The Winter Way or Camino de Invierno
The Winter Way (or Camino de Invierno, in Spanish) was the route chosen by pilgrims walking the French Way, during winter season. This was to avoid the snow in O Cebreiro, as the path could be closed during this period, because of weather conditions.
Even though the Winter Way is a traditional route of the Camino de Santiago, with centuries of history, it became very popular over the last few years.
Why do we recommend this route? Because of its unforgettable landscapes, the vines, its colorful autumn scene… Those pilgrims who choose the Winter Way, will enjoy the magnificent views of Las Médulas, in León (a UNESCO World Heritage Centre), the vineyards of Ribeira Sacra and its canyons…
And even if the route is called the Winter Way, pilgrims are welcome to walk it all the year round! You can walk the full route from Ponferrada, or just its last 100 km (from Monforte de Lemos) in order to get your Pilgrim Certificate.
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