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Stage 2: Las Médulas-El Barco de Valdeorras

Stage 2 of the Winter Way, from Las Médulas to O Barco de Valdeorras, offers pilgrims a journey of approximately 30 kilometers through the beautiful countryside and mountains of the region. This section stands out for its serenity and direct connection with nature, providing pilgrims with a calm and reflective experience.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Las Médulas: Starting point, pilgrims can enjoy one last view of this mining landscape before entering the surrounding nature.
  • Villabuena del Puente: An intermediate town, with its rural charm and traditional architecture, offers pilgrims a respite before continuing the journey.
  • O Barco de Valdeorras: Final city of the stage, known for its wine industry and its welcoming atmosphere, it offers pilgrims the opportunity to explore its cultural heritage.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of San Esteban in Villabuena del Puente: A small Romanesque church that adds a historical touch to the path, with architectural details that capture the essence of the region.
  • Roman Bridge over the Sil River: Just outside Villabuena del Puente, this historic bridge provides pilgrims with a direct connection to the region’s Roman past.
  • O Barco de Valdeorras Vineyards: As they approach the final city, pilgrims can enjoy the beautiful vineyards surrounding O Barco, which are characteristic of this wine region.

This stage invites pilgrims to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and history of the region, from the landscapes of Las Médulas to charming towns such as Villabuena del Puente, culminating in the welcoming town of O Barco de Valdeorras.

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Peregrino en un campo con flores

StagesCamino de Invierno | Winter Way

Etapa 1

Ponferrada - Las Médulas

28 km
3/5
7h15m
Etapa 2

Las Médulas-El Barco de Valdeorras

27 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 3

El Barco de Valdeorras-A Rúa de Valdeorras

12 km
1/5
3h
Etapa 4

A Rúa de Valdeorras-Quiroga

27 km
3/5
7h
Etapa 5

Quiroga-Monforte de Lemos

33 km
4/5
7h20m
Etapa 6

Monforte de Lemos-Chantada

30 km
5/5
7h30m
Etapa 7

Chantada-Rodeiro

25 km
3/5
6h45m
Etapa 8

Rodeiro-Lalín

22 km
2/5
5h30m
Etapa 9

Lalín-Silleda

16 km
1/5
4h
Etapa 10

Silleda - Ponte Ulla

20 km
2/5
5h
Etapa 11

Ponte Ulla - Santiago de Compostela

25 km
2/5
6h

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