Leaving the city, the route goes through the agricultural roads of Corporales and Morales, making you enjoy a soft and undulating landscape where you can start to see more cereal crops. In the foothills of the region, we finally reach the Carrasquedo hermitage, a natural place for rest, and the municipality of Grañón. From its viewpoint, which already has a view of Castilla León, the route heads towards the plains of the neighbouring region, between farmlands, through a dirt path.
We enter Castilla y León at Redecilla del Camino in the province of Burgos. The “Radicella” of the Codex Calixtinus is a typical example of the development of towns along the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago.
Among several houses with coats of arms a simple pillory appears which has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. The parish church, which was rebuilt in the 16th century, is noted for its Romanesque 12th-century font. Castildelgado contains the Casa de Gil Delgado of the 16th to 18th centuries, the 16th-century parish church, and the 13th-century Chapel of Santa María La Real del Campo.
Your itinerary through the province of Burgos will reveal lanes, roads, paths, and cattle tracks of spectacular beauty. The locals are ready to help you if you have any difficulties. Emblematic monuments, historical hospitals, charming chapels, and refreshing fountains mark the route. It should be taken into account that this land is special in that several of the saints related to the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago were born here. Viloria de Rioja, the next hamlet on the route after Castildelgado, is associated with the birth of Santo Domingo de la Calzada in 1019. According to tradition this saint was born in a house opposite the parish church.
On the whole of this stage we pedal on the French Route to Santiago on dirt tracks in good condition.
In Castilla y León we find not only the yellow arrows of the Route to Santiago but also the EuroVelo 1 signs.
Villamayor del Río has traditional houses with wooden frameworks. After this village we come to the town of Belorado which has a great historical legacy. This includes an interesting monumental ensemble of houses with wooden frameworks, a porticoed Plaza Mayor of houses with coats of arms, the ruins of a castle, and an ensemble of churches and funeral chapels of great artistic value.