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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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.
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.
Puebla De Sanabria to A Gudina
Via de la Plata
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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 location, full of history.
Day 2 11.2km
PUEBLA DE SANABRIA
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 18.4km
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 31.3km
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.
After breakfast, we bid you farewell.
How to Get There
Getting to Puebla de Sanabria, Spain
In this section, it is best to fly into Madrid to begin the trip and to fly back home from Santiago de Compostela. However, we also describe how to get from the end of the trip to Madrid. Have a look below for further information!
From Madrid airport, take a bus to Madrid bus station ( 20min). Then, bus to Puebla to Sanabria (4 h).
Getting home from A Gudiña, Spain
Fly from Santiago de Compostela
From A Gudiña to Santiago de Compostela: train to Santiago de Compostela (1h30). Then take a Freire Bus from the bus station (near the train station) to Santiago airport ( 20 min). Ryanair and Iberia/BA fly direct from Santiago de Compostela to the UK. Ryanair flies to Stansted, Nottingham East Midlands and Liverpool, and AerLingus operates to Dublin. There are also many internal flights from Santiago de Compostela to other Spanish cities and other main cities in Europe.
Fly from Madrid
From A Gudiña to Madrid: bus to Madrid bus station (5 hours). Then bus to Madrid airport.