Find out everything about the Camino de Requena, a route of great historical importance that crosses the provinces of Valencia and Cuenca
The Camino de Requena is a short Jacobean route that has recently become known, which starts in the city of Valencia and ends in the town of Monteagudo de las Salinas (Cuenca), where it joins the Ruta de la Lana that comes from Alicante.
This route has its origins in an important trade route that linked the Kingdom of Valencia and the Mediterranean coast with the interior of the Meseta, specifically with the Crown of Castile. This route was considered the safest route for pilgrims at some points in history.
The Camino de Requena is about 204 km long, divided into eight stages that go from Valencia to Monteagudo de Salinas. The route begins with a gentle route, but with a slight ascent as it progresses. From the arrival in Buñol, the route becomes increasingly demanding, with a steep climb to Siete Aguas. From there, the rest of the route passes through constant gradients.
Once they reach the town of Monteagudo de las Salinas, pilgrims should continue along the Ruta de la Lana, which in turn joins the French Way in Burgos, a route that should be followed until they reach their final destination in Santiago de Compostela.
This Jacobean route has just been recovered and has recent signage, thanks to the actions of the Jacobean Association of Requena, so it can be a perfect opportunity to be one of the first pilgrims to travel this route full of charming villages, among which stand out some as Mira or Villora, as well as wonderful natural landscapes.
Although at this time there are no pilgrim hostels on this route, we can find very good accommodation options at quite affordable prices.
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