While Fernando would describe today’s 60km stage as a flat, hot stage, the rest of us only agree with the hot part of the decription and cursed the “rolling hills”. A cool morning has us first think of rain approaching and we bundled up accordingly. Soon, however, we have to shed the layers as gradually sun wins the upper hand in today’s sky. By noon it’s hot.
Today we will pass the exact mid-way point of the French Way, our Camino. It’s at Sahagun, a great lunch-spot on route as most little towns we pass have little to none to offer to a group of 15. If we were pilgrims on foot we might be in need of great patience on the long stretches, but on bike the time goes by relatively quickly.
The great city of Leon is today’s destination. We are staying, once again, in a former monestary turned into a hotel. The buildig, which is the largest in the old town of Leon also houses two museums and cradles another famous romanesque church. Once again we are in presence of catholic splendour: the true Holy Grail, housed in the museum in the building. After initial analysis, we believe the story is true and the cup is the one Jesus held last supper with.