- Follow historic pilgrim routes
- Family-run hotel based in a traditional village
- Free day to explore the city of Burgos
The high plains of Old Castile encompass the beautiful Sierra de las Mamblas, situated to the south of the city of Burgos. Exploration reveals a landscape of surprising variety: conical summits rise from rolling uplands; north-facing slopes tumble abruptly in craggy escarpments while the valleys that cut the hills are in places green and fertile, in others dramatic and rocky.
Our walks follow old pilgrim routes across the hills to ancient hermitages such as Nuestra Senora de las Mamblas, on the flank of Muela (1374m). Paths along the crest of the Mamblas offer stunning views over the plains to northerly peaks, while others pass through pretty, remote villages before dropping to dramatic gorges.
One of the highlights follows a pilgrim's trail to the village of Santo Domingo de Silos, with its famous monastery.
This holiday offers a fascinating mixture of historic pilgrimage routes, impressive gorges and spectacular scenery.
What makes this trip responsible?
On this trip we stay in the family-run Hotel Chindas and all the hotel food is home made and by using locally produced and sourced goods. During the trip we also visit one of the village wineries and buy their produce after a tasting! We a use a locally-owned transport company for transfers and we stay in a relatively unknown area of Spain, so clients are providing income to an area that would usually not benefit from tourism.
Walking in the Sierra de las Mamblas