Camino Francés: Stage 19
Bercianos del Real Camino – Mansilla de las Mulas (26,3 km – 16 miles)
In this stage you will have to walk lonely, with no villages around, so you have to get water and snacks before starting. Mansilla de las Mulas is a small village but it has all kind of accommodation to stay the night This stage concludes today’s stage next to the Esla river.
You will return to the path that goes parallel to the national road among cereal fields and also recreation areas but you won’t find any villages up to 10 kilometres after crossing Tl Burgo Ranero a village that is located just seven kilometres after the first seven kilometres of the stage. In summer you will find very high temperatures in this area. In this stage, you will find some streams such as Valle de la Granja, Valdesneros, and Valdearcos where you can cool down. In this stage, you will find some streams such as Valle de la Granja, Valdesneros, and Valdearcos where you can cool down.
In this stage, you will find some streams such as Valle de la Granja, Valdesneros, and Valdearcos where you can cool down. Finally, after crossing the train rail through a tunnel, you will find a rest area, then you will get to the following stop: Reliegos. This village has a lot of typical houses and also wineries among the cereal fields. You can’t leave Reliegos without visiting a famous bar called La Torre, in its walls you can find lots of quotes from other pilgrims that get there. It is not located in the Calle Real street but its worth. There are just 6 kilometers left to get to Masilla.
It is here in Mansilla, where most pilgrims decide to conclude their stage because there are 18 kilometers to get to León. You will cross the N-601 and also an irrigation canal to get into Mansilla de las Mulas located in a valley next to the Esla river. You will enter the village through Puerta del Castillo. It was a very important site in the 12th century considered an strategic point for both the Crown’s Service and the Defense of Oviedo and León. Here you can visit the Iglesia de Santa María church that is the only one that persists in the village. You will also cross the medieval bridge above the Esla river that is from the 12 century.
What to see
Do not forget that:
We walk by your side We walk by your side! If you have any doubts about this stage or about other stages, please contact us, we will help you. Have a nice Way, Pilgrim! Do not try to walk more kilometers than you can, the Way cannot be done in one day and you need to keep your strengths for what is left!
What to eat
- Typical cheeses Bahía and Valdeón
- Typical vegetable stew
- Conejo picantín
- Cocido Maragato stew
- Picadillo de Cerdo
- Rosquilla de palo (pastries mainly made with flour, eggs, pork lard and eau-de-vie)
- Custard with wafer
Bear in mind:
For people with reduced mobility, the road to Mansilla has no complications such as for cyclists. Cyclists will not have any problem along this stage, with the exception of some stony sections where the terrain can be irregular.What to see
|Villages||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Cash Point||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information Service||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
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|Calzadilla de los Hermanillos||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|El Burgo Ranero||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Mansilla de la Mulas||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|