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El Burgo Ranero to Reliegos

Camino(s) past & future
july 2016
#1
Does anyone know a hostel or pension to stay in when walking the 13km stretch between El Burgo Ranero to Reliegos?
 

Peligro

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Camino(s) past & future
St. Jean to León the slow way
(Aug '15, Aug '17, Jan '18, Aug '18)
León to Sarria (Jan '19)
#3
Last August on the Roman road off the highway en route to Reliegos was the first time I've ever run out of water. There's not even shade there and the little rivers are fenced off.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
#4
Periodically we hear from people on these forums asking "where is there a dearth of services for pilgrims?" or "where can I set something p to help people out?". It sounds like we might have a candidate. :)
 

Tincatinker

Moderator
Staff member
Camino(s) past & future
Lots ;0)
#5
Its not much of a dearth is it? Last time I looked El Burgo had two Albergues and three hostels. 13 km down the road poor benighted Reliegos can but boast six Albergues, shopping opportunities and one of the most remarkable(?) bars on the Camino Frances. Anyone setting up a facility between those two might find themselves scratching for a living.

Now, if you're walking the 'Roman' route from Calzadilla it is a hard-core 24 km before you'll get your first cold beer (unless you divert to Reliegos) but even in that scenario I find it hard to imagine how any facility would facilitate its own existence.
 

Anamiri

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
#6
Its not much of a dearth is it? Last time I looked El Burgo had two Albergues and three hostels. 13 km down the road poor benighted Reliegos can but boast six Albergues, shopping opportunities and one of the most remarkable(?) bars on the Camino Frances. Anyone setting up a facility between those two might find themselves scratching for a living.

Now, if you're walking the 'Roman' route from Calzadilla it is a hard-core 24 km before you'll get your first cold beer (unless you divert to Reliegos) but even in that scenario I find it hard to imagine how any facility would facilitate its own existence.
yes I went the Roman route and saw 2 other people the entire day (they were together) so I think it would be a long wait between pilgrims
 

scruffy1

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Holy Year from Pamplona 2010, SJPP 2011, Lisbon 2012, Le Puy 2013, Vezelay (partial watch this space!) 2014; 2015 Toulouse-Puenta la Reina (Arles)
#7
AH!!! But El Burgo boasts an adobe hostel a-n-d a wonderful frog pond to sit by on the bench and watch the sun go down and listen to the concert! Thousands and thousands of frogs singing their hearts out!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances, autumn/winter; 2004, 2005-2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
#8
It is not only the seasonal frogs as mentioned by Scruffy above that can make El Burgo Ranero a special stop but also the chance encounter of a special hospitalera in winter.

November 2014 trudging on from Sahagun to El Burgo Ranero was COLD, bleak and solitary. During 5 hours only a handful of pilgrims passed by but all were battling the incessant wind and rain. With great relief I finally arrived at the simple adobe albergue Domenico Laffi
and met the friendly hospitalera named Alicia "like Alice in Wonderland!" as she said.

Wonderland indeed! Alice who had just arrived herself would be resident hospitalera for the next two weeks but already had an open fire warming the downstairs common room (there was no other heat) and her lunch was cooking in the kitchen. One other soaked cold pilgrim, Carlos from Madrid, came in. Since it was Sunday and both bars and the village shop apparently closed Alice immediately set the table for three and graciously invited us both to share her meal. Thus the delicious HOT rice, vegs and salad was stretched with his cheese and my biscuits and bananas. In the spirit of Wonderland we all drank several steaming mugs of HOT sugared tea. Alice enjoyed recounting her many camino memories while serving as hospitalera. I sensed that wherever she might be it would quickly be her 'home'; across the years the camino had become her way of life....
Across the years this visit has become another unforgetable winter memory for me.
 
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Camino(s) past & future
CF SJPdP (2013), CP (2018)
#9
Try the old Roman road referred to above. After leaving Sahugan, cut north at Calzada del Coto and then walk the old road to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos. Very few pilgrims take this route. Much better and much more scenic than walking next to the A231. There is an Albergue and also a small hotel there, or at least there was when I walked it a couple of years ago. The next day continue on the old Roman Road, eventually cutting south to Reliegos, or if you're up for it, continue all the way on the old road to Mansilla de las Mulas.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances Sept-Oct 2018
#10
IF...you do take the "scenic " route to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos, be prepared for a long, solitary slog there and an even longer one the next day to Reliegos, where there's not much of anything. Mansilla de Mulas is a better stop than Reliegos, where there's a nice, very friendly Albergue Gaia with an attached bar and good beer.😜💭
 

Anamiri

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances
#12
IF...you do take the "scenic " route to Calzadilla de los Hermanillos, be prepared for a long, solitary slog there and an even longer one the next day to Reliegos, where there's not much of anything. Mansilla de Mulas is a better stop than Reliegos, where there's a nice, very friendly Albergue Gaia with an attached bar and good beer.😜💭
I agree, I dont think I'd do it again, it was a long slog, hot, no shade, no water and no arrows which was disconcerting
 

jeffnd

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
March/April 2014
#14
There seems to be a Casa Rural in Villamarco called Pozo Villa, although the website doesn't load. It's hard to say if it's open or not. Also, on the Villamarco facebook page, they made mention of opening up an albergue, although I'm not sure if it is open yet.
 

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