Ruta de la Lana Camino de Santiago
La Ruta de la Lana, also known as the Camino de Santiago de la Lana, is the section that departs from the cities of Valencia and Alicante. Unlike the Camino del Levante or Sureste, which also departs from these cities, the La Ruta de la Lana runs much further east, from south to north.
The Camino de Santiago de la Lana joins the Camino Frances in Burgos to continue to the Cathedral of Santiago. It is therefore a fairly long route, with almost 1,200 kilometres of travel.
If you are looking for a shorter route, we recommend that you do the Camino Frances from Burgos. Tell us what dates you have available, and who you would like to go with and we will arrange everything so that you can enjoy the experience to the fullest.
Below we provide you with more information about the stages of the Camino de la Lana from Valencia and Alicante, as well as the infrastructure you will find on La Ruta de la Lana (hostels, signage, etc.).
Ruta de la Lana: stages
La Ruta de la Lana del Camino de Santiago has two initial branches, the first coming from Alicante and the other from Valencia. Both itineraries join at Monteagudo de las Salinas and continue together to Burgos.
The Camino de Santiago de la Lana from Alicante has 27 stages and faces 676 km to Burgos. La Ruta de Lana from Valencia, however, is slightly shorter, with 24 stages and almost 100 kilometres less travel.
Ruta de la Lana from Valencia: first section
The first section on La Ruta de la Lana Route from Valencia, to Monteagudo de las Salinas, where pilgrims come from Alicante join, is 178 kilometres long, which are usually divided into 8 stages. The stage plan on this section is as follows:
- Valencia – Loriguilla (20 km.)
- Loriguilla – Buñol (25,4 km.)
- Buñol – Siete Aguas (14,8 km.)
- Siete Aguas – Requena (18 km.)
- Requena – Caudete de las Fuentes (19,5 km.)
- Caudete de las Fuentes – Mira (26,6 km.)
- Mira – Cardenete (28,1 km)
- Cardenete – Monteagudo de las Salinas (25,7 km.)
From Alicante to Monteagudo de las Salinas
The first section of La Ruta de la Lana from Alicante to Monteagudo de las Salinas, is a route of 270 kilometres, which are usually divided into 11 stages, as shown below:
- Alicante – Orito (23 km.)
- Orito – Petrer (20,5 km.)
- Petrer – Villena (20,9 km.)
- Villena – Caudete (15,2 km.)
- Caudete – Almansa (25,9 km.)
- Almansa – Alpera (21,9 km.)
- Alpera – Alatoz (25,6 km.)
- Alatoz – Casas Ibáñez (29,1 km.)
- Casas Ibáñez – Villarta (26,5 km.)
- Villarta – Campillo de Altobuey (29,8 km.)
- Campillo de Altobuey – Monteagudo de las Salinas (31,5 km.)
From Monteagudo de las Salinas to Burgos
Monteagudo de las Salinas and Burgos are separated by 406 km. It is recommended to divide this section into 16 stages, as shown in the following itinerary:
- Monteagudo de las Salinas – Fuentes (23,1 km.)
- Fuentes – Cuenca (21,6 km.)
- Cuenca – Bascuñana de San Pedro (23,8 km.)
- Bascuñana de San Pedro – Villaconejos de Trabaque (27,1 km.)
- Villaconejos de Trabaque – Salmerón (28,3 km.)
- Salmerón – Viana de Mondéjar (21,5 km.)
- Viana de Mondéjar – Cifuentes (20,3 km.)
- Cifuentes – Mandayona (25,7 km.)
- Mandayona – Atienza (35,7 km.)
- Atienza – Retortillo de Soria (22 km.)
- Retortillo de Soria – Fresno de Caracena (24 km.)
- Fresno de Caracena – San Esteban de Gormaz (19,4 km.)
- San Esteban de Gormaz – Quintanarraya (30,6 km.)
- Quintanarraya – Santo Domingo de Silos (25,4 km.)
- Santo Domingo de Silos – Mecerreyes (23,2 km.)
- Mecerreyes – Burgos (34,7 km.)
From Burgos to Santiago on the Camino Frances
These stages of the Camino de Santiago de la Lana really belong to the Camino Frances. But as we know that most pilgrims want to finish their tour in the Cathedral of Compostela, we inform you that from Burgos to Santiago there are still 484 kilometres to go.
Although it is not mandatory, it is advisable to divide this section into 21 stages. On the tour you can visit cities such as Leon, Astorga, Ponferrada and Sarria.
Ruta de la Lana: Hostels and signage
Thanks to the efforts that have been made by the different associations of the Camino, the Camino de la Lana is, today, well signposted. Like other routes on the Camino de Santiago, the route is marked with yellow arrows.
On La Ruta de la Lana, hostels are not plentiful. However, you will also find other types of accommodation on the tour.
Ruta de la Lana by bike
El Camino de Santiago de la Lana is a bikegrim-friendly route. If you plan to do the Ruta de la Lana by bike you can do the stretch that links Alicante with Burgos in just 8 days, since the route does not face complicated slopes. However, this means being prepared to do about 80 kilometres a day.
So, here we finish with this blog post. We hope that the information we have provided about La Ruta de la Lana Camino de Santiago will be useful to you. Remember that if you want to organize your trip with Santiago Ways, you can ask us for information right here.