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Camino Stage 4 - Leon to O Cebreiro

  • Spend time exploring the beautiful cathedral in the historic city of León
  • Discover an abundance of classic Spanish churches and buildings along the route
  • Journey through the pretty villages and rolling mountains of Galicia
  • Meet fellow pilgrims, hearing their stories and travel tips along the way
  • Reach the highest point of the Camino Frances – Cruz de Ferro (4935ft)
Hike 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 characterized 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 couple of miles.

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 Rabal del Camino 12.4 miles / 20 km Day 5 Rabal 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 9.3 miles / 15 km Day 8 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 day, meaning it’s one of our greenest 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.

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  • Hiking the Camino de Santiago

    Every year, thousands embark on various routes to hike to Santiago de Compostela. A deep spiritual sense accompanies this journey, whether you seek it or not. Meeting fellow pilgrims, listening to their stories, and sharing your experience alongside them makes a Camino tour a transformative event.

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  • Everything you need to know about the Camino

    Rachel and Ewan discuss the key aspects of hiking the Camino de Santiago. While there are more in-depth videos available on each of the topics, this is an excellent starting point of what it will be like to hike the Camino Frances.

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  • What to pack for the Camino?

    One of the crucial things people consider when hiking the Camino is what to pack. While there are some essential items, most people aim to minimize their load. At Macs we transfer your luggage for you which allows you to pack whatever you prefer!

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  • How to reach the Camino?

    How do you get to Sarria? How do you return from Leon? With numerous starting and ending points, we thought it would be useful to create a video that provides you with all these details. You no longer have to worry about transportation, it is all explained here.  

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  • How many hiking days do I need?

    With a trek that stretches the entire northern region of Spain, it's understandable to expect a variety of different itineraries on this route. In this video, we discuss the number of days it typically takes to hike the Camino. We also explore all the different ways you can divide the stages up. 

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