Camino Francés (The French Way)
Camino Francés (The French Way)

León - San Martín del Camino

26 km Difficulty
Once you leave León, the Camino crosses the river Bernesga via the bridge of San Marcos towards Trobajo del Camino, 4 kilometres away. The following 3 kilometres run through an industrial area close to the N-120 towards Virgen del Camino where you can take a break and visit the chapel of the same name, with 6m tall statues of the Apostles on the façade. 

There is the possibility of taking a detour towards Villar de Mazarife to avoid walking parallel to the road. This detour will take you through Fresno del Camino, Onzina, Chozas and Villar de Mazarife. You can sleep there and then go back to the French Way the following day, at Puente Órbigo.

Meanwhile, the traditional route continues towards Valverde de la Virgen and San Miguel del Camino, through a moor. At this point, walkers should stop and review their supplies as there are still 7 kilometres left until the next village, Villadangos del Páramo. San Martín del Camino, after 26 kilometres, is the day’s goal.

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Tips from our postmen and women

 Julia María Prieto, Correos of León.
 
 
“When going past the Chapel of the Virgen del Camino, you have to rub your nose against that of the statue of San Froilán, the patron saint of the village, for good luck. The figure is on the side door to the church”. Julia María Prieto, Correos of León.
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Transfer Rucksack

 

We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago

 

We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle

 

Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point

 

Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago

 

Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 

 

With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card

 

Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 

 

Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.

 

Pilgrimage Stamps

 

Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.

 

Send Parcels

 

Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 
 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!

 

You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 
 

 

Luggage Storage

 

Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices

 

Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 

 

We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.