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Stage 12: San Juan de Ortega-Burgos

Stage 12 of the French Way guides pilgrims from San Juan de Ortega to the city of Burgos, marking an exciting stretch on their journey to Santiago de Compostela. This tour combines the spirituality of San Juan de Ortega with the historical majesty of Burgos.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Agés: A small town that serves as a starting point, Agés welcomes pilgrims with its rural charm and its parish church.
  • Atapuerca: Throughout the stage, walkers will pass through Atapuerca, famous for its archaeological sites that reveal the ancient history of the region.
  • Burgos: The final destination of this stage, Burgos, is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Its imposing cathedral and other monuments make this stop a significant milestone on the St. James Way

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of San Martín in Agés: This Romanesque church in Agés stands out for its simplicity and its connection with the history of the Camino. Pilgrims can appreciate its architecture before embarking on the journey to Burgos.
  • Atapuerca Sites: Although they are not religious buildings, the Atapuerca sites are a point of interest for pilgrims interested in archeology and the prehistoric history of the region.
  • Malatos Bridge: Just outside Burgos, walkers will cross this medieval bridge over the Arlanzón River, providing a historic entrance to the city.
  • Burgos Cathedral: Upon arriving in Burgos, the majestic Cathedral of Santa María stands out with its Gothic architecture. Pilgrims can explore its chapels, crypts and the Constable’s Chapel, immersing themselves in the cultural and spiritual richness of the place.

Stage 12 of the French Way offers pilgrims a significant transition from the spirituality of San Juan de Ortega to the historical grandeur of Burgos. The diversity of landscapes and monuments in this section makes the day memorable on the way to 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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