Day 25: Leon – Hospital De Orbigo
From León to Hospital de Órbigo you have 33 km. The exit from León is 8 km through the city streets, to the monument of La Virgen Del Camino, marking the end of the city.
Many Pilgrims take a bus or a taxi, to Virgen Del Camino to start their day from there. This, of course, is your choice, making it 25km to Hospital de Órbigo.
When in Virgen Del Camino you enter the off-road Camino path. Here you must choose between the historic Camino through Villadangos Del Páramo (full of industrial and residential areas) or the alternative Camino through Villar de Mazarife. We suggest this alternative as it takes you off the national road to a more rural option, again your choice. Both options take you to Hospital de Órbigo a flat and manageable stage.
When you arrive at Hospital De Orbigo you will cross the magnificent stone medieval bridge the town is famous for. It has nineteen arches with the Río Órbigo (river) flowing through only three. A bridge reserved for pedestrians only. You will also find in this Templar Town a 12th Century Church.