The Camino Frances in Burgos | Wise Pilgrim Guidebooks for the Camino de Santiago
1.70km → Castildelgado
Altitude: 
743

Redecilla is the first town in Castilla y León along the Camino Francés and was an important stop along the way during the 12th century, when two pilgrim hospices cared for pilgrims. One of them, San Lázaro, lends its name to the municipal albergue.

The gem of Redecilla is the Romanesque...

San Roque is celebrated on the 16th of August.

Accommodation in Redecilla del Camino

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal San Lázaro
Municipal
Mayor, 24
38 Donativo€
Hotel

2

Hotel Redecilla del Camino ⭑
Hotel
Mayor, 12
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Private

3

Albergue Essentia
Private
Mayor, 34
10 7€
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1.90km → Viloria de Rioja
Altitude: 
769

Small town with little more than a church, an ermita, and a truck stop restaurant with a reputation for serving up some decent hot chocolate.

History: 

The town gets its name from the born-here Francisco Delgado López, before that it was known as Villa de Pun. Francisco served as the Bishop of both Jaén and Lugo and was one of the most respected Counter-Reformation theologians at the Council of Trent.

Notice: 

Mind the traffic along the N-120 as you leave town.

Accommodation in Castildelgado

Hostal

1

El Chocolatero ⭑⭑
Hostal
N-120, km. 57,5
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Private

2

Albergue Bideluze
Private
Mayor, 8
18 10€
Altitude: 
797

This sleepy agricultural town is best known for being the birthplace (cuña) of Santo Domingo de la Calzada. History did not see fit to preserve his house but the font in which he was baptized remains in the church.

Sandwiches and beverages are available at the Parada Viloria...

Accommodation in Viloria de Rioja

Private

1

Refugio de Peregrinos Acacio y Orietta
Private
Nueva, 6
10 5€ Photo in Refugio de Peregrinos Acacio y Orietta on the Camino de Santiago

2

Parada Viloria
Private
Bajera, 37
16 5€ Photo in Parada Viloria on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

3

Hotel Mihotelito ⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Mayor, 16
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4.80km → Belorado
Altitude: 
787

If you wish to stay in the albergue here, be advised that it is not in the village proper but rather set off from the main road a bit to the north.

Do not let the grandiose name of the village fool you, neither the town nor the river is remarkable.

Accommodation in Villamayor del Río

Private

1

Albergue San Luis de Francia
Private
Carretera de Quintanilla
26 5€
4.70km → Tosantos
Altitude: 
773

Belorado manages to maintain some of its advantages, but hard times have certainly taken their toll. A walk around the perimeter streets will reveal a quickly crumbling infrastructure. On the hillside sit the remains of a castle.

Still, several churches remain and the hospices have been...

History: 

After a long string of nearly abandoned villages, Belorado is something of a wonder. Once again we have geography to thank; Belorado sits right in the middle of a narrow pass that cuts through two hillsides. The difference in altitude is small, less than 200m, but the hills are steep enough to...

The Fiesta of San Vitores is held on the 26th of August, and Thanksgiving is held on the first weekend in September. La Virgen de Belén is celebrated on the 25th of January.

Accommodation in Belorado

Parochial

1

Refugio parroquial de Belorado - Santa Maria y San Pedro
Parochial
Barrio del Corro
24 Donativo€ Photo in Refugio parroquial de Belorado - Santa Maria y San Pedro on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue de Peregrinos Cuatro Cantones
Private
Hipolito López Bernal, 10
65 7/11€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos Cuatro Cantones on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue A Santiago
Private
Camino de los Paules
89 5/7€ Photo in Albergue A Santiago on the Camino de Santiago

4

Albergue de peregrinos Caminante
Private
Mayor, 36
22 5€ Photo in Albergue de peregrinos Caminante on the Camino de Santiago

11

El Salto
Private
Los Cauces
24 15€ Photo in El Salto on the Camino de Santiago
Municipal

5

Albergue Rural El Corro
Municipal
Mayor, 68
40 6€ Photo in Albergue Rural El Corro on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel

6

Hotel Jacobeo
Hotel
Burgos, 3
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10

Hotel Belorado
Hotel
Burgos, 30
Pension

7

Pensión Casa Waslala
Pension
Mayor, 57
6

8

Pensión Toñi
Pension
Redecilla del Campo, 7
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Hotel Rural

9

Hotel Rural Verdeancho
Hotel Rural
El Corro, 11
2.00km → Villambistia
Altitude: 
822

In recent years, the diminutive Tosantos has grown up a bit and now has a bar. The albergue parroquial is somewhat unique and maintains a tradition of communal meals and singalongs.

The nearby Ermita de la Peña, built into the cliffs, is a must see. A statue of Jesus as a child...

Accommodation in Tosantos

Parochial

1

Albergue Parroquial de Tosantos
Parochial
Santa Marina
30 Donativo€ Photo in Albergue Parroquial de Tosantos on the Camino de Santiago
Private

2

Albergue Los Arancones
Private
La Iglesia
16 10€
Altitude: 
853

Accommodation in Villambistia

Municipal

1

Albergue de San Roque
Municipal
Plaza Mayor
20 6€ Photo in Albergue de San Roque on the Camino de Santiago
Altitude: 
895

Espinosa has seen better days. Even with centuries of passing pilgrims it struggles to stay on the map. In recent years, a few buildings have been rehabilitated into an albergue and a bar.

Accommodation in Espinosa del Camino

Private

1

Albergue La Campana de Espinosa del Camino
Private
Espinosa del Camino
10 Donativo€

2

Albergue Espinosa del Camino
Private
Barruelo, 23
10 5€
11.90km → San Juan de Ortega
Altitude: 
942

To the right of the main road when entering are a pair of bars that serve food to a mix of pilgrims and long road truck drivers, the Meson Alba being the most authentic dive of the two.

Notice: 

Be extremely cautious with passing traffic. Buildings crowd the road and force you to share the space with very large and fast moving trucks.

The Road: 

Villafranca Montes de Oca, named for the nettle-filled mountains to the west, sits at the foot of the Pedraja pass. If you have become accustomed to the gently rolling hills behind you, brace yourself for a climb.

Between here and San Juan de Ortega lay 12km of fountain-less and...

Accommodation in Villafranca Montes de Oca

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos San Antonio Abad
Private
Hospital, 4
40 10€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos San Antonio Abad on the Camino de Santiago
Municipal

2

Albergue de Villafranca Montes de Oca
Municipal
Mayor
60 7€
Pension

3

Pensión El Pájaro
Pension
la Plaza, 2

5

Pensión Jomer
Pension
Mayor, 52
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural La Alpargatería
Casa Rural
Mayor, 2
Altitude: 
1150

The path here intersects with several ATV trails. It is well marked but still requires some attention. Like the river crossings in Navarra, the low scrubland that surrounds you here was a popular place for bandits to lay in wait.

A lovely new oasis has sprung up here at the hand of a...

History: 

En route to the alto you will encounter a poorly kept monument dedicated to a group of men from Burgos whose bodies were dumped here after their execution during the Civil War.

3.90km → Agés
Altitude: 
1006

The monastery has been partially rehabilitated into an albergue for pilgrims, and it is here that pilgrims were served garlic soup by the monks; a tradition that continued up to recent times. If you have never spent the night in a room full of pilgrims that have eaten garlic soup for dinner, you...

History: 

Contrary to popular belief, the village is not the birthplace of San Juan, he was born 20km away in the town of Quintanaortuño (north of Burgos). He was the disciple of Santo Domingo, and together they built many of the roads and bridges between here and Nájera. He earned the name Ortega, which...

Notice: 

Ignore the information board when leaving San Juan de Ortega. It is incorrect and may trick you into taking the wrong road to Castañares. Continue straight along the camino that heads back into the forest.

The communities surrounding San Juan holds a small pilgrimage (a romería) to the church every 2nd of June.

Accommodation in San Juan de Ortega

Parochial

1

Albergue del Monasterio de San Juan de Ortega
Parochial
La Iglesia, 1
70 7€ Photo in Albergue del Monasterio de San Juan de Ortega on the Camino de Santiago
Hotel Rural

2

Hotel Rural La Henera
Hotel Rural
La Iglesia, 4
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2.40km → Atapuerca
Altitude: 
966

A pleasant but small town with a quirky mix of albergues. Bar Alquimista is a friendly stop if you are passing through, and they do a decent dinner too.

The Road: 

Just outside of town, on your left-hand side and likely obscured by tall grass, sits one of San Juan de Ortega’s smaller engineering feats. It only takes one span to cross the diminutive Río Vena.

Accommodation in Agés

Private

1

Albergue El Pajar de Agés
Private
Paralela Medio, 12
34 10€ Photo in Albergue El Pajar de Agés on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue San Rafael
Private
Medio, 19
16 10€ Photo in Albergue San Rafael on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue La Taberna de Agés
Private
Medio, 21
36 10€ Photo in Albergue municipal de Agés on the Camino de Santiago
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4.40km → Villalval
Altitude: 
952

For the better part of the last 3 decades excavations have been underway to learn more about our prehistory. In the caves outside of town, the remains of early humans have been discovered; some as old as 800,000 years. Most of the discoveries have been transferred to the Museum of Human...

History: 

Atapuerca, its prolific prehistoric discoveries aside, remains a small outpost. It was here where King Garcia of Nájera-Pamplona lost his life in a battle against his brother Ferdinand I of León on September 1st, 1054. The large stone marker in the field before town that marks his end; the...

The Road: 

From Atapuerca, the camino climbs upward into the Atapuerca mountains before descending again into Cardeñuela.

Accommodation in Atapuerca

Private

1

Albergue el Peregrino de Atapuerca
Private
Carretera, 105
42 9€ Photo in Albergue el Peregrino de Atapuerca on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue de Peregrinos La Hutte
Private
Enmedio, 36
18 6€ Photo in Albergue de Peregrinos La Hutte on the Camino de Santiago
Municipal

3

Albergue de Olmos de Atapuerca
Municipal
La Iglesia
24 7€
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural Papasol
Casa Rural
Enmedio, 36
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Pension

5

Pensión El Palomar
Pension
Revilla, 22
Altitude: 
1070
Altitude: 
945
Altitude: 
926

Accommodation in Cardeñuela Ríopico

Private

1

Albergue Vía Minera
Private
Medio, 19
42 5/8€ Photo in Albergue Vía Minera on the Camino de Santiago

2

Albergue Santa Fe
Private
Los Huertos, 2
10 8€ Photo in Albergue Santa Fe on the Camino de Santiago

3

Albergue municipal La Parada
Private
Cardeñuela Riopico
12 5€ Photo in Albergue Municipal de Cardeñuela Riopico on the Camino de Santiago
Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural La Cardeñuela
Casa Rural
Vía Minera
4.80km → Castañares
Altitude: 
911

Neither of the two towns along the Río Pico is remarkable for much. Pay attention when leaving the latter; shortly outside of town you will be faced with the first decision regarding how to enter Burgos.

Accommodation in Orbaneja Ríopico

Casa Rural

1

Casa Rural Fortaleza
Casa Rural
Principal, 31
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Private

2

Albergue El Peregrino
Private
Principal, 1
18 5€

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