This is the last stage in Castilla and León, with a first phase along the river Valcarce and then under several viaducts towards Pereje, a town located 5 kilometres away from the departure point. Walk another 2 kilometres, and there is a rest area in Trabadelo, just before the village of the same name, where you can get supplies.
The Camino continues towards La Portela de Valcarce, with almost 14 kilometres behind you already. The path begins to ascend here, first mildly, and then steeper from Las Herrerías onwards, where 8 kilometres remain until the end of the route.
Climbing O Cebreiro Mountain requires a calm but steady pace, as it can be very hard at times. After kilometre 23 you will come upon La Faba, where you can take a break. Just a little bit further, and Laguna de Castilla is the last village from Castilla and León. From there—at last! – Galicia welcomes pilgrims crossing its threshold into the province of Lugo.
The village of O Cebreiro is a beautiful prehistoric settlement with its original pallozas -traditional architecture of these mountains- carefully preserved. Here you can also visit the 9th-century church of Santa María la Real. There are four pallozas from the 16th century that you can still visit. One of them is a museum open from Wednesday to Sunday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 18:00. (Mondays and Tuesdays you can book a visit at the Tourist Office.) Regarding services, O Cebreiro does no offer much, except for restaurants or places to sleep. Pilgrims needing to use a bank, pharmacist or bike repair services should go down to the neighbouring Pedrafita do Cebreiro.