Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)
Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)

Laza - Xunqueira de Ambía

32,7 km Difficulty

Your walk starts at the Praza da Picota de Laza and goes towards the main road OU-113, which you will be following most of the day with some properly signposted detours. The first 4 kilometres lead you to the village of Soutelo Verde and at 7 kilometres you will be in Tamicelas, where you will find the chapel of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción.

The strenuous climb to Alberguería starts on Mount Requeixada, still in the municipality of Laza, at 900 metres. You can take a break here visiting the quaint church of Santa María.

There is just a final push to Vilar de Barrio, first climbing and then descending through the forest that leads you to the valley of Allariz, where you will see the first hórreos, landmarks of the change from a mountainous landscape to a more agricultural one. 

Vilar de Barrio has a square that may look too large now, but it was here where the cattle market used to take place in the past. The site where you now see the fountain is where swine used to be kept in the past.

You leave the Praza do Toural towards Bóveda, past the church of San Pedro de Fiz. The hórreos and vegetable gardens accompany you past Vilar de Gomareite up to the straight road to Bobadela for 3 and a half kilometres.

A path flanked by oak trees leads you to Padroso, and there you continue until you reach Cima de Vila, to then descend to Quintela, before arriving at Xunqueira de Ambía.

Xunqueira is the main town in this municipality, and here you can see the beautiful Colegiata de Santa María la Real, founded as a monastery in the 10th century. It has a Romanesque church and a beautiful 18th-century organ that was recently restored.

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Tips from our postmen and women

 
Loli Francisco, Correos de Vilar de Barrio.
“Vilar de Barrio is in the district of A Limia, the most important agricultural area in Galicia. Its star products are potatoes, and they have a denomination of origin protected at European level”. “In Pueblo de Bobadela you must visit the altarpiece at the church of Santa Mariña, and the Colexiata of Xunqueira de Ambía has the oldest organ in Galicia, a beautiful piece. There have been organ recitals in the colexiata for the past 25 years”.  Loli Francisco, Correos de Vilar de Barrio.
 
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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.