Stage 7: Chantada-Rodeiro

Stage 7 of the Winter Way, from Chantada to Rodeiro, covers around 22 kilometers, taking pilgrims through a serene and rural stretch in the province of Lugo. This segment offers a calm and peaceful experience, crossing rural trails and offering walkers the opportunity to enjoy Galician nature in its fullness.

Stage 7 Winter Camino

Continuing the Camino from Chantada you will have the opportunity to see the four provinces of Galicia region. In fact, this journey passes through the Sierra de O Faro (Faro Mountains). A pronounced incline will take you to the best views of the Galician territory. Take a break on the top of the mountain and enjoy the amazing landscape. There, you will find a chapel, the Ermita de Nuestra Señora de O Faro.

The peak is over the 1.100 meters, so you may contemplate the Courel, Ancares, Peña Trevinca, Manzaneda and Monte Farelo mountains from there. During the winter period, it’s common to find the mountains coated in a blanket of snow, that resembles a crown. From that point, you will start to descend. Along the route, several raised granaries will appear in the middle of the fog.

Soon, you will see a building, known as Pazo de Camba or Pazo de los Churruchaos. The first reference to this country house appeared in 832 A.D., but the annexed church is dated on 12th century. It also served as a shelter for pilgrims and a prison in the past, but nowadays it’s a private residence, so it’s not open to the general public.

In addition to that, keep walking on the route, and you will see another classic construction known as “Os Pendellos” (18th century approx.).

Pendellos - Winter Way

This set of buildings formed a local market where people exchanged their excess of vegetables production for other artisanal products. But, due to the adverse weather conditions and the lack of roads in the past, they also used to serve as shelters to spend the night.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Chantada: Starting point that stands out for its parish church and traditional architecture. Pilgrims can explore the streets of this charming town before setting out on their journey.
  • Carballedo: A small rural center on the route, where walkers can experience the authenticity of rural Galicia and enjoy the views of the surrounding landscape.
  • Rodeiro: Final city of the stage, known for its church of San Salvador and its cozy atmosphere. Pilgrims can discover the cultural richness of this destination before resting and preparing for the next day.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Santiago Parish Church in Chantada: An initial point of interest that stands out for its religious architecture and its connection to local history, providing pilgrims with a significant cultural experience.
  • Church of San Martiño in Carballedo: A religious monument that stands out on the route, allowing walkers to immerse themselves in the tranquility of the rural environment and appreciate the local architecture.
  • Church of San Salvador in Rodeiro: Emblematic monument that marks the end of the stage, offering pilgrims the opportunity to explore and enjoy the cultural wealth of the region.

This stage promises pilgrims a serene day, surrounded by natural landscapes and the authenticity of the Galician towns, culminating in the charming Rodeiro at the end of the day.

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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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