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O Cebreiro - Santiago "On foot"


Duration of the Camino from O Cebreiro: 9 days/8 nights.

Total distance of the trip: 159 Kilometres/98 miles

Lodgings: Hotels/Galician rural manors/Guesthouses

Meal option en route: Half board basis (Breakfast and dinner) or Breakfast

Santiago de Compostela only Breakfast.

Dates: Free choice. You can choose the day you want to start this Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. We customise your trip specially for you, your family or your group or friends. Only one person is require to do the Camino.

Prices available from March to October (Both inclusive)

* Rest dates: Check with us.



• 10% for children under 12 years in shared room.

• 5% for groups of 6 people or more.

585€/person (Double room with Breakfast)

725€/person (Double room with breakfast and dinner en route. Santiago de Compostela only Breakfast)

We start our journey in the mythical O Cebreiro, which is as impressive as it is emblematic. The birthplace of legends, mysteries and miracles. Due to its privileged location between Castilla, León and Galicia, O Cebreiro offers spectacular views of the surroundings.


Route Itinerary (Pilgrimage to Santiago) 


You spend the night in O Cebreiro and the next day you start the first stage of the journey.



Difficulty: Medium   Approx. Duration: 5h 30'

Beginning of the journey.

O’ Cebreiro, which is the beginning of the Camino de Santiago in Galicia. In this town, located 1300 meters above sea level, we will see "Las Pallozas" (constructions of stone and hay) presumably of Celtic origin. Stone houses that remind us of the past are also the main constructions of this mountainous area.

O Cebreiro is a mythical and symbolic village which include the Sanctuary of Santa Maria a Real do Cebreiro.

From the mountain pass at O Poio (1,337 m) and, the highest point on the French Way in Galicia, the route begins its gentle descent towards

Fonfría, and from here, it arrives at the town of Triacastela.

Arrival to Triacastela. End of the stage.


STAGE TRIACASTELA-SARRIA, Through Samos (24,6 Kms/15 Miles)

Difficulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 6h

Beginning of the journey.

On leaving Triacastela the Way forks. It is possible to continue directly on to Sarria, passing through San Xil or however, we prefer to head south, seeking out the hospitality of the monks of the Benedictine Monastery of Samos, who still run the old inn. kilometers to Santiago.

The stretch leading to the town of Samos offers not only the opportunity to admire the ancient monastery, but also the spectacular landscapes bathed by the Sarria river and of villages such as San Cristovo, Renche and San Martiño.

The Monastery of Samos is considered to be one of the oldest in the western world, with its origins dating back as far as the 6th century.

King Alphonse IX was the founder of this Sarria and Triacastela, died in 1230 while making a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.

Sarria conserves the Church of San Salvador and the Convent of A Magdalena.

Arrival to Sarria. End of the stage.


STAGE SARRIA-PORTOMARÍN (22,75 Kms/14 miles)

Difficulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 5h 30'

Beginning of the journey.

Emblematic stage for its beauty and for passing by the 100 Km marker of this ancient route (the minimum distance to be traveled on foot to receive the Compostela). The most interesting towns in this stage are: Sarria, Barbadelo, Ferreiros and Portomarin. Travelling through a continuous masses of chestnut and oak, meadows, and farmland.

This stage is not very difficult. The ground is soft and wavy.

To reach the town of Portomarín  it is necessary to cross the bridge over the Belesar reservoir, in the Miño river.

During this stage we can admire the Romanesque churches of Barbadelos and Ferreiros, Belesar Reservoir and the church-Fortress of St.Nicholas in Portomarin.

Arrival to Portomarín. End of the stage.



Difficulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 6h 15'

Beginning of the journey.

You leave Portomarin through the Belesar reservoir. You reach the towns of Ligonde and Vilachá.

In this stage you can find many signs which indicate you are on pilgrimage area, including the famous “Cruceiros (Stone crosses)”. Special mention to the the Cruceiro of Lameiros and the Monastery of San Savador de Villar de Donas.

Arrival to Palas de Rei. End of the stage.


STAGE PALAS DE REI-ARZUA (29,7 Kms Kms/18 miles)

Difficulty: Medium   Approx. Duration: 7h 30'

Beginning of the journey.

Today's stage you will cross the border that divides the provinces of Lugo and La Coruña through masses of eucaliptus and pine.  You will pass throuhg numerous medieval bridges (Leboreiro, Furelos and Ribadiso do baixo). Another place to stop is the village of Melide, really well-known for the the octopus.

Melide, Arzúa and Castañeda are the main villages, in this stage, with an special pilgrimage tradition.

In Arzúa we can see the beautiful Chapel of La Magdalena and enjoy the delicious cheese, given denomination of origin.

Arrival to Arzúa. End of the stage. 


ADVICE: For those with a normal physical preparation or who prefer to walk the stage with more calm and relax, we recommend you to split the stage in two days:

- Stage: Palas de Rei - Melide (15.2 km - 9 Miles)

Stage: Melide - Arzúa (14.5 km - 9 Miles)


STAGE ARZÚA-PEDROUZO (19,2 Kms/11 Miles)

Difficulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 4h 40'

Beginning of the journey.

The way goes again through meadows, oak and eucalyptus tres. This stage  is very easy to walk.

In Boente, you can see the beautiful statue of Santiago the pilgrim (Santiago’s church)

Arrival to Pedrouzo. End of the stage.



Difficulty: Easy   Approx. Duration: 5h

Beginning of the journey.

The last step of your Camino de Santiago, your goal has double feeling: “I  did it, I am in Santiago!”, but "This in the end" 

The way passes next to the airport and starts the gentle descent towards A Lavacolla. A Lavacolla is located very close from the Monte do Gozo (Mount of Joy), a hill from where the pilgrims catch their first glimpse of Santiago's cathedral.

Arrival to Santiago. End of the Camino.

Congratulation pilgrim. Now, probably start “Your real way”

The Cathedral and the entire old town is spectacular and you are moved to the Middle Ages just by walking through the streets.



From Santiago, you will start your return trip on your own. If you wish you can do the last part of the Way of St. James: from Santiago to Fisterra.

If you wish, you can book additional nights in Santiago de Compostela and visit in a day trip: Finisterre (Costa da Morte) and/or Rias Baixas.


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Accommodations Way of Saint James

The lodgings we offer to our customers are high quality and all rooms have private bathroom and the necessary services that will be useful after your daily steps. All the lodgings have been monitored by our team based on their comfort, facilities and excellent service from the owners.

The lodgings are located directly at the Way of Saint James or very near to it.

Our main goal is your peace of mind, rest, enjoy the Camino de Santiago, and make you feel more than at home.

Below are a selection of some of the accommodations in which you can stay, subject to availability.

Included Services

  • Accommodation in hotels, Typical Galician rural manors and Guesthouses (Double room with private bathroom)
  • Meal option en route: Half board basis (Breakfast and dinner) or Breakfast
    • Santiago de Compostela only Breakfast.
  • Travel assistance insurance.
  • Van support. in case of emergency.
  • Telephone assistance during your trip.
  • Luggage transfer between stages
  • The Credential or Pilgrim’s Passport.
  • Brochure of the road.
  • Gift: Scallop of the pilgrim.
  • VAT.

Optional Services

  • Supplement for single room: 200€.
  • Extra night in Santiago: 60€/person (Double room- B&B)
  • Option to extend the route to Finisterre.
  • Day trip to Finisterre (Costa da morte) and/or Rias Baixas.
  • Cancellation Insurance.



Useful Information

Check How to get O Cebreiro, what to bring, route advices, training and everything you need to know to do the Camino de Santiago. More information


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