Camino Sanabrés (The Sanabria Way)

Tábara-Santa Marta de Tera

23 km Difficulty
Pilgrims have two options to complete this section: they can follow the traditional Way towards Bercianos, or the alternative route through the village of Villanueva de las Peras, where you can take some rest or spend the night.

You depart from the church of San Salvador, in Tábara, towards Pueblica de Valverde, with the possibility of taking a detour to the church of Santa María or continue along the shortest route. Both paths join eventually to reach the stream of Zamarrilla.

With some ten kilometres behind you, you will have to choose: a path flanked by vineyards and chestnut trees towards Bercianos de Valverde, where you can see the church of San Pelayo with its belfry and great views; or another route marked by a stone monolith towards Villanueva de las Peras.

In both cases, you will find yourself in Santa Croya de Tera, a wine-producing village that offers all services to pilgrims, separated from Santa Marta de Tera by the river Tera. The latter village is the end of the section and you can visit the Museo del Camino Sanabrés and a Romanesque church with the oldest  statue of Saint James depicted as a pilgrim. The church dates back to the 9th century and is home to what many consider to be the most important treasure of the Camino Sanabrés.

Santa Marta became an important village when the Sanabrian Way began, but when Astorga requested and obtained the relics of Saint Marta, which were in the monastery, pilgrims stopped following this route and took to the French Way. Even if it can be solitary in winter, there are more pilgrims each year choosing this route.
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Tips from our postmen and women

 Ana Esteban, Correos de Tábara.

 

“Close to the village and by the 525 national road, there is a beautiful, well-kept park by the river Tera. You can go for a walk here and relax watching the river. You can also see a beautiful fountain where you may drink or take some water with you, as it is said to be of high quality. During the autumn and spring equinoxes (at 8 solar time) you can see the so-called “miracle of light” in the Romanesque church of Santa María - a ray of light going through the rose window and lighting the capital showing Santa Marta being taken up to heaven by angels”. Ana Esteban, Correos de Tábara.

 

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.