The Camino de Santiago from Sahagun to Leon is part of section 5 on the Camino Frances: We will be walking from Sahagun to Leon.
This section begins in the beautiful medieval town of Sahagun. Once we leave Sahagun, we will make our way into the heart of the Meseta (plateau) 900 metres above sea level and cross its emblematic villages.
We will finish the section in the elegant city of Leon, where we can visit its famous Cathedral, its Roman walls or the Royal Basilica of San Isidro and the Casa de los Botines designed by Gaudi in his typical neo-Gothic style.
Throughout this section we will be able to enjoy the region’s excellent food, especially its cheeses and cured meats. Doing the Camino de Santiago from Sahagun is an unforgettable experience!
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 some great local food.
During all of today’s walk we can admire the area’s many beautiful vast farmlands. This area perfectly reflects the beauty of the landscapes that are so typical in this area of the plateau in Leon.
Length: 17 km
Overnight: El Burgo Ranero
We will cross the beautiful village of Reliegos, which is located right on our way to Leon. We will also have the opportunity to follow the “Via Trajana” route, which is part of another Camino de Santiago route starting from the city of Bordeaux.
Length: 19 km
Overnight: Mansilla de las Mulas
Once we leave Mansilla de las Mulas, we continue on our way to Leon walking through immense farmlands, however little by little we will begin to see industrial activity as we approach the city of Leon.
From the hill in Portillo, we will have a magnificent view of the city of Leon.
Length: 17 km
In Leon we will have the opportunity to visit and walk through its old quarter. Leon was the capital of the kingdom of Castile in the Middle Ages, and is therefore an important historical landmark in modern day Spain.
Leon 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.
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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 live 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: €70 per person.
Extra night in Leon: €55 per person.
Transfer from Leon to Sahagun: €140.
Travel assistance insurance: €15 per person.
Cancellation insurance: €10 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 will now talk about the Camino Frances de Santiago between Sahagún and León. It is one of the most attractive routes on the Camino Frances de Santiago for several reasons that we will show below.
We will also give you all the necessary information to complete this route, and we will tell you about the best time to complete the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagun to Leon. Santiago Ways is always the best way.
1.- The beauty of its surroundings: The Camino Frances de Santiago from Sahagún leaves from this wonderful medieval village and arrives in the emblematic city of Leon.
Along the way, however, we will enjoy beautiful places of great historical and cultural interest. It is especially interesting for the lovers of a story that has been forged over centuries.
2.-Infrastructure: one of the aspects that we always emphasize from Santiago Ways with respect to any of the routes of the Camino Frances de Santiago is the quality of its infrastructure.
In fact, this route has wonderful roads, good signs and, in general, everything that the pilgrim needs. One more reason to recommend it to everyone, is to take into account the potential difficulty of other routes.
3.-Gastronomy: Good eating on the way is another reason that pilgrims should not overlook. It is a reason that will be very important when you’re doing the tour.
On the way to Santiago from Sahagun, you will be able to fill yourself with one of the Pilgrim’s greatest satisfaction: fully enjoying a deserved meal after a long stage. In particular, from Sahagun to Leon we will be able to enjoy all the specialities of this region, with local products and its delicious meats.
The route of the Camino Frances from Sahagún to León has a total length of 55 kilometres. Its route is divided into 5 stages for those pilgrims on foot. It is part of section 5 of the Camino de Santiago and crosses a part of the so-called Northern Meseta (Plateau) at a height of 900 metres.
It is crossed by villages with a special charm and heritage, historical and artistic endowment. Being one of the stretches of the Camino Frances de Santiago, it is one of the busiest routes. With Santiago Ways It is possible to book it all year round including the breakfast and dinner option. All with our utmost care possible for your comfort.
We want to talk to you now about the most reserved routes on the Camino Frances. They are the two most popular routes and we want to highlight them along with this Camino Frances from Sahagun. Each of them has their own reasons to be interesting.
This part of the Camino Frances begins in the emblematic town of Saint Jean Pied de Port, located in the region of Aquitaine in French territory. It is a picturesque village that welcomes the departure of thousands of French and people from other nationalities that every year begin their pilgrimage to Pamplona.
It is also a good option for those who want to start their route from the neighbouring country and want to enjoy the beauty of the south of France until arriving in Spain. It has a total length of 66 kilometres divided into 5 stages.
The Camino Frances from Sarria is popular because it is the last stretch of the Camino Frances to Santiago. This makes it a favourite route for those who want to experience the feeling of getting to the city of Santiago. This route is longer, extending to 111 kilometres divided into 7 stages with its corresponding 6 nights.
With Santiago Ways, it is possible to book this option every month of the year with the option of breakfast and dinner included.
Now we can offer you all the maps related to the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León . With them, you can get an idea of the stages that await you and the regions that we will cross.
Sahagun – El Burgo Ranero
El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas
Mansilla de las Mulas – Leon
We want to talk to you now about the information regarding the route profile of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Sahagún to León. We want to let you that it is not an especially difficult stretch from this point of view: The total ascent is about 350 metres distributed on a good roadway that makes things very easy for us.
Sahagun – El Burgo Ranero
El Burgo Ranero – Mansilla de las Mulas
Mansilla de las Mulas – Leon
Here we offer you everything that you need to know about the different walking stages that we must face in order to complete the route of the Camino Frances de Santiago from Sahagún to León.
The Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León is one of the shortest routes. This makes it perfect for those who do not have much time but do not want to miss the beauty of the experience of Santiago. However, the time taken to complete it will depend on your own pace.
So, in total there are 55 kilometres divided into 5 stages. In the case of the bike path , you can reduce the time in half and it can be done in 2 stages.
It is a very easy route for its infrastructure, profile and duration. All good reasons to start with this on the Camino de Santiago.
At the time of travelling on the Camino, each pilgrim’s preferences play an important role. These affect not only the route we are going to choose but also the time we get to the end and the time in which we want to complete it.
So, we want to remind you that ultimately each season has its advantages and you have the last word: so with Santiago Ways, it is possible to book any of the routes throughout the year.
Then we will talk about the different months of the year and the advantages and disadvantages of each one of them.
The month of January is an option for many pilgrims because it allows them to take advantage of the Christmas break to complete the Camino de Santiago . Although it is true that the temperatures are low, it is also that with planning and being well equipped, their effects may be mitigated.
In this month the temperatures begin to rise: they are more benign and therefore it is a good time to start on the route taking advantage that there will be hardly any pilgrims and avoid overcrowding.
In March the influence of spring is almost completely upon us. It is a month in which the risk of precipitation can increase.
During April, many pilgrims are encouraged to make the journey by taking advantage of Easter. For almost all stretches of the Camino Frances, it is possible to complete the route during Easter Week.
During the month of May, the risk of precipitation and instability increases a little. However, the colour of the whole area between Sahagun and Leon makes it worthwhile as you fall in love with this route.
June is especially good for those who can start their holidays earlier. The good news is that we will benefit from mild weather with no sultry temperatures as yet, and only a small influx of pilgrims.
During the month of July, the festivities of Santiago de Compostela take place from the 15th to the 31st of July , specifically. For this reason, many pilgrims who complete the Camino de Santiago from Sahagun to Leon are finally encouraged to continue to Santiago.
Another option is to do it from Pamplona and to have completed it before the emblematic San Fermin festival.
The month of August, in the middle of summer, is preferred by most pilgrims. It is because it is when they have more free time to complete the Camino. With Santiago Ways, the problem of overcrowding does not exist: we will take care of you.
One of the strengths of September is that it brings the autumn with it. In this environment, everything begins to colour itself in greens, browns and yellows. There is an increased risk of precipitation and instability , but it can be combated with good planning.
Like the month before, the beauty of autumn in the entire region of Leon is a very powerful incentive to do the Camino. This makes it one of the favourite months for the “romantics”, whether they make the walk on foot or complete the route by bike.
In November the temperatures decrease, as does the number of pilgrims.
It is a month that more and more pilgrims choose, and want to have the experience of a Christmas away from home and enjoy an unbeatable environment during this time of year.
We want to talk to you about the places of greatest interest along this route. These places have to do with not only the heritage of the places that we are going through. It also has to do with the places to eat and of course where to rest. With Santiago Ways, you’ll be in the best hands.
The town from which we started, Sahagun, is a magnificent example of the patrimonial richness of the route. The Church of San Tirso or the Arch of San Benito are a good example of this and two monuments that you should not miss.
This picturesque village has a very cosy atmosphere and a typical town square of all types of constructions found in the north of Spain. It’s a good place to enjoy a good stop and get to know all its charms.
One of the cities with the greatest heritage along the Camino is the place of our arrival on our route: Leon. In this magnificent city, we must highlight several monuments. One of them, in addition to its imposing Cathedral, is Casa Botines, by Antoni Gaudi . You also have to visit the Convent of San Marcos and the medieval Church of San Isidoro in Leon.
Here at Santiago Ways, we take care that the places where you rest are the best. We put a lot of care into your choice because we know how important your rest is. So, now we’ll talk about what they are.
Meson Covadonga: This inn is located in Sahagun, and offers us some of the best specialities of local cuisine with products from its exquisite lands. It has an affordable price and good service for the pilgrim.
Restaurante La Curiosa: In Mansilla de las Mulas, we cannot miss a visit to this magnificent restaurant that mixes the best of traditional and modern dishes and in its decoration.
Casa Mando: It is located in the city of Leon, and offers a very cosy and traditional atmosphere with a quite varied menu and at a good price. It is the perfect place to celebrate our arrival in this magnificent city.
The origin of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún is shared with the Camino Frances to Santiago. As we have said, it is the fifth section and has evolved alongside it. It was during the Middle Ages when people began to travel to make their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
This route was not only valuable for religious purposes, but it was also used as a point of commerce for the whole area of the Northern plateau. Many of the towns and villages have survived along the route and now live in symbiosis with it.
It was as a result of the progressive reconquest of the territory that little by little the Camino Frances was gaining importance ahead of the so-called Camino Primitivo or against the Camino del Norte, a much more difficult route to complete.
Today, the Camino Frances to Santiago, in general, and the route from Sahagun to Leon, has an excellent set-up in terms of infrastructure that makes it a very important alternative for those who want to experience this adventure.
So that you can check for yourself what other pilgrims who have already lived the experience of the Camino from Sahagun with us say, we want to leave you with some of their opinions below.
We hope that you will also allow yourself to be pampered by Santiago Ways along the way from Santiago de Sahagun to Leon.
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.