Day 17 – Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

Day 17 – Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

Date: 8th May 2017

Departure time: 09:30
Arrival Time: 15:30
Distance: 21 kms
Cumulative Distance: 311 kms
Percentage Completed: 39.8%
Accommodation: La Casa del Abuelo Hornillos
Weather: Clear, warm day 23 degrees
Debra – Easy, comfortable walk
Mark – Easy day – taxi travel is great

Only  three of our pilgrims walked today, Mark and Cindy succumbed to their foot problems and caught a taxi the 20 kilometres to Hornillas  del Camino. It cost €33 for the ride. They enjoyed a relaxing afternoon drinking beer and chatting to other pilgrims.  Other pilgrims who are staying in albergues confirmed the oft held concern that there is a daily race amongst pilgrims for beds in albergues. We are so pleased that we prebooked our hotels ahead. Some pilgrims are not enjoying their Camino experience because of this.

Debra, Geoff and Julia had the pleasure of walking.  It was a very pleasant, comfortable walk out of Burgos. The highlight of the day was the beginning of the Meseta – this means the end for a while of steep hills and steep declines. We all enjoyed the more comfortable and flat walking surface. Our feet loved it too.

We stayed at La Casa Del Abuelo Hornillas which was good value for about €20/person, however both internet and mobile phone coverage were virtually non existent.


Leaving Burgos
Rabé de Las Calzadas
The long stretch of the Meseta
On the Meseta
Hornillos is in sight
Relaxing Camino style

View from Hornillos

2 thoughts on “Day 17 – Burgos to Hornillos del Camino

  1. Feeling sorry for Mark and Cindy. Cheap cab ride, though. And you get to relax and check out the town. Keep healing …

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