The Camino de Santiago from Leon ends in Ponferrada, famous for the Castillo de los Templarios. It is an ideal tour for all those who want to discover a route full of diversity and cultural interest.
During the trip you will have the opportunity to visit many charming villages in the province of Leon, such as Hospital de Orbigo, and historic cities such as Leon, Astorga, famous for its chocolate, and Ponferrada.
The route has all kinds of landscapes, from the plains of Castile, passing through the foothills of the Leon mountains, to the mountainous environment that leads to Ponferrada.
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Another fantastic plan for your arrival day is to wander the streets of the Barrio Húmedo, which is located in the old town. In this area, you will find a lively atmosphere and a wide range of bars and restaurants that offer free tapas with each consumption.
Visiting the Romanesque and Jewish Quarters is also highly recommended, but to discover the city in depth you will need an extra day. If you want to add an extra night to your trip, to visit with tranquility Leon, please contact us.
Accommodation: Overnight in Leon.
Wheat fields and small orchards are the main attractions of the day. On the 17 kilometres that separate Leon from Villar Mazarife, you can stop to visit small villages in Leon such as Trobajo del Camino, Oncina de la Valdoncina and Chozas de Abajo.
Distance: 17 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Mazarife.
Leaving Hospital de Orbigo, you will find two possible routes to reach Astorga. We recommend you follow the path to the right, as the other runs along the road. On the road to the right you will continue the tour through a landscape of scrubland, in the company, first, of the River Orbigo, and then, River Tuerto.
After crossing several towns, such as Villares de Orbigo and San Justo de la Vega, you will reach the walled city of Astorga, one of the most interesting cities on the Camino de Santiago Frances. Here, you can enjoy its exquisite chocolate and visit the Palacio Episcopal, designed by Gaudí, and the Cathedral Rosa, among other places of interest.
Distance: 30 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Astorga.
Option: If you want to complete a shorter stage, you can stay overnight at Hospital de Orbigo. Please contact us for more information.
Distance: 19 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Rabanal del Camino.
From there, a descending walk awaits you, crossing peculiar places such as the Manjarín refuge or the beautiful and cozy villages of Acebo and Molinaseca. Finally, you will reach the Templar city of Ponferrada.
Distance: 32 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Ponferrada.
Option: If you want to do a shorter stage, you can stay overnight in Acebo. Please contact us for more information.
If you have time and want to include an extra night in Ponferrada or add some of the stages of the stretch that joins Ponferrada with Sarria to your trip, do not hesitate to contact us.
Selection of hotels and cottages
Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.
Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.
Booking single rooms
You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.
Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.
Commitment to quality
To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.
In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.
All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago
- Staying in hotels and cottages.
- Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
- Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
- Selected meal plan.
- Baggage transfer between stages.
- Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
- Emergency assistance car available
- Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Leon.
- Taxes included.
- Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
- Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
- Additional nights (breakfast included).
- Transfer from Santiago (from the city or airport) to Leon.
- Transfers according to your needs.
- Assistance insurance during the tour.
- Travel cancellation insurance.