Once again pilgrims have to pay close attention to sections overlapping regular roads. This is a long section with some steep stretches, so try to take it easy. After leaving Belorado, the path leads to the small village of Tosantos, after 5 easy kilometres.
Very close by is Villambistia, with the parish church of San Esteban and its fountain with several pipes and the remains of the derelict Hospital de la Caridad. Another 2 kilometres away lies Espinosa del Camino, leading to the ruins of the monastery of San Félix, listed as Bien de Interés Cultural (a Spanish classification of historic buildings), where the remains of the founder of Burgos, Count Diego Rodríguez Porelos, are buried.
The next stop is Villafranca Montes de Oca, an ideal location for a break before the rest of the day’s walk, which will be a steep hill overlooking the mountain ranges of Demanda and San Millán. From here, there are 8 kilometres of somewhat gentler walking left to San Juan de Ortega. This small town, beloved of pilgrims for its hospitality, is home to a monastery founded in the 12thcentury. With another 24 kilometres already behind, many decide to stay here overnight, or otherwise walk the remaining 3 kilometres to Agés.*