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Sanabrés Road

Also called Mozarabic Camino or, in Galicia, Galician Way South, began as a shortcut for the Jacobean pilgrimages along the Via de la Plata. The pilgrims direct their steps towards Santiago de Compostela through the region of Sanabria, reaching the inland route of the Portuguese in the Galician cities of Verin and Ourense.

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With BECICLON you can do the Camino…

With your bike

NO DIRECT ASSISTANCE

  • Guide service/Vehicle Assistance
  • Hotel in A Gudiña
  • Hotel in Laza
  • Hotel in Xunqueira de Ambía
  • Hotel in Cea
  • Hotel in Silleda
  • Hotel in Santiago
  • Assistence 24 h. from our base

From 1270 €
per person

With regular bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent regular bike
  • Hotels in A Gudiña, Laza, Xunqueira de Ambía, Cea, Silleda and Santiago
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike reserve
  • Guide service
  • Mechanical service driver
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 1.480 €
per person

With electric bike

MAXIMUM SUPPORT

  • Rent de Premium electrical bike
  • Hotels in A Gudiña, Laza, Xunqueira de Ambía, Cea, Silleda and Santiago
  • Rental car and trailer
  • Bike backup and backup battery
  • Guide service
  • Mechanical service driver
  • Tolls and fuel included

From 1.630 €
per person

(For all options: Minimum group of 4 people)

These rates are for the stages of the Camino Sanabrés From Puebla de Sanabria. We also offer the same services to other variants of the Way, or the options you choose. If you have designed your own version of Camino, and you want to know other options you have with a minimum of four people to form the group, do not hesitate Contact us to know the possibilities and alternatives (speak english). All accommodations offered (hotels, cottages or Hostels) are first class.

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1

PUEBLA DE SANABRIA - A GUDIÑA

Starting Stage

PUEBLA DE SANABRIA

Casco histórico de Puebla de Sanabriaalt=">Located on a promontory on the Tera and Castro rivers, it has an enviable strategic position between Castile, Galicia and Portugal. It was declared a Historic Artistic site thanks to its traditional architecture, its noble houses and cobbled streets.

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Castle

Castle de los Condes de BenaventeBuilt in the early s. XVI by IV Count of Benavente. Raised in granite masonry, it has a walled enclosure with a prominent keep, popularly known as "El Macho".

Tour

  • Puebla de Sanabria
  • Terroso
  • Requejo
  • Padornelo
  • Aciberos
  • Lubián
  • A Canda
  • Vilavella
  • O Pereiro
  • O Cañizo
  • A Gudiña

Our Recommendations

  • Mesón de Erosa (A Gudiña): El Meson de Erosa hotel complex invites you to enjoy a cuisine that uses raw materials and products of extraordinary quality, all surrounded by the beautiful mountain setting in Ourense.

Accommodation

  • Mesón de Erosa
    Address: Rías Baixas highway A-52, salida 132
    Location: 32540 A Gudiña (Ourense)
    Phone: (+34) 988 421 309

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: Normal
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 52 km
  • NOTES:
    • Climb to Padornelo. We face a long, but not too hard climb. The rate of rise we set ourselves will determine the hardness of the stage
    • Once we leave behind Gudiña there are no more ATMs up to Ourense.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Bosque del Tejedelo: Mixed forest of Pyrenean oak and birch, it preserves one of the most important yew populations in the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Santuario de la Tuiza (Lubián). inside is the of the Virgen de las Nieves, Patron of Upper Sanabria. This shrine was revered by the Galician harvesters, on their return from Castile, before crossing the harbor Canda to return to their homes, offering to the Virgin their sickles in thanksgiving.

Topographic Profile of the Puebla de Sanabria-A Gudiña Stage

2

A GUDIÑA - LAZA

Starting Stage

A GUDIÑA

Escudo de A GudiñaBelonging to the district of Viana, bordering Portugal. Via de la Plata's Camino de Santiago crosses this municipality, specifically variant Sanabrés Way. In the northeast is the highest point reaching over 1400 meters altitude.

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Santuario de Pena Tallada

Santuraio de Pena TalladaThe importance of this sanctuary comes from the pilgrims who diverted their route to Moursica to reach this place. Here one of the carvings defining the image of Our Lady of Peñafrancia is preserved. The image of the Virgin was carved in 1890 and is situated on the highest mountain rock, chairing the altar

Tour

  • A Gudiña
  • Venda do Espiño
  • Venda da Teresa
  • Venda da Capela
  • Venda do Bolaño
  • Campobecerros
  • Portocamba
  • As Eiras
  • Laza

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Casa Elena. This unique restaurant and bar is located in Souteliño, a neighborhood in Laza village in the Upper Támega, near Verin. Its best to have a reservation.

Accommodation

  • The best hotels and farmhouses in the area or the default pilgrim hostels.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: ---
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 34,5 km
  • NOTES:
    • We highlight the descent to Campobecerros: to be a slate path that involves a large gap. It can be very high difficulty if it has rained recently.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • As Portas Reservoir:Passing the village of Venda da Teresa, we begin to see the spectacular reservoir, As Portas. Built in 1974 in the gorge formed by the Camba River, which rises in the Sierra de San Mamede 1480 meters..
  • Campobecerros: Parish of the City Council of Castrelo do Val and gateway to the Natural Park O Invernadeiro. A natural space that houses varied and large animal and plant populations, among them the respected and elusive wolf.

Topographic Profile of the A Gudiña-Laza Stage

3

LAZA - XUNQUEIRA DE AMBÍA

Starting Stage

LAZA

Peliqueiros de LazaIf something really characterizes Laza and its inhabitants it is the entroido or carnival, one of the most famous of the Iberian Peninsula, and year after year arouses the curiosity of people from beyond our borders. Among the varied characters include the undisputed Peliqueiro, the brunette and the Ants.

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Laza Carnival

Peliqueiros de LazaIt is considered the Carnival with the greatest seniority and splendor of Galicia. The highlight of the festival takes place the night before Ash Wednesday with a tour of the streets of the fascists, torches Fridays. On Sunday morning we found the peliqueiros with characteristic costumes, cowbells in the waist, a mask that covers the face and in his hand, a whip.

Tour

  • Laza
  • Soutelo Verde
  • Tamicelas
  • Alberguería
  • Vilar de Barrio
  • Vilar de Gomareite
  • Bobadela
  • Caima de Vila
  • Xunqueira de Ambía

Our Recommendations

  • Taberna Acevedo. Rural tavern. Tasting food and organic wines. Craft store and local produce. Exhibitions and performances.

Accommodation

  • House Lar das Pias
    Location: Xunqueira of Ambía
    Phone: (+34) 646 100 158
    Five minutes from Allariz and fifteen minutes from Ourense.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: ---
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 33 km
  • NOTES:
    • Step measuring forces by soaring to Monte Requeixada. In Cruz de Monte Talariño find the highest point.
    • Descend to Vilar de Barrio and ahead there is a landscape and climate built around farm life in the area.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Vilar de Barrio: You won't need much time to realize the many barns that adorn these lands.
  • Laguna dried Antela: It was a natural wetland of great extension that included land located in the municipalities of Sandianes, Sarreaus, Vilar de Barrio, Xinzo of Limia and Xunquera of Ambía. Countless attempts to drain the wetland to leverage its extent and grounds work paid off at the end of the decade of the 50s..
  • Collegiate Church of Santa María la Real: In the beginning it was a monastery but later works to raise the church began in the middle of the twelfth and in the early thirteenth, finally concluded.

Topographic Profile of the Laza-Xunqueira de Ambía

4

XUNQUEIRA DE AMBÍA - CEA

Starting Stage

XUNQUEIRA DE AMBÍA

Monasterio de Xunqueira de AmbíaTradition says that in the fourth century, the Virgin appeared in the reeds, hence the name of the population, so that in that place a hermitage rose. From the Castro the culture of the Castros of Cerdeira and A Medorra is highlighted. A milestone determines that a Roman road passed through the area.

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Las Burgas

Jardines de Las BurgasSome sources claim hot water temperature up to 67 degrees Celsius, located in the praza das Burgas. The environment is brightened up with gardens and you can visit the Burga de Abajo, a neoclassical source from the eighteenth and Burga de Arriba, in the seventeenth century.

Tour

  • Xunqueira de Ambia
  • Salgueiros
  • A Castellana
  • Seixalbo
  • Ourense
  • Cudeiro
  • Tamallancos
  • Cea

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Pingallo´(Ourense). The locals lead us to another time, find staff with a lovely Galician humor and food. And still more: the best prices

Accommodation

  • Parador de Santo Estevo
    Located in a former Benedictine monastery in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, is a treat for the senses. On the one hand, it has historical value ,and on the other ,the opportunity to sleep there in an environment completely renovated.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: ---
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 44 km
  • NOTES:
    • We will cross industrial estates that disfigure the road and pray for the stage matches at the weekend.
    • We highlight the route of the Camiño Real up until it reaches Sartédigos.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Cathedral of Saint Martin: Declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931,it is dedicated to St. Martin of Tours and it was constructed in the twelfth century. In the south facade, tower and battlements that formed the defensive system of the cathedral are preserved.
  • Ponte Vella: Bridge of Roman origin on the Miño whose original construction dates back to the time of Augustus, approximately towards IdC century. At that time the road number 18 as the Antonine Itinerary, linking the cities of Braga (Bracara Augusta and then ancient capital of Gallicia) and Lugo (Lucus Augusti) and passed through this bridge of Ourense.

Topographic Profile of the Xunqueira de Ambía-Cea Stage

5

CEA - SILLEDA

Starting Stage

CEA

Monasterio de Santa María la Real de OseiraThe birth and development of Cea followed parallel to the monastery of Oseira. The monks found in neighboring villages, secure supplies of bread, and this dependence treaty was beneficial for both parties. Some of the most revealing data appears in the middle of the eighteenth century in a census, which is to say that virtually the entire population is baking.

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Tan Bread of Cea

Pan de CeaThe only one recognized with geographical name. The color, flavor and texture of the bread of Cea is the result of the development of an ancestral process followed scrupulously. A mixture of flour, water, salt and sourdough from a previous preparation. The ingredients are basic but the secret only passed from father to son, generation after generation.

Tour

  • Cea
  • Piñor
  • Castro Dozon
  • Estación Lalín
  • A Laxe
  • Silleda

Our Recommendations

  • Restaurant Ricardo. When you pass through Silleda and have lunch or dinner, do not hesitate: stop by Restaurant Ricardo. The service and the kitchen are wonderful, it has good wine cellar and unsurpassed desserts, especially the cheesecake.

Accommodation

  • House Cacheiro
    At the point where simplicity and quality come together is Cacheiro House. A very nice discovery in fantastic Galicia, you will fall in love with its landscapes, its people and especially with its gastronomic environment.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: ---
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 42 km
  • NOTES:
    • You have frequent changes of pace determined by the amount of ups and downs with the bike.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Parish Church of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Christopher: Nestled at 1 km from the town of Cea, is a sixteenth century church built in an earlier time of the Swabians, IE, nothing more and nothing less than the V and VI. centuries
  • li>Monastery Oseira: It is the largest monastery in Spain with nine centuries. Its environment, its history, its monumentality and harmony of all its dependencies, despite having lived through many heterogeneous destructive and constructive periods, make it a priceless jewel

Topographic Profile of the Cea-Silleda Stage

6

SILLEDA - SANTIAGO

Starting Stage

SILLEDA

Escudo de SilledaThe municipality belongs to the Lalin judicial district and county of Deza. Here you will find the falls of Toja. Famous for its livestock fairs and agricultural, with its finest, internationally known fair, during Green Week of Galicia.

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Cathedral of Santiago

Catedral de SantiagoAlthough the medieval structure has remained fundamentally intact, over the centuries the cathedral has changed its appearance with building in the Renaissance cloister and its annexed areas and especially in the Baroque, which works like the chancel are made, organs, closing the header or the facade of Obradoiro among other important activities.

Tour

  • Silleda
  • Bandeira
  • San Miguel de Castro
  • Ponte Ulla
  • Outeiro
  • Cruceiro de Lestedo
  • A Susana
  • Ermita de Santa Lucía
  • Santiago de Compostela

Our Recommendations

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Accommodation

  • Parador Reyes Católicos
    Combining history, art and tradition, the dream of pilgrims and an emblem of Santiago, is located in the Plaza do Obradoiro Cathedral forming an angle of spectacular beauty. Staying here is a truly unique experience.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • DIFFICULTY: ---
  • DURATION: -- hours approximately
  • DISTANCE: 40 km
  • NOTES:
    • Stage full of worn asphalt, you can do the over-post route.
    • Arriving in Santiago there will be arrows to follow, and yes the presence of a rumor that goes up to the square of Obradoiro.
  • MÁXIMA ELEVACIÓN: --- m

Beciclon

WHAT TO SEE

  • Hórreos: Barns built in wood or stone, which rise from the ground by pillars or "pegollos", which are set on plates or "tornarratas" to prevent access by rodents.
  • Chapel Santiaguiño (Outerio):The main facade of the chapel is in masonry (irregular stone), like the rest. It has a flat door with an almost square vertical window, above which shoots a little bow.
  • Santiago de Compostela: The goal of all pilgrimage routes. A stone city obscured by the passage of time and the persistent rain. Rúas old smelling Ribeiro and octopus spread throughout the Old Town. The end of the road, on which rests the Apostle Cathedral.

Topographic Profile of the Silleda-Santiago de Compostela Stage