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21 travelers at this place:

  • Day18

    Villafranca Montes de Oca to Ages

    May 7, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 63 °F

    Hello from Ages, Spain...a small town, population 65 that is just east of the large city of Burgos. I left my very comfortable pensione this morning around 8am and after a long walk through a forest, I arrived in Ages at around 2:30. There were no hotels with inexpensive rooms..only albergues, which are getting tiresome because of the whole bunk room situation. So...I decided to haul the tent out of the bag and give that a try. I went to the local church...the 16th century Iglesia de Santa Eulalia....complete with a very large stork nest at the top. There was an elder Spanish woman who was apparently the overseer of the church and after explaining, mostly with sign language, that I wished to set my tent up in the courtyard, she was very happy to let me do so. This is the way that the Camino was done in the old days before the whole albergue infrastructure was in place....people stayed in church courtyards, hay lofts etc. As I write this, I am getting some dinner at a local cafe and using their WiFi. That is about it for now....tomorrow, I walk into Burgos. Take care all and thank you for checking in!Read more

  • Day13


    June 2, 2018 in Spain ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    Die Nacht war ok, wenn auch kurz.... dar unser Grüppchen aus ziemlich vielen Verletzten oder Kranken besteht (mich eingeschlossen) 🤕🤧 sind die Italiener und ich schon um 6:45 Uhr aufgebrochen.

    Es ging schleichend voran und diverse andere Pilger zogen an uns vorbei😳.... dennoch hatten wir Spaß und nach fast 7 Stunden sind wir dann doch in Ages angekommen. Es waren zwar nur 24km aber immerhin.

    Zwischenzeitlich sind wir noch in eine katholische Prozession geraten, ganz unverhofft... aber interressant.

    In dem kleinen Ort angekommen wurde erstmal geduscht und dann geschlafen, am Abend dann ein wenig spazieren gegangen und die kleine Kirche und den Rest des wirklich liebenswerten kleinen Dörfchens angeschaut.
    Es gab auch wieder Eselchen, konnte mich natürlich nicht zurückhalten. ☺

    Ich muss sagen ich genieße die Zeit mit meinen Italienern, echt liebenswerte und witzige Menschen. Irgendwie schade, dass sich morgen die Wege trennen.
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  • Day21

    Walk for the Ages

    September 19, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Our walk today started in the mists and continued through oak forests over a pass to a remote monastery. Plenty of time to contemplate and commune with nature. Our destination, Ages, is a quaint little town, alive ONLY because of the pilgrimage.

  • Day46

    Belorado to Ages

    September 18, 2016 in Spain ⋅ 🌙 46 °F

    Sun, Sept 18: A little over 29 km today, beginning in a crisp morning air. Another amazing walk. Legs and feet feeling very tired tonight. Tomorrow headed for Burgos & planning a 2-night stay, possibly splurging for a hotel room.

    Pic#1 full moon(?) in the morning as we are on our way
    Pic#3 me with Jenny (D.C. area) & Young (S. Korea)
    Pic#4 my fabulous Camino family and me having an after dinner drink before 10pm albergue curfew
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  • Day10

    O' Canada, O' Camino ...

    September 19, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Of all the nationalities on the Camino right now, Canada would appear to be over represented. Lotsa Canucks from BC, the Prairies, Ontario and Quebec. Canadians have become the subject of much discussion amongst or pilgrim cohort walking to Santiago de Compostella.

    But right now I am basking in the Spanish sun with a glass of vino blanco and in the words of the Canadian singer David Myles ...."countin' up my worries but I can't think of one." Hasta luego.Read more

  • Day13

    Day 11. Ages

    September 15, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Slightly further than the book suggests today, to ensure we get a bed. Shame our room mates are the snoring Americans and the creepy man following me.... oh well it's an adventure, dinner is cheap and it's pallea, my favourite. Tomorrow Burgos!!!!!

  • Day16


    May 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ 🌬 55 °F

    A windy, winding trail with a moderate amount of elevation through a pine forest brought us to the town Agés. Along the way, we stopped in a Villafranca Montes de Orca, which was once a Roman city, and had second breakfast at the Hospital de la Reina, which hosted up to 18,000 pilgrims per year in the 17th century. There, we enjoyed the company of a little, local tabby cat. It was also fun to run into Jennifer, a woman from Korea we originally met a few days ago in a different town.

    Afterwards, we walked at about the same pace as a small group from the southwest of England whom we had met and chatted with the day before. Their names are Tim and Bob and they are walking with their wives, their last stop is Burgos. Given that one is an MD and the other a priest, they're a surprisingly fun bunch, and theyparticularly enjoy discussing the shit show that is the current state of American politics. We happened to stay at the same albergue yesterday evening and they gave us some tips for the castle tour in England we're planning to tack on to the last leg of our trip.

    There was some competition for beds at Agés, and that, paired with the cold, wet weather, provided Tom and I motivation to move quickly. From apparently nowhere (or perhaps it came from the second chocolate croissant this morning) I outpaced Tom, even finding the energy to jog for a bit. A one point Tom said, "OK, I know you have a lot of energy, but no more jogging." We made great time and completed the 14.5 miles an hour or so more quickly than the last time we this distance.

    We arrived in time to get bunk beds, duct tape reinforcing the top bed; the total cost for a bed, dinner and breakfast for one of us is $22.
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  • Day13


    June 11, 2017 in Spain ⋅ ☀️ 30 °C

    Hot hot hot today with close to no shade. Also ran out of water half way through but made up with beer on arrival 🍺
    No sore feet or legs neither, can life get any better ?! 🎉

You might also know this place by the following names:

Arlanzón, Arlanzon

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