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Stage 32: Benavente – Alija del Infantado (20.6 Km)
Benavente-Villabrazaro: 0-7.3 km
Villabrazaro-Albergue Alija del Infantado: 7.3-20.6 (13.6 km)
Atention: at the Benavente entrance you will see indication that take you to the village of Santa Cristina. That makes you do a big turn. We recomend you to follow the route indicate in this guide
We leave Benavente by the road “Carretera de la Estación” (photo 1). At the end of the road there is a right turn (photo 2 km 0.3) which will bring us to the road “Calle de los Tejares”. After a few metres we have to take another sharp turn onto avendida de los Donantes de Sangre which takes us out of Benavente. This avenue converts into the Carretera de Alcubilla (photo 3 and 4) which we follow until the 5.2 km mark (photo 5) where we take a right turn off it. Here we meet a road which climbs 800 metres and then descends directly to the road at the entrance of Villabrazaro (photo 6 km 7.0).
We enter Villabrazaro along calle Real and pass the bar Real (photo 7 km 7.3), the town bar and where they keep the keys to the hostel.
If we decide not spend the night in Villabrazaro we continue along the road. We cross the creek Ahogaborricos (photo 8, km 8.3) and continue along a small road with little traffic (photo 9 km 8.9 and photo 10 km 11.7).
At 15.9 km mark (photo 11) we arrive at Maire de Castroponce which we cross and continue straight ahead. At the km 17.9 (photo 12) we leave Zamora and enter into the province of León. At 18.5 km (photo 13) we cross the river Órbigo over the roman bridge “La Vizana”. After we cross the bridge we get to the LE-114 highway (photo 14 km 18.9) where we take a left which brings us directly to Alija del Infantado. A kilometre before we get to the centre of the town we see a turn left, the entrance to Bodegón de Ozniego where hostel is located. If you want to eat something this is also the place to do so as there is bar in the town that serves food.