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Burgos to Ponferrada Cycling along the Camino

Itinerary for Burgos to Ponferrada Cycling along the Camino

Sample Itinerary - subject to changes

Day 1: Burgos
Burgos still preserves important vestiges of its medieval splendour and the city boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the Cathedral of Burgos (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Aside from a visit to the historic quarter, you can take an interesting walk along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers.
Meals included: none
Overnight in Burgos

Day 2: Burgos to Fromista
All day long, you will notice the influence of the Camino de Santiago as there is not a single village we cross that does not have obvious references to it.
By bike: approximately 73 kms. / Ascent: 650 m / Descent: 550 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Fromista

Day 3: Fromista to Sahagun
During this stage, we have a good understanding of the popular meaning “Castilla es ancha” (castilla is wide). Crop fields give patches of beautiful color to the agricultural landscape all year round. The first half of the day is mainly flat and it gets a bit more undulating on the second half to Sahagun.
By bike: approximately 67 kms. / Ascent: 150 m / Descent: 80 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Sahagun

Day 4: Sahagun to Leon
Today we cycle through the colorful Castilian meseta or plateau. The landscape here seems endless as we pass over the flat terrain of the area, affording great views over the surrounding agricultural area. We finish the day in the vibrant city of Leon.
By bike: approximately 67 kms. / Ascent: 200 m / Descent: 200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Leon

Day 5: Leon to Astorga
This is probably one of the flattest cycling days of the entire Camino Frances, but as we are on a high plateau, it still offers some great views and you will see Astorga down in the valley long before reaching it! In Astorga, take some time to visit the Episcopal palace, the cathedral, and the old city walls.
By bike: approximately 44 kms. / Ascent: 500 m / Descent: 200 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Astorga

Day 6: Astorga to Ponferrada
The last day of this section is definitely the most difficult, but also, the most rewarding one! We can enjoy spectacular views as we climb up to 1500m above sea level to reach the famous Cruz del Hierro (the Iron Cross). The natural scenery and towns with rich history make this the best way to finish the section, before reaching Ponferrada: a city with a lively, and very pretty, medieval center.
By bike: approximately 54 kms. / Ascent: 1000 m / Descent: 1150 m
Meals included: Breakfast
Overnight in Ponferrada

Day 7: Departure
After breakfast we bid you farewell

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Burgos to Ponferrada Cycling along the Camino
Tour Code: ZZ-BK-ESCAM02
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,165.00
Dates: Available all Year

Level : Fitness Level
Difficulty Levels Explained
1. Easy
Easy pace and an average-to-sedentary level of fitness. You should be in good health and fit enough for full day of normal sightseeing and walking.
2. Easy to Moderate
An average level of fitness or some experience with the featured activity is recommended.
3. Moderate
Requires you to have performed the featured activity regularly, with some periods on challenging terrain. Activities are mandatory and you may be traveling at high elevations. You need to be in good health and physical condition to enjoy these trips, with adequate muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance.
4. Demanding
You must be extremely physically fit and are expected to hike or ride four to six hours over steep or more rugged terrain.
5. Strenuous
Prolonged hiking/biking on moderate to difficult terrain (five to nine hours a day).
May include high altitude, rugged terrain etc..
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Airport: Santander, Madrid
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