Camino Invierno

The Winter Camino. A little used quiet alternative to the Camino Frances. Starts in Ponferrada and veers south along the Sil River Valley. 263 kilometers of beautiful scenery merges onto Camino Sanabres for the last 2 days before Santiago.

Camino Invierno Days 8-10. Lalin to Santiago

Day 8 Lalin to Silleda 16K The walk out of Lalin in the early morn was pleasant. We are in no rush and decided last night to take it easy and take 3 days to walk the final 57K to the Cathedral. Lalin has a city park that has a walking and bike trail that …

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Camino Invierno Day 6-7 Chantada to Lalin.

Day 6 Chantada to Lalin: We left while it was still dark. The start was a bit chilly. Though after the heat of Camino Levante 10 days earlier we found it pleasant. Early on still in the dark we passed some eerie monuments; “petos de las ánimas” medieval crossroads signs with striking sculpted images of …

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Camino Invierno Day 6 Monforte to Chantada

CAMINO INVIERNO Day 6 Monforte to Chantada: Another memorable day on this most delightful Camino. Beautiful scenery, wonderful encounters, and delicious food and wine. We left the new and very comfortable Albergue Santiago 15 at 6 while it was still dark, enduring a long tough walk with 2 tough ascents through the lush forests and steep river …

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Camino Invierno-Days 3-4; O Barco to A Rua

One of most humbling stays on this or any Camino: Following the serene River Sil and its wonderful wineries. This is my second Camino Invierno and a highlight of my first pilgrimage on The Winter Way was a stay in A Rua in the home of Asun. I prayed she was still around and servicing …

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Camino Invierno Day 2 Las Medulas to O Barco

Pleasant walk today as we reached the River Sil which we would be following for a few days. August 18, 2021. In Saldeado, we stopped at the Municipal Social Center Cafe for a huge tortilla de queso. Surprisingly, we met 3 pilgrims from Italy. First time I ever saw more than 2 walking Invierno. One …

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Which Camino Should I Walk? The Camino Frances Or?

Frances may be my favorite but each Pilgrim is unique. The better question to ask is, “Which Camino Is Best For Me?” First of all, it is important to be aware that the Camino de Santiago is a personal journey and there is no right, wrong, best or worst Camino. Do some research and walk …

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