Way from León to O Cebreiro

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Discover the Way from León to O Cebreiro

The Way of Santiago from León to O Cebreiro passes through different regions of León until entering Galicia through the legendary O Cebreiro, with its enormous significance on the Way of Santiago. We will pass through Maragateria, with the monumental Astorga and Ponferrada, the capital of Bierzo, with its spectacular Templar Castle. At the halfway point, we will encounter the mythical Cruz del Ferro, the highest point on the French Way.

Safety and Peace of Mind

Our rates include travel insurance and vehicle assistance in case of emergency, for your safety and peace of mind.

Customized Way

If you want to cover fewer kilometers per day, we can design this route with more days of duration (suitable for older people or families with children).

Special Discounts

Discounts available for groups starting from 4 people. Inquire. (Not combinable with other discounts)

More details

Origin

Leon
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Destination

Cebreiro
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Duration

8 days / 6 nights / 6 stages
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Total Kms

151
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Price / person

595€

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Services

Full and customizable services for a worry-free experience on the Wey of Santiago.

Services Included

Rooms with private bathroom

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Obsequios especiales

Gifts-

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell

Emergency roadside assistance vehicle

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Accommodations in Hotels, manor houses, Country Houses, Hostels

Optional Services

Divide the Rabanal-Ponferrada Stage (into 2 stages)

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Single Room Supplement

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Dinner Supplement

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Additional baggage

✓ Consult rate if you bring more than 1 suitcase per person

Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)

Remember that the cost of the optional services chosen will be added to the base price of your route. We are committed to making your pilgrimage an unforgettable and carefree experience. Welcome to the Wey!

Stages

Discover the Wey of Santiago towards the majestic Santiago de Compostela.

Welcome to the beginning of your journey. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure!

  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the first stage of our French Way from León.

We leave León, like any large city, passing through residential and industrial areas. The stage follows dirt and asphalt tracks, very close to the road.

We highlight the passage through Virgen del Wey, Valverde de la Virgen, and San Miguel del Wey, until our arrival at San Martín del Wey.

Arrival at San Martín del Wey. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

A stage similar to the previous one until we reach Hospital de Orbigo, where we encounter the spectacular medieval bridge, which gave rise to the historical event of the Deed of Don Suero de Quiñones.

From here, the Wey of Santiago from León runs along a beautiful path, with wooded areas, moors, and cultivated zones.

The Cruceiro de Santo Toribio precedes our imminent arrival in Astorga, with its fabulous Cathedral and the Episcopal Palace, a work by Gaudí.

Arrival in Astorga. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We enter fully into the Maragateria Region, an area of moors with typical stone houses and large colorful wooden gates. A beautiful stage with no difficulty.

Castrillo de los Polvazares and Santa Catalina de Somoza are some small rural nuclei that we will encounter. Lands known for their famous Cocido Maragato, the only one eaten backward.

Arrival at Rabanal del Wey. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Spectacular stage, with a climb to Foncebadón and the mythical Cruz de Ferro, the highest point of the French Way.

Throughout the route, the landscape will captivate us with splendid views of the Montes de León and the Bierzo Region.

Small and typical towns like Foncebadón, El Acebo, Riego de Ambrós, and Molinaseca, with its beautiful medieval bridge, are some of the localities on our stage today, until we reach Ponferrada, with its magnificent Templar Castle.

Arrival in Ponferrada. End of the stage. Lodging.

RECOMMENDATION

This stage of the Wey of Santiago from León is the longest, so if your intention is to do the route without rushing, it would be advisable to split the stage into two days:

Stage from Rabanal del Wey to El Acebo (16 Kms)

Stage from El Acebo to Ponferrada (16 Kms)

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Stage that initially passes through numerous urban areas until Camponaraya. From there, areas of vineyards and dirt tracks, with Cacabelos as the main witness, will accompany us on our Way to Villafranca del Bierzo with its wonderful monuments and churches, such as the Romanesque Church of Santiago.

Arrival in Villafranca del Bierzo. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 8h
  • Difficulty: High

Breakfast and start of the stage.

The arrival in Galicia, ending in the mythical O Cebreiro, marks today’s stage. Paths, starting from Villafranca, until entering the Valcarce Valley, with its numerous and typical Berzian villages, with slate roofs and granite walls.

Las Herrerías and Hospital lead directly to the steep ascent to La Faba and Laguna de Castilla, with impressive views, until our long-awaited arrival at O Cebreiro, with its Romanesque Church of Santa María, one of the historical gems of the Way, and the birthplace of the legend of the Galician Holy Grail.

Arrival in O Cebreiro. End of the stage and of our Way of Santiago from O Cebreiro. Lodging.

If you have more days, you can extend your Way of Santiago from O Cebreiro.

We’re coming to the last day of your trip! Enjoy breakfast and conclude this unforgettable experience with us. Thank you for being part of this adventure!

This itinerary will take you through the most popular stages, allowing you to experience the beauty and culture of the Wey of Santiago. Be sure to book accommodation in advance, as it can get crowded, especially in the high season.
Safe travels and Buen Camino!

Lodging

In our constant effort to provide the best experience to our customers, we want to assure you that we are committed to your rest and comfort. The accommodations we offer have been carefully selected and provide private rooms with private bathrooms, along with all the necessary services to make the most of your stay. It is important to note that we will never put you up in hostels.

Since these accommodations have a limited capacity, we will provide you with the exact name once you confirm your reservation and we verify availability on the dates of your choice. Your satisfaction is our priority!

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