Agés is left behind following a path to Atapuerca, home to one of the most important prehistoric sites in Europe, designated aWorld Heritage. After crossing the village, you will continue onto a paved road descending towards the Pico River.
Seven kilometres from the day’s starting point, you will find Villalval. Both here and in the following villages of Cardeñuelas Río Pico and Orbaneja Río Pico there are places to eat.
If you follow the signs to Castañares, you will reach this town after 15 kilometres with two options to get to Burgos: taking the traditional route over Villafría that runs close to the main road, or following the course of the river Arlanzón along its riverbanks.
In Burgos there are many options for culture and leisure. The impressive cathedral especially stands out. One of the most beautiful monuments of Gothic art in all Europe and a World Heritage Site since 1984, the Cathedral also houses the tomb of El Cid Campeador and his wife, Doña Jimena. Although general admission is €7 to access the Cathedral, pilgrims showing their Credential or pilgrim passport only pay €3.50, which includes an audio guide. The Cathedral closes at 6:00PM from November to March and at6:30 from March to October. Calle Sombrería is a street leaving out of the Plaza Mayor. It is one of the most famous traditional streets in the city, as it is full of places to enjoy eating tapas an a lively atmosphere. Other worthwhile sites to visit include the Arco de Santa María (one of the main access gates to the city); the Castillo, open on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, offeringa wonderful view over the city; the Real Monasterio de las Huelgas; the Cartuja de Miraflores (3 km away from the city centre); the Casa del Cordón;, and the Museo de la Evolución, a museum exhibiting findings from the excavations at Atapuerca. The Museum also offers a discount to pilgrims (€4) and organises joint visits to the centre and the excavations.