The Camino Frances from Leon

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The Camino de Santiago from Leon

Distance: 105Km

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 380€ per person

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Section 6 of the French Way: Section 6 of the French Way, from León to Ponferrada, starts in the beautiful and lively city of León and ends in the Galician city of Ponferrada. Ponferrada was built by the Templars in the 12th century.

Throughout this section we will have the opportunity to visit the hilltop town of Astorga, which is well-known for its sweets and chocolates, along with the Astorga Cathedral and the Pilgrimage Museum.

Once we leave Astorga we will begin the climb to the mountains of León, along which we will cross through many rustic towns and small villages.

We will get the chance to place a keepsake on the Iron Cross, after which we will continue on our pilgrimage through the mountainous region of El Bierzo. Later on we will reach Ponferrada and pay a visit to its impressive castle built by the Templars.

Have an unforgettable time on the Camino de Santiago from León!






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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Leon

1

Leon

In León we will have the opportunity to visit and walk through its historical centerLeón was the capital of the kingdom of Castile in the Middle Ages and is therefore an important historical landmark in modern day Spain. León has been a point of passage for pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago for centuries. We also recommend visiting the Pulchra Leonina, also known as the “Sistine Chapel” of Spanish architecture. We can also admire Gaudi’s architecture by visiting the Casa de los Botines, built in a neo-Gothic style, as well as the famous Hospital of San Marcos, which is currently a hotel.

2

From Leon to Mazarife – 17km

5h45 | +229 m / -151m

The flatness of this route makes it quite simple. We will walk among vast farmlands of grains, corn, potatoes and beautiful apple orchards.

3

From Mazarife to Astorga – 30km

6h30 | +237m / -256m

Today we will go on a beautiful hike along trails and dirt paths to one of the most beautiful villages of the entire French Way,Hospital de Órbigo. In Hospital de Órbigo we can visit the famous photogenic “Puente de Órbigo” bridge. Here we can admire the town’s beautiful landscapes with the mountains of León in the background. We will reach the beautiful hilltop town of Astorga where we can pay a visit to the Astorga Cathedral, the Episcopal Palace designed by Gaudi and the city walls. In Astorga we can also try some of their exquisite chocolates.

3.1

Optional: From Mazarife to Astorga spending the night in Hospital de Orbigo – 17 km and 14 km

3h15 | +237m / -256m & 3h15 | +118m / -128m

The route from Mazarife to Astorga is divided into 2 stages of 17 km and 14 km, meaning we can walk at a more relaxed pace. We will spend the night in the beautiful town of Hospital de Órbigo.

4

From Astorga to Rabanal del Camino – 19km

5h | +150 m / -146 m

Today’s section will take place along the beautiful mountains of León and El Bierzo. Our walk will be surrounded by lushvegetation such as oaks, heather and broom trees.

5

From Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada – 32km

7h30 | +720m / -1328m

Today’s section will take place along the beautiful mountains of León and El Bierzo. Our walk will be surrounded by lushvegetation such as oaks, heather and broom trees.

5.1

Optional: From Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada spending the night in Acebo – 16 km and 16 km

3h45 | +360m / -664m & 3h45 | +360m / -664m

We can choose to divide the route from Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada in 2 stages of 16 km each, in order to walk at a more relaxed pace. We will spend the night in a hotel in a charming village located on the Acebo Mountain.

6

Ponferrada

Once we reach the city of Ponferrada, we will have the opportunity to visit its beautiful old town and the Castle of the Templars. We must also try some of the local cuisine that comes from the surrounding mountains, such as the ‘botillo’(meat-stuffed pork intestine) and some of the best meats in Spain. 

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Leon

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 Leon

INCLUDED SERVICES

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.

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ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €120 per person.

Extra night in Ponferrada: €55 per person.

Transfer from Ponferrada to Leon: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

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