Day 2: Leon – Hospital De Orbigo
Exiting a large city is not terribly exciting. An 8 km walk through city streets, to the monument of La Virgen Del Camino, marking the end of the city.
Virgen Del Camino has become a popular starting point for many Pilgrims. A short bus trip shortens the distance to Hospital de Órbigo to 25km. You are free to decide what you wish to do for this day. For those of you that wish to shorten the day, we will meet as a group at an agreed time in the foyer of your hotel to catch the bus to La Virgen Del Camino
When in Virgen Del Camino you enter the off-road Camino path. Here you have the choice between the historic Camino through Villadangos Del Páramo (full of industrial and residential areas). Or the alternative Camino through Villar de Mazarife. This alternative takes you off the national road through a more rural option. Both options take you to Hospital de Órbigo a flat and manageable stage.
When you arrive at Hospital De Orbigo you will be greeted by the sight of the magnificent bridge this town is famous for. Boasting nineteen arches with the Río Órbigo flowing through only three. The bridge is reserved for pedestrians only. You will also find in this Templar Town a 12th Century Church.