Camino de Invierno Camino de Invierno Full Route

Activity :
Walking or Cycling
Duration :
Up to 12 nights
Distance :
275 km
Difficulty :
Medium +
Tour Type :
Self-Guided
Time To Go :
April to October
Price :
1 week from €621
Reviews :
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Ann, Ireland - September 2016
"Enjoyed every step of the way. Wouldn't change a thing. Can't wait to do another Camino We walked from Sarria to Santiago and loved everything about it. Enjoyed the peacefulness, yet had a lot of fun with friends too making it our favourite holiday yet!!! Would not be interested in a regular sun holiday again!"
Greg, United States - 2016
"I have booked three large groups ranging from 23 to 35 people to hike the Camino de Santiago walking the Portuguese and French routes through CaminoWays. They organized fantastic trips with great hotels, transportation, and knowledgeable guides. I enthusiastically recommend them!"
Belinda, Canada - September 2018
Camino Ways was very helpful in arranging our walk of 132 Km. We were 4 women over 50 and had asked for a quiet Camino. The Invierno route was lovely. The first three days were challenging but we had been prepared based on notes and advice we received from Caminoways. The accommodation was great overall - Chantata being the one exception but I think it was all that was available. The only snag we ran into was that we had some difficulty getting breakfast if we wanted to start early. Most of the accommodation operators preferred breakfast after 8:00 a.m. This was not a fault of Caminoways but rather a limitation of the accommodations. The two guest houses Caminoways arranged were highlights of the trip, walking notes were helpful and thorough, and the two times we had to phone for support they were prompt and very helpful. I would highly recommend Caminoways.I would certainly use their service again!
Activity:
Walking or Cycling
Duration:
Up to 12 nights
Distance:
275 km
Difficulty:
Medium +
Tour Type:
Self-Guided
Time To Go:
April to October
Price:
1 week from €621
Rating:

Traditionally the Camino de Invierno (Winter Way) was the route taken by pilgrims to Santiago in the Winter time to avoid the snowy months in the mountains of O Cebreiro, on the Camino Frances. Pilgrims would head south of Ponferrada and follow the meandering River Sil into Galicia.

This is a truly spectacular Camino route, full of history and breathtaking landscapes; perfect for those looking for a challenge and an off-the-beaten track Camino experience. Despite its name, this off the beaten track route is best discovered in Spring, when green lush vines create wonderful vistas or in Autumn to make the most of the magical red and ochre colours of the forests and vineyards.

The Camino de Invierno takes pilgrims to the unique landscapes of Las Médulas; a UNESCO-listed site shaped by gold-mining in Roman times; and once in Galicia, pilgrims walk in the heart of the superb Ribeira Sacra, the valley of the Sil River. This relatively undiscovered region is famous for its impressive river canyons, terraced vineyards and rich Romanesque heritage.

The route has been marked with the Camino arrows and shells by the local Camino association. Once in Santiago de Compostela, you should request your Compostela pilgrim certificate to complete this unforgettable trip.

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Ruben
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Ruben is from Barcelona. He likes going hiking with his wife to enjoy nature. They call him the 'the King of Cheesecake', for obvious reasons and he is at his happiest sharing a...
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