Spain 12 Day French Way (Burgos – Leon)

Durartion: 12 Days

Price: From $1,355 (excluding flights)

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The French Way is the most famous Camino route to Santiago. It runs from the eastern side of the Pyrenees at SJPP to Santiago de Compostela in the Northwest of Spain, extending to a distance of 780km.

This 12 day walking experience takes you over the fourth section of the French Way from the medieval city of Burgos, court of the Kings of Castile to the beautiful city of Leon, court and burial place for the Kings of Leon.

Burgos was once the capital of the Castile and León region and hometown of El Cid, the Spanish hero who conquered València. You will leave Burgos in a westward direction towards the villages of Castrojeriz, Fromista and Carrion de los Condes. The Camino crosses the flat lands of the meseta passing vast fields of crops and golden grasslands through rural hamlets and villages to finish in the city of Leon, the capital of Christian Spain, also known as “El Reino de León.”.

This trip is ideal for people who walked the previous three sections from Saint Jean Pied de Port to Burgos and wish to continue west to Santiago de Compostela, as they complete the entire Camino in stages over a number of years.

As part of this trip, you will stay 11 nights in a combination of Hotels and Rural Guesthouses with breakfast and luggage transport between your accommodation. Around-the-clock emergency assistance is also included which adds confidence to the detailed walking notes which covers landmarks, distances and things to see over the course of your walk.



Day 1 – Arrival day to Burgos

Day 2 – Burgos – Hornillos (21km)

Day 3 – Hornillos – Castrojeriz (20km)

Day 4 – Castrojeriz – Fromista (25km)

Day 5 – Fromista – Carrion de los Condes (19km)

Day 6 – Carrion de los Condes – Calzadilla de la Cueza (17km)

Day 7 – Calzadilla de la Cueza – Sahagun (21.5km)

Day 8 – Sahagun – Calzadilla de los Hermanillos (14.5km)

Day 9 – Calzadilla de los Hermanitos – Mansilla de las Mulas (24.5km)

Day 10 – Mansilla de las Mulas – Leon (18km)

Day 11 – Free day in Leon

Day 12 – Departure day from Leon

Total Distance 180.5km



Mid Season

April, May, June and October

Price €1,125 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €440


High Season

Easter, July, August and September

Price €1,175 per person, based on two people sharing a room

Single Room Supplement of €495



  • Add Airport Transfers from Santander or Bilbao Airport
  • Upgrade to Luxury accommodation in the 5 star Parador Hotel in Leon

If you choose not to include airport transfers, we will provide detailed advice how to get from /back to the airport.



Self guided, tailor made trips are available from March to October. Choose a start date that suits you/your group. You can secure your booking with a 20% deposit.



For further information about this package, contact us on 01 – 442 8921 or email us at

At a glance:

  • 11 nights in up to 3 star Hotels/Rural Houses/Rural Pensiones
  • 11 breakfasts
  • Luggage transfer between hotels (one bag per person, up to 20kg)
  • Pilgrim’s Passport
  • Camino Information Pack and Walking Notes
  • 24 hour phone assistance
  • Transfer in case of emergencies

Quote of the day:

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page”

Augustine of Hippo