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Camino Invierno

From $1,950.00
15 Days & 14 Nights
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Camino Invierno

  • Walk the path less trodden on the Camino Invierno or "Winter Way"
  • Las Médulas Archaeological Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Sample delicious local wines in the Ribeira Sacra vineyards
  • Amazing views of the meandering Miño river
  • Landscapes dotted with Romanesque chapels and architecture
Walk the Camino Invierno, a tranquil route to Santiago, taking in terraced vineyards, impressive canyons and beautiful Romanesque chapels. The Camino Invierno (or Winter Way) was the route taken by pilgrims in the medieval ages to avoid the mountains of O Cebreiro on the Camino Frances. Nowadays, it offers an off-the-beaten-path option for pilgrims searching for some solitude. Start in Ponferrada and pass through the Las Médulas archaeological park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site whose striking red mountains were created by Romans excavating gold. Walk through the lush landscapes of the Ribeira Sacra region featuring impressive canyons and terraced vineyards, perhaps stopping to enjoy a glass or two of the wonderful wines produced in this region, before continuing through Galicia until you reach the revered Santiago de Compostela.


Day 1 Arrive Ponferrada and overnight Day 2 Walk Ponferrada to Borrenes 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 3 Walk Borrenes to Puente de Domingo Florez (Optional Loop Walk Las Medulas) 13 miles / 21 km Day 4 Walk Puente de Domingo Florez to O Barco de Valdeorras 11 miles / 18 km Day 5 Walk O Barco de Valdeorras to Montefurado. Transfer to A Rua 15 miles / 24 km Day 6 Transfer to Montefurado. Walk to Quiroga. Transfer to rural accommodation 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 7 Transfer to Quiroga. Walk to A Pobra de Brollon. Transfer to rural accommodation 13 miles / 21 km Day 8 Transfer to A Pobra de Brollon. Walk to Montforte de Lemos 9 miles / 15 km Day 9 Walk Monforte de Lemos to Chantada 18 miles / 29 km Day 10 Walk Chantada to Rodeiro. Transfer to Chantada or rural accommodation 16 miles / 26 km Day 11 Transfer to Rodeiro. Walk to Lalin 13.5 miles / 22 km Day 12 Walk Lalin to Bandeira 14 miles / 23 km Day 13 Walk Bandeira to Galegos 10.5 miles / 17 km Day 14 Walk Galegos to Santiago de Compostela 11 miles / 18 km Day 15 Onward travel

This trip has a carbon score of 15kg per person per night, meaning it’s one of our best trips! For comparison, a carbon count of 15kg is equivalent to 88.5 candy bars. 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 about how we've carbon counted our trips.


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