Day 23 – Formista to Carrion de Los Condes 19km

We head out early as has become a habit now.

We have only 19 kilometers to cover and it is mostly a flat surface along the highway. The first village on the way is Poblacion de Campos where you can find a baroque church dating back to the 1500s. Everyone’s asleep here. Just the chicken are crowing.

After crossing the river you follow the road and we pass through three small villages Revenga de Campos, Villarmentero de Campos and Villalcazar de Sirga.

We stop opposite the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria la Blanca, a church built by the Templars in the 12th century.

Discussing pilgrim affairs

The town of Carrión de los Condes is 5 kilometers from Villalcazar de Sirga. As always the last stretch is endless!

We check into our hotel for the day, to find my bag didn’t leave Formista in the morning. They offer to drop it at tomorrow’s location, tomorrow.

After our usual post walk activities we head to the Square to grab some lunch. It’s Saturday and the bikers are in town. The Square is filled with super bikes of all models and makes. We pick one of the restaurants in the Square and sit down to a wonderful lunch of paella and spaghetti.

After a nap we head out again. It’s sweltering hot! Just as we head out of a store we’re caught in a sudden downpour- a hailstorm with fairly chunky bits of ice.

We share shelter with a couple of Americans from Utah and California who are cycling to Santiago. The gentleman from Utah worked at Accenture some years ago! Small world!

As we head to a supermercado to pick up fruit, we see a street cordoned off for a bike stunt show.

A fun finish to the day!

One thought on “Day 23 – Formista to Carrion de Los Condes 19km

  1. I can just imagine how good your lunch felt after all the walking you did in the morning. The paella and spaghetti look good. Too bad you have to manage without your bag. Hope it gets to the next spot as promised on time.

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