→ 9.80 → Villavante → 4.30km → Puente de Órbigo

Altitude
837
To end of camino
277.70
Bar
Yes
Grocery
Yes
The Road

The camino turns right and into Villavante, though some old yellow arrows continue straight ahead (painted on the elevated irrigation canal). The reason for the detour around town is to avoid a surface crossing of the dangerous rail lines at the edge of town. The distance added is worth the elevated crossing, as the trains pass deceptively fast.

Accommodation in Villavante

Comments

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Walked through Villavante at 10am (hoping for a coffee/breakfast) and everything was closed. Looks closed down for winter.

michael

We stayed at this albergue because we were too tired and didn’t want to continue to Hospital de Obirgo. Albergue was very clean and the lady at reception was very polite and friendly.

michael

This place only survives as it’s the only place in town and it’s geographically a good distance from León for a day’s walk. Don’t stay here. Owner is unfriendly and food isn’t great. Leaving all my reviews at the end of my trip so know full well all the other places I stayed were better as from villavante on I researched and checked reviews on here and elsewhere

michael

This alternative route is away from the main road but is long flat straight and a bit boring?! I had a welcome break here. Breakfast, fresh orange juice and a friendly smile from everyone I met.

michael

There was literally nothing open in this town, not a single person there. At least there’s a water tap with drinking water.

michael

There is food service and a bar here. Excellent facilities. Very clean.

michael

I just passed through at 12 noon and there was nothing open. The fountain is flowing happily though.

michael

Has coffee and a croissant;-) JK april 2022

michael

As recommended unless you are very agile I would walk over the railway bridge and turning left. There is no formal crossing here so you have to climb a stone embankment look for trains and walk swiftly across and down again. The Spanish ATV trains cover 1k in 11 seconds! I walked across but after I saw a train go by I would have walked around. So don’t stop to take a photo! You have been warned.

michael

After stopping to rest on the fountain steps I turned the corner and as lovely little bakery was open selling treats and colas!