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La Meseta - León

Burgos, Horizons

Day 8

Accommodations: León (B, L, D)

Walking: 10 km / 6 mi

Today is our taster of the famous Meseta, perhaps the section from La Meseta to León is the most intimidating one of the whole Camino. This is because the Meseta can become extremely hot in the summer months and some pilgrims find the lack of shade and parched views to be monotonous. At Fresco Tours we cannot disagree more, and we hope that you join us in our appreciation of the stark beauty of this region and its endless horizons and open skies. On that note, we do not run this tour in the summer, so expect cool and pleasant weather.

Camino de Santiago. La Meseta
Camino de Santiago. La Meseta

The stroll from La Meseta to León offers a unique and contemplative experience for pilgrims, providing ample time for introspection and personal reflection as they walk the long and seemingly endless paths. The Meseta is an essential part of the Camino de Santiago, testing the determination and resilience of pilgrims while offering a profound sense of spiritual and personal growth along the journey to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in northwestern Spain. We will be exploring this region outside of the summer months, when the weather is nice.

Castrojeriz
Castrojeriz

After a bus transfer to the Chapel of San Nicolás from Burgos, we start our walk to Boadilla del Camino where we end and have lunch.

A Fresco Tours gourmet picnic pn La Meseta - León
A Fresco Tours gourmet picnic

On our way to our overnight in León, we visit the Roman remains of the Villa Romana La Olmeda, a perfect appetizer for our upcoming visit to Lugo and its Roman walls. This fascinating villa contains hundreds of square feet of original Roman mosaics that decorated the home. These are perhaps teh best conserved Roman mosaics in Spain. The villa also offers insight into the daily lives of our Spanish ancestors.

Roman mosaics at Villa Romana La Olmeda
Roman mosaics at Villa Romana La Olmeda
The ruins of San Antón
The ruins of San Antón
Elevation Profile for the San Nicolás to Boadilla del Camino stage on the Camino Horizons tour
Elevation Profile for the San Nicolás to Boadilla del Camino stage on the Camino Horizons tour

León, Horizons