Camino Invierno: Stage 3
O Barco de Valdeorras – A Rúa de Valdeorras (14,2 km)
This is a stage of only fourteen kilometers of route, following at all times the course of the river Sil and with several alternatives where to spend the night. Valdeorras, known worldwide for its wines with denomination of origin and made in deep underground caves with traditional processes. You shouldn’t leave this stage without trying one of them.
From the hostel, we head back to the Malecón, leaving O Barco de Valdeorras with our sights set on A Pobra.
To do this, we left on a road near the national road and followed it to this town. There we will have to cross the train tracks by an overpass and descend again in search of the Sil, by which margin we will continue to enter Vilamartín. A little further on, we crossed the bridge of A Rodeleira to continue another five kilometres chasing the river and surrounded by the railway. We will then go out to the national road, the perfect point to appreciate the whole valley on which O Barco de Valdeorras sits.
With great caution and always well signposted, continue on asphalt until you reach A Rúa, entering its main street and turning right just as you pass by the hermitage of San Roque. This small street will lead us to the 18th century church of San Esteban, built on an old 12th century foundation. After a short stop for a drink, we continue along a secondary road full of vineyards and known as Campogrande.
What to see
Pilgrim can advise you according to your needs, adapting to each pilgrim the route that best suits their preferences.
What to eat
- Cachelos y grelos
- Vinos D.O. Valdeorras
- Lacón con grelos (Lamb with turnip greens)
- Roasted suckling goat
Bear in mind
If this stage seems too short, you can always extend your distances by staying overnight in one of the following locations or by adding up kilometres with the next stage. It does not present any type of added difficulty for people with reduced mobility or bicycles.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|O Barco de Valdeorras||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Vilamartín de Valdeorras||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|A Rúa de Valdeorras||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|