The Glorious Meseta – Burgos to León
Walk the breadth of Spain’s breadbasket, 172 kilometers on the high plains.
A Small Group Walking Tour from Burgos to León
- days: 10
- nights 9
- walking distance: 172 kilometers (107 miles)
- value: 1.750€
- single supplement: 300€
May 9th – 18th
This classic section of the pilgrimage spans the high plains of Castilla y León – it is a beautiful stage between tow majestic and important Camino cities, Burgos and León. If you like big skies, expansive horizons and patchwork fields this is the walk for you. It is also one of the easier sections of the Camino with mainly flat walking!
You will be following in the footsteps of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who have made the journey on foot since the 8th Century. The Camino is for many a life-changing experience and always an unforgettable adventure!
- Being a part of the Camino! You will be walking with people from all over the world all heading to the same place – one of the things that make the Camino Francés so special.
- The changes in landscape, architecture, language, cuisine and climate as you move through this vast and amazing country..
- The many monuments, chapels, churches and cathedrals marking the way including the magnificent Gothic cathedrals of Burgos and León.
- The great expanse of the meseta between Burgos and León with its haunting beauty, immense skies and vast plains of wheat fields.
- 9 nights’ accommodation in great hotel and manor houses always with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners including wine
- Private Tour of the Cathedrals in Burgos and Leon
- Water and snacks along the way
- All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break…
- The Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell
- Guide Book for you to keep
- English and Spanish speaking guide/s
The Glorious Meseta covers much of Castilla y León and crosses the meseta, a highland plateau known as Spain’s breadbasket. The food does not disappoint. Lamb and pork are the two dominant items on any menu; but wild mushrooms, rabbit, partridge, and trout are equally loved by the chefs of the region.
Of course it must be added that for the sweet tooth Castilla is a fine place to dine. The pastries of today are descendants of those invented centuries ago in the monasteries and convents, of which Castilla y León had more than any other part of Spain.
All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided. We try to use small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people.
On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality! The amenities vary from location to location, meaning that not all places will necessarily have a bathtub. They are all up to our standards.
Extra days before or after
If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in Burgos or León it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.
From the starting point in Burgos, to the ending point in León we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.
For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk; we handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room. We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day.
For you this means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.
Inbound and Outbound Transportation
We can advise the best ways to get to the starting point from your arrival city as well as back to your departure city from the ending point.
Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We’ll discuss transportation to and from the starting point too.
You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest.
The Glorious Meseta is fully guided walking tour along the Camino Francés. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.
Everyone at AndaSpain was a pilgrim before they became a guide, in fact most of us spent a few years returning to the camino before setting out to help others do the same. For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience and we consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. The Glorious Meseta, and every other walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified and bilingual guide.
Other Professional Guides
Along The Glorious Meseta we pass several cathedrals of significance. For such important pieces of the camino we defer to the locals for their expertise. These guides walk you through the following cathedrals:
The Glorious Meseta is walked during a 10 day period and ends in León to take in the treasures of the city. We have divided the journey into days of similar length.
This tour comprises one ‘section’ of the Every Inch of the Camino Francés tour, which itself can be completed as one tour or in parts.
Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here. They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and families.
Our booking process
BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK
this is STEP 1
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Other Small Group Walking Tours.
The Glorious Meseta is a part of our longest tour. If time is a consideration and you are unable to walk the entire Camino Francés in one tour, we recommend doing it in sections.
Below is a selection of our shorter tours.