Way from O Cebreiro to Santiago

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Discover the Way from O Cebreiro to Santiago

The Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro to Santiago (French Way) is an emblematic place, birthplace of legends, mysteries, and miracles. It delights us with fairy tale landscapes, thanks to its privileged location between Castilla y León and Galicia, close to the Os Ancares and O Courel mountain ranges. We will discover on the route the Monastery of San Xulián de Samos, which dates back to the 6th century, of unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Once we reach Sarria, we will face the last 100 km of the Camino Francés, until we reach Santiago de Compostela.

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)

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Origin

Cebreiro
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Destination

Santiago
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Duration

9 days / 6 nights / 7 stages
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Total Kms

159
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Price / person

665€

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Services

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

Services Included

Accommodations in Hotels, Country Houses, Hostels

Special breakfast

Travel Assistance Insurance in Spain

Emergency roadside assistance vehicle

Digital Information Dossier of the Way

On-Route Telephone Assistance

Luggage transfer on the stages

✓ 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20 kg

Gifts

✓ Pilgrim Credential
✓ Pilgrim's Scallop Shell
✓ Typical Galician Product

No cancellation fees

✓ Up to 10 days before starting the Camino

IVA

Optional Services

Dinner Supplement

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Divide the Palas de Rei-Arzua Stage (into 2 stages)

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Transfer from Santiago Airport to O Cebreiro: €225

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Extra night in Santiago

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Additional baggage

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

bus

One-day Excursions (Bus)

✓ Finisterre (Costa da morte) and/or Rias Baixas.

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: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the first stage of the Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro.

We enter Galicia through the French Way. O Cebreiro offers one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Camino. A place of great tradition and mysticism, with its emblematic Romanesque Church of Santa María de O Cebreiro, where the Miracle of O Cebreiro and the legend of the Holy Grail took place.

From O Cebreiro we head towards Hospital da Condesa, crossing the way, several times until we reach Alto de San Roque and subsequently Alto de O Poio (1337 meters – the highest point of the French Way in Galicia with spectacular views). From here, we start a slight descent to Fonfria, and then descend to the Oribio Valley until we reach Triacastela.

In Triacastela, the final point of a stage established in the Codex Calixtinus by Aymeric Picaud, stands out the Church of Santiago, with its Romanesque apse.

Arrival in Triacastela. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 6h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

From Triacastela, there are two possibilities to reach Sarria, the variant via Samos and the variant via San Xil. Both are of great beauty, but if we have to choose one, we believe that the option of Samos is worth it, where you can see the impressive Benedictine Monastery of Samos, the main monument of the Galician route, except for the Cathedral of Santiago, as well as the Chapel of the cypress tree, a tree that is over 1000 years old.

We leave Triacastela, following the way (3.5 km), alongside the course of the Oribio river, until we divert towards San Cristovo. We will successively reach Renche and San Martiño.

In our Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro, we will encounter numerous forests and streams until we reach Samos. From here, following our “yellow arrows” and passing through different population centers, we will reach Perros, where the two variants of the Camino converge, which started from Triacastela, until we reach Sarria.

Sarria is the main population center between Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela, where we can see, among others, the Church of San Salvador, Romanesque with a Gothic facade, and the Convent of A Magdalena. We will admire the Rúa and the Tower of the old medieval castle, as well as the Rúa Maior.

Arrival in Sarria. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Throughout our itinerary of the Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro, this is probably the most emblematic stage we will encounter. All motivated by its scenic beauty and for passing through Kilometer 100 of this ancient route.

We will encounter typical villages and numerous bodies of water of great beauty, as well as some of its famous “corredoiras” and masses of chestnut and oak trees. The stage poses no difficulty. The terrain is gentle and undulating.

  • If you do not have the necessary days to start in the town of O Cebreiro, you can make your journey in 7 days starting the Camino from Sarria to Santiago.

During the stage, we will be able to admire, among other monuments, the Romanesque Church of Barbadelos, Romanesque Church of Ferreiros, Belesar Reservoir formed by the Miño River (Portomarín), and the Church of San Nicolás (Portomarín).

Arrival in Portomarín. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h 30m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We start the journey crossing the Belesar Reservoir by a footbridge. Starting with a slight ascent, which concludes near Ligonde.

Stage that largely runs along trails, close to the road, or in some cases through asphalted areas. Here we find multiple signs indicating that we are in a pilgrimage area, such as the famous “cruceiros.”

In this stage, it is worth mentioning the Cruceiro de Lameiros and the Monastery of San Salvador de Vilar de Donas.

Arrival in Palas de Rei. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 7h 30m
  • Difficulty: Medium

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We enter this stage in the lands of the province of La Coruña, where we will encounter masses of eucalyptus and pine trees, as well as numerous medieval bridges, such as those of Leboreiro and Furelos, as well as one of the idyllic locations of the Camino, in Ribadiso do Baixo, on the outskirts of Arzúa.

For lovers of good food, Melide is worth mentioning, a town famous for its octopus, and a mandatory stop for pilgrims. Also, remember that Arzúa gives rise to the denomination of origin of its famous tetilla cheeses.

The most interesting places we will encounter are: Church of Santa María de Leboreiro, Church of Santa María de Melide, Melide Museum, Ribadiso do Baixo Bridge, Church of Santiago (Arzúa)

Arrival in Arzúa. End of the stage. Lodging.

 

RECOMMENDATION

For those with little physical preparation or who prefer to undertake the stage in a more calm and relaxed manner, it would be advisable to divide the stage into two days:

  • Stage from Palas de Rei to Melide (15.2 km)
  • Stage from Melide to Arzúa (14.5 km)
  • Duration: 4h 40m
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Nos vamos a encontrar un terreno agradable y fácil de andar, entre masas de árboles y con suaves vaivenes, alternados con zonas próximas a la carretera, que tendremos que atravesar en ocasiones, para concluir finalmente en Pedrouzo.

It is worth mentioning the Church of Santiago, in Boente, with a beautiful carving of Santiago Peregrino.

Arrival in Pedrouzo. End of the stage. Lodging.

  • Duration: 5h
  • Difficulty: Low

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Probably, we have that double sensation, of wanting to reach the long-awaited end of the Camino, and the opposite feeling of “this is ending,” which every pilgrim experiences.

A stage of anxiety and joy, where the distance doesn’t matter because “it’s already there.” It’s a smooth journey, similar to the previous ones, except for the ascent to San Marcos from Lavacolla, a place named after the stop pilgrims made before arriving in Santiago to cleanse themselves in the river that flows there and “present themselves before the Apostle’s tomb.” Passing through Monte do Gozo and descending to Santiago de Compostela, just 4 kilometers more.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and the end of our wonderful Camino de Santiago. Lodging.

All of Santiago de Compostela is worth mentioning, especially the Cathedral of Santiago and the Portico of Glory with its renovated façade, which deserves a special visit, as well as touring the cathedral’s rooftops and the surroundings of the holy city.

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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