This part of the Vía de la Plata is also known as the Sanabrés Way. From Puebla de Sanabria, it goes into Galicia through the mountains of Ourense until it reaches Santiago de Compostela. A route that crosses a succession of mountain passes, valleys, and small villages; environments that will make you discover the purest essence of the Galician countryside.


Travel Itinerary

Puebla de Sanabria is a beautiful village where you can discover the structure and the typical architecture of the houses in this area. You should visit the Castle of the Counts of Benavente, one of the best preserved in Spain, and the church of Nuestra Señora del Azogue. If you have time, a visit not to be missed is the Natural Park of Sanabria Lake.

You will start your Via de la Plata from the beautiful town of Puebla de Sanabria, heading towards Terroso. Afterwards you will reach Requejo and the route will go through wooded paths until you reach Padornelo. From an altitude of 1300 meters you will continue towards Lubián through the Alta Sanabria.

In Lubián you can visit the castro of As Muradellas and the glacial valley of Fraga de Osa. You can also visit the Sanctuary of La Tuiza, declared of Cultural Interest, the church of San Mamés and the Cortello de los Lobos.

You will start walking across Lubián through its lower part, until you cross the river Tuela and arrive at the Sanctuary of Tuiza. From here you will start the ascent towards the pass of A Canda, entering Galicia after crossing it. Before arriving at A Gudiña, you will pass through the town of A Mezquita.

In A Gudiña, you will be able to know the typical architecture of the villages of the eastern Galician mountains, to know the typical handicraft of the place and to enjoy for the first time in all the way the rich Galician gastronomy. Courage pilgrims! the goal is getting closer and closer.

From A Gudiña your route will pass through Serra Seca, an area where you will be able to see a multitude of abandoned villages. From here you will get to Venda Do Espiño and Venda de Teresa, to later enter Vilariño de Conso. Walking through the surroundings of the Parque Natural do Invernadoiro, you will approach Campobecerros and cross it to the small village of Portocamba. From here you will begin an ascent until you reach the Pilgrim’s Cross, from where you will begin to descend to As Eiras. The last stretch of the stage crosses the Cereixo river to reach Laza, the end of the stage.

The town of Laza is well known in Galicia for its tradition of “entroido” (carnival). Here you can visit the church of San Juan de Laza and enjoy a good Galician stew to regain your strength.

You will start the stage heading to the village of Soutelo Verde and then arrive at Tamicelas, where you can visit the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción. From here you will ascend through Monte Requeixada to Alberguería (900m) and then Vilar de Barrio, from where you will descend through forest paths to the valley of Allariz. Before arriving at Xunqueira de Ambía, you will walk among agricultural places, the village of Bóveda and paths surrounded by oak woods.

In Xunqueira de Ambía you can visit the collegiate church of Santa María la Real, founded in the 10th century, and also its Romanesque church, which has an 18th century organ. But above all, you will be able to enjoy the landscape and the wonderful natural environment that surrounds you.

You will start the last stage of this section to Ourense, starting from Xunqueira de Ambía and crossing the places of A Pousa, Salgueiros and Gaspar. You will cross the railway track and continue along A Castellana, to dive into the industrial estate of San Cibrao das Viñas. You will continue through Seixalbo, already in the municipality of Ourense, until you reach the centre, the end of the stage.

Ourense, is the capital of the homonymous province. This city, crossed by the river Minho, has its identifier in the many bridges that cross the river. You will be able to visit its Cathedral (dating from the 12th century) in which the Portico of Paradise stands out. You can also visit the convent of San Francisco, its very well preserved old town and above all, the thermal baths, where you can relax and rest after the walk.

So much for your Camino Sanabrés. Are you still hungry for more? Remember that only 5 stages separate you from Santiago de Compostela; we assure you that it will be worth adding a few more days to your trip and enjoy the moment you enter the Plaza del Obradoiro. It’s up to you!

Map of the Way

Type of accommodation


Services included

7 days / 6 nights accommodation7 days / 6 nights accommodation
Luggage transfer during the stagesLuggage transfer during the stages
Complete documentationComplete documentation
Pilgrim’s CredentialPilgrim’s Credential
24 hour emergency telephone assistance24 hour emergency telephone assistance
Travel insuranceTravel insurance

Optional Services

ServiceIn hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Puebla de Sanabria to Ourense
BreakfastBreakfast45€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner)MP (Breakfast and dinner)130€ per person
Supplement for single roomSupplement for single room110€ per single room
Extra nightExtra night55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)
Breakfast Breakfast
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Puebla de Sanabria to Ourense 45€ per person
MP (Breakfast and dinner) MP (Breakfast and dinner)
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Puebla de Sanabria to Ourense 130€ per person
Supplement for single room Supplement for single room
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Puebla de Sanabria to Ourense 110€ per single room
Extra night Extra night
In hotels, guesthouses and rural houses from Puebla de Sanabria to Ourense 55€ (sing. room) / 70€ (doub. room)


Frequently Asked Questions

In this modality you will do the Camino de Santiago at your own pace and you will only have to worry about choosing the route you like the most, the type of accommodation and your departure date. If you choose this option you will travel alone or with the people that appear in your reservation, and you will have all the services included so that you only have to worry about walking and enjoying the experience.
The Way of Saint James on your own includes the following services
  • Accommodation
  • Luggage transport
  • Dossier with information about the stages
  • Pilgrim's credential
  • 24-hour helpline
  • Travel insurance
In addition, you can customize your trip by adding the following optional services
  • Breakfast or half board
  • Private transfers to the start of the stage from Santiago de Compostela or from the airport.
  • Extra night at the beginning or end of the stage
Unlike the group trips, no bus service, guide or support vehicle is included between stages. But you will have a 24-hour hotline where you can contact us in case of any problem or unforeseen event, which we will solve quickly.
Yes, you will have total freedom to choose your departure date. However, if you want to do your Camino de Santiago in the months of December, January and February, we recommend that you check availability before making your reservation. At this time of year most accommodation is closed and many services may not be available.
In your travel documents, you will find the names of the accommodations assigned to you, as well as their contact telephone number and location.   As a general rule, all accommodation is located in the centre of the different towns along the Pilgrims' Route to Santiago de Compostela, without the need to deviate too far from the route. But sometimes, due to lack of availability, it is possible that some accommodation may be a little far from the village or even in neighbouring towns.   For all the accommodations that are at a considerable distance from the route of the Camino, we will provide you with a free taxi service that you can use to get to your accommodation and return to the Camino the next morning.   In any case, these are exceptions that we will inform you at the time of booking.
Luggage transport service by default is included in all our trips and it is not necessary to request it. You will be able to do the Camino de Santiago without your luggage on your back with the peace of mind that your suitcase will be at your next accommodation on your arrival.   Along with your credential you will also receive stickers, which you must cover with the requested information and stick it in a visible place on your suitcase.   Once you have arrived at your accommodation, we recommend that you ask at reception where you can leave your luggage. You will have to leave your luggage at the indicated place first thing in the morning for our carrier to pick it up. This way, when you arrive at your next accommodation your luggage will already be there.
We have a taxi service that you can hire whenever you need it. You can hire it, for example, to go from the airport to the start of your Camino, or to go from Santiago to your starting point to pick up your car once you finish the stage.   The price of the transfers will depend on the distance from your point of origin to the destination. If you have any questions about this service do not hesitate to contact us.
We include a compulsory insurance with each trip that will cover you for any inconveniences that may arise during the Camino de Santiago. We will send you the insurance policy together with your travel documents.
The basic travel insurance included in our packages has a wide coverage against unforeseen events, with which you will also have guaranteed medical assistance and numerous benefits that you can consult in the General Conditions of Travel Insurance.
In your travel documents you will find an emergency telephone number where we are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. This way you will travel with peace of mind knowing that one of our companions will help you to quickly solve any problem, incident or doubt that you may have along your Camino de Santiago.
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