Quote “The Meseta is the central Spanish tableland, which intersects the Camino Frances between Burgos and Leon. It is a part of Spain known among pilgrims for its wide skies, dry heat and flat lands, all of which mess with perceptions of time and distance.” This is all true. We were pleased to be riding rather than walking the Meseta.
We took a rest day in Burgos to prepare ourselves for the 180-kilometre journey across the infamous Meseta. Walker’s take 8 days (unless, as many do, they catch a bus) we planned to take 4.
We loved Burgos, the cathedral was an extraordinary place to visit.
I took more photos from the inside than I can post here.
The next morning was overcast so made for ideal riding.
After completing 40km on the first day on the Meseta and 70km on the second, we felt we could complete the crossing in three days if we could complete another ride of 70+km.
The day started clear, but cold (4°) We managed 25km by 9:00am then stopped for breakfast and a thaw out.
We had another stop at 50km and topped up our fluids.
Finally, after 75km, we arrived in Leon. We were there in time to have a look around the famous cathedral before dinner.
We went out and about after a light tea. What a vibrant city.