This day is spent crossing a typical postcard picture of the Castilian high tablelands: large cereal fields surround the Camino, which is now a shadeless path with no relieffrom the high summer temperatures. Hydration, protection from the sun and cutting the day short if it is too hot are advisable precautions.
After leaving Burgos through the gate of San Martín you will cross the Arlanzón River and continue until the detour sign-posted at Los Guindales. Skirting along Villabilla, the path leads to Tarjados, a village lying 11 kilometres from the departure point.
Very close by you can find Rabé de las Calzadas and after that, the fountain of Praotorre, an ideal place to take a break. The path continues down the typical Castilian landscape until Hornillos del Camino where only 10 kilometres remain until Hontanas. Some walkers opt to call it a day in Hornillos rather than press on for the remaining distance.