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San Juan de Ortega to Burgos

Hiking trail · Barrios de Colina
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From San Juan de Ortega, youascend the mountainous Sierra Atapuerca before  descending to Burgos where the business of the city may be a bit of a culture shock after the Camino. However, Burgos is a beautiful city with numerous monuments worth exploring, including the wonderful gothic Cathedral.
moderate
Distance 25.8 km
7:00 h
133 m
293 m

Walk into the city of Burgos, there are various routes you can take and therefore familiarise yourself with your options from the book.

After spending time on the Camino big city life can come as a shock and you will be walking along roads to get into the city. Burgos is a stunning city and when you arrive you will be able to appreciate the city's buildings and their artefacts. Burgos is a architechural jewel, filled with monuments worthy of exploring.

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Author
Minna Harshbarger
Update: February 26, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,074 m
Lowest point
859 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDSfull     

WSPSCDS2

WSPCDS1&2

Start

San Juan de Ortega (1,006 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.375706, -3.436787
DMS
42°22'32.5"N 3°26'12.4"W
UTM
30T 464039 4691584
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Destination

Burgos

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
42.375706, -3.436787
DMS
42°22'32.5"N 3°26'12.4"W
UTM
30T 464039 4691584
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.8 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
133 m
Descent
293 m

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