Vía de la Plata: Stage 26
Alijado del Infantado – La Bañeza (22,1 km)
This stage will be a little bit difficult because now the cereal fields will disappear but you will be accompanied by lots of colorful olive trees and vineyards. There are a lot of rivers and bridges that hide lots of secrets and medieval legends. Estella will welcome you with poppy fields and wheat fields.
We start from Calle Real, in search of the LE-114 road. There will not be another to continue for it at least for a couple of kilometers, specifically to a marked detour to La Nora. It will not take us long to find a bridge over the course of the Jamuz, which we cross and turn left parallel to it along a track. Most of the stage goes through this route, following it for the next ten kilometers until reaching Quintana del Marco, a town of clear Roman descent. There we can make a stop to take something or stock up at your local store.
Continuing along the same track, we will pass Villanueva de Jamuz, a town about two kilometers from the track, continuing to the right at the height of a bridge, without crossing it. A few meters later we turn to the left in order to exit to the LE-114 road, which we follow for the following kilometers until we enter La Bañeza. Before arriving we take a detour marked as La Bañeza Sur that takes us to the train tracks, crossing them and once inside this municipality we continue straight ahead through Santa Elena street, San Julián street and then San Roque street, right. The hostel is located a little further on, on Bello Horizonte street.
What to see
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What to eat
- Haricot beans
- Frog legs
- Cold meats
- San Lázaro Buns
- Yemas (pastries made mainly with egg yolk and sugar)
- San Blas pasta
Bear in mind
We will leave aside several localities, by not passing the Jacobean route through them, but all of them being a few kilometers away. If we want to deviate we can do it until Villanueva de Jamuz, where to visit for example its castle fortress. This stage does not pose any additional difficulties for cyclists or people with mobility.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|Alija del Infantado||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Quintana del Marco||✔||✔|