The Winter Way on foot 10 days

The Winter Route was used in ancient times by pilgrims to avoid the rise of the harsh snowy peaks of O Cebreiro , it is the only road that runs through the four Galician provinces. However , today this route is not an experience subject exclusively to avoid the cold of the Galician mountains. Moreover, to travel in spring and summer can be a delight for walkers for the spectacular landscapes that cross.

Winter Route

Santiago Winter Route

The itinerary starts in Ponferrada to enter by the Bierzo towards the archaeological park of Las Médulas , declared a World Heritage Site . Penetrates the Ourense Galicia region of Valdeorras , through a path that moves almost parallel to the course of the Sil River. By moving to the province of Lugo , the road approaches the Roman tunnel Montefurado , a milestone that gives way to a beautiful layout for A Ribeira Sacra, a European Cultural Itinerary since 2004.

We will walk for six days in easy stages , the last 101 kilometers to Santiago and to obtain the Compostela . Our groups are small (max 8 people) to offer a direct and personal, and thus benefit from a comfortable , convenient and safe pilgrimage.

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