The Silver Way or Sanabrés Route from Ourense to Santiago, 8 days/7 nights

The last 62 mi (100km) of the Silver Route, a self-guided itinerary to apply for your “Compostela” certificate.

560.00 €

This section of the Camino de Santiago along the final stretch of the Silver Route or Vía de la Plata is probably the most beautiful of all the “last 100km” to Santiago de Compostela.
The Sanabrés Route or Camino Sanabrés is an alternative to do the Way of Saint James and is  considered as a continuation of the Silver Route. Upon reaching the town of Granja de Moreruela, near Zamora, pilgrims from Seville and Merida have two alternatives to continue on to Santiago. The first is to continue along the Via de la Plata to Astorga, whilst the second is to leave the Vía de la Plata and turn onto the Sanabrés Route to the province of Ourense. Make your choice and walk with us.

This itinerary covers the last 100km of the Silver Route. The minimum required to apply for your “Compostela” certificate.

- ITINERARY -

1st day: ARRIVAL IN OURENSE.
2nd day: OURENSE – CEA (SAN CRISTOVO DE) (21.1 km – 5h30 – difficulty 3/3)
3rd day: CEA – CASTRO DOZON (21.4 km - 4h30 – difficulty 2/3)
4th day: CASTRO DOZON – LALIN (17 km - 4h - difficulty 2/3)
5th day: LALIN - SILLEDA (15 km – 4 h – difficulty 1/3)
6th day: SILLEDA – PONTE ULLA (21.6 km – 5h30 – difficulty 1/3)
7th day: PONTE ULLA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (22.2 km– 5h30 – difficulty 1/3)
8th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA


The Price Includes:
- 7 nights in handpicked hotels and inns, all with en-suite accommodation, on a bed and breakfast basis.
- Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 x max. 20kg bag per person)
- Travel insurance
- Credencial (Pilgrim's passport)
- Tips and maps
- 24/7 telephone assistance (English-speaking)

The Price does not include:
- Lunches
- Single room supplement: € 200
- Dinners supplement:€ 160

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON DOUBLE ROOM



DAILY DEPARTURES


DAY-TO-DAY ITINERARY



1st day: ARRIVAL IN OURENSE.
Ourense’s old quarter has a beautiful 12th century cathedral and lively pedestrian streets with many bars and restaurants where you can sample Galicia’s traditional cuisine and the local wine.

2nd day: OURENSE – CEA (SAN CRISTOVO DE) (21.1 km – 5h30 – difficulty 3/3)
You will start your Camino in the city of Ourense and head towards Cea, a village known for its famous bread, ”Pan de Cea”. The first stage is the most challenging, with a steady climb. You will go past the village of Tamallancos with its Church of Our Lady and Baroque ”pazo” (country house). After Sobreira, you will come to the 13th century bridge over the River Barbantiño.

3rd day: CEA – CASTRO DOZON (21.4 km - 4h30 – difficulty 2/3)
Today you will walk along shaded country paths on your way to the 13th century Monastery of Oseira. You will then continue along a very quiet country road until you reach the village of Dozon, crossing into the province of Pontevedra.
(When you arrive, you will be transferred to your accommodation in Cea – free of charge) At the end of the stage, you will be transferred to Cea, staying overnight in a cottage.


4th day: CASTRO DOZON – LALIN (17 km - 4h - difficulty 2/3)
After your transfer back to Dozon, the day starts with a climb to the top of a hill with amazing views. You will go past farmlands and hamlets on your walk through the countryside until you reach Lalin.

5th day: LALIN - SILLEDA (15 km – 4 h – difficulty 1/3)
Today is a short stage made up of gentle slopes through farmland, woodland and villages. As we leave Lalin, the day starts with a climb to Botos before continuing on through several villages. The stage ends in Silleda, a modern town with all the necessary facilities.

6th day: SILLEDA – PONTE ULLA (21.6 km – 5h30 – difficulty 1/3)
Starting with an easy stroll towards Bandeira, a town famous for its empanadas (Galician pies), the stage continues downhill through farmlands and villages. Just before the descent to Ponte Ulla, take a visit around the old castle and its 360-degree panoramic views.

7th day: PONTE ULLA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (22.2 km– 5h30 – difficulty 1/3)
The last stage to Santiago approaches the city from one of the quietest directions. The last few kilometres to Santiago still reflect the rural atmosphere of Galicia and it is sometimes difficult to believe you are so close to such an attractive city. Finally, you reach Santiago and its world-famous Cathedral.

8th day: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Take time to explore this gem of a city, which is small yet vibrant. In Santiago, you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, enjoying a few bites and glasses of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafés.

 



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