Stage 8: Rodeiro-Lalín

Stage 8 of the Winter Way, from Rodeiro to Lalín, covers approximately 25 kilometers and offers pilgrims a varied experience between fields, forests and small urban centers. This section is known for its natural beauty and the calm that characterizes the province of Pontevedra.

Etapa 8 Camino Invierno

We are approaching to the final stages! This is the last journey on the proper winter itinerary. That’s because the way joins to the Silver route (Via de la Plata) from Lalín. You will cross the Deza region, a livestock area where you will also pass the “Ponte Pedroso” medieval bridge (12th Century) over the river Arnego. There are two old mills next to this bridge and also along the riverside.

The stage from Rodeiro to Lalín is the last one on the Winter trail

The track is topped by ancient oaks and chestnut trees, and there is a primitive cemetery ahead, “campo de mámoas in Coto Mamuela”.

Just a little further you’ll find Lalín. This town is known as the Km.0 of Galicia region, because it’s the geographical centre of the Community. Furthermore, the “Cocido” it’s very typical here, a meal consisting on boiled turnip greens, cabbage or kale, several cuts of pork meat (like spicy pork sausage, ears or salted tail), chickpeas, beans, potatoes and so on. At Galiwonders, we strongly recommend you to try it! In fact, the pork on this area is so famous that there is even a pork sculpture in the centre of the town. Don’t miss this post about the food along the Camino de Santiago!

Cocido Gallego - Winter Way

Besides the great food you may find in Lalín, you can also visit Pazo de Liñares, an ancestral home that dates back to the 17th century, listed as a Site of Cultural Interest in 2009.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Rodeiro: Starting point that retains its rural charm. Walkers can appreciate the tranquility of this town before embarking on the journey.
  • Silleda: Located on the route, this small town stands out for its cozy atmosphere and its parish church. Pilgrims can stop and explore the local culture.
  • Lalín: Final city of the stage, known for its cultural and folkloric importance. Lalín offers walkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in Galician rural life, with its markets, traditions and the beauty of the Santa María church.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Church of Saint Vincent in Rodeiro: Starting point that presents an example of local religious architecture, providing pilgrims with a glimpse into the history and spirituality of the path.
  • Parish Church of San Martiño de Silleda: Religious monument that stands out on the route, offering walkers an opportunity for reflection and appreciation of the Galician cultural heritage.
  • Church of Santa María in Lalín: Emblematic monument that marks the end of the stage. Pilgrims can explore this culturally rich place, immersing themselves in local history and enjoying traditional architecture.

Stage 8 offers pilgrims a unique experience, combining rural serenity with the cultural richness of Lalín at the end of the day.

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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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