Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro to Santiago

The Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro to Santiago (French Way), is an emblematic place, cradle of legends, mysteries and miracles. It delights us with fairytale landscapes, due to its privileged situation between Castilla y León and Galicia, close to the Sierras de Os Ancares and O Courel.

We will discover on the route the Monastery of San Xulián de Samos, which traces its origins to the 100th century, of unparalleled beauty and grandeur. Once Sarria is reached, we will face the last XNUMX km of the French Way, until we reach Santiago de Compostela.

Or Cebreiro
Triacastela
Sarria
Portomarín
Rei's shovels
Melide
Arzúa
Pedrouzo
Santiago de Compostela
Remember that in Mundiplus we adapt the kilometers of the stages of the Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro according to your needs and physical condition.
We prepare this French Way route for people traveling alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.
THE RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL ASSISTANCE INSURANCE FOR YOUR SAFETY AND PEACE OF MIND.
NO CANCELLATION EXPENSES UP TO 15 DAYS BEFORE THE BEGINNING OF THE TRIP.
SPECIAL DISCOUNTS FOR FAMILIES. CONSULT.

Itinerary French Way from O Cebreiro (9 days-8 nights-7 stages)

Day 1: Arrival at O ​​Cebreiro. accommodation
Day 2: Stage O Cebreiro – Triacastela (21,6 km)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 5h 30m

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 us one of the most beautiful landscapes on the Camino. A place of great tradition and mysticism, having as its emblematic place its Romanesque Church of Santa María de O Cebreiro, and where the Miracle of O Cebreiro and the legend of the Holy Gril took place.

From O Cebreiro we leave for Hospital da Condesa, crossing the road, on several occasions until we reach Alto de San Roque and later on Alto de O Poio (1337 meters-maximum height of the French Way in Galicia with spectacular views). From here we start a slight descent to Fonfria. From here steep descent to the Oribio Valley, until reaching Triacastela.

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

Arrival to Triacastela. End of the stage Accommodation.

Day 3: Triacastela – Sarria stage, through Samos (24,6 km)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

From Triacastela, there are two possibilities to get to Sarria, the variant through Samos and the variant through San Xil. Both are of great beauty, but if we have to opt for one, we believe that the option of Samos is worthwhile, where you can see the impressive Benedictine Monastery of Samos, the main monument on the Galician route, with the exception of the Cathedral of Santiago, as well as the Chapel of the cypress, a tree that exceeds 1000 years of life.

We leave Triacastela, following the road (3,5 Kms), next to the Oribio riverbed, until we turn towards San Cristovo. We will successively reach Renche and San Martiño. On our way we will find numerous forests and streams, until we reach Samos. From here, following our “yellow arrows”, and passing through different population centers, we will arrive at Perros, where the two variants of the Camino, which departed from Triacastela, to Sarria.

Sarria is the main population center, between Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela, we can see, among others, the Church of San Salvador, Romanesque and with a Gothic façade 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 to Sarria. End of the stage Accommodation.

Day 4: Sarria – Portomarín Stage (22,75 km)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

An emblematic stage for its scenic beauty and for passing through Kilometer 100 of this ancient route. We are going to find typical villages and numerous water courses of great beauty, as well as some of its famous “corredoiras” and masses of chestnut and oak trees. The stage does not involve any difficulty. The terrain is smooth and undulating. If you do not have the necessary days to start in the town of O Cebreiro, you can make your trip in 7 days starting on Camino de Santiago from Sarria.

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

Arrival to Portomarin. End of the stage Accommodation.

Day 5: Portomarín – Palas de Rei stage (25)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 6h 15m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We begin the march crossing, by a footbridge the Reservoir of the Belesar. Starting in slight ascent, which concludes in the vicinity of Ligonde.

Stage that largely runs along walkways, close to the road, or in some cases paved areas. Here we find multiple signs that indicate that we are in a pilgrimage area, such as the famous “cruises”

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

Arrival to Palas de Rei. End of the stage Accommodation.

Day 6: Palas de Rei – Arzúa Stage (29,5 km)
Difficulty: Medium Duration: 7h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We enter this stage in lands of the province of La Coruña, where we are going to find 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, at the gates of Arzúa. Mention, for lovers of good food, Melide, famous for its octopus, and a mandatory stop for the pilgrim, as well as remembering that Arzúa gives rise to the designation of origin of its famous tetilla cheeses.

Most interesting places that we will find: Church of Santa María de Leboreiro, Church of Santa María de Melide, Museum of Melide, Ribadiso do Baixo Bridge, Church of Santiago (Arzúa)

Arrival to Arzúa. End of the stage Accommodation.

Recommendation

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

Stage: Palas de Rei - Melide (15,2 Kms)
Stage: Melide - Arzúa (14,5 Kms)

Day 7: Arzúa – Pedrouzo Stage (19,2 km)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 4h 40m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We are going to find a pleasant and easy to walk terrain, between masses of trees and with gentle swings, alternated with areas close to the road, which we will have to cross at times, to finally conclude in Pedrouzo.

Notably, the Church of Santiago, in Boente, with a beautiful size of Santiago Peregrino.

Arrival to Pedrouzo. End of the stage Accommodation.

Day 8: Pedrouzo – Santiago de Compostela Stage (19,9 km)
Difficulty: Easy Duration: 5h

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 of "this is over", which assails every pilgrim. Stage of anxiety and joy, in which the distance does not matter, because "it is already there". Smooth path, like the previous one, with the exception of the ascent to San Marcos, from Lavacolla, a place that owes its name to the stop made by pilgrims, before arriving in Santiago, to wash up in the river that runs through it and “show up before the tomb of the Apostle". I pass through Monte do Gozo and descend to Santiago de Compostela, just 4 Kms more.

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

Congratulations pilgrim, now begins, probably "Your true Way"

All of Santiago de Compostela is worthy of mention, especially the Cathedral of Santiago and the Pórtico de la Gloria with its renovated facelift, which deserves a separate special visit, as well as a visit to the roofs of the Cathedral and around the holy city.

DID YOU KNOW… The Camino de Santiago from Sarria does not end at the Cathedral of Santiago? Until the end of the world! Ultreia et Suseia!

Once in Santiago, which is the end of the French Way, if you have more days you can extend the Road to Finisterre-Muxia, what one day was, for our ancestors, "the end of the known world."

Another option is to add additional nights in Santiago and take day trips to Finisterre and / or Rías Baixas.

Day 9: Breakfast – End of our services
Accommodations

The accommodations we offer our clients are of high quality and all the rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort. All establishments have been supervised and selected by Viajes Mundiplus, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. On our routes, we never offer Hostels.

As they are free choice dates in which they can make the Camino, and when dealing with accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified their availability.

Our primary objective is your tranquility, rest and enjoyment on the Camino de Santiago.

You can then see and display a wide selection of some of our usual accommodations where you could stay.

Price

Double room with breakfast
€ 510 per person
July 24 and 25 (Apostle Feasts): Consult rate.
Double room with breakfast and dinner en route (Santiago breakfast only)
€ 635 per person
July 24 and 25 (Apostle Feasts): Consult rate.
Route Information
  • Camino de Santiago from O Cebreiro
  • Total distance: 159 kms
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodation in hotels, cottages, cottages, hostels
    • Double room with private bathroom
  • Diet to choose:
    • Special breakfast
    • Half board (Breakfast and dinner. Santiago de Compostela breakfast only)
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
  • Informative dossier of the road / stages profiles
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's credential
    • Pilgrim's Scallop
    • Galician Typical Product
  • IVA

Remember that the cost of the optional services you choose will be added to the base price of the route.

  • Supplement habitación individual
    • Consult rate
  • Divide the Palas de Rei-Arzúa Stage (2 stages)
  • Transfer to O Cebreiro from
    • Aeropuerto Santiago de Compostela
    • A Coruña Airport
    • Santiago de Compostela City
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 60 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • 1-day excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)