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Burgos River Way PDF

Camino(s) past & future
June 2016
#1
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
 
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#6
Please make this a resource!
It will be so useful for so many.
 

bunnymac

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF 2012 SJPP-Logrono, 2013 Logrono-Burgos, 2014 Burgos-Leon
CF August/September 2016 SJPP- Santiago
#7
Thank you so much for this. I went through the Industrial route to Burgos last time - it was a miserable 2 hour walk. Some kindly locals stopped me and suggested that I take the bus to the Cathedral as there was 'nothing to be gained' by walking into Burgos via the Industrial route.
 
Camino(s) past & future
2013 (Pamplona to Burgos)
2014 (Burgos to Villafranca del Bierzo)
2015 (Villafranca to Santiago)
2016 (Le Puy to Conques; SJPP To Pamplona)
#8
If you manage to get lost looking for the beginning of this route, don't despair. There are other, later, paths that will get you to the river. Just ask the locals!
 

jirit

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Via de la Plata 2013,
Future:
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Lycian Way, Turkey
#9
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Hi minaleigh

You can add the resource to the Camino resource section and just include the link to the document download site, instead of uploading the actual document.

There might be a way to reduce the actual file size but I suspect the Google streetview images you captured are large ( next time you should reduce these first before adding them to the document), hence making the entire PDF even larger.
 
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2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
#11
Great work...
We tried to take this optional trail three years ago... and missed it.
Last October we managed to find the beginning.
It required a leap of faith. The signs says... walk straight, and we turned left.
It was then followed by a ½ hour of..... Is this right? Do we have to walk back?

Your pictures also answered two other worries we had (last year).

After crossing under the Freeway, there are multiple trails to pick from.
It turns out that most of them are correct.
Your PDF does show the shortest way.

The last worry was... When do we cross the river to get to the Cathedral?
We asked at least a dozen people. Never feeling sure.
Once again.... you PDF answers this question.

Great work. Every Pilgrim should have this PDF on their phone.
 

Peter Fransiscus

Do good and good will come to you.
Camino(s) past & future
All that we are is the result of what we have thought.
#12
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Great, thank you for sharing.
Wish you well, Peter.
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPP/Burgos 2012; Le Puy/SJPP 2013; Aumont Aubrac/Aire sur l'Adour 2014; Burgos/Santiago 2016.
#13
Certainly a great guide, but I have to say I had no issues with what's called the industrial route. Perhaps it was the rain or the extraordinary evening in Atapuerca. Or the encouraging honks and waves from a few drivers. Mostly I zoned out and there I was in Burgos.

Or maybe the fact that I was ending my trek there meant that nothing else mattered.
 
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Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
#15
I could use some help in downloading this in PDF. When I try downloading it onto my ipad, it downloads to something called docdroid.net and there does not seem to be an option to download to Adobe Acrobat, which I have on my ipad. I started by signing on to the forum with google chrome, then downloading from the post. But I do not have an app for docdroid. My ipad only works with wifi, so I have to download something in order to have it available to use when I am walking. I am fairly illiterate in electronics. What should I do to get this file to somewhere where I can have access to it when offline?
 

KinkyOne

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Camino(s) past & future
I'am not perfect, but I'm always myself!!!
#16
I could use some help in downloading this in PDF. When I try downloading it onto my ipad, it downloads to something called docdroid.net and there does not seem to be an option to download to Adobe Acrobat, which I have on my ipad. I started by signing on to the forum with google chrome, then downloading from the post. But I do not have an app for docdroid. My ipad only works with wifi, so I have to download something in order to have it available to use when I am walking. I am fairly illiterate in electronics. What should I do to get this file to somewhere where I can have access to it when offline?
When I clicked on the link provided in OP it directed me to docdroid.net also. But that is just a "cloud" as I understand. From there you can download .pdf file like from any other source. There isn't any download button though but you must have it in your browser I guess. My Firefox has it somewhere on the upper righthand of the taskbar or below it :rolleyes: As you see I'm not really IT expert, hahaha.

EDIT: I can't attach .pdf file because it's too large. You'll have to download it yourself.
 
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#17
I could use some help in downloading this in PDF. When I try downloading it onto my ipad, it downloads to something called docdroid.net and there does not seem to be an option to download to Adobe Acrobat, which I have on my ipad. I started by signing on to the forum with google chrome, then downloading from the post. But I do not have an app for docdroid. My ipad only works with wifi, so I have to download something in order to have it available to use when I am walking. I am fairly illiterate in electronics. What should I do to get this file to somewhere where I can have access to it when offline?
Hi Albertagirl
I just tried this on my iPad and it worked ok. I don't have Acrobat on my iPad but I got it to open in iBooks, so that will ensure it stays on the iPad when you're offline. I found it did take a really long time for the initial download, probably because of the file size, when I tapped on the link from the OP above (if the doc opens for you, you have downloaded it). I found if I didn't get distracted by the DocDriod toolbar with its "download" link, but just waited (and waited...) until the PDF itself opened up and i could see the images, if I then just tapped on it I got the option on the right (top right of the doc itself) to "open in iBooks". That also took a little while - I had to wait a bit to see it appear in my iBooks library, but it got there. I use iBooks for PDFs I want to keep for using when I'm not connected.

Hope this helps!
 
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Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
#18
Hi Albertagirl
I just tried this on my iPad and it worked ok. I don't have Acrobat on my iPad but I got it to open in iBooks, so that will ensure it stays on the iPad when you're offline. I found it did take a really long time for the initial download, probably because of the file size, when I tapped on the link from the OP above (if the doc opens for you, you have downloaded it). I found if I didn't get distracted by the DocDriod toolbar with its "download" link, but just waited (and waited...) until the PDF itself opened up and i could see the images, if I then just tapped on it I got the option on the right (top right of the doc itself) to "open in iBooks". That also took a little while - I had to wait a bit to see it appear in my iBooks library, but it got there. I use iBooks for PDFs I want to keep for using when I'm not connected.

Hope this helps!
Thanks very much for responding. I tried this, but it did not work for me. I may try again later, but in the meantime I have photocopied, double sided, the pages which I think I need. I stayed at Emaus last fall, so I am familiar with that bank of the river inside Burgos. I would rather not have to walk the other route into Burgos, so a few extra pages carried would be worth it.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (2015); Ch. d'Arles: Oloron Ste Marie to Aragones; Frances (2016); V.d.l.P.; Sanabres (2017)
#19
Hi Albertagirl
I just tried this on my iPad and it worked ok. I don't have Acrobat on my iPad but I got it to open in iBooks, so that will ensure it stays on the iPad when you're offline.
Hello again @ GettingThere:
I kept on trying and used Safari instead of google chrome. I finally managed to get this file onto ibooks. Thanks for your help.
 
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Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
(2019: Planning to return!)
#20
Hello again @ GettingThere:
I kept on trying and used Safari instead of google chrome. I finally managed to get this file onto ibooks. Thanks for your help.
Oh I forgot to say I was using Safari! Sorry for that crucial omission - yes, I've found I can only do that "open in iBooks" thing from Safari - much as I like Chrome normally! Glad to know you've got it.
 

jirit

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Via Francigena Italy, 2008,
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Future:
Ökumenischer (Via Regia), Germany,
Lycian Way, Turkey
#21
its a big file but it does download and once you have it on your iPad you need to transfer into ibooks.
 

annakappa

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Part frances jun 07/rest frances may- jun 2008/Frances sept-oct 2009/ Sanabres Oct 2010/Frances sept-oct 2011/Aragones Sept-Oct 2012. Hospitalero Sept 2010, Amiga in Pilgrim's Office Oct 2013. Part Primitivo Oct 2013. Portugues from Porto June 2015.
#22
Camino(s) past & future
Roncesvalles-SdC Apr-Jun 2015
Roncesvalles-Sarria Sep-Oct 2017
(2019: Planning to return!)
#23
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
These images bring back some great memories (even though I had very sore feet at the time!) It's such a lovely way to walk into the city - and lots of shade if it's a hot day. Thanks so much for all your work on this, @minaleigh - I hope you enjoy the walk too!
 
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Astorga to Santiago (Sept 2011)
Cee-Finisterre-Muxia (Sept 2011}
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Belorado - Astorga (May 2015)
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#24
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Great help for all peregrinos. It really is the best route into Burgos
Many thanks for all you work and for sharing Minaleigh.

P
 

ERICAST

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (May 2013)
Camino Frances (April 2016)
#26
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Thanks so much. I'm planning to walk this route in a couple of weeks and the visuals really help.
 
Camino(s) past & future
June 2016
#27
I'm glad people are finding this handy! It actually used to be 23 mb, but I tried to use less pictures to get it down to 15 mb. I didn't think I could add it as a resource, but I just tried and it's still too big. All I did was take screenshots and crop them. I don't really know how to make the pictures smaller in file size, otherwise I would and just make a new PDF. When I tried to make the file a ZIP, it compressed to the same size.

Hope everyone is able to download this is they can! I can also email it to people if you want to PM me.
 

DowtyCamino

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
May-July (2014),
May-July (2017)
#29
Thank you very much. Like others, it brought back memories. Allison and I took this route (almost) but got nervous one bridge too early and crossed into the city in a area without markers. We had to wander a bit at the end of a really long day. Unfortunately that was the day that almost ended our Camino due to tendonitis. The walk along the river was pretty for me but excruciatingly painful for Allison.
This PDF is coming with me in 2017!!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Francés, Inglés, Fisterra/Muxia, Baztanés x2, Primitivo, Norte, Portugués & hopefully many more.
#30
Thanks @minaleigh for taking the time to do this, I can now see exactly where I went wrong last time! This is a great resource

Here's a smaller version of the pdf. It doesn't have the sharp image quality of the original one, but it's still clear enough.
 

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Fletchonides

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP - Pamplona (2014)
Pamplona - Burgos (2016)
Burgos - Leon (June 2017)
Leon - SdC (June 2018)
#31
Thank you so much. We will be walking into Burgos in early June so this will definitely be coming with us.
 

Devon Mike

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, Finisterre & Muxia (2014, 2015, 2016 & 2018), Primitivo & Ingles (2017)
#32
Once you are walking into Burgos with the river on your right, finding the Cathedral is easy. As you get closer you can see the Cathedral across the river (First photo below) and the bridge you need is the one to the archway which leads directly to the square in front of the Cathedral (Second photo below).

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jirit

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Via Francigena Italy, 2008,
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Via de la Plata 2013,
Future:
Ökumenischer (Via Regia), Germany,
Lycian Way, Turkey
#34
Thanks @minaleigh for taking the time to do this, I can now see exactly where I went wrong last time! This is a great resource

Here's a smaller version of the pdf. It doesn't have the sharp image quality of the original one, but it's still clear enough.
This is excellent - the reduced version is quite fine and obviously takes up less space on a mobile device.

@minaleigh if you are happy with this version, maybe now you could upload this version into the Camino resources, and I will remove the version ( that only includes the link ).
 

filly

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Frances, via de la Plata, Sanabres, camino de Levante, Norte, Primitivo, Ingles, Santiago to Muxia and Fisterra, part chemin in France, der Oekumenische Pilgerweg/via Regia, via Tolosana, Aragones, 2017 April/May Lisbon to SdC
#35
This is great. I worked out my own route nearer Burgos and wish I had had this download. HOWEVER I feel that the main delight of this route is to take the small detour to the nearby Cartuja de Miraflores on the hill just south of the river. Absolutely heavenly! Check it out...
 

Jeff Crawley

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Camino(s) past & future
Contemplating yet another "final" camino
Porto to SdC May 2019
#36
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Adding my thanks too
 

dario01

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy en Velay - Moissac 2014
Moissac - Ventosa 2015
Camino Frances 2016
#37
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Thank you so much. I'm visual also and this looks like a very comprehensive guide.
 
Camino(s) past & future
June 2016
#38
This is great. I worked out my own route nearer Burgos and wish I had had this download. HOWEVER I feel that the main delight of this route is to take the small detour to the nearby Cartuja de Miraflores on the hill just south of the river. Absolutely heavenly! Check it out...
Just found it on Google maps. Will add to my PDF. Thanks!
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPdP to Santiago de Compestela in May(2016)
#39
Walked this route a few days ago and the early part was as muddy as muddy can be. However well worth the detour.
 

Olivares

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Camino(s) past & future
May 1997 (Leon to Santiago); Sections Camino Frances: May 2011, May 2012, May 2013, October 2013, June-July 2014 (Sahagun to Santiago).
#40
Page 16...that's the one that got me....got lost. The industrial entrance walk on to Burgos is horrendous, worse section on to a large city along the Camino Frances.
 

domigee

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CF(x4), Fisterra/Muxía(x2), VdlP, Jerusalem, VF, Walsingham,
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#41
The industrial entrance walk on to Burgos is horrendous, worse section on to a large city along the Camino Frances.
Ah but there is a lovely breakfast to be had in a drivers' cafe, on the right hand-side :)
Still, I may try the river way this year, thanks for the resource.
 
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2011-12-14-15-16-17-18CF
2013 Arles/Aragones
2015 & 2017 HærvejenDK
#42
Thank you so much! I have walked into Burgos four times, a different way every time. The last two times I tried to walk the river path and now I see on Page 14 exactly where I went wrong. I was eventually able to get onto the path further along, turning left at the traffic light after the carwash/bar (nice spot for a break). I had taken photos as I walked from the first overpass (where you make a sharp left turn at the housing development) and along the airport fence for future reference and I had intended to put something together for the future, but you have done a fantastic job of making the directions visual and concise. Thank you!
 
Camino(s) past & future
2009, 2011 and will walk again August/Septmber 2016
#43
I have walked this route in 2009 and 2011. The first time I did the route that you have described in the PDF. However, I felt quite isolated as I went under the first underpass, it's quite low and I was wary as there was no one else around as I walked into the fields. In fact, I was not sure I was still on the correct path but in some unknown place. The second time, with my wife who was a bit concerned about my comments from the first camino, we turned left at the highway and followed it past the first round-a-bout and continued to the second round-a-bout. Not really very nice as you are beside the highway for a bit. At the second round-a-bout(smaller than the first) make a right hand turn, the trail takes you across the river where you can see the trail you want pass under the bridge you are on. Take the path down to that and follow that trail into Burgos along the river. At this point the path is well used by walkers and joggers. So if you have a concern about safety or getting lost on the first part of the alternate trail, this is a good option.
 

Hutton24

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances October 2013
Camino Frances April 2017
#45
MinaLeigh - that is awesome. Last time I was there in 2013 we couldn't find the route via Castanares - this is brilliant and I will be using it this next time. Thanks for putting that up.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2014
Aussie Camino 2015
West Highland Way 2015
Portuguese 2016
del Norte (2018)
#46
Thank you for this very helpful PDF Minaleigh. We walked exactly this route in 2014 on our first Camino! On page 12 of your PDF we were very lucky to meet a local man who must have thought we were looking a little indecisive! He was standing near the bench.
He pointed us in the right direction to go by the river. We thought he must stand there all the time helping pilgrims but maybe not! It was a lovely walk into Burgos by the river And while very long greatly preferable to the alternative which we heard about afterwards from other pilgrims.
 
Camino(s) past & future
cycled from Pamplona Sep 2015;Frances, walked from St Jean 2017.
#48
Hola, have just re-read your instructions & video maps. Still an impressive set of instructions. Hopefully I will be there in 10 days or so. Cheers
 
Camino(s) past & future
French way September/October 2017
#49
Thank you for sharing your visual navigation for the river route. At the bottom it took 1 hr 5 minutes? To complete? It looked so much longer I just wanted to know if you were running? Thanks again!
 
Camino(s) past & future
June 2016
#50
Thank you for sharing your visual navigation for the river route. At the bottom it took 1 hr 5 minutes? To complete? It looked so much longer I just wanted to know if you were running? Thanks again!
It probably took us closer to two hours. The 1 hour and 5 minute estimation isn't from the beginning of the PDF all the way into Burgos. It's just showing which route to take between the first two towns.
 
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#51
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
This is phenomenal. thanks so much!!
 

LouiseW

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Camino Frances from Burgos to Santiago dC from May first until 5th of June
2017 Camino Frances from St. Jean PdP to Burgos in September
#52
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
 

LouiseW

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
2016 Camino Frances from Burgos to Santiago dC from May first until 5th of June
2017 Camino Frances from St. Jean PdP to Burgos in September
#53
Thank you Minaleigh, for taking the effort. The pictures helped me out. Especially in the beginning and in the little village Casteñares were the river route and the standaard route are crossing. I had a wonderful walk into the town of Burgos.
Kind regards, Louise
 

AlexanderAZ

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
CF-Fisterra-Muxia (Sept/Oct 2017)
#54
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.
I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
I did this route today...MUCH thanks!!!
 

RENSHAW

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
2003 CF Roncesvalles to Santiago
2/4 weeks every year on CF reaching Burgos or Leon. Hospitalero San Anton June 2016.
#55
Gee @minaleigh . I think there should be a prize for our best post of the month or week - and you have even been selfless by mentioning @annakappa who has on many occasions suggested alternative routes. I created a post a while back about an alternative route from Santo Domingo to Granon via Morales and Corporales - a PDF link such as yours would work a treat.
You've really nailed it , Thank you , I will certainly tackle this route next time.:)
 

nalod

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 2011, Finnesterre 2011,Le Puy to SJPDP 2011& 2012,Via de la Plata,Sambrasa 2012, Mozarabe 2013, Portugees 2013.PartNorde 2011, VDPL 2014,St-Guilhem 2014.Espalion-Roncesvalles 2014.Levante2015
#56
Done this route last Thursday no problems much better than other route which I done 6 years ago. Quite well marked the advice I give that while walking by the river dont take any of the yellow arrows to the right (bridges) until you can clearly see Burgos Cathedral. You have done very detailed work well done.
 
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Camino Frances, May-June (2017)
Ingles-Finisterre (2018)
#57
I just looked at all the slides, well done. It also brought back memories of having recently made this walk. First memory, it's a long way around the airport. Second, as we FINALLY got to the park area, I asked how far to the Cathedral, I was told 1km. After walking for 20 minutes, I asked again, 1km. So, no matter where you are, it's 1km:). I stopped asking, it was better that way! Thanks for the effort in putting this together.
 
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May-June 2013
#58
Amazballs!

Thanks so much for posting this! I missed the River route in 2015. Next time around I'll be sure to d/l this onto my smartphone.

Cheers!
 
Camino(s) past & future
SJPDP-Finisterre X 2, El Norte incompleto
#59
I also want to thank @minaleigh for the wonderful, detailed instructions. I somehow managed to walk the river route last year, but I was following some other pilgrims, and I didn't really remember how we did it. So this year, with the help of these instructions, I was able to lead several others on the river way - we all thank you!
 

zammy

Active Member
#60
I am happy to report that the alternative route entering Burgos is well marked.
Look for the yellow flash right after crossing the highway exiting Cabernejas directing you to the left.
 

Dancing Rain

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Salvado (2017)
Camino Frances (2018)
#61
Somehow we managed to follow this route with relatively few glitches on the way in 2015. We loved it, even though my beloved was coming down with a virus and struggling to keep going. It was a really peaceful day, and beautiful way to enter Burgos. These pictures bring back so many memories and the description is clear.

I'm not sure that I'd want to do it by myself, as parts were quite deserted.

The two critical points for us were:- 1) The left turn at the housing estate. My beloved raced off down the road past it to the airport fence and we then ended up tracking across stubble fields hoping we had were heading in the right direction. 2) The main rd crossing in Castanaros - obvious once done, but we were confused by all the instructions we had at the time and found our way across to the blue bridge by good guessing and good luck.
 

cynlynn

New Member
Camino(s) past & future
I plan to walk the Camino the year I turn 50 - only a few more years to go. :-)
#62
Thank you @minaleigh and @annakappa! After reading the book The Way, My Way by Bill Bennett I was looking on Google maps trying to figure out which way they went. :) Also thanks to those who have recently posted and made this thread a bit easier to locate in my search.
 

davebugg

"When I Have Your Wounded" - Dustoff Motto
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances...
Sept. 2017: SJPdP to Burgos
Sept./Oct. 2018: SJPdP to Santiago de Compostela
#63
Thank you @minaleigh and @annakappa! After reading the book The Way, My Way by Bill Bennett I was looking on Google maps trying to figure out which way they went. :) Also thanks to those who have recently posted and made this thread a bit easier to locate in my search.
Last September, my son and I found the river route decently marked and easy to follow. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
April 2018
#65
Does anyone know if this way is open now due to all the rain we’ve had, or if it’s as muddy as hell? We are going through to Burgos tomorrow
 
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CF - April/May 2017
CP Central - Sep./2017
CP Coastal - Sep./2018
#66
Please don't judge me too harshly for this - If you choose to go the other way into Burgos around the airport and through the industrial area, you pass a McDonalds!!!!!! Egg McMuffin and coffee, mmmmmm!

Either way, enjoy your walk. :)
 
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CF (SJPdP to Santiago) March 15, 2018
#67
Well done, I wish I had seen this before we walked as like so many others we missed the turn off and honestly walking through the industrial section of Burgos was one of the lowest parts of my walk. This will help others
 
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean to Burgos 2017
St Jean to Fisterra 2018
St Jean to Fisterra 2020 or Chemin Piemont
#68
This was a brilliant addition to our Camino. I downloaded it onto my phone and we followed it all the way in.

Thanks so much!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Hopefully sometime....
#69
The 'scenic' route does not take you through Gamonal, does it? I really, really want to walk through Gamonal as I stayed there with a host family during a portion of our visit for World Youth Day in 2011. We actually walked a part of the Camino. It was part of what inspired me to make my own pilgrimage. Last time my friend's knee gave out near Najera and we bused in to Burgos for a few days rest. She was scared it was quitting time, but it wasn't. So now, I get a second chance to walk in to Burgos and visit my former host Parish. :)
 
Camino(s) past & future
2019
#70
So, I am very meticulous and an extremely visual person. I made this PDF for my friend and I illustrating the walk from Orbaneja Riopico, through Castañares, and into Burgos along the river. This is an alternate to the industrial route. This was made in part to the directions provided by @annakappa on her thread: Alternate route into Burgos and Clarely's blog post How to enter Burgos. I hope it helps people who do better with pictures than words like me! The PDF includes street view of the walk, as well as top-view images when the former wasn't available.

I wanted to upload the PDF directly, but no matter how small I compressed it, the file was too big. Here's a link where hopefully you can download it yourself easily! It's about 15 mb according to my computer.

To download or view, Click Here
Thanks so much!!
 

Mckarash

A Coddiwomple expert
Camino(s) past & future
St Jean - Belorado July 2016
St Jean - Sahagun April 14th to April 29th 2017
#72
I wish i'd known the river route. The industrial route was the most depressing part of my Camino. It went on forever!
 

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