3.40km → Villafranca Montes de Oca → San Juan de Ortega
To Santiago: 
522.00
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 and featureless hiking. There are no shops in San Juan, but a bar there does serve food. Pack accordingly. To follow the camino, turn right uphill towards the church.

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Services
Bar: 
Yes
Grocery: 
Yes
Pharmacy: 
Yes
Medical Center: 
Yes
Bus: 
Yes
Accommodation in Villafranca Montes de Oca

Comments

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

There is no Farmacia in Villafranca

Camino de Santi... (not verified) said:

Especially the first kilometres through flower-filled forest ~ it’s far from ‘featureless.’