We knew it was going to be a warm day, so we set off early, leaving a 7:15am, with just enough dawn light to walk with. I decided to walk with sandels rather than boots, to see it it helped my foot problems.
It was cold walking, but after about 5 km we found a bakery for breakfast and cafe americano (coffee) at Atapuerca. We fired up the laptop connected to our wireless broadband and booked a hotel for Burgos for 2 nights, hoping that a days rest might cure my foot problems. Off we went for a climb over another 1050 metre hill (we had started at 900 metres), for a great view of Burgos in the distance. We stopped for lunch in Orbaneja eating our Bagette that we had bought that morning (finding out that it was yesterdays bake), having it with Pate (Judy) and leche condensa (condensed milk) for me.
We then entered the suburbs of Burgos, for what was a hot, long exhausting walk through the industrial areas of Burgos. We eventually got closer to the city centre to find a bike race about to start in Burgos. The Vuelta Ciclista a Burgos, the roads were closed off, and we almost got caught within the track.
At 5:30pm we finally made it to our hotel – after starting at 7:15am. A nice sleep in tomorrow and rest day.