A hundred pilgrims have traveled this morning for about three hours the 11,2 kilometers that link Puebla de Pedraza and Sebúlcor in the fourth stage of the Camino de San Frutos, the provincial pilgrimage for the places related to the saintly hermit organized by the Provincial Council, through of its tourist agency Prodestur. In this new and penultimate installment, the pilgrims have gone through an itinerary of low difficulty. A different way of knowing the province through a Pilgrimage Route full of attractions and not exempt from spirituality.
The expedition has departed at nine in the morning from the Plaza de Toros de Segovia towards Puebla de Pedraza, where the first section of the route, of 6,8 kilometers, has begun. Once there you have left the urban area to take a path that has led to the road that leads to Valdesimonte.
Crossed the road, the path led by the side of some fields that are currently used for golf and that has led walkers to the path of Rebollo. A path of concentration, wide and very visible, that links the towns of Cantalejo and Rebollo. This great road has led them to the locality briquera, where a stop has been made on the road.
Then it has been followed until Sebúlcor for another 4,4 kilometers. The output of Cantalejo has been made by the road that leads to Sepulveda and that transits through the pine forest of the town to the sports area.
At the end of this area, the expedition has taken a wide road that through labor fields has led them to cross the road between Cantalejo and Sebúlcor, where a path has appeared that has taken the group to this town, very linked to the Camino de San Fruits, which has arrived around one in the afternoon. There the City Council has invited water and fruit to all participating hikers before going back on the bus
The walkers have had the opportunity to continue sealing their credentials, which certifies their participation in the pilgrimage.
Emerged in 2011
It was in 2011, on the occasion of the anniversary of El Adelantado de Segovia, when the project to recreate the itineraries linked to the saint came into being, which was carried out with the help of the Diputación de Segovia, Prodestur and the Junta de Castilla y León. The first step was the study of the Camino, to then proceed to its dissemination and signage with landmarks and information panels, being its official presentation in January of 2012.
This action created an infrastructure that helps the transversal tourism development of the province, since it favors accommodation, restoration, cultural heritage, nature, nature observation, archaeological tourism, etc.
Starting in Zamarramala, through rural roads for public use, you have the possibility to make two different routes. Until Santo Domingo de Pirón the route coincides in both roads, from there one transits through Tenzuela, Carrascal de la Cuesta, Caballar, Muñoveros, Puebla de Pedraza, Cantalejo and Sebúlcor and the other by Pelayos del Arroyo, Val Tower of San Pedro, Valle San Pedro, Pedraza, Orejana, La Matilla, Valdesaz, Consuegra de Murera and Sepulveda. To finish both, in the Hoces del río Duratón, in the Hermitage of San Frutos.
Last year the common route to the two routes was made and this year one of the slopes is being tackled, that of Caballar, where the relics of the brothers of San Frutos, San Valentín and Santa Engracia are found. The intention of Prodestur Segovia Tourism is to continue with these excursions until completing the Camino on both sides, the first of which will conclude with the next and last stage, which will be around the 25 in October, coinciding with the saint's feast.