Camino de Santiago from Leon to Ponferrada

  • Duration 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Grade
  • Start / Finish Leon / Ponferrada
  • Distance 98 km / 60,7 miles
  • Trip Style Self Guided
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Availability
    All Year Round
  • Price From $493

Overview

The beauty of the landscapes on the sixth section of the Camino Frances will take your breath away. On your journey from the historic city of Leon to Ponferrada, built in the 12th century by the Templars, you will have the privilege of discovering places with a special natural charm such as the Bierzo region,which is located around several valleys in the River Sil basin.

  • Fall in love with the traditional villages you'll find along the way.
  • Ascend the mountains in Leon, an area outlined by the course of the Torio, Bernesga and Curueno rivers.
  • Be sure to try the famous chocolates and sweets in the city of Astorga.
  • Have the privilege of visiting the Cruz de Ferro, one of the most emblematic points on the Camino Frances to Santiago.
  • Learn about the history, culture and traditions that these fascinating lands house.

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    Itinerary

    Services

    Included

    • Accommodation in hotels and country cottages
    • Rooms with private bathroom
    • Breakfast
    • Luggage transport between accommodations
    • Camino de Santiago pilgrim credential
    • Information dossier with maps and routes
    • 24-hour telephone support
    • Assistance vehicle in case of emergency
    • Taxes

    Excluded

    • Unspecified lunches and dinners
    • Unspecified transfers
    • Personal equipment

    Extras

    • Travel insurance
    • Cancellation insurance
    • Additional nights
    • Dinners
    • Picnics

    Accomodation

    General information

    The accommodations with which we collaborate have a private bathroom and all the necessary services to ensure the best comfort available.

    Our team checks in situ the quality of all the accommodations offered, so that you have an unforgettable experience during your trip.

    The accommodation that we will book for your trip will be selected taking into account our commitment to you: guaranteeing comfort, calm and enjoyment throughout your trip.

    We work with quality hotels and country cottages with limited capacity, so we invite you to confirm your reservation as soon as possible.

    The name of each accommodation will be provided to you a few weeks before your trip begins.

    Room types

    It is possible to book this journey in single, double or triple rooms.

    All rooms have private bathrooms.

    Map

    Travel & Transfers

    To get to the starting point of this walking holiday, you can take a flight to Leon Airport. You can also reach it by train or bus.

    At the end of your tour, from Ponferrada, you can head to one of the airports near the city and from there take a flight to return to your place of origin. You can also go by train or bus.

    FAQs

    You can visit the Camino de Santiago at any time of the year. To choose the time that best suits your needs and tastes, you only have to take into account the season and the weather conditions.

    We recommend that you book as soon as you are sure about your dates, as accommodation can fill up very quickly in this area. 

    Once you make your reservation we will send you all the detailed information about the specific equipment you need for this route, considering recommendations for shoes, boots, clothes and a day-to day backpack. 

    Yes, it's included. We will transfer the luggage between each accommodation according to your itinerary. Each person can take a suitcase up to 20 kg (45 lbs).

    To access this service, every day, at 8:00 a.m., you must bring your baggage, properly marked, to the reception in your accommodation and, during the afternoon, we will deliver it to you.

    Yes, this is a requirement to book with us. It's important that this insurance covers your activities, emergency evacuation, and hospital care.

    Since it is a self-guided walking holiday, we will give you the instructions for the walking routes and provide you with detailed maps so you can enjoy them at your own pace, safely and with the certainty of always being accompanied by Orbis Ways.

    The full route itinerary will be sent to you one month before the trip, along with accommodation reservations and baggage transfers.

    There you can find maps, places of interest and route profiles.

    All rooms in all accommodations on this tour are private, have an ensuite bathroom and all the comforts necessary to spend an excellent night after a day of walking.

    Before setting off for the Camino de Santiago, it is recommended that both people who live a sedentary life, and those who exercise, physically prepare for a couple of months previously, taking daily walks or at least three times a week, and increasing the amount of time and kilometres that they travel.