Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)

Ourense - Cea

24 km Difficulty
You leave Ourense through the Roman bridge, where you will have two options for the section: to your right, through Tamallancos, and to your left through Canedo. Both have similar ups and downs and are properly signposted.

Through Tamallancos, you will have to walk one extra kilometre and reach Cudeiro after a strenuous climb that will, however, offer you some great views over Ourense. Past the chapel of San Marcos, you cross to the area of Outeiros da Forca, and the Camino continues for 5 kilometres until Tamallancos itself, with the church of Santa María and services for pilgrims. You continue through the municipality of Vilamarín, over the medieval bridge of Sobreira, across the River Barbantiño. After Viduedo, you reach Casanovas.

Through Canedo, you go past Ourense’s railway station, you cross the lines and climb the Costiña de Canedo. You reach Castro de Beiro, walk past Reguengo, where you will find La Parada del Peregrino. This beautiful path takes you to Puente Mandrás, a medieval bridge over the River Barbantiño. You cross Madrás and end up in Casanovas.

Both paths join in this village, from here you have 2 kilometres left to Cea. While Galician bread, in general, is famous for its quality, the bread from Cea, in particular, is especially highly regarded and tasty. It has a Denomination of Origin and is baked in wood-fired ovens in a process that has not changed much over the centuries. You should try it and after that visit the village’s Praza Maior, where you will see the clock tower.

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Purificación Fernández, Correos of
 
“In Cea we are famous for our bread, so please do not leave without trying it. We have a tour around the bakeries, the Ruta dos Fornos, where you can see ovens from different periods. The Clock Tower, with four clocks, one on each front, and four water pipes is also remarkable. Pilgrims usually gather around it". Purificación Fernández, Correos of Cea.
 

 

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.