After leaving Castrojeriz, we’ll complete two sections by road, first to Castrillo Mota de Judíos and then until crossing the Pisuerga River and entering the province of Palencia.
From here, the route continues on dirt trails in good condition. The route through the province of Palencia cuts across Tierra de Campos from east to west, and you can visit its beautiful villages full of history and monuments. The landscape turns flat, becoming a sea of golden grain in the summer. As you approach Boadilla del Camino, there are more trees, and the route can be enjoyed while protected under the poplars.
Itero de la Vega will receive you with its 13th century shrine of the Pieta, sculpture of the pilgrim Santiago and 11th century bridge, one of the most emblematic of the Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago. When passing through Boadilla del Camino, don’t miss its incredible jurisdiction column, a symbol of the jurisdictional autonomy held by the town thanks to a privilege of Henry IV, confirmed by the Catholic Monarchs in 1482. Before reaching Frómista, we connect with the Castilla Canal, one of Spain’s most important civil engineering projects during the Enlightenment. Over a short section, it boasts an impressive succession of beautiful locks. You can combine your itinerary with a short, 4-kilometre ride down the Castilla Canal in the Juan de Homar Boat from Boadilla del Camino.
The stage ends in Frómista, a small town with very interesting monuments, including a key Romanesque jewel along the French Pilgrims’ Route to Santiago, the Church of San Martín. It’s a great place to stop and recover your strength at its hotels and restaurants.