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...

Fiesta: 

San Roque is celebrated on the 16th of August.

Accommodation in Redecilla del Camino

Municipal

1

Albergue municipal San Lázaro
Municipal
Mayor, 24
38 5€
Private

2

Albergue Essentia
Private
Mayor, 34
10 10€
Hotel

3

Hotel Redecilla del Camino ⭑
Hotel
Mayor, 12
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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

Private

1

Albergue Bideluze
Private
Mayor, 8
18 10€
Hostal

2

El Chocolatero ⭑⭑
Hostal
N-120, km. 57,5
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Altitude: 
797

This sleepy agricultural town is best known for being the cuña (birthplace) 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 6€
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2

Parada Viloria
Private
Bajera, 37
16 5€
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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.

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...

Fiesta: 

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

Municipal

1

Albergue Rural El Corro
Municipal
Mayor, 68
40 10€
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Private

2

El Salto
Private
Los Cauces
24 15€
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3

Albergue de Peregrinos Cuatro Cantones
Private
Hipolito López Bernal, 10
65 8-12€
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4

Hostel.B
Private
Cuatro Cantones, 4
8 15€

5

Albergue A Santiago
Private
Camino de los Paules
89 6+€
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6

Albergue de peregrinos Caminante
Private
Mayor, 36
22 6€
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Parochial

7

Refugio parroquial de Belorado - Santa Maria y San Pedro
Parochial
Barrio del Corro
20 Donativo€
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Pension

8

Pensión Casa Waslala
Pension
Mayor, 57
6

9

Pensión Toñi
Pension
Redecilla del Campo, 7
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Hotel

10

Hotel Belorado ⭑
Hotel
Burgos, 30

11

Hotel Jacobeo ⭑⭑
Hotel
Burgos, 3
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Hotel Rural

12

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...

Accommodation in Tosantos

Private

1

Albergue Los Arancones
Private
La Iglesia
16 10€
Parochial

2

Albergue Parroquial de Tosantos
Parochial
Santa Marina
30 Donativo€
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Altitude: 
853

Accommodation in Villambistia

Municipal

1

Albergue de San Roque
Municipal
Plaza Mayor
20 6€
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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 17**€

2

Albergue La Cantina
Private
Barruelo, 9
18 10€
Closed

3

Albergue Espinosa del Camino
Closed
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: 

From Villafranca, there are 12km of camino without a water supply. 

Fiesta: 

San Antón is celebrated on the 17th of January, and a Romería to the Ermita de Oca is held on the second Sunday of August.

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...

Accommodation in Villafranca Montes de Oca

Private

1

Albergue de Peregrinos San Antonio Abad
Private
Hospital, 4
40 12€
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Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural La Alpargatería
Casa Rural
Mayor, 2
Pension

3

Pensión Jomer
Pension
Mayor, 52

4

Pensión El Pájaro
Pension
la Plaza, 2
Closed

5

Albergue de Villafranca Montes de Oca
Closed
Mayor
60 7€
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...

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. 

Fiesta: 

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

Accommodation in San Juan de Ortega

Private

1

El descanso de San Juan
Private
San Juan de Ortega
12 7€
Parochial

2

Albergue del Monasterio de San Juan de Ortega
Parochial
La Iglesia, 1
70 10€
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Hotel Rural

3

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€
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2

Albergue La Taberna de Agés
Private
Medio, 21
36 10€
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Closed

3

Albergue San Rafael
Closed
Medio, 19
16 10€
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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...

The Road: 

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

Accommodation in Atapuerca

Municipal

1

Albergue de Olmos de Atapuerca
Municipal
La Iglesia
24 7€
Private

2

Albergue el Peregrino de Atapuerca
Private
Carretera, 105
42 9€
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3

Hostel La Plazuela Verde
Private
San Polo
24 7€

4

Albergue de Peregrinos La Hutte
Private
Enmedio, 36
18 6€
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Casa Rural

5

Casa Rural Papasol ⭑⭑⭑
Casa Rural
Enmedio, 36
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Pension

6

Pensión El Palomar
Pension
Revilla, 22
Altitude: 
945
2.30km → Orbaneja Riopico
Altitude: 
926

Accommodation in Cardeñuela Riopico

Private

1

Albergue Vía Minera
Private
Medio, 19
42 5-8€
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2

Albergue Santa Fe
Private
Los Huertos, 2
10 8-10€
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3

Albergue municipal La Parada
Private
Cardeñuela Riopico
12 5€
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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 Riopico

Private

1

Albergue El Peregrino
Private
Principal, 1
18 5€
Casa Rural

2

Casa Rural Fortaleza
Casa Rural
Principal, 31
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11.20km → Tardajos
Altitude: 
868

Burgos is a city that brings history to life. For many pilgrims it is the first place on the Camino Francés that beckons a two-night stay; and rightly so, Burgos has a tremendous amount of museums, churches, one cathedral, a few monasteries, and a healthy (or not) number of...

History: 

Burgos was originally founded at the end of the 9th century in a bid to repopulate these northern plains.  From the expulsions of the Muslims (around the end of the 11th century) it quickly became one of Castilla’s most important city. It was here that the Catholic Kings Isabel and...

Notice: 

Once at the far end of Burgos be wary of misleading signs (some quite official looking) that point the way to Villabilla. That town has been severed from camino traffic by the construction of a rail track and some efforts have been made to surreptitiously reconnect it. 

Fiesta: 

With such a long history it should come as no surprise that the fiestas and festivals celebrated in Burgos range from solemn to spectacular. Among the more notable celebrations are the processions of Semana Santa (Holy Week), Corpus Christi (a moveable feast, celebrated on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday, which depends on Pentecost Sunday, which of course depends on Easter Sunday… the place to be is at the Monastery of Las Huelgas), and the festival of San Pedro and San Pablo (known together as Sampedros) in June.

Additionally, there are a number of more archaic events, some Moorish in origin and others pagan, that take place throughout the year. Burgos is a lively city.

The Road: 

The road out of Burgos is, thankfully, much shorter than the road in. The camino from here enters the meseta, with its endless plains of wheat. The landscape, while seemingly unremarkable, offers a wealth of flora and fauna and opportunities for peaceful contemplation.

Accommodation in Burgos

Municipal

1

Casa del Cubo y de los Lerma
Municipal
Fernan González, 28
150 5€
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Private

2

Hostel Burgos
Private
Miranda, 4
68 17€
Parochial

3

Albergue Emaús
Parochial
San Pedro de Cardeña, 31
20 Donativo€
Association

4

Albergue Santiago y Santa Catalina
Association
Lain Calvo, 10
16 6€
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Pension

5

Pensión Santiago
Pension
Santiago Apóstol, 8
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6

Pensión Bella Vista
Pension
Villadiego, 19
Hostal

7

Hostal Manjón ⭑⭑
Hostal
Gran Teatro, 1
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8

Hostal Hilton ⭑⭑
Hostal
Vitoria, 165
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9

Hostal Lar ⭑⭑
Hostal
Cardenal Benlloch, 1
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10

Hostal riMboMbin ⭑⭑
Hostal
Sombrerería, 6
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11

Hostal Vía Láctea ⭑⭑
Hostal
Villadiego, 16
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Hotel

12

Hotel Alda Entrearcos ⭑
Hotel
Paloma, 4
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13

Hotel Mesón del Cid ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Plaza Santa María, 8
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14

Hotel Puerta Romeros ⭑⭑
Hotel
San Amaro, 2
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15

Hotel Abba Burgos ⭑⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Fernán Gonzalez, 72
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16

Hotel Abadía Camino de Santiago ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
Villadiego, 10
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17

Hotel Cordón ⭑⭑⭑
Hotel
La Puebla, 6
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Altitude: 
821

There are a few bar/bakeries and a pharmacy on your right as you enter the town, the former serve up Torta de Aceite, a type of flatbread that is both delicious and unique to the area.

History: 

Passing through Tardajos, along the shortest path possible, the average pilgrim would be forgiven for overlooking its historical significance.

 

In fact, Tardajos lies at the intersection of the two primary and ancient trade routes that bisected this land. It was once...

Fiesta: 

San Isidro (not to be confused with Isidoro) is celebrated on the 15th of May.

The Road: 

The camino departs from the main road in Tardajos and from here you won’t return to anything resembling a busy road until Frómista, do not be tempted to keep on the main road but rather cross the street and pass through the village.

Accommodation in Tardajos

Municipal

1

Albergue de Tardajos
Municipal
Asunción
18 Donativo€
Private

2

Albergue La Fábrica
Private
Camino de la Fábrica, 27
32, 14 in the albergue. 12€
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3

Albergue La Casa de Beli
Private
General Yagüe, 16
30 10€
Pension

4

Pensión Mary
Pension
Pozas
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Altitude: 
829

The camino has now entered the central Meseta, and the landscape here has had a lasting effect on the character of the people, but its lack of naturally durable building materials has meant the opposite for the architecture. Many of the treasures that once stood here are all but lost, the...

The Road: 

There is a fountain and a picnic area 2.4 km outside of Rabé de las Calzadas.

Accommodation in Rabé de las Calzadas

Private

1

Albergue Liberanos Domine
Private
Francisco Ribera, 6
24 9€
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2

Óspital Santa Marina y Santiago
Private
Francisco Ribera
8 5€
Hostal

3

Hostal La Fuente de Rabé
Hostal
Santa Marina, 17
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5.30km → Arroyo San Bol
Altitude: 
820

Hornillos is one of the best examples of a “Royal” camino road: in this case one long street (the aptly named calle real) stretched out along the camino. This layout allowed every building to face the camino, a trait which reminds us that the current heavy development along the...

Accommodation in Hornillos del Camino

Municipal

1

Albergue de Hornillos del Camino
Municipal
Plaza de la Iglesia
30 7-9€
Private

2

Albergue El Alfar de Hornillos
Private
Cantarranas, 8
20 10€
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3

Hornillos Meeting Point
Private
Cantarranas, 3
32 10€
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Casa Rural

4

Casa Rural de Sol a Sol
Casa Rural
Cantarranas, 7

5

Casa Rural La Casa del Abuelo
Casa Rural
Real, 44
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5.40km → Hontanas
Altitude: 
890

The spring that gives this arroyo (creek) its name, also cures your feet. The operations of the albergue here were passed to a nearby municipality, who electrified and modernized this former hippy hideaway. 

The small deviation from the camino that takes you there is worth the...

The Road: 

Do not let the endless expanses of wheat worry you. Hontanas remains out of site until you are quite close, it is hiding in a small depression in an otherwise flat landscape.

Accommodation in Arroyo San Bol

Private

1

Albergue Arroyo de San Bol
Private
12 5€
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