The Camino Frances from Sahagun

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The Camino de Santiago from Sahagun

Distance: 55 Km

Duration: 5 days / 4 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 289€ per person

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The Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León is part of section 5 of the French Way: We will be walking from Sahagún to León.

This section begins in the beautiful medieval town of Sahagún. Once we leave Sahagún we will make our way into the heart of the Meseta (plateau) 900 meters above sea level and cross its emblematic villages.

We will finish the section in the elegant city of León, 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 get to enjoy the region’s excellent food, especially its cheeses and cured meats. Doing the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún is an unforgettable experience!

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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Sahagun



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 some great local meals.


From Sahagún to El Burgo Ranero – 17km

During all of today’s walk we will get to admire the area’s many beautiful vast farmlands. This area perfectly reflects the beauty of the landscapes that are so typical of this area of the plateau in León.


From El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas – 19km

We will cross the beautiful village of Reliegos, which is located right on our way to León. We will also have the opportunity to follow the “Vía Trajana” path, which is part of another Camino de Santiago route starting from the city of Bordeaux.


From Mansilla de las Mulas to León – 17km

Once we leave Mansilla de las Mulas, we continue on our way to León walking through immense farmlands, however little by little we will begin to see industrial activity as we approach the city of León. From the hill of Portillo we can get a magnificent view of the city of León.



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 apoint 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.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Sahagun

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 Sahagun


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: €70 per person.

Extra night in León: €55 per person.

Transfer from León to Sahagún: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €15 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €10 per person.

About the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún

We will now talk about the Camino Frances de Santiago between Sahagún and León. It is one of the most attractive routes of 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 make the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León. Santiago Ways is always the best way.

Why make the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León?

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 León.

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 road has wonderful roads, good signs and, in general, everything that the pilgrim needs. One more reason to recommend it to everyone, taking 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 Sahagún, you will be able to fill yourself with one of the Pilgrim's greatest satisfaction: everything that has to do with a deserved meal after a long stage. In particular, from Sahagún to León we will be able to enjoy all the specialities of this region, with products from the land and its delicious meats.

Information about the route of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León

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 North Plateau at a height of 900 metres.

De Sahagun a Leon

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 you.

The most reserved routes on the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún

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 Sahagún. Each of them has their own reasons to be interesting.

Camino from Saint Jean Pied de Port

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 terrain. 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.

St Jean Pied de Port

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.

Camino Frances from Sarria

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.

Route of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún to León

Maps of the Camino Frances from Sahagún

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

Mapa de Sahagun a El Burgo Ranero

Map stage from Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero

El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla de las Mulas

Mapa El Burgo Ranero a Mansilla de las Mulas

Map stage from El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas

Mansilla de las Mulas - León

Mapa de Mansilla de las Mulas a Leon

Map stage from Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon

Profile of the Camino Frances from Sahagún

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

Perfil desde Sahagun a El Burgo Ranero

Profile stage from Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero

El Burgo Ranero - Mansilla de las Mulas

Perfil desde El Burgo Ranero a Mansilla de las Mulas

Profile stage from El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas

Mansilla de las Mulas - León

Perfil desde Mansilla de las Mulas a Leon

Profile stage from Mansilla de las Mulas to Leon

Stages on foot

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.

How long does the Camino de Santiago Frances from Sahagún take?

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 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. Good reasons to start with this on the Camino de Santiago.

Best time to do the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún

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 foresight and being well equipped their effects may be mitigated.

Hacer el Camino de Santiago en enero


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 can increase the risk of precipitation.


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 Holy Week.


During the month of May, the risk of precipitation and instability increases a little. However, the colour of the whole area between Sahagún and León 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 Sahagún to León are finally encouraged to continue to Santiago.

Another option is to do it from Pamplona and to have completed it before the emblematic San Fermín festival.

Fiestas de San Fermin en Pamplona


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 make the Camino. With Santiago Ways, the problem of overcrowding does not exist: we 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 León is a very powerful incentive to make 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 go down but so does the number of pilgrims.


It is a month that more and more pilgrims choose, and want to live the experience of a Christmas away from home and enjoy an unbeatable environment during this time of year.

Guide to the places that you cannot miss on the Camino de Santiago Frances from Sahagún

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.

Places of interest

Iglesia de San Tirso

The town from which we started, Sahagún, 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.

Iglesia de San Tirso

Plaza Mayor de Mansilla de las Mulas

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 make a good stop and get to know all its charms.

Plaza Mayor Mansilla de las Mulas

Casa Botines

One of the cities with the greatest heritage along the Camino is the place of our arrival on our route: León. In this magnificent city, we must highlight several monuments. One of them, in addition to its imposing Cathedral, is Casa Botines, by Antoni Gaudí. You also have to visit the Convent of San Marcos and the medieval Church of San Isidoro de León.

Casa Botines de Gaudi en Leon

Where to sleep – The best hotels

From 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.

Where to eat – The best restaurants

Mesón Covadonga: In Sahagún is located this inn that offers us some of the best specialities of local cuisine with products of its exquisite land. 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 León 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.

Origin of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún

The origin of the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún is shared with the Camino Frances de 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 North Sub 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 de Santiago, in general, and the way from Sahagún to León, has an excellent set-up in terms of infrastructure that makes it a very important alternative for those who want to experience this adventure.

The Camino de Santiago from Sahagún with Santiago Ways

Ideal footwear for the Camino de Santiago from Sahagun to Leon

Other sections of the Camino de Santiago Frances

Other users’ opinions about the Camino de Santiago from Sahagún

So that you can check for yourself what other pilgrims who have already lived the experience of the Camino from Sahagún with us say, we want to give you 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 Sahagún to León.

Karen Henderson
Karen Henderson
I was so pleased with the trip Santiago Ways set up for me to Walk The Camino Francés. My first experience was when I requested a quote in October 2018 for a August 2019 walk. Ylenia went above and beyond to answer all our questions and to provide numerous options for me before I made my final decision on the trip. She was patient and thorough as I gathered information. Her follow up was amazing and her attention to detail was very assuring! Once I booked the trip she continued sending updates until we departed for Spain. Once we arrived in Spain Ylenia and the Operations team stayed in touch via email to answer any questions. The hotel accommodations for 39 days were all wonderful and the baggage transfer was perfect. Every day our bags were at the hotel by the time we arrived. One day my friend left her hat in the hotel room and Santiago Ways Operation team sent an email saying the hat would be waiting at our next hotel. That’s going “above and beyond”. I highly recommend using Santiago Ways for your Camino!!!!! We walked with numerous people who had used other companies and they all thought Santiago Ways had the best hotels. I’ve already referred a friend to them and definitely will use them for my next Camino. Thank you Santiago Ways!!!!!!!!
Alison McEvoy
Alison McEvoy
Ylenia Conesa from Santiago Ways was very helpful answering all my question prior to my Camino trip. A truly memorable experience beautifully organised by Santiago Ways
Chantal Ryan
Chantal Ryan
This was a great experience from start to finish. From the on-line booking team that answered my numerous questions and comminucated with me in an efficient and friendly manner to the amazing guide we had and the quality of the hotels we stayed in. It all exceeded my expectations
Jon Lucas
Jon Lucas
Excellent company with excellent staff, couldn't fault their organisation and execution of my Camino walk. My special thanks to Ylenia who looked after my bookings and organised things for me.
Fantastic service and Ylenia Conesa who handled the booking was a delight and very efficient
Jasmine Pantuso
Jasmine Pantuso
Santiago Ways, and our advisor Ylenia Conesa , provided an outstanding travel experience! Ylenia answered every question that I had during my trip planning process! The accommodations were absolutely charming, and the food was perfect! Thank you for the experience of a lifetime!
Yuko Fujita
Yuko Fujita
Celebrating 60th birthday, we walked 100 kilos for 10 days. No pain and no blisters. Santiago ways transported our luggage on time every day even we changed one of the hotel to Paradores. Taxis were always on time waiting for us. All hotels were clean, friendly and conveniently located. The food and buildings and history of each accommodations were all unique and wonderful! I will use Santiago ways for my next Camino. Andriana was very helpful. Thank you! Muchas Gracias!
Yana Mileva
Yana Mileva
We booked our "Camino" trip via this agency. Our agent was Vanessa and we are ecstatic with the service! The booking went very smoothly. All our questions were answered and all our wished addressed in a very quick manner. Actually, the agency had to ping us a few times via email and WhatsApp, as we were the ones too slow to answer them. They even made arrangements for us to take our dog on the trip and book the appropriate hotels. The luggage transfer was wonderful. We had a pickup from Santiago to our starting point on "Camino" that also worked perfectly. We can highly recommend the services of this agency. I have to admit that I have not compared prices and if there is something cheaper on the market, but the service we received here was impeccable. We had a wonderful trip and are planing to come back next year and walk another "Camino" again. Buen Camino everyone!
Peggy White
Peggy White
Walking the Camino was the best experience of my life! Partially because I had such a great support crew of Santiago Ways! I worked with Vanessa Veiga who organized my trip to suit my needs. When some details needed to be changed, she kindly worked with me to make it happen. My accommodations were all very different- from Casa Rurals to hostels to Pensions, but they were all excellent. The luggage transfer worked perfectly, too. I highly recommend this company to anyone planning to walk the Camino!
Tamir Shemer
Tamir Shemer
excellent experience with Santiago way team, all that was promised accomplished to the last detail , the transportation, the hotels choices , the path segment choice, the information provided ,the luggage transfer just a perfect vacation
mary ellen canal
mary ellen canal
Santiago Ways is the perfect agency to help you plan you Camino de Santiago.Since the first day that i wrote my email the response was very fast, gladly i began speaking to the agent Vanessa Viega and she made sure i had all the information and helped me plan everything, she was really great .i really enjoyed my Camino, i was looking forward for it and it did satisfied my expectations.This experience for me was the most special in my life, i am really thinking about doing it again starting in Portugal
Winston Fernandez
Winston Fernandez
I used Santiago Ways on my first Camino in March this year. The trail that I did was from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela. The experience was truly fantastic ….. mainly because of Santiago Ways.My contact person at Santiago Ways was Vanessa Veiga. Right from the onset Vanessa was extremely helpful , sensitive and very attentive to all my requests. She responded swiftly to all my mails. She selected the right hotels which were excellent and the luggage always arrived on time.I am planning my second Camino next April and I would continue to use Santiago Ways and in particular Vanessa. Thanks a million Vanessa and continue the good work to all the pilgrims who want to experience a true Camino.Winston FernandezKuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Marion Tilley-Vyner
Santiago Ways made it possible for me to do the pilgrimage. At 69 I did not like the idea of staying in a hostal, I like a bit of privacy and comfort! And I could not have done the walking while carrying my luggage. Adriana at Santiago Ways helped me work out my route and booked hotels and luggage transfers. Also, having them there in case I had any problems, was very reassuring. Adriana was only a phone call away. I recommend using Santiago Ways for anyone having doubts about doing the pilgrimage - they make it so much easier!
Tammy Shain
Tammy Shain
Vanessa was awesome and we loved Santiago Ways! We had a group of 8 college friends that were all around 50-years old. The deciding factor in choosing Santiago Ways was the group discount offered for groups of 6 or more. All other companies threshold for a discount was 10 people. Vanessa and the staff were awesome to work with throughout the process. We did the five day hike from Sarria to Santiago. We requested superior accommodations in places that were on the trail. The accommodations were top notch and 4 of the 5 places were directly on the trail. The exception was our night in Lavacolla in which we were .4 miles off the trail. It was our choice to stay in that location in order to have a shorter walk to Santiago on our final day so we could make the noon mass. We were pleasantly surprised at how clean each place was and they all had great bar and restaurant choices in close proximity - with the exception of Lavacolla so we recommend eating on-site - it was very good.
Sandi Frost Steensma
Sandi Frost Steensma
We had an excellent experience on the Camino with Santiago Ways. We had 14 women and everything was wonderful. We enjoyed the hotels, loved the daily luggage transport and the food was terrific. Santiago Ways communicated throughout our trip. We felt well-supported when we needed to make changes. Thank you!!
Beatriz Beltranena
Beatriz Beltranena
Santiago Ways is excellent they exceeded my expectations!! they do a great JOB and we had a "Buen Camino" in part thanks to them... lovely hotels.. flawless bag transfers and great great service!!! I would totally recommend them and please look for Vanessa she is the best.
Jan Schubert
Jan Schubert
My family and I used Santiago Ways to organize our recent pilgrimage from Lisbon to Porto. They did an excellent job booking us (as much as possible) into wonderful, small, family-run hotels and coping with the many changes dictated by "group" travel. In addition, one of us was traveling by bicycle whilst the rest were walking, necessitating even more planning which Santiago Ways did with patience and grace. We recommend using Santiago Ways for Camino support and planning!!! Jan Schubert
Jill Scher
Jill Scher
My family and I (6 of us) just finished walking the Lisbon to Porto section of the Camino Portuguese. It was a wonderful experience for us. The hotels we were booked into were well chosen and the food was great. We also found the path to be well marked making way finding fairly easy. A great relief as we had heard it was not well marked. Our luggage was efficiently transferred each day and everything ran very smoothly. Thank you Santiago Ways! We would definitely recommend your services to our friends. Jill
Kenneth E. Nowell
Kenneth E. Nowell
Santiago Ways made my memorable hike trouble-free. I had excellent hotels, tasty breakfasts, dependable baggage forwarding, informative advance information, and a dependable drive to deliver me to Sarria. I really appreciate their attention to detail!
Margo Gosia Barker
Margo Gosia Barker
We booked our El Camino with Santiago Ways and we were very lucky to have Silvia as our agent. She did a fantastic job organizing our trip, always promptly responding to our inquiries, impeccable English, all accommodations that she arranged for us were great, and our luggage was always delivered to the next location timely, before our arrivals to sites. I would definitely recommend Santiago Ways and ask for Silvia to be your representative.
Patricia Bazán
Patricia Bazán
This trip changed my life in ways I could not describe! I knew the hiking was going to be a challenge, but Santiago Ways made it so easy to plan and execute. They are truly the best and I am already planning my next trip with Santiago Ways and would not think of going anywhere else. Silvia Rivera was particularly helpful in the planning, as she answered all my questions patiently, and help me through the process. Great job, Guys, and I will see you next year!
Roberto Canto
Roberto Canto
Have just finished El Camino de Santiago from Sarria with the help of Santiago Ways. They have been extremely accesible from day one. The transfer of the luggage throught the five days was impecable, always finding the luggage in the room on every stage of the way. The food and lodging was very acceptable. If I were to do it again I would not hesitate to contact them once more for their assistance! "Buen camino".
Edmee Flores
Edmee Flores
Our experience with Santiago Ways was flawless. We highly recommend this outfit for your Santiago way experience. A perfect 10!
Barbara Melinska
Barbara Melinska
Very nice experience. Good and professional organization.Nice and friendly environment during the event. Recommended 100 %. Saludos para Jose 😉
Hanna Ringel
Hanna Ringel
Simply put - an incredible experience! This agency looks after every last detail. I walked the last 100 km of the Camino with their help and I definitely want to go back soon and do a longer part of the route. When that happens (which I hope is soon) I'll definitely be using Santiago Ways again! Thanks for everything.
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