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The Jerusalem Way is the world's longest pilgrimage and international peace and culture route!

The Jerusalem Way connects religions and peoples in a unique peace project.

The Jerusalem Way stands for mutual recognition and tolerance.

Love, the most powerful force in the universe, penetrates, illuminates everything and builds bridges between all people!

 

Pilgrims create openness to encounters, dismantle prejudices and fears and strengthen trust - basic trust! The supposed boundaries between peoples and religions can be bridged by individuals with love and mutual respect.

Leon - Reliegos
24,71 km / ↓ 157 m / ↑ 136 m
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Description

After the capital León with its attraction to tourists, it is now quite leisurely again for a few stages. Even today we hike again in a flat stage near main roads, but this time mostly south-east. We are now in the meseta. Meseta (derived from the Spanish la mesa / the table) is the name of the 200.000 km² Castilian highlands in Spain in the center of the Iberian Peninsula, of which we are getting to know a part today. As the name suggests, the area is quite flat despite some small hills. The challenge is not in the profile, but in the fact that this area is practically treeless and therefore shadowless, and the pilgrims can be mercilessly roasted by the sun. To reinforce this impression, there is practically no water here. The meseta is also a granary of Spain until the fields are harvested in summer. In the Meseta it makes sense to have enough food and especially water with you. In the stage location Reliegos, three Roman highways merged. This former “traffic hub” is still a suitable place to rest today.

 

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Places along the route

León - Río Torío - Puente Del Castro - Valdelafuente - Los Escobares - La Genarica - Puente Villarente - Río Porma - Villamoros de Mansilla - Matagnado - Río Esla - Mansilla de Las Mulas - Alcaires - Reliegos


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Distance: 24,71 km
Difference in altitude: 113 m
Highest point: 903 m
Lowest point: 790 m
Total ascent: 136 m
Total descent: 157 m