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Stage 11: Belorado-San Juan de Ortega

Stage 11 of the French Way extends from Belorado to San Juan de Ortega, offering pilgrims a section that fuses the serenity of the landscape with the spirituality inherent to the St. James Way. This route stands out for its natural beauty and the presence of historical monuments along the way.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Espinosa del Camino: This small town marks the beginning of the stage, giving pilgrims an introduction to rural tranquility and traditional architecture.
  • Villambistia: On the route, walkers will pass through Villambistia, another town that adds its charm to the day with its cobblestone streets and its parish church.
  • Villafranca Montes de Oca: An intermediate point in the stage, this town is located in the foothills of the Sierra de la Demanda, offering pilgrims the opportunity to explore its rural architecture and enjoy panoramic views.
  • San Juan de Ortega: The final destination of this stage, San Juan de Ortega, is known for its monastery and its connection with the Saint of the same name. This sacred place represents a spiritual milestone on the Camino and adds historical depth to the pilgrimage.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of San Pedro in Espinosa del Camino: Pilgrims can admire this Romanesque church with its square tower and artistic elements, adding a dose of history and architecture at the beginning of the stage.
  • Church of Santa María in Villafranca Montes de Oca: This Gothic church stands out with its free-standing tower and its imposing presence in the landscape. Walkers can explore its interior and appreciate its architectural design.
  • Medieval Bridge over the Oca River: Between Villafranca Montes de Oca and San Juan de Ortega, pilgrims will cross a medieval bridge that highlights the antiquity of the Camino and offers a tangible connection with the past.
  • Monastery of San Juan de Ortega: Upon arriving in San Juan de Ortega, pilgrims will find the monastery dedicated to the saint. The church, the cloister and the tomb of San Juan de Ortega are notable points of interest, enriching the spiritual experience of the stage.

Stage 11 of the French Way takes pilgrims through charming towns and historical monuments, giving them a complete experience that combines nature, culture and spirituality as they progress towards their destination in Santiago de Compostela.

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StagesThe Camino Francés | French Way

Etapa 1

Saint Jean Pied de Port-Roncesvalles

24 km
5/5
7h
Etapa 2

Roncesvalles-Zubiri

21 km
3/5
5h15m
Etapa 3

Zubiri-Pamplona

20 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 4

Pamplona-Puente de la Reina

24 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 5

Puente de la Reina-Estrella

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 6

Estrella-Los Arcos

21 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 7

Los Arcos-Logroño

28 km
2/5
6h15m
Etapa 8

Logroño-Nájera

29 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 9

Nájera-Santo Domingo de la Calzada

21 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 10

Santo Domingo de la Calzada-Belorado

22 km
1/5
5h
Etapa 11

San Juan de Ortega-Belorado

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 12

San Juan de Ortega-Burgos

26 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 13

Burgos-Hornillos del Camino

20 km
2/5
5h15m
Etapa 14

Hornillos del Camino-Castrojeriz

20 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 15

Castrojeriz-Frómista

25 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 16

Frómista-Carrión de los Condes

19 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 17

Carrión de los Condes-Calzadillla de la Cueza

20 km
2/5
4h32m
Etapa 18

Calzadilla de la Cueza-Sahagún

25 km
2/5
6h30m
Etapa 19

Sahagún-El Burro Ranero

18 km
2/5
4h
Etapa 20

El Burgo Ranero-Mansilla de las Mulas

19 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 21

Mansilla de las Mulas-León

18 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 22

León-Villavante

31 km
2/5
7h40m
Etapa 23

Villavante-Astorga

21 km
2/5
5h9min
Etapa 24

Astorga-Rabanal del Camino

21 km
2/5
5h50m
Etapa 25

Rabanal del Camino-Ponferrada

32 km
4/5
6h 30m
Etapa 26

Ponferrada-Villafranca del Bierzo

24 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 27

Villafranca del Bierzo-O Cebreiro

28 km
4/5
7h30m
Etapa 28

O Cebreiro-Triacastela

21 km
2/5
4h45m
Etapa 29

Triacastela-Sarria

18 km
2/5
4h15m
Etapa 30

Sarria-Portomarín

22 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 31

Portomarín-Palas de Rei

25 km
2/5
5h45m
Etapa 32

Palas de Rei-Arzúa

28 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 33

Arzúa-O Pedrouzo

19 km
2/5
4h30m
Etapa 34

O Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela

19 km
2/5
4h30m

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