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French Route stage 25: Hospital de Órbigo - Astorga


Route



This stage passes through...

Hospital de Órbigo, Villares de Órbigo, Santibáñez de Valdeiglesias, S. Justo de la Vega, Astorga

Outstanding destinations

Description

Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
French Route

Distance:
16,20 km

Mode of transport
  • 3,50-4,50. Horseback

  • 1,00-1,50. Bicycle

  • 1,50-2,00. Walking

Main difficulties
This area marks the start of the change in level, with small elevations and hills.

Flora, fauna and crops
The first kilometres of the route are across a fertile plain with tobacco and beet crops, and a wide range of vegetables, then come the first differences in level with several hills set among holm oaks.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
The local speciality is definitely the cocido maragato (chickpea stew). Little cakes and chocolate are the typical confectionery of Astorga.

Rest areas
San Justo de la Vega (past the town on the right bank of the river): broad wooded area with tables, benches and barbecues.