Walking the Via de la Plata from Puebla de Sanabria to A Gudina

As we veer west, this 8th section on the Via de la Plata route to Santiago de Compostela offers some of the most rewarding views of the whole Camino. This portion of the Way also enters Galicia and runs through beautiful low mountains, making it challenging but offering great views all days long. 

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Trip Highlights

Puebla de Sanabria

For a nice overview of the town and a bit of history about the trip, the Castillo de Los Condes de Benavente highly recommended. Because of its high position, this castle, from the middle ages, has an extremely beautiful view. For a nice dinner afterwards, the Restaurante El Tejo Sanabria is a good option.

Lubian

When you continue walking to Lubian you are able to visit a free-standing building (church) when you go to the roof you are able to see over the other houses which allows you to see this beautiful city.

Itinerary

Day 1

Puebla de Sanabria
(Arrival)

Perched on top of a hill, the small yet gorgeous old town of Puebla de Sanabria has plenty to offer. With its castle overlooking the town and the valley of Rio Tera and its cobbled streets, the village is a nice spot to relax in a peaceful locagtion, full of history.

Day 2
11km

Puebla de Sanabria
to
Requejo

For the first walking day of this section, we start with a short and quiet stroll to Requejo. When leaving Puebla de Sanabria, we cross over the Rio Castro. Later on we start to climb up gradually onto natural paths through pine and oak woods, passing by the Romanesque Iglesia de Santiago de Terroso. Then there are some great views of the mountains before you reach Requejo. Short transfer to your hotel in Puebla de Sanabria.

Day 3
18km

Requejo
to
Lubian

In the morning, transfer from your hotel back to Requejo. As soon as you leave Requejo, you will feel the appeal of Galicia even though you will only enter it the following day. Indeed, the peace of the countryside and the lovely route through oaks and brackens will undoubtedly bewitch you, even though the rocky and sometimes muddy paths can sometimes make this up and downhill walk a little challenging.

Day 4
25km

Lubian
to
A Gudina

Soon after leaving Lubian, you reach the Baroque church of Santuario de la Virgen de la Tuiza. Then it is a challenging day as the Camino undulates through wood and farm lands with steep ups and downs all day long. It also runs through charming villages and offers a beautiful walk before entering A Gudina.

Day 5

A Gudina

After breakfast, we bid you farewell.

Section 1

Puebla de Sanabria
to
Requejo

Perched on top of a hill, the small yet gorgeous old town of Puebla de Sanabria has plenty to offer. With its castle overlooking the town and the valley of Rio Tera and its cobbled streets, the village is a nice spot to relax in a peaceful locagtion, full of history.

Section 2

Requejo
to
Lubian

For the first walking day of this section, we start with a short and quiet stroll to Requejo. When leaving Puebla de Sanabria, we cross over the Rio Castro. Later on we start to climb up gradually onto natural paths through pine and oak woods, passing by the Romanesque Iglesia de Santiago de Terroso. Then there are some great views of the mountains before you reach Requejo. Short transfer to your hotel in Puebla de Sanabria.

Section 3

Lubian
to
A Gudina

In the morning, transfer from your hotel back to Requejo. As soon as you leave Requejo, you will feel the appeal of Galicia even though you will only enter it the following day. Indeed, the peace of the countryside and the lovely route through oaks and brackens will undoubtedly bewitch you, even though the rocky and sometimes muddy paths can sometimes make this up and downhill walk a little challenging.

Via de la Plata from Puebla de Sanabria to A Gudina

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Fly In

Option 1 – Vallalodid
Ryanair fly from London to Vallalodid.

Option 2 – Madrid
Virtually every company flies to Madrid (can book return flights).
Spanish national company: www.iberia.com



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Starting Point

1 –  Take a bus from Valladolid Airport to the bus station (Approx. 20 min). Then bus to Zamora (Approx. 1hr), 8 departures a day.

2 – From Madrid airport, take a bus to Madrid bus station (Approx. 20min). Then, bus to Zamora (Approx. 3h). 6 buses a day.



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Getting Home

Option 1 – Santiago de Compostela
Train to Santiago de Compostela (Approx. 1h30). Then take a Freire Bus from the bus station (near the train station) to Santiago airport (approx. 20 min).

Santiago de Compostela airport with Aerlingus, Ryanair and Iberia/BA.

Option 2 – Madrid
Bus to Madrid bus station (Approx. 5 hours). Then bus to Madrid airport.



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