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Camino Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro

  • Time at the historic city of León with its beautiful cathedral
  • Enjoying an endless succession of beautiful churches and buildings on the route
  • Pretty villages and rolling mountains of Galicia
  • Meeting fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and travel tips along the way
  • Reaching the highest point of the Camino Frances – Cruz de Ferro (1504m)
Walk from the beautiful city of León to O'Cebreiro on the Camino Frances. As you leave the plateau of Leon you will see the mountains up ahead as you head to Astorga. This part of the countryside is characterised by broom, heather, oak trees and conifer plantations. Continue your ascent towards Mount Irago before making your way down to the wealthy area of Bierzo. The final stage is challenging and involves a steep climb to O'Cebreiro in the course of only a few kilometres.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in León and overnight Day 2 León to Villar de Mazarife 13 miles / 21 km Day 3 Villar de Mazarife to Astorga 17.4 miles / 28 km Day 4 Astorga to Rabanal del Camino 12.4 miles / 20 km Day 5 Rabanal del Camino to Molinaseca 14.9 miles / 24 km Day 6 Molinaseca to Villafranca del Bierzo 18.6 miles / 30 km Day 7 Villafranca del Bierzo to Ambasmestas/Herrerías de Valcarce 9.3 miles / 15 km Day 8 Herrerías de Valcarce/Ambasmestas to O Cebreiro 8.7 miles / 14 km Day 9 Onward travel
THIS TRIP'S CARBON SCORE

This trip has a carbon score of 10kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 10kg is equivalent to 18 lattes. Here at Macs, we pride ourselves on being a responsible travel company and continue to adopt, develop and innovate ways to positively impact the environment. Find out more information on how we've carbon counted our trips.

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  • Walking the Camino de Santiago

    The Camino de Santiago in Spain is the heart of the modern pilgrimage world, and every year, thousands take to its various paths to trek to Santiago de Compostela. A deep spiritual sense accompanies this walk, whether you are looking for it or not. People undertake pilgrimages for a multitude of reasons and it is meeting these fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and sharing your adventure with them that makes a Camino tour a life-changing event.

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  • Everything you need to know about the Camino de Santiago.

    In this video, Rachel and Ewan talk through the main points of walking the Camino.  While there are more detailed videos on most of the points covered, this is a great place to start to give you a general overview of what walking the Camino Frances is going to be like.  

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  • What to pack for the Camino de Santiago

    One of the most important things people think about when walking the Camino is what to pack.  There are some essentials, but most people are trying to lighten their load and carry their backpacks with them as they go.  This is amazing, but with Macs Adventure, we transfer your luggage for you (which is not cheating!!) so you can pack whatever you like.  

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  • How to travel to the Camino de Santiago

    How do you get to Sarria?  How do you get back from Leon? There are so many start and endpoints on this massive spiritual journey, that we thought it would be helpful to make a video that told you exactly how to get to and from the various points along the route.  No longer need you wonder about getting from Biarritz to St Jean Pied de Port, it is all laid out here for you.  

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  • How many days to walk the Camino?

    With a walk that stretches all the way across the north of Spain, you might imagine that there is a lot of different itineraries on this route.  In this video we break down how many days it takes to walk the Camino de Santiago and all the different ways you can break it up. 

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WHY MACS?

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