Today’s walk will be only 18 kilometers long and the surface will be mostly flat. In fact there are two options you can take today, one is the old Roman route that might be a little rugged and two kilometers longer than the other.
The more popular route is the shorter one where you will also have more shade as trees have been planted on the side of the walkway.
However, whichever route you take, make sure to carry water with you upon leaving El Burgo Ranero as today there will be a long stretch without supplies.
If you take the more popular route, along the road and in the shade you will pass next to the village of Villamarco after seven kilometers, however you will have to make a 600 meter detour to enter the village as it is not exactly on the camino. This is the only village you can access until you reach Mansilla de las Mulas, located a further 12 kilometers away.
This is mainly an agricultural region and it can get hot during the summer months so make sure you are prepared for that adequately.
This is an easy stage going from El Burgo Ranero to Mansilla de las Mulas. Some pilgrims are walking from Bercianos del Real Camino as seen in the map below:
You can follow this link to book online your hostel or room in Mansilla de las Mulas or to search accommodation on your way!