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  • Walking the Camino Frances from Ponferrada to Sarria

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    French Way 7/8 Day 1Day 1 - Ponferrada- Start of your journey

    You will be pre-booked into a traditional hotel in the heart of the town.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 2Day 2 - Ponferrada to Villafranca del Bierzo (6h, 23km)

    Today you will cross the region of Bierzo, a sunken plain nestled within a ring of mountains. It is a fertile land, whose agreeable climate allows the cultivation of many types of fruit and vegetables. In Villafranca, don't miss the garden of the "Iglesia de Santiago".

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 3Day 3 - Villafranca del Bierzo to O Cebreiro (7h, 30km)

    Prepare for a challenging day with an ascent of 1000m. You will pass through the narrow valley of the river Valcace before tackling the ascent of O Cebreiro. Situated between the ranges of "Los Ancares" and "La Sierra do Courel", this stage involves a steep climb in the course of only a few kilometers.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 4Day 4 - O Cebreiro to Triacastela (5h30, 21km)

    From O Cebreiro the trail passes through the "Sierra de Ranadoiro" (Ranadoiro Mountains) and, after crossing the Alto do Poio, it descends into the valley to the village of Triacastela.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 5Day 5 - Triacastela to Sarria (5h30, 19km)

    Of the two Camino options, the "San Xil" Camino offers scenery that will uplift your spirits and encourage you on your way. It has many "Corredoiras" (narrow forest routes) with paved pathways that cut through typical Galician oak woods. If you wish to visit Samos, you will pass through the narrow valley of the river Ouribio, mostly following the road.

     

    French Way 7/8 Day 6Day 6 - Sarria, end of the Camino

    After breakfast we bid you farewell.

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    French Way 7/8

    Mountainous & Traditional Galicia - Camino Frances 7/8

    This Camino Walking Tour explores the seventh section of the Camino Frances / French Way, the most traditional of all the pilgrims' ways to Santiago de Compostela and the best known internationally.

    Starting in the mountain-hugging town of Ponferrada and finishing in Sarria, a bustling market town, this Camino crosses the magnificent O Cebreiro Mountains before winding down to a more gentle terrain.

    O'Cebreiro is a megalithic village with round stone houses, with an amazing church, Santa Maria Real, where you can find the most important religious remains of Galicia (the miracle of Santo Milagro with a Chalice and Paten turning into the body and blood of Jesus Christ). The Chalice and Paten are the symbol of Galicia and are on the Galician Flag.

    The remains of Don Elias Valina Sampredo, the father of the modern Camino and 'inventor' of the yellow arrow, are also in the Church.

    Everyday, during the walk, you are guaranteed a high level of comfort and gastronomy. The Camino de Santiago is clearly marked with the Scallop Shell showing you the way. This walk can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of fitness. However, it's a highly rewarding walk that includes numerous cultural highlights.

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    • Levels:Camino Walking Package difficulty
    • Distance:96 km
    • Duration:6 Days
    • Starting From:Ponferrada
    • Finishing At:Sarria
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