Camino de Santiago on foot: O Cebreiro-Santiago

Departing from the legendary O Cebreiro, emblematic place, cradle of legends, mysteries and miracles. It delights us with storytelling landscapes, due to its privileged situation between Castile and 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 dates back to the 6th century, of unsurpassed beauty and grandeur. Once reached Sarria, we will face the last 100 Kms, until we reach Santiago de Compostela.

O Cebreiro
Triacastela
Sarria
Portomarín
Palas de Rei
Melide
Arzúa
Pedrouzo
Santiago de Compostela
Remember that in Mundiplus we adapt the kilometers of the stages according to your needs and physical condition.
We prepare the route for people traveling alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.

Camino Francés itinerary 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 stage.

We enter Galicia through the French Way. Or Cebreiro offers us one of the most beautiful landscapes of the Camino. Place of great tradition and mysticism, having as an emblematic place its Romanesque church of Santa María de O Cebreiro.

From O Cebreiro we depart to Hospital da Condesa, crossing the road, several times until we reach the Alto de San Roque and later to Alto de O Poio (1337 meters -maximum height of the French Way in Galicia with spectacular views). From here we started a slight descent to Fonfria. From here, a strong 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, with its Romanesque apse.

Arrival at Triacastela. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Day 3: Stage Triacastela-Sarria, by Samos (24.6 km)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 6h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

From Triacastela, there are two possibilities to get to Sarria, the variant by Samos and the variant by San Xil. Both are very beautiful, but if we have to choose one, we think it's worth the option of Samos, where you can see the impressive Benedictine Monastery, the main monument of the Galician route, with the exception of the Cathedral of Santiago, as well as the Cypress Chapel, tree that exceeds 1000 years of life.

We leave Triacastela, following the road (3.5 Kms), next to the bed of the Oribio river, 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 to Perros, where the two variants of the Camino join, which started from Triacastela, until we reach 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 Gothic facade and Convent of A Magdalena. Admire the Rúa and the Tower of the old medieval castle, as well as the Rúa Maior.

Arrival in Sarria. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Day 4: Stage Sarria-Portomarín (22.75 km)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h 30m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Emblematic stage for its scenic beauty and for going through Kilometer 100 of this ancient route. We will meet with typical villages and numerous beautiful water courses, as well as some of its famous «Corredoiras» and masses of chestnuts and oaks. The stage does not involve any difficulty. The terrain is soft and undulating.

During the stage we can admire, among other monuments, the Romanesque church of Barbadelos, Romanesque church of Ferreiros, Embalse de Belesar formed by the river Miño (Portomarín) and Church of San Nicolás (Portomarín)

Arrival in Portomarin. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Day 5: Stage Portomarín-Palas de Rei (25)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 6h 15m

Breakfast and start of the stage.

We start the march crossing, through a walkway, the Embalse del Belesar. Beginning in slight rise, which concludes in the vicinity of Ligonde.

Stage that largely runs by walkers, near the road, or in some cases by paved areas. Here we find multiple signs that indicate that we are in a pilgrimage area, such as the famous "cruceiros"

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

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

Day 6: Stage Palas de Rei-Arzúa (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 will find masses of eucalyptus and pine trees, as well as numerous Medieval bridges, Like the ones of Leboreiro and Furelos, as well as one of the idyllic sites of the Camino, in Ribadiso do Baixo, at the gates of Arzúa. Mention, for those who love good food, Melide, famous for its octopus, and of obligatory stop, for the pilgrim, as well as to remember that Arzúa gives place to the denomination of origin of its famous ones tetilla cheeses.

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

Arrival in Arzúa. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Recommendation

For those people with little physical preparation or who prefer to perform the stage in a more relaxed 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: Low 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 near the road, which we will have to cross sometimes, to conclude finally in Pedrouzo.

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

Arrival at Pedrouzo. End of the stage. Accommodation.

Day 8: Pedrouzo-Santiago de Compostela Stage (19.9 km)
Difficulty: Low Duration: 5h

Breakfast and start of the stage.

Probably, we have that double sensation, of wanting to reach the desired end of the Way, and the opposite of "this ends", that every pilgrim assaults. Stage of anxiety and joy, in which distance does not matter, because «it is already there». Soft road, like the previous one, except for the ascent to San Marcos, from Lavacolla, place that owes its name to the stop that made the pilgrims, before arriving to Santiago, to clean themselves in the river that passes there and «To appear before the Apostle». Step by the Monte do Gozo and down to Santiago de Compostela, only 4 km more.

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Accommodation.

Congratulations pilgrim, now begins, probably «Your true Way»

All Santiago de Compostela, is worth mentioning, especially its Cathedral, which deserves special visit apart, as well as its surroundings.

Day 9: Breakfast-End of our services
¿DID YOU KNOW... in O Cebreiro, the beginning of our Camino, there was a MIRACLE?
Accommodation

The accommodations that we offer to our clients are from great quality and all rooms have a private 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 customers over the years. On our routes, we never offer hostels.

As they are dates of free election in which they can carry out the Camino, and when they are accommodation with limited capacity, the exact name of the same will be provided once they have made the firm reservation of their trip, and verified the availability in them.

Our primary objective is his tranquility, rest and enjoy the Camino de Santiago.

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

Price

Double room with breakfast
€ 560 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check rate.
Double room with breakfast and dinner en route (Santiago breakfast only)
€ 685 per person
24 and 25 July (Fiestas Apóstol): Check 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.
  • Applicable discounts:
    • € 25 for children under 12 in a shared room
    • € 20 / person for groups of 4 people or more
    • € 25 / person for groups of 10 people or more
  • Accommodation in hotels, country houses, rural houses, 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
  • Assistance vehicle en route in case of emergency
  • Information dossier of the road / profiles stages
  • Telephone assistance en route
  • Transfer of luggage in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 23Kgs
  • Gifts
    • Pilgrim's Credential
    • Pilgrim scallop
  • VAT

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

  • Supplement single room
    • € 25 / night (If you travel alone)
  • Split the Stage Palas de Rei-Arzúa (2 stages)
  • Transfer to O Cebreiro from
    • Santiago de Compostela Airport
    • 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)
  • Insurance Cancellation (Foreigners)