The Winter Road takes us quickly into Galicia. Proof of this is that in this second stage of the itinerary in which we will leave behind Carucedo to finish the itinerary sleeping already in Galician lands, concretely in O Barco de Valdeorras.

O Barco de Valdeorras is the regional capital of Valdeorras, very famous for its wine production. This place has an important natural heritage spread between the Natural Park of Enciña da Lastra and the Trevinca Massif, an area with the highest altitudes in Galicia, with its main peak exceeding 2000 metres in height.


Today we say goodbye to Carucedo and its lake, to go through Las Médulas again, this time on foot towards O Barco de Valdeorras. From here, we continue towards Puente Domingo Flórez following the Camino Real. Once we have arrived, we will continue following the course of the river Sil. Afterwards we will cross the river entering Quereño.

From here we will have two options to continue to Barco de Valdeorras.

We can follow the Rubiá variant, which takes us into the Enciña da Lastra mountain range and is considerably longer; or continue along the course of the river Sil. We recommend taking the second option, which passes through Pumares, Sobradelo and Entoma, until you reach the centre of O Barco de Valdeorras.

To consider

This border area between León and Ourense, was subjected to strong Roman pressure, due to the richness of its mineral resources. The Romans loved wine, maybe that’s where the wine tradition of the region comes from, right?

Places of interest

  • Chapel of San Roque – Puente Domingo Flórez
  • Archaeological remains of the Via XVIII of the Antonine itinerary
  • Entoma Roman Bridge
  • Monastery of Xagoaza – O Barco
  • Fortress Tower of O Castro – O Barco

Typical dishes

  • Botelo
  • Lacón with turnip tops
  • Kid
  • Wines D.O. Valdeorras