Xacobeo 2021 - 2022
Camino de Invierno (The Winter Way)
Stage

Las Médulas - O Barco de Valdeorras

Ponferrada - Las Médulas O Barco de Valdeorras - A Rúa
26,4 km

This section moves from Castilla y León into Galicia. You have to leave Las Médulas and their amazing views towards Puente de Domingo Flórez, 6 kilometres away from the starting point. 

Once you cross the River Sil, you leave Castilla y León behind and enter Galicia through the province of Ourense, following a path that runs parallel to the river Sil through the district of Valdeorras, famous for its wine. The route goes past the dam on the River Eirós, towards the village of Pumares.

Once you reach Sobradelo, the main town in the municipality of Carballeda de Valdeorras, you will see a bridge with seven arches, the Pontenova, rebuilt in the 20th century after it was destroyed during the Napoleonic wars. You access O Barco de Valdeorras crossing the village of Éntoma and the medieval bridge over the Galir.

O Barco de Valdeorras is the capital of this district and it has a beautiful walk along the Sil and a river beach. This municipality is famous for slate and wine production and you should not miss trying some of their wines; they have their own Denomination of Origin.

Tips from our postmen and women

What to do and see in the stage Las Médulas - O Barco?

Ana Rosa Paradelo
Ana Rosa Paradelo Correos O Barco

“In Pumares you can see several dovecotes, they are a good example of folk architecture used to breed doves and pigeons. Around the dam, especially in the spring, the landscape is amazing. There is also a fountain that yields refreshing water the whole year round”. 


Accommodations Las Médulas - O Barco de Valdeorras

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Puente del Camino de Invierno
Puente del Camino de Invierno
Peregrinos haciendo el Camino de Invierno
Peregrinos haciendo el Camino de Invierno
Puente en O Barco de Valdeorras
Puente en O Barco de Valdeorras
Iglesia en O Barco de Valdeorras
Iglesia en O Barco de Valdeorras
Capilla en O Barco
Capilla en O Barco
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