The last section of the Via de la Plata Camino route is probably the most beautiful of all the ‘last 100km’ to Santiago de Compostela; and will also please those looking for a Camino that is off the beaten track. This fantastic route takes pilgrims from the city of Ourense, famous for its natural thermal springs and pretty historic centre; and finishes in wonderful Santiago de Compostela. You will be walking the green and lush Galician countryside, dotted with pretty Romanesque churches.
Across peaceful forests, farmland and sleepy hamlets you are more likely to encounter friendly locals than fellow pilgrims, as this route is quite a hidden gem. In the market town of Lalin you should sample the town’s famous ‘cocido’, a traditional dish that will please meat lovers.
As you reach some altitude (never really challenging) the views of the surrounding countryside are splendid. Don’t forget to claim your ‘Compostela’ certificate when you reach Santiago!
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Pamper yourself in Ourense's famous thermal springs
Taste the famous Cea artisan bread
Take time to reflect at the tranquil Oseira Monastery
Claim your 'Compostela' certificate in Santiago
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Santiago de Compostela Airport 100km: Both cities are linked with a bus connection, departing 8 times/ day (mon-fri) and 5 times/ day (Sat-Sun) (2h travel time). See horarios.monbus.es.
There is a shuttle bus from/ to the airport in Santiago, departing every 30min. Bus stops are. e.g., the bus station (Estación de Autobuses), the train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) or the city centre (Plaza de Galicia). See http://www.empresafreire.com.
Vigo Airport 90km: From Vigo airport you can take a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every 30 min) and then take a train to Ourense from nearby Vigo Guixar station (total travel time approximately 2 hours). See www.renfe.com.
Porto Airport 170km: There is a train connection between Vigo and Porto-Campanha (main train station) (taking 2h, sometimes with a change in Viana do Castelo). See www.cp.pt. The way between Vigo and Ourense can be taken by train as well (7 departures/ day, approx. 2h travel time). See www.renfe.com.
The easiest connection between porto airport and Porto-Campanha or city centre is the metro. The purple line (line E) links them with a frequency between 5-9 minutes. See: www.metrodoporto.pt.
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela Airport 11km: There is shuttle bus from Santiago city centre to the airport, departing every 30min. Bus stops are: city centre (Plaza de Galicia), train station (Estación de Ferrocarril) and bus station (Estación de Autobuses). See: www.empresafreire.com.
Vigo Airport 90km: From Santiago you can take a train to Vigo Guixar (see www.renfe.com) or a bus to Travesia de Vigo (every hour). You should then take a city bus from Travesia de Vigo to Vigo Airport (every 30 min).
A Coruna Airport 70km: From Santiago you can take a train to A Coruña (30 min approximately) and then take a bus from Alfonso Molina (line 4051) to the airport (every 30 min, takes 20 min approximately). Monbus has services from Santiago to A Coruña Airport (every 3 hours), see monbus.es/en for details.
Porto Airport 210km: There is a direct bus connection between Santiago (Estación de Autobuses) and Porto airport once or twice a day (taking 4h or 6h resp.). See www.alsa.es.