Las Merindades Walking Holidays

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Las Merindades Walking Holidays

Distance: 71 km

Duration: 6 days / 5 nights

Meals: Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and country cottages

Price: From 371€ per person

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If hiking through the interior of Spain is one of your wishes to enjoy rural tourism, the hiking trail through Las Merindades could be your ideal plan.

The northern area of the province of Burgos is the most visited by both travellers and walkers, thanks to the many mountains and valleys that adorn it. And, Las Merindades, known also as the Comarca del Agua, highlights the best of the region: medieval villages, fascinating waterfalls and spectacular nature.

In Santiago Ways, we want to be part of this adventure and help you to enjoy your trip while you travel on this route and discover multiple archaeological caves, its forests and its waterfalls.

The Las Merindades hiking trail starts in Villasana de Mena and ends in Frías. You will walk along four stages that will offer you a wide variety of landscapes and places of interest. The Cascada de la Mea and the village of Puentedey, which has a large stone bridge, are must-sees while hiking.

You can enjoy our baggage transfer service that will allow you to walk much easier while discovering the beauty of this hiking trail through the towns and villages you’ll be visiting.

Also, if you have any incidents en route, we are at your disposal 24 hours a day via an emergency telephone. With Santiago Ways, you will walk safely and comfortably.

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Hiking trail in Las Merindades


Arrival in Villasana de Mena

Today you must arrive at Villasana de Mena on your own, from where you will start your hiking trail tomorrow morning in Las Merindades.

It takes about two hours to get there from Burgos. Once you arrive, we suggest you get to know this small municipality, whose main festival is that of San Antonio de Padua, on June 13th.


From Villasana de Mena to Castrobarto

Breakfast included.

On your route today you will enjoy the diversity of landscapes that come across your path while hiking. You will start in the Mena Valley, enjoying the view of Montes de la Peña. Before you reach your destination today, you should know that the landscape will change drastically, you will now find dry, but very fertile terrain.

When you arrive, you will take a transfer back to Valle de Mena where you will spend the night and rest from your first day of hiking.


From Castrobarto to Quincoces de Yuso

Breakfast included.

Today you have a transfer that will take you to Castrobarto to start your hike for today. This day will be much less difficult, thanks to the flat terrain that will be found almost along all of  your journey. Enjoy your route through the charming villages of the Las Merindades region.


From Quincoces de Yuso to Quintanilla Montecabezas

Breakfast included.

On today's route, you will have the first climb that will help you enjoy the pine forests that will surround you. You will get to know the extensive La Barrerilla hunting range, one of the largest and best preserved throughout Spain. It is an ancient way of capturing wolves, due to the excessive population that existed in the past.

Then you will go through some mountains that will take you to your destination. Once you arrive, remember that you will have a transfer back to Quincoces de Yuso so that you can spend the night there.


From Quintanilla Montecabezas to Frías

Breakfast included.

Today you will have a transfer that will take you very early from Quincoces de Yuso to Quintanilla Montecabezas so that you start walking on the last day of your route in Las Merindades.

You'll start by going down parallel to the River Ebro. Then, you will then go along a canal and then you will reach the bridge that crosses the river, after which, on the mountain, will be the arrival point today on your hiking trip.


Return from Frías

Breakfast included.

Today your hiking route in Las Merindades with Santiago Ways finishes.*

*Remember that when you book your circuit, you can ask us to book additional hotel nights for the days after the end of your route to extend your stay in one of the places on the hiking route in Las Merindades.

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Accommodation on your hiking trail in Las Merindades

Accommodation in hotels and country cottages.

All the rooms you will find on the trekking route in Las Merindades have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to guarantee good comfort during your stay. 

Our lodgings have been selected to ensure tranquillity, rest and enjoyment during your hiking route in Las Merindades.

Our team checks the quality "in situ" of all the accommodation offered. 

Since we work with quality accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name will be given 30 days before the start of the trekking route.

Services in your hiking trail in Las Merindades

Included services

Accommodation in hotels and country cottages.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Complete itinerary of your trekking route in Las Merindades.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Transfers according to your itinerary.

Baggage transfers according to your itinerary.


Additional services

Additional single room: to consult.

Extra night in Villasana de Mena (breakfast included): to consult.

Extra night in Frías (breakfast included): to consult.

Travel assistance insurance: €3 per person and day.

Cancellation insurance: €3 per person and day.

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