a fairly affordable price.
Restaurante El Porton: in Carrion de Los Condes, this restaurant specializes in typical food with local products.
Restaurante Luis: Located in Sahagun, they look after you very well and the specialities are of typical recipes of the area, prepared with great care and affection.
The Camino de Santiago from Burgos shares its origin with the Camino Frances de Santiago. Indeed, it traces its origins to the Middle Ages: it was the moment when it began to be the alternative ahead of the original road (Camino del Norte), which is much more rugged. So then, the Camino Frances was taking prominence as the Reconquest was advancing.
Since then it has become the most popular route, travelled by thousands of people every year. There is always the option to finish it completely or choose only a stretch like this one from Burgos to Sahagun. With Santiago Ways everything is possible.
And so that you know first-hand what other people who have already completed their way with us think about the experience, we present here some of their comments and opinions.
Finally, we want to show you some pictures and videos of the Camino de Santiago from Burgos so you can get an idea of everything that awaits you while doing it with Santiago Ways.
Here you can see all the stages of the Camino de Santiago.
In Santiago Ways, we will advise you on which route of the Camino de Santiago is the best fit for you.