Camino Section # F4

Galicia Spain: (ZZ-HK-ESCAM04)
URL: https://www.hiddentrails.com/tour/spain_hiking_camino_santiago_french_route_4.aspx

Introduction
Galicia Spain
This Walking Holiday explores the fourth section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally.

Starting from Burgos, the medieval city and hometown of “El Cid”, and finishing in Sahagun, a town renowned for its unique Romanesque churches, this Camino is certainly one of the most rewarding in terms of culture and natural surroundings.

Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. The Camino de Santiago is clearly marked with the Scallop Shell showing you the way. This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.

Accomodation

Accommodations
Our accommodation is selected based on a number of criteria, including location, comfort, services, price and character.
Please note, in case of non-availability of the below mentioned Hotels on the requested dates, similar ones will be used.

Accommodation Itinerary - subject to changes based on availability
Night 1: Hotel in Burgos
Night 2: Guesthouse in Hornillos del Camino
Night 3: Hotel in Castrojeriz
Night 4: Hotel in Fromista
Night 5: Monastery in Carrion de los Condes
Night 6: Hotel in Calzadilla de la Cueza
Night 7: Hotel in Sahagun

Burgos - Hotel Forum Evolucion
Hotel Forum Evolución is a modern hotel. It has a wine-themed décor. It has 19 rooms, including single, double and family rooms. The air-conditioned rooms are soundproofed and have a desk, a TV and a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. Services such as a 24-hour reception and free Wi-Fi are available.

Hornillos del Camino - La Consulta De Isar
This House with terrace and garden offers 5 rooms: 3 with double rooms and 2 twin rooms.
Hotel Rural La Consulta De Isar offers free Wi-Fi and all rooms have heating and offer garden views. They are equipped with a flat-screen TV, wardrobe, and a desk. The private bathroom includes a bathtub, free toiletries, and a hairdryer.

Castrojeriz - La Posada
The “La Posada” Hotel in Castrojeriz is housed in a sixteenth century ancestral home owned by the Counts of Castro. It was subsequently an inn for travelers and the starting point for the mail coach to Burgos. The hotel opened its doors in 1987, after being tastefully refurbished, managing to conserve some of the 16th century structures forming part of the former house, whilst combining tradition and modernity in order to offer guests every comfort and convenience throughout its facilities.
This environmentally-friendly hotel pioneered the installation of solar PV panels for hot water, sanitary water and heating.
All 21 rooms combine restored antique furniture, exposed stone walls and modern facilities. Each one comes with a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.

Fromista – Hotel San Martin
Located just next to the church of St. Martin of Tours, hotel San Martin has a family atmosphere and offers 19 rooms (1 suite, 1 for disabled people and 17 double), all of them equipped with ensuite bathroom, TV, Free WiFi, Phone and Individual heating.

Carrion de los Condes - Monesterio San Zoilo
Set in a former monastery in Carrion de los Condes, the hotel is located near to the Santiago pilgrimage route. Most of the 54 rooms are located around the upper cloister, on the 2nd floor, occupying what were formerly the cells and the infirmary of the monks. The other rooms are located on the first floor around the large patio that formed the original main access to the Monastery, or towards the water pond of the garden. All rooms are different from each other because of their interior layout or decoration.
Featuring stone arches drapes, and beamed ceilings, the rooms have a rustic feel. Some have four-poster beds and all of them have air-conditioning and heating. Each room has a TV and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Free Wi-Fi is available.

Calzadilla de la Cueza – Hostal Camino Real
Offering free WiFi, Hostal Camino Real is situated in Calzadilla de la Cueza. The hostel has 20 double rooms and 2 triple rooms. All rooms have bathroom, television and heating.
It is possible to use washing machines for a small fee and guest can relax in the swimming pool.

Sahagun - Hotel Vista Flor Puerta De Sahagun
This hotel offers a gym and air-conditioned rooms with a flat-screen TV. The 91 spacious rooms all feature tiled floors and modern décor. Each has a safe and a private bathroom with a hairdryer and free toiletries. There is also an outdoor pool (OPEN 15 JULY) and free Wi-Fi in public areas.



Meals
Breakfasts and 5 dinners are included. Breakfast are eaten at the hotels and evening meals in the restaurant’s hotel or a restaurant nearby. It is usually a set menu.

Special diets and dietary restrictions:
We can only request dietary requirements to our suppliers for the following diets:
– Diabetic - Suitable for reduced sugar, hyperglycemic, hypoglycemic and carbohydrate controlled meal requests.
– Gluten Intolerant/Celiac also known as low gliadin, non-tropical sprue, Celiac disease, low wheat, wheat free, gluten restricted diet. A Gluten Intolerant Meal eliminates all foods prepared with wheat, rye, barley and oats.
– Vegetarian  (No meat – no fish). Nuts may be used as a protein substitute.

This trip includes and can accommodate special dietary requests.

Riding

Itinerary

Sample Itinerary - Subject to changes

The Camino is clearly marked with the “Scallop Shell” showing you the way. The walking can be physically demanding and will require a reasonable level of fitness. However, it’s a highly rewarding venture that includes numerous cultural highlights along the way!

French Route 4/8 - Walk From Burgos to Sahagun - 123km

Day 1: Burgos – Start of your journey
Burgos, which was the capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture; the Cathedral of Burgos (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Apart from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take quite an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers. Discover the delicious and varied local cuisine in one of the city’s restaurants
Meals included: none
Overnight in Burgos


Day 2: Burgos To Hornillos del Camino
From Burgos you will go through the crop fields that are typical of the region. You will pass through some small woods of Holm oak and conifers, which serve as a memory of the time when one of the largest forests in Europe existed on these lands.
Distance: 21km  / approx. 5 hours (ascent: 120 m / descent: 240 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Hornillos del Camino


Day 3: Hornillos del Camino to Castrojeriz
You will resume your walk towards Castrojeriz. Upwards to another plateau, and then descending towards the valley of the River Bol. Today is a pleasant day spent between pasture and crop fields.
Distance: 19km  / approx. 5 hours (ascent: 140 m / descent: 170 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Castrojeriz


Day 4: Castrojeriz to Fromista
After Castrojeriz, situated on the hillside between the valleys of the rivers Odrilla and Pisuerga, is Alto Mosterales – the highest point of the Meseta, and the last plains of the Burgos Region. The river Pisuerga brings you into the province of Palencia and on into the “Tierra de Campo”. Don’t miss Boadilla and its 14th-century church “La Asuncion”, reputed for its Gothic pillory and beautifully carved baptismal font.
Distance: 25km  / approx. 6.5 hours (ascent: 210 m / descent: 220 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Fromista


Day 5: Fromista to Carrion de los Condes
Although this stage of the Camino passes through areas that have been heavily influenced by man, we follow the charming banks of the river Uciesa, under the shade of the trees. Today, the Camino takes a relatively straight trajectory. Numerous rest areas have been set out along the path. Passing Villalxazar de Sirga, you will come across a good example of a Campos village; few houses and inhabitants, but an impressive church full of treasures.
Distance: 20km  / approx. 5 hours (ascent: 100 m / descent: 50 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Carrion de los Condes


Day 6: Carrion de los Condes to Calzadilla de la Cueza
For 13km you will follow the historical “Aquitana Camino” (another famous Camino to Santiago which begins in Bayonne, France) through isolated countryside, passing poplar woods and crossing over several irrigation channels.
Distance: 17km  / approx. 5 hours (ascent: 50 m / descent: 20 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Calzadilla de la Cueza


Day 7: Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagun
Expect hilly terrain as you cross some “cuezas”, or little valleys. This part of the Camino leaves the road and heads through oak woods, before coming back to familiar cereal fields and crossing the river Valderaduey on your way to the countryside of Leon. In Sahagun, the church of San Lorenzo is certainly worth a look.
Distance: 22km  / approx. 5.5 hours (ascent: 80 m / descent: 130 m)
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Sahagun


Day 8: Sahagun, end of the Camino
After breakfast we bid you farewell.
Meals included: Breakfast



Rates and Dates for Camino Section # F4

Rates include:

Accommodations in standard hotel (2-3*), All breakfasts, Luggage transfer, Detailed walking notes and map, Pilgrim passport & 24/7 customer service

Packages and Options



  • SeasonYearDescriptionEUR ~US$
    A
    20208 day hike, MAP€720$815
The US Dollar Rate is Based on Exchange Rate of 1.13

* prices are per person based on double/twin occupancy

Transfer and Other Charges:



 DescriptionEUR~US$
2020 Single supplement 190 $215
2020 Upgrade to 4* accommodation, dbl, pp 45 $55
2020 Upgrade to 4* accommodation, single 90 $105
2020 Upgrade to 5* accommodation, dbl, pp 185 $210
2020 Upgrade to 5* accommodation, single 260 $295
2020 Extra night, dbl, pp ~ Please inquire 0 $0

Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
A 2020 01/01 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day hike, MAP 1 /16 Reserve

Dates Note:

Rates do not include:

Lunches and Dinners, Drinks & Airport transfers

Other Info
Meeting: Burgos
Airport: Santander
Transfer:

Climate:
                                                    Burgos area


Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average High Temperature (°F)

44

47

54

57

67

73

81

81

74

63

51

45

Average Low Temperature (°F)

31

31

34

37

42

48

52

52

48

42

36

32

Average High Temperature (°C)

7

9

12

14

18

23

27

27

23

17

11

7

Average Low Temperature (°C)

-1

0

1

3

6

9

11

11

9

6

2

0

Average Precipitation (days of rain)

8

7

6

8

9

5

3

3

5

7

8

8

Source: NOAA


Seasons
The French Way in its entirety stretches from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela, and is divided into eight sections. Some of the most popular cities along the route include Pamplona, Leon, and Sarria. All sections of the Camino Frances stretch across the northern region of Spain, creating very seasonal weather.

Summer
Like most countries in the Western Hemisphere, Spain in summer can be very warm. In fact, from June to August the temperatures in this region average at around 27°C (80°F). The sun is shining for a majority of the days every month. However, in Sarria in particular, there is a higher chance of rain.

Fall
When the season turns to fall, the temperature on the Camino shifts as well. Temperatures cool to around 23°C (73°F) in September, 18°C (64°F) in October, and 13°C (55°F) in November. As the temperatures drop, there is also a higher chance of rain along the route. Like before, in Sarria specifically, there are more predicted rainy days than sunny days.

Winter
As winter hits the region, the temperatures drop drastically. Averaging around 9°C (48°F) or 10°C (50°F), the weather in the northern region of Spain is typically rainier.

Spring
In March, April and May, the temperatures slowly get warmer. With temperatures increasing from 13°C (55°F) in March to 18°C (64°F) in May, the days still have a tendency to be half rainy and half sunny.

What To Bring: