From Vilamayor del Rio to Villafranca Montes de Oca

From Vilamayor del Rio to Villafranca Montes de Oca

Day 10, Monday 2 September 2013

Distance to Santiago:  569,6 km

We left Vilamayor del Rio early.  The 71 km spent on the bicycle the previous day resulted in an enormous pain in the ass. It felt as if my ass was numb and it was difficult to sit. Nevertheless we caught up and for the first time since we started to walk the Camino we felt relaxed because there was no need to rush.

2013-09-02-IMG_0662 2013-09-02-IMG_0663 2013-09-02-IMG_0664 2013-09-02-IMG_0665 Villafranca Montes de Oca

Iglesia de Santa María la Mayor



Walking through Belorado


Sunflower faces





800 years ago a woman, known as La Hermita, lived in a cave in the cliffs above Tosantos and ministered to the passing Pilgrims. A chapel has been built into that cave and once a year, on Fiesta day, the inhabitants of Tosantos hold a procession through the town, up the winding path to the cave and give thanks to God, Santa Maria and La Hermita for blessing the town.

In  Villafranca Montes de Oca we stayed in Hotel San Antón Abad.  It was a hospital for pilgrims built in 1377. The place was overpriced, staff not very friendly and the WiFi only worked in the reception area.

Nevertheless we booked in, I could not get fast enough to the bed and slept the rest of the day, recovery from the previous day.

We only walked 16,8 km for the day.