The town of Belorado, with just over 2,000 inhabitants, was repopulated by King Alfonso I of Aragon in 1166.
Although it had been occupied since Roman times, this resettlement brought boom years for the town. Another reason for Belorado's prosperity during the early Middle Ages was its refusal to pay an annual tax to the church of Santiago de Compostela.
In the 13th century, the town had up to eight churches, a period in which Alfonso X the Wise also made important donations.
Like many cities in this region, it was divided into ethnic zones: French, Castilian Christians, Jews and Muslims. Each neighborhood had its own judges and traditions.
On leaving Belorado, we will again meet the N-120 for most of the day. Most of this stage is an easy ride until you leave Villafranca, where the route begins to climb to the Montes de Oca.
This climb can be steep at times, and unpleasant if it rains because the road will turn to mud quickly.
This area was considered the natural limit of Castilla. We recommend that you equip yourself with everything you need beforehand, as there are about 12 kms without services to the next village on the Camino.
For pilgrims in the past, this was a treacherous stretch of road inhabited by bandits who robbed and killed pilgrims. The journey begins at about 800 m and ascends to 1150 m, before descending back down to 1000 m. San Juan de Ortega awaits you 12 km from the Montes de Oca.
|Albergue de Villafranca Montes de Oca||C/ Mayor, 17||Villafranca Montes de Oca (Burgos)||691 801 211||Municipal||Ayuntamiento||Maite|
|Albergue de San Roque||Plaza Mayor, 1||Villambistia||687 669 734||Municipal||Ayuntamiento de Villambistia||Asunción|
|Albergue El Camino de Santovenía||Pl mayor 1||Santovenia de oca||650733150||Junta vecinal||Vecinos||Elena|
|Albergue Parroquial de Tosantos||C/ Santa Marina||Tosantos (Burgos)||947 58 03 71||Parroquial||La Parroquia||José Luis y voluntarios|
|Albergue de San Juan de Ortega||Calle de la Iglesia , nº 9||San Juan de Ortega (Burgos)||947 569 913||Parroquia de San Juan de Ortega||Fundación DIPER||Voluntarios|
|Albergue El Pajar de Agés||Calle Ochabro, 12||Agés (Burgos)||686 273 322||Private||Unknown||Joaquín|
|Albergue La Campana de Espinosa del Camino||Espinosa del Camino s/n||Espinosa del Camino||678 47 93 61||Privado||José Mir||José Mir|
|Albergue Fagus||C/ Adobera 14-16||Agés||647 312 996 947 561 329||Private||Private||Jorge|
|Albergue San Antón Abad||C/ Hospital, 4 (detrás de la iglesia)||Villafranca Montes de Oca||947 58 21 50||Private||Private||Personal de recepción|
|Albergue Los Arancones||Calle de la Iglesia, s/n||Tosantos (Burgos)||947 58 14 85, 693 299 063||Private||Private||Jessica|