In today’s long stage we leave Quiroga and head for Monforte de Lemos, a place of great Jacobean tradition, located on the banks of the river Cabe, considered the capital of the Ribeira Sacra for being the largest of the municipalities in population. Due to the length of the stage, we recommend leaving early in order to take it easy.


We will start walking from Quiroga towards Monforte de Lemos. The first place of interest we will come across is San Clodio, from where we will continue towards Nocedo, to later arrive at Carballo de Lor.

From here, we will continue walking along natural paths, crossing valleys and beautiful landscapes until we reach Barxa de Lor, from where we will climb to the top of O Castro da Lama, where there was an old Roman auriense exploitation. Afterwards our path will continue ascending towards Castroncelos.

The next point of reference is Pobra do Brollón, a perfect place to stop to rest and regain strength, as there is a recreation area next to the river Saa.

From Pobra do Brollón we will continue our way to Cereixa, passing by a cross with a carving of Santiago Peregrino, before starting to ascend to the Alto da Serra. Here we will be very close to Monforte. The last push goes down the Moncai mountain to Reigada, from where there are only 3 kilometres left to finish.

To consider

For those who find the stage too long, there are several possibilities to divide it in two, either staying overnight in a nice guesthouse in A Labrada, or in one of the rural lodgings of Salcedo. In Monforte it is very common to offer free tapas with a drink, so the southern pilgrims will feel at home. Every year a tapas competition is held, the Cume Tapas.

Places of interest

  • Benedictine Monastery of San Vicente del Pino
  • Tower of Homage – Monforte de Lemos
  • Galician Railway Museum
  • Museum of Sacred Art
  • School of the Piarist Fathers – Monforte de Lemos
  • Ponte Vella – Monforte de Lemos

Typical dishes

  • Octopus á feira with potatoes from Monforte
  • Empanada de iscos (chorizo and bacon)
  • Trout and elvers in season
  • Tetilla cheese
  • Larpeiras de Monforte
  • Bicas
  • Wine D.O.Ribeira Sacra



Municipal hostel in Quiroga

Address: C. Real, 118, 27320 Quiroga

Phone: +34 982 428 166

Email: [email protected]


Miño Guesthouse

Address: C. de Conde, 25,  27400 Monforte de Lemos

Phone: +34 982 401 850

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable


Monforte de Lemos

Town: Monforte de Lemos

Povince: Lugo

Population: 18347


Town: Quiroga

Povince: Lugo

Population: 3169