Camino de Invierno (The Winter Way)
Camino de Invierno (The Winter Way)

Chantada - Rodeiro

25,8 km Difficulty
The Winter Way goes up the first half of this section through lush valleys towards Monte do Faro from the village of Requeixo, where you can see the parish church. On the mountain, you will also see the chapel of Nuestra Señora do Faro, where thousands of pilgrims have stopped throughout the centuries to pray. The current building dates from the 17th century and since then it has been modified several times. This site belongs to the municipality of Chantada and it is over 1150 metres high, a vantage point with spectacular views, it is the point where the four Galician provinces meet.

After this climb, you start descending towards the area of Rodeiro and the second half of the day. The path goes through the lush area of “Fragas do Arnego”, a forest named after the river flowing through the municipality of Rodeiro. After some small villages, such as those of San Juan de Camba, where you can see the Pazo de Camba and its Romanesque church, of the 15th and 12th century respectively, you will come to Río, which was the municipal capital during the 19th century. From there you reach Rodeiro. 

Tips from our postmen and women

 Ana Agoure, Correos of Rodeiro.

“In Rodeiro, on the riverbank, you will find a pool known as the “A Tosta de Gabieiras”, 400 metres long and 15-20 metres wide, a natural wonder used as a river beach. In Río, if you happen to be there on the 15th of any month, you can see the street market with “os pendellos de Río”, one of the few remaining historic street market stands in Galicia”. Ana Agoure, Correos of Rodeiro. 

Vistas de Chantada, Camino de InviernoAlto do Faro, Camino de InviernoBajando del Alto do FaroMonolito en el Camino de InviernoAyuntamiento de Rodeiro
Transfer Rucksack


We transfer your rucksack

So that you can travel light along the Camino de Santiago


We transfer your rucksack or suitcase from your accommodation at one stage to the next!! This way, your walk is more comfortable, your bag is lighter and you can enjoy every step of the Camino. We will take your luggage every day to your next hostel or hotel.

Send Bicycle


Bicycle transportation services 

We send your bicycle to your starting or finishing point


Decide where you want to start the Camino and we will send your bicycle there from any branch of Correos. Once you finish the Camino de Santiago you can go to the nearest post office and send it back home again. Your bicycle will be insured and we package your bike without disassembling it.

Send luggage to Santiago


Luggage transfer

For everything you want in or out of your rucksack 


With our Paq Peregrino you can send suitcases or parcels to any point along the Camino (hostels, hotels, branches of Correos, etc) so that you have your personal belongings when you arrive. You can therefore have extra clothes or other items and not only the ones you carry along the Way. You can also send back whatever you have in your daily rucksack that you no longer need.

Prepaid Payment Card


Prepaid Card

So that you have nothing to worry about other than just enjoying the Camino 


Correos offers a prepaid card that is not linked to a bank account. In this way, you can defort walk the Camino without taking your credit or debit cards with you. You only have to put the money on the card that you are going to need and then top up again if your balance is low. This is a simple, safe and comfortable way of taking your money along the Camino.


Pilgrimage Stamps


Stamping Your Credential

So that you have the best stamps on your Pilgrim's Passport 

Branches of Correos along the Camino de Santiago stamp your Credential or Pilgrim's Passport with our special stamps. Many of these stamps represent important tourist attractions from that particular place to help you remember your jorney.


Send Parcels


Sending parcels along the Camino de Santiago 

Send your parcels without having to go along to a branch of Correos!


You can send a parcel from any of the over one-hundred branches of CORREOS located along the Camino de Santiago and additionally from some of our “Tiendas Amigas del Camino”, a network of shops and accommodation from where you can send parcels any time of the day. This service will help you to get rid of things from your luggage that you no longer need. You can also buy souvenirs or some typical products without having to worry about carrying them with you. 


Luggage Storage


Lockers in Santiago

So that you can freely visit the Cathedral or enjoy the city

Our Pilgrim's Office at Rúa do Franco, 150 metres from the Plaza del Obradoiro, has lockers. You can leave your rucksack, suitcase, bike or trekking pole before you go into the Cathedral or you can wander around Santiago without having to worry about your luggage.

Correos Offices


Correos Branches

To help you with anything you may need 


We have over 150 branches of Correos along all the Caminos. We will be delighted to welcome you and help you with anything you need.