Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that this summer (2018) I walked 190km along the Camino de Santiago, from Burgos to Léon in Spain. This is the third leg of the Camino which I started in 2016 (if you’re interested, I wrote a Q&A post in response to some of the questions people had asked me along the way that year), I’m completing a leg each summer until 2020. This is Day 22 (other posts linked at the end of this post).
Camino Frances Day 22: Calzadilla de la Cueza to Sahagún (approx 22 km)
The guidebook says that much of today’s leg will be on the “gravel path senda, now with shade, alongside [a] quiet road parallel to the autopista“. Some shade? Sounds ok to me! Also, along the way on this leg, there were lots of little villages and towns to walk through which always makes for a more interesting day.
The day started out with an interesting assortment of breakfast foods…
Not pictured: toast and jam and coffee. There was some sort of communication breakdown here (hey, I hadn’t had my coffee yet!) and I think they thought there were two of us (though only one person checked into the room…) and obviously I couldn’t eat all those carbs… But better to have more food than not enough to start a 22km day…
As you approach Sahagún, you get directed on the Camino to turn off the main path for what feels like an unnecessary detour (seriously, I was wanting to just follow the main road at this point…). But then you arrive here…
And I enjoyed a wonderful “pilgrim menu” overlooking Plaza Mayor at Restaurante Luis. With vegetables!
Disclosure: I researched Camino trips independently and chose the Camino Travel Center based on a number of features such as flexibility to accommodate a couple of “splits” in some of the longer days, price and customer service. They were, in fact the first company I came across in my very first Google search and the one I ended up booking with. From the initial inquiry to the actual trips, they have been a pleasure to deal with and we have been very impressed with the service provided (bag transportation) and the accommodation choices. I was not compensated to write about this trip in any way but I love sharing companies and products I believe in with my readers. I couldn’t recommend the Camino Travel Center more and, in fact, am booking another Camino walk with them for next summer (and every summer until I reach Santiago!).
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