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    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 2   dia 04.-  to MEDINA and SAHAGUN :
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 DAY 4º

 THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES FROM MADRID

     
 

- "We cross the vast plains in the plateau of Tierra de Campos. It is long, but we go through a horizontal landscape. It is hard because the weather is inclement, the wind whipp the bodies and spirits, the sun is over your head as you should be a cockroach in summertime, and the cool wind freeze your fingers, yours ears and the tip of your nose in wintertime. If the Good Lord is with you, and the weather is good, you will can to laugh of the Devil and his hell. ¡But if the climatological elements are not, you will feel are stubbornly pursue by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!."

 

 
 

      We meet us in the "Plaza Mayor" of Salamanca at 08.30 h.  We start soon in the morning ups and downs beating a lot of hilly land until Castromonte, where we reach the vast plateau of Tierra de Campos. We will doing right it if we can move us 60 kms. or 70 kms. around, and we get arrive to eat at Cuenca or Villalon de Campos.

      In the afternoon is more easy... ¡if the weather is propitious!.  We move us through a horizontal field by dirt roads, straights and long. The climatology puts the inconveniences; ¡the mud is almost impossible if it rains , the effort is inhumane if it's windy, you have to be very careful and drink water constantely if it's hot, and take it easy...!.




 

 

 

DAY 3º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL 1º TRAMO MATINAL DESDE VALLADOLID A MEDIA DE RIOSECO:  EN 43 KMS. SUBIMOS Y RECORREMOS LA MESETA DE TIERRA DE CAMPOS.



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º:-  12 KMS. AWAY FROM VALLADOLID THERE'S CIGUEÑUELAS, A LITTLE HIGTHER...   WE MUST VISIT "THE SOURCE OF THE CYCLISTS".

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º:-  7 KMS. FARTHER IN THE NORTHWEST WE FOUND WAMBA. HIS OSSUARY IS AMAZING.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  TO 9 KMS. WE REACHE THE CHARMING VILLAGE OF PEÑAFLOR DE HORNIJA, IN THE TOROZ HILLS, ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES IN THE REGIÓN.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  WE CAN MAKE A DETOUR OF 10 KMS. IN HORNIJA FOR VISIT THE MONASTERY OF THE "HOLY THORN", FROM CHRIST'S CROWN...

 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  ...OR WE CONTINUE DIRECTELY AVOID THE DETOUR.  CASTROMONTE IS 10 KMS. GOING FURTHER NORTH.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  VALVERDE DE CAMPOS IS TO 7 HORIZONTAL AND EASY KILOMETERS FAR.



 
 

DAY 4º.-  ...AND 6 KMS. FURTHER OU GET TO THE IMPORTANT CITY OF MEDINA DE RIOSECO: THERE WE CAN TAKE A COFFEE AND VISIT THE "CROCODILE HOUSE", A LOCAL CURIOSITY.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 






 
 

DAY 4º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL TRAMO VESPERTINO DE 62 KMS. ENTRE MEDINA DE RIOSECO Y SAHAGÚN.  SE SUBE LENTAMENTE UN DESNIVEL DE 96 MTS. A TRAVES DE LA MESETA DE TIERRA DE CAMPOS.



 
 

DAY 4º.-  WE MAKE A LAST TUG LATE IN THE MORNING: WE TRAVEL 10 KMS. MORE FOR A HORIZONTAL TRACK THROUGH FARM FIELDS TO REACH TAMARIZ.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  3 KMS. FURTHER WE THROUGHOUT MORAL DE LA REINA.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO REACH CUENCA DE CAMPOS TO EAT IN THE MORNING, AS MINIMUN.  IT IS TO 8 KMS. FAR BY A HORIZONTAL LANDSCAPE. ¡BUT IT IS NOT OBVIOUS ALWAYS, WHEN THE WIND BLOWS ESPECIALY...!.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  VILLALÓN DE CAMPOS IS 4 KMS. AWAY.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  A 7 KMS. ESTÁ FONTIHOYUELOS IS 7 KMS. AWAY.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  SANTERVAS DE CAMPOS, HOMETOWN OF PONCE DE LEON, IS 7 KMS. AWAY.

 
 





 
 

DIA 4º.-  MELGAR DE CAMPOS IS 7 KMS. AWAY.

 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  ARENILLAS DE VALDERADUEY IS 7 KMS. AWAY.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  GRAJAL DE CAMPOS IS 7 KMS. FAR, JUST BEFORE ARRIVE TO SAHAGÚN.  THEY ARE A AMAZING CASTLE. AN A MORE SORPRESIVA CITYHALL TOO.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 4º.-  WE ARRIVE TO SAHAGÚN IN 7 KMS.  WE START TO SEE THE MOUNTAINS OF LEÓN IN THE NORTH.  THIS CITY IS ALREADY IN THE "FRENCH WAY", THE GREAT WAY TO COMPOSTELA COMING FROM EUROPE BY THE FRENCH BORDER HISTORICALLY.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 

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THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES FROM MADRID

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    MORE INFORMATION DAY 1    day 01.-  MADRID to CERCEDILLA :
                        ( page 1 )
        morning:   We left Madrid throughout Fuencarral, Colmenar and Mataelpino.
        afternoon:   Throughout Becerril de la Sierra until Navacerrada or Cercedilla.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 2    day 02.-  to SEGOVIA :
                        ( page 2 )
        morning:   Go to Segovia throughout the Guadarrama mountains by La Fuenfria.
        afternoon:   We rested, reviewed bicycles and visit Segovia.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 3    day 03.-   COCA and VALLADOLID :
                        ( page 3 )
        morning:   Clinbed to Zamarramala. And continue throughout Alcazaren, Oña, Pinilla and Coca.
        afternoon:   Continue to Valdestilla, Puente Duero and we came to Valladolid.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 4    dia 04.- to MEDINA and SAHAGUN :
                        ( page 4 )
        morning:   Through Tierra de Campos:  Going to Medina de Rioseco y Villalon.
        afternoon:  To be continued to Fontihoyuelo, Villacarralón, Villacidaler and Sahagún.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 5    day 05.-   to LEON and ASTORGA :
                        ( page 5 )
        morning:   Arrived to "The French Way";   Bercianos, Mansilla de Mulas and Leon.
        afternoon:   To be continued throughout Trobajo and the valley of the river Orbigo until Astorga.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 6    day 06.- VILLAFRANCA del BERZO :
                        ( page 6 )
        morning:   ¡Hard day through the Leon mountains!: to Rabanal and Ponferrada.
        afternoon:  Cacabelos, Campoharaya and Villafranca del Bierzo.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 7    day 07.-   CEBREIRO and SARRIÁ :
                        ( page 7 )
        morning:  To Trabadelo, Ambasmestas, Las Lamas and to O Cebreiro.
        afternoon:     Countinued throughtout Linares and Triacastela, and arrived to Sarriá.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 8    day 08.-   to PALAS and ARZUÁ :
                        ( page 8 )
        morning:    Go to Vega de Valcarce, Portomarín and Palas de Rei.
        afternoon:   We go throuht Orosa, Leboreiro, Melide and Boente for sleep to Arzúa.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 9    day 09.- to COMPOSTELA :
                        ( page 9 )
        morning:    We arrived to Santiago de Compostela at noon;
      - "God willing...".

 

   

 

 

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