The Camino de Santiago from Ourense (Camino Sanabrés) runs through an eminently rural environment with small towns and villages widely scattered, with the exception of the city of Orense itself. This route is enjoying more and more popularity and good reception among pilgrims of all nationalities. Every year they grow at a good pace... continued

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IMPORTANT!!  Unlike other companies OUR RATE INCLUDES TRAVEL INSURANCE, for your safety and peace of mind.
We prepare this route of the Camino Sanabrés for people who travel alone, as well as for groups of friends and / or family.
Special discounts for groups of at least 6 people: €15/person (Not combinable with other offers)


Day 1: Arrival in Orense. Accommodation.

Day 2: Stage from Ourense to Cea (22,3 kms)

Day 3: Stage from Cea to Lalín Station (27 Kms)

Day 4: Stage from Lalin Station to Silleda (15 Kms)

Day 5: Stage Stage from Silleda to Ponte de Ulla (19,7 km)

Day 6: Stage from Ponte Ulla to Santiago de Compostela (20,9 Kms)

Day 7: Breakfast-End of our services



The accommodations that we offer to our clients are of high quality. The rooms are private and have their own exclusive bathroom, as well as the necessary services for your comfort.

We personally supervise and select the accommodations, based on the satisfaction expressed by our clients over the years. We will never put you in Hostels.

As these are accommodations with limited capacity, the exact name of them will be provided once you have made the final reservation of the trip, and we will verify availability on the dates you have chosen.

What to eat and typical dishes on the Camino de Santiago from Ourense to Santiago?

The Camino Sanabrés is a variant of the Ruta de la Plata. It starts from Zamora and reaches Santiago de Compostela through this province and Orense. like everyone else Trips to the Camino de Santiago organized, here you can enjoy an autochthonous cuisine. Of course, this tour is packed with interesting dining options, even if you're not a pilgrim.

In this guide we are going to talk about the most typical dishes of the Camino Sanabrés. We will take the opportunity to suggest where to eat on the Sanabrés road, from Ourense to Santiago.

Typical dishes of the Camino Sanabrés from Ourense to Santiago

Opting for the typical dishes of the region will always be the best option to learn about its history and culture. It is a way of blending in more with both the adventure of the Camino de Santiago and with the locals.

Among the typical dishes that you must try yes or yes, are:

Cea bread

Originally from San Cristóbal de Cea, in Galicia, where its name comes from. This bread is made from sourdough, wheat flour and salt. However, what makes it different is both the fermentation and cooking time. In both cases, they are much longer than the traditional ones.

They are made in a wood oven over very low heat. with a single tuft perpendicular to the width of the bread. They have a thick crust, a spongy and dense crumb, and a fairly intense flavor that will surprise you.

Cooked Gallego

Of course, in Spain we are lovers of stews, we love them, regardless of the season of the year, we will always enjoy them. Also, each region has its own version.

El cooked Gallego particularly is one of the best known of the entire peninsula. It is a hearty and hearty dish, perfect for recovering strength after a long day of effort.

Here turnip tops or cabbage (depending on the season) are mixed together with the traditional beans and potatoes, chicken, beef, pork or even all of them, chorizo ​​and noodles for soup. The latter are dispensable. To accompany, bread will always be the most appropriate.

Arnoia peppers

The variety of Arnoia peppers, with protected designation of origin, they have a conical shape like a kind of bell. They are so important that, in fact, they have a festival in their honour, the Arnoia Pepper Festival. This is held the first weekend of August.

Being so popular, there are many ways to prepare them. Nevertheless, fillers is how you will always see them most often. For this, rice and some meat is used, usually beef or pork, minced very small.

You can consume them during any season of the year and regardless of the time. You will always find it a true delight.

brown glaze

Its name may not tell you much, but this is one of the most traditional sweets in all of Galicia and even in Spain. These are chestnuts that have been candied or glazed, Extremely popular in Italy and France.

Its popularity increased considerably in 1980, being one of the most consumed today. Of course, today it is easy to find in most food establishments in the region.

Although preparing it is laborious, it is not exactly difficult. Are made from chestnuts, sugar and a lot, but a lot of patience.

Where to eat on the Camino Sanabrés from Orense?

Best places to eat on the Sanabrés road from Orense to Santiago

The final stretch of the Camino de Santiago can be one of the most complicated, both due to exhaustion and the anxiety of wanting to get there soon. Of course, in the section from Ourense to Compostela, apart from the fact that the landscapes are amazing,You also have good options in places to eat.

Here are some recommendations for you to take advantage of your time in the area:

Villa Verde Restaurant (Vedra – Outeiro)

It is in the beautiful town of Puente Ulla, where it seems that time has stopped and there is no rush, much less routine. Villa Verde Restaurant It is a place to enjoy the most delicious traditional gastronomy and they will give you extremely dedicated attention.

It is at number 10 Figueiredo street. It is central, beautiful and with an extensive menu. This establishment pays homage to Galician culture, with fresh ingredients from nearby orchards and preparations that combine tradition with signature touches.

A Palleira Restaurant (Ourense)

Once in Ourense, we recommend you eat at To Palleira, especially if you are one of those who enjoys good portions of meat. However, they have options for all kinds of diets.

It is located on Avenida de Buenos Aires, with spacious and very welcoming facilities, without neglecting the good attention of those who work there. In your menu you will find fish, shellfish, meat, cooked, portions and of course, many desserts so you can enjoy the full experience.

Acevedo Tavern (Xunqueira)

A halfway surprise, so we could define Taberna Acevedo a bit. This cozy and picturesque space stands out for its pleasant environment, quiet and where silence will always be the protagonist.

The food, delicious, traditional and above all abundant, a true wonder for these last sections of the Camino de Santiago. Here you can find the necessary forces to finish. It works every day and of course its administrators are extremely friendly, especially with pilgrims.

Meson O Cruce (Lalin)

Galician traditional cuisine in its maximum expression that has passed through the hands of the same family for three generations.

You can find it at number 10 Vilatuxe street. They offer a menu that will leave you quite satisfied where you can choose between fish, seafood, cooked and all kinds of meat. The establishment has its own butcher shop which ensures fresh cuts of the best quality.

But, also, for collaborating a little with the economy of the pilgrims, this establishment also offers you a menu of the day, which is plentiful and always delicious.

Last but not least, they also have own winery so good wines will never be lacking.

What to see and do on the Camino Sanabrés from Ourense (Travel Guide)


In Ourense we can see its Cathedral as well as the Roman Bridge and As Burgas.

The Church of Santa Maria from the XNUMXth century, which preserves remains of the old Romanesque temple and the Baroque Pazo from the XNUMXth century.

Cea is famous for making one of the best breads in Spain. The town has 20 bread ovens, which they export to many cities in Spain.
Located in the center of the Plaza Mayor is the Clock Tower, made up of bells and four clocks (one on each face), as well as four fountains at its base.

At the exit of Cea, in the direction of Piñor, is the Chapel of La Saleta.

OSEIRA MONASTERY: to 8,5 kilometers from San Cristovo de Cea is the most important monument of the Camino Sanabrés. The monastery of Santa Maria la Real de Oseira founded in the XNUMXth century, belonging to the Cistercian Order, which is known as the "Galician Escorial" for its grandeur.
It consists of three cloisters (the one of the Knights, the Regular or of the Medallions and the one of the Pinnacles), a Romanesque church and a chapter house. In the refectory you can visit the Lapidarium or Museo da Pedra.



Lalín, capital of Terra de Deza, is the largest municipality in the province of Pontevedra. It is famous for its stew, based on pork products. As a sign of its importance, the "Cook Fair" is celebrated every year, from January 15 to February 14, gathering thousands of people on those dates, considering it a "National Tourist Interest Festival". In addition to those dates, you can taste this delicacy throughout the year in the many restaurants in the city.

How most representative places to visit we highlight:

- Monument to O Porco: Monument dedicated to the Cocido Fair.
- avant-garde building (Castro Tecnológico), which houses the Lalin Town Hall, designed by the architects Emilio Tuñón and Luis Mansilla.
- Lalin Municipal Museum: Dedicated, mainly, to Don Ramón Aller Ulloa, since he created the first astronomical observatory in Galicia, in the XNUMXth century, and which is still in operation.



Taboada Bridge, which crosses the Deza river and, in the vicinity of Silleda, the XNUMXth century Pazo de Transfontao, which includes a circular dovecote, granary and chapel, property of the Montenegro family.

Chapel of Santiaguino: Small hermitage from the XNUMXth century, located in San Pedro de Vilanova (Vedra), with a rectangular floor plan and a semicircular arch. It has a baroque fountain, located on the outside, in which we can see a representation of the Apostle Santiago and his disciples, and references to the Translatio, since, according to legend, through those places, his remains were transported in a cart, pulled by oxen, up to Mount Libredón.



In Santiago de Compostela we find the most important monument of our entire route, the Cathedral of Santiago, dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. It was consecrated in the year 1128 and is a good example of a pilgrimage church. Romanesque in style, with later Renaissance and Baroque elements from the XNUMXth century. With a Romanesque layout with a Latin cross, it has three naves divided by semicircular arches, a gallery, a transept and an ambulatory. Highlight, by master Mateo, the Pórtico de la Gloria, the best example of Spanish Romanesque.

As a tradition, all pilgrims who want and can attend the 12 midnight mass in the Cathedral. In it, with a bit of luck, you will be able to see the magnificent botafumeiro in action. Another of the traditions is the hug to the image of the Apostle Santiago and the visit to his crypt. It is a must to visit its museum, as well as a visit to the roofs of the Cathedral.

The Monastery of San Martín Pinario, in front of the Plaza de la Azabachería.

The front of the Parador de los Reyes Católicos, in Plaza del Obradoiro, which was founded as a hospital for pilgrims.

The entire old town is spectacular, it takes us without realizing it to medieval times. In it is the Abastos de Santiago market.

How to get to Ourense

We indicate the different options of How to get to Ourense and start your trip on the Camino Sanabrés:

Option 1: Private car and leave the vehicle parked in Ourense, near the accommodation where we host you.

Option 2: Bus

From Madrid to Ourense with the company Alsa

Option 3: Train (Renfe) Season.

Option 4: Plane

The closest airport to Ourense is Vigo.

From here they exist three possibilities to get to Ourense:

By bus and train option seen above.

Private transfer: pick up at Vigo airport and direct transfer to the accommodation in Orense. Consult us for the service fee.

What is the busiest route on the Camino de Santiago?

Although, as we have commented, the Camino Sanabrés is enjoying more and more popularity, especially with the arrival of the high-speed train to the town of Orense, the quintessential route is the Way from Sarria to Santiago. The positive side of the Camino from Ourense is its less crowding.

Price and Formalize Reservation
Double room with breakfast
495€ per person
Route Information
  • Distance from Ourense to Santiago: 104,9 kms
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights / 5 stages
  • Dates: Free choice. You choose the day!
    • The trip must be booked at least 1 week before the date you have decided.
  • Accommodations in Hotels, Cottages, Hostels
  • Special breakfast
  • Travel assistance insurance in Spain
  • Informative digital dossier of the road
  • Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency
  • Roadside telephone assistance
  • Luggage transfer in the stages
    • 1 suitcase per person, maximum 20Kgs
  • 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.

  • Dinner supplements: Consult
  • Extra night in Santiago
    • € 80 / person (Double room with Breakfast)
  • 1-day excursions (Bus)
    • Finisterre (Costa da morte) and / or Rias Baixas
  • Additional luggage
    • If you carry more than 1 suitcase per person
  • Cancellation Insurance (Foreigners)
  • Cancellation Insurance (Spanish)