Day 27 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

My walk today to Rabanal del Camino took place under sun, light rain, sun, and heavy rain. Thankfully the overall distance was a relatively short 13 miles.

I am now heading into the foot hills of another mountain range that will involve more elevation and lower temperatures over the coming days.  The land has a mixture of pines, heather, and lavender that produce some stunning visuals.

Rabanal del Camino is a delightful small, old village that seems almost entirely focused on serving pilgrims on Camino. I have a nice room in a hostel that also has a great pub/restaurant that has a decidedly Celtic feel to it. A small, cave-like church is right across the street run by a Bavarian order of monks. I attended the daily Vespers  service this evening in which the monks chant psalms in Latin – very beautiful and peaceful as well.

I have a very long walk tomorrow that will bring me to a high point early in the day dominated by a large cross around which pilgrims have placed a massive mound of stones…more on that tomorrow.


4 thoughts on “Day 27 – Astorga to Rabanal del Camino

  1. Keep going Chris you are getting close to the finish line, I think you have about 12 more days walking?
    Were so happy you have had this awesome experience. Were anxious to see you back home!
    XO- Jeanne & Mark


    1. Can’t wait to get home and to the lake to be with you all. Getting close I think you are right 10 more walking days! Thx Jeanne!


  2. Awesome Chris. This is one of my top spots on the Camino. So loved that little church and the Monks. I think I stayed in the same place as you! Thanks for helping me remember!


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