Alto de Mostelares

Camino Frances

To end of camino



Alto de Mostelares


Ermita de San Nicolás

The Alto de Mostelares is the highest of the peaks you will encounter along the meseta, but it is not as difficult as it appears from Castrojeriz. From the top the view is more remarkable looking back towards where you came from. There is a shelter from the weather, but no water, at the top.

The Road

From the top the camino follows along a newly resurfaced stretch of the camino. Always downward, the descent is easy going after the first stretch which is quite steep indeed.

Between the Alto and the Ermita is a shaded picnic area.



Sorry. It was no detour. And Café Puente Fotero is in Itero de la Vega (NOT Itero del Castillo).


After the Alto I (and many other Pilgrims) unwittingly took a short alternative route to the right to Itero del Castillo, and were glad for it. Café Puente Fitero was doing a brisk business around 10 am, with pilgrims getting a late breakfast, an early lunch, a lunch to go, or another morning coffee. Restrooms available.