Camino del vino: Walking the Camino is not only a religious, sportive or spiritual experience, it is also a good opportunity to get acquainted with Spain in terms of food and drinks. Merel has a passion for wine, is a member of a wine society and regularly writes about wine and her preferences. In
Open Albergues in the winter
As most of the albergues are closed in the winter season some of them stay open. Lourdes Luch maintains a list of open albergues in the winter on the camino Frances. As always during the Covid-19 pandemic please contact the albergue of your choice in advance to be secured that they are open and not
Pilgrims menu: After a day of walking it is very nice when you can settle in one of the most beautiful albergues along the camino Frances, where you can have your pilgrims menu and eat very well in addition to sleeping. We often hear the stories of the pilgrim’s menu, always more or less the
Albergues Leon: The beautiful city of Léon in the Castilla y Leon region is a mandatory stop for many pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostella. Leon host many albergues, cafes, restaurants and beautiful buildings with the cathedral and Antoni Gaudí palace as highlights. From Leon it is 32km
Summer has arrived in Villares de Orbigo
Summer has arrived in Villares de Orbigo and we hope many of our visitors will enjoy our plants.
Even a small albergue needs a clear sign.
Arrival in Astorga
Anyone who has walked the Camino Frances and started before Astorga will recognize this pedestrian bridge as one of the last obstacles before reaching Astorga.
This is followed by a steep climb before you reach the beautiful center of Astorga and have a great view of the surroundings.
This beautiful creek can be found between Villares de Orbigo and Astorga and is along the official camino path. It is a small creek and in summer mostly dry. It is the domain of birds and small insects. What you can’t see is the sound of silence which you experience here. Only the sound of
The colors of Spain
Yesterday we walked around our village Villares de Orbigo where the fields are in bloom. Experience the red paths, green fields, yellow flowers and that all under the blue sky. Starting your stage in Villares de Orbigo offers you one of the most impressive tracks from the Camino Frances which