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By bike I easily crossed the Meseta plateau in one day. On foot it takes much longer and the endless straight paths without much variety take no end. Nevertheless, I would not want to miss this section of the pilgrimage.


Leaving Sahagún. Supplies are purchased.

Vreni at the exit of Sahagun

In Sahagún this pilgrim poses with the staff.

romanesque bridge over the Rio Cea

A Romanesque bridge from 1085 crosses the Rio Cea. It rests on Roman foundations.

Way through the Meseta

This is what the path through the Meseta looks like.

pilgrimage route crosses roads

There is more traffic on the pilgrimage route than on the roads.

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Perales

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Perales.

Ermita Virgen de Perales 2004

When I was here by bike in 2004, I still had to clean up the trash that bothered me on the photo. In 2013, everything was nice and tidy here and there is a very nice rest area for pilgrims.

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Perales, Altar

The interior of the Ermita is beautifully decorated. The altar shines in fresh colors.

Ermita de Nuestra Señora de los Perales, Innen
Virgen de Perales

The Mother of God statue is being decorated for the upcoming parade. The ladies are busily at work.

Bercianos del Real Camino

We continue walking to Bercianos del Real Camino.

Restaurante Rivero

IIn this Restaurante I have already eaten lunch once (2004) during my bike pilgrimage. In 2013 there is a coffee break here.

El Burgo Ranero

The next bigger place is called El Burgo Ranero.

We admire the church with the storks on the roof but only from the outside.

El Burgo Ranero, Kirchturmspitze mit Storch El Burgo Ranero, Tafel bei der Kirche
way through the Meseta

With little variety the path continues dead straight.

way to Religios

Religios comes into view


Here in Religios we end the hiking stage.

Photos: Gerhard