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Fair bit of choice in Reliegos https://www.gronze.com/etapa/bercianos-real-camino/mansilla-mulasThank you very much. It’s what I thought. I’m in Sahagún atm and Leon is just a touch too far. 45kms would be ok but not 54kms! I may try the Albergue at Reliegos (sp?) or otherwise it will be the bus for me!! Just finished the Madrid so am not overly focused on walking the Frances. Heading for Salvador/Olvidado.
Yes. I use gronze all the time. However, they are either not responding or are full!Fair bit of choice in Reliegos https://www.gronze.com/etapa/bercianos-real-camino/mansilla-mulas
Thank you. I will just have to see how it goes. 2011 was the last time I was on the Frances and it’s changed a bit!Mike, I guess you’ve hit the Frances in the middle of the September wave. You’ll have seen that the Reliegos Municipal has 44 beds and doesn’t take bookings, or answer the phone as I recall. But, as I also recall, Reliegos ain’t got much of a bus service either.
Maybe time to look for your best hop to Leon. There’ll likely be a few turning right at the Parador but things should ease out a bit.
Religious has a very nice albergueThank you very much. It’s what I thought. I’m in Sahagún atm and Leon is just a touch too far. 45kms would be ok but not 54kms! I may try the Albergue at Reliegos (sp?) or otherwise it will be the bus for me!! Just finished the Madrid so am not overly focused on walking the Frances. Heading for Salvador/Olvidado.
I can find no Albergue or other accommodation by that name in Reliegos or the vicinity. I would check again with your host.We are in the same situation tomorrow evening and our host at Albergue la Perala in Berciano has kindly booked us into an al albergue in Reliegos tomorrow night.
However, we cannot seem to find the address anywhere.
Can anyone here please help?
The name is “Albergue el Puente” in Reliegos.
Thanks in advance.
Changed is indeed an understatement. This year I tried remembering where the route had changed while I walked. From my first Frances I'm fairly sure that when exiting O podrouzo you enter into the forest and going up - but when I walked it yesterday there's no going up - and really just a casual walk to the now two diners? whereafter the climb begins. Is it just my memory playing tricks with me.“It’s changed a bit.” That amigo is an understatement that should be printed in LARGE LETTERS in every guide book, blog, vlog and, on a very large sign at the foot of the Route Napoleon
But maybe the businesses there don’t want it reopened.I went to the San Peleyo Albergue in Villarente. Here's how it happened. I heard all the beds were booked in Mansilla, but I went there anyway. And I found out, all the beds were in fact taken. I was going to take a bus into Leon, but the Michigan Couple called and got a bed at the San Peleyo Albergue in Villarente. So that's what I did, too. Turns out that it was one of the best Albergues I stayed at. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the inside is great, even with two courtyards.
But all that being said, Mansilla really needs to get their Municipal Albergue up and running again. I beleive that albergue had 70 beds, but let's say after they remodel it for Covid, it only has 50 beds. So, if you have 50 beds filled and those pilgrims are spending 25 euros in Mansilla (12 for the albergue and 13 on dinner) that's 1250 euros a night going into the local economy. If the albergue is full 100 nights a year, that's 125,000 euros going into the local economy. And my estimation of $25 euros a night is modest, for instance, at the San Peleyo Albergue I spent a total of 27 euros ($13 for the Bed, and $14 for dinner) then I spent another 8 euros for breakfast at a nearby cafe.
yes, I did hear a rumor that some of the other higher priced AlberguesBut maybe the businesses there don’t want it reopened.
Hmm, 'high priced' is not a modifier that one typically sees associated with 'Albergues'.yes, I did hear a rumor that some of the other higher priced Albergues
didn't want the Municipal Albergue reopened. I don't know if it's true