The Way of Saint James from León
You will travel through an area full of traces of the past such as Hospital de Órbigo and its Puente del Paso Honroso, one of the longest of the Camino with almost 300 meters or Astorga and the architecture of Gaudí.
You will cross the Montes de León, natural barrier between the Maragatería and the Bierzo, and you will find one of the most emblematic points of the Jacobean Route; la Cruz de Ferro, which is highly symbolic for pilgrims, located at an altitude of almost 1,500 metres.
Ponferrada, land of legends. will reward you at the end of your trip with its Templar Castle.
- Accommodation in hotels and rural houses
- Rooms with private bathroom
- Travel insurance
- Welcome Pack with Credential
- 24 hour assistance
- Complete route itinerary
- Vehicle available for emergencies
- Free cancellation up to 15 days before
- Transfer to the starting point
- Luggage transport
- Airport transfer
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Night at León
For many centuries, León has been a stopping point for pilgrims along the Pilgrim's Way to Santiago de Compostela. Once here, we recommend you visit its historic quarter and the Cathedral of Santa María de Regla de Léon. Of course, you should not miss a stroll through the famous Barrio Húmedo (wet quarter), where you can enjoy some good tapas.
From León to Hospital de Órbigo
Night at Hospital Órbigo/Villadangos del Páramo
This route is the perfect alternative if you want to avoid the national road, as you will be able to walk through the countryside at your leisure.
From Hospital de Órbigo to Astorga
Night at Astorga
After several days of flat roads, it's finally time to return to the mountainous landscapes (although not for long).
The end of this stage is in Astorga, a town famous for its modernist architecture, where you can visit the Episcopal Palace, designed by Antoni Gaudí himself.
From Astorga to Rabanal del Camino
Night at Rabanal del camino
4 - 5 h
Crossing the picturesque region of Maragatería, today's stage runs once again through peaceful farmland until it reaches Rabanal del Camino, a small village noted for its churches.
From Rabanal del Camino to Ponferrada
Night at Ponferrada
7 - 8 h
Get ready for an arduous climb, because today it's time to visit the famous Montes de León, which separate the beautiful regions of Bierzo and Maragatería.
Today's stage ends in Ponferrada, the last city in León before crossing the Galician border, where you can visit its impressive Castle of the Templars.