2.40km → Atapuerca → 4.40km → Villalval
To Santiago: 
503.80
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 Evolution in Burgos.

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 locals refer to it as ‘el fin de rey’, or ‘the end of the king’.

The Road: 

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

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Services
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes

Accommodation in Atapuerca

Municipal

1

Albergue de Olmos de Atapuerca
Municipal
7€
24