Day 1: Ponferrada. You will be pre-booked in a traditional hotel in the heart of the town. Town: ATM, shops. Accommodation: a charming 3* hotel, 200 m from the historical center, en-suite.
Day 2: Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo (6 h, 23 km). Today you will cross the region of Bierzo, a sunken plain nestled within a ring of mountains. It is a fertile land, whose agreeable climate allows the cultivation of many types of fruits and vegetables. Not to miss in Villafranca: the garden of the "Iglesia de Santiago". Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Hotel: 2* family run hotel, en-suite, close to the pilgrim refugio. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 3: Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro (7 h, 28 km). The final day spent in the area of "El Biezo" is both the most beautiful and the most challenging as you will have to ascend 1000 m. You will pass through the narrow valley of the river Valcace before tackling the ascent of O Cebreiro. Situated between the ranges of "Los Ancares" and "La Sierra do Courel", this stage involves a steep climb in the course of only a few kilometers. Town: ATM, shops, all facilities. Hotel: 1* Hotel in the center of the Celtic village, en-suite and quite amazing. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 4: O Cebreiro to Triacastela (5.5 h, 21 km). From O Cebreiro, surrounded by peaks and towering mountainsides, the trail passes through the "Sierra de Ranadoiro" (Ranadoiro Mountains) and, after crossing the Alto do Poio, it descends into the valley to the village of Triacastela. Town: Shops. Hotel: 1* family run hotel in the center of the village, en-suite. Includes: (B), (D).
Day 5: Triacastela to Sarria (5.5 h, 21 km). Of the two camino options, the "San Xil" camino offers scenery that will uplift you and encourage you on your way. It has many "Corredoira" (narrow forest paths) with paved pathways that go through the leafy oak woods so typical of Galicia. If you wish to visit Samos, you will pass through the narrow valley of the river Ouribio, mostly following the road. Town: ATM, shops, internet. Hotel: 3* hotel 100 m from the historical center, en-suite. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Sarria, end of the walking holiday. After breakfast we bid you farewell. Includes: (B).
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