Camino de Invierno (The Winter Way)

Quiroga - Monforte de Lemos

35,4 km Difficulty
You leave Quiroga towards the LU-933 to Monforte, which will be the end of this section. If you follow the Camino, you will reach San Clodio with its river beach and a recreational area that is great for a break. From San Clodio, you continue to Nocedo -some 3 km away- and then to Carballo de Lor. In this section, you will find the shrine of Os Remedios, in a pine wood, where walkers used to give alms. From Carballo de Lor you go down to Barxa de Lor through the wonderful landscapes of the valley. From there you climb to O Castro da Lama, where you can see a Roman gold mine. You continue climbing up to Castroncelos, with its church of Santiago, and from there to Pobra do Brollón. There, on the banks of the River Saa, you can rest at another recreational area. 

In A Pobra do Brollón you can visit the town hall, the high street and exit through the bridge that takes you to the other side of the river, to follow the Camino towards Cereixa, where you will find a cruceiro with the sculpture of Saint James as a pilgrim. The Camino goes up to the “Alto da Serra”, the border with the municipality of Monforte, as you start descending Mount Moncai. From Reigada, there are only 3 km left to Monforte. 

Monforte de Lemos is a town of pilgrimage tradition and a history linked to the development of the railway; it is the second largest town in the province of Lugo in terms of population. It stands on the banks of the River Cabe and there are many interesting monuments such as the monasteries of San Vicente do Pino and Nosa Señora da Antiga. In medieval times, it was a fortress-city and it had a defensive wall surrounding the monastery and the castle. You can still see some sections of the wall and 3 towers, including the keep, which you can visit. 

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Tips from our postmen and women

 
“In MonfAntonio López, Correos of Monforte. orte, a visit to the Parador, on the upper part of town, is a must. It was an old monastery and has a beautiful cloister. You can also visit the Museo de Arte Sacro, the convent of Las Clarisas, where you can admire their works of art donated by the Count of Monforte, one of the most important collections in Spain. They have 45-minute guided tours (at 12, 16, 17 and 18 hours for 4 euros). There are also organised visits to the Centro del Vino, both in the morning and in the afternoon. You can book a visit at the Tourist Office”. “If you are in the area, you really need to go to the renowned Sil Canyon, with its amazing views from Pena do Castro in Doade or the Cavidades in Bolmente (Sober). From Sober there is a tourist train -Aba Sacra- to visit the vineyards of the Ribeira Sacra, between Doade and Amandi, where the wine of this Denomination of Origin is produced”. Antonio López, Correos of Monforte. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

 

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.

 

 

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. 
 

 

 

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 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.