Galicia Walking Holiday Ribeira Sacra to Orense Itinerary
DAY 1: Arrival at Castro Caldelas
Arrive in this pretty town in time to enjoy its views, the castle and a cup of local wine!
DAY 2: Castro Caldelas to Cristosende (15.5 km / 500 m)
Walk down to the lovely valley and its vineyards, visit some small villages, a fantastic abandoned monastery and walk up to pretty A Portela. There are fantastic views from the track leading to Cristosende, a village with even more fantastic views.
DAY 3: Cristosende to Parada de Sil (12.5 km / 700 m)
Walk along the river from village to village, enjoying the scenery of cherries, chestnuts and vines. Climb up to Parada de Sil, a lively village perfect for enjoying a well deserved beer!
DAY 4: Parada de Sil to Luintra (16.5km / 750 m and also shorter options)
A spectacular stretch! Enjoy the many viewpoints, the pretty paths, the beautiful Santa Cristina Monastery, and the picturesque villages. In Cerreda, have a coffee or beer while you wait for the taxi that will take you to Luintra, where you will stay.
DAY 5: Luintra to Penalba (15 km / 370 m)
Enjoy another day of great views of the river, the San Estevo Monastery and reach the confluence of the Sil and Miño rivers. Walk into Penalba amongst beautiful vines and delightful views of the river.
DAY 6: Penalba to Peroxa (12.5 km / 550 m)
After a short lift, start the stretch in Os Peares. Walk up the lonely and beautiful Bubal gorge, visiting lost villages. Later enjoy a quiet descent into lively Peroxa, from where you can already see Orense.
DAY 7: Peroxa to Barra de Miño and Orense(7.1 km or 21 km/ 380 m)
Your last walk! Descend from Peroxa to the River Miño along a beautiful path, visiting an old castle and some pretty villages in the way. At Barra de Miño you can catch a train to Orense (at 11:50h). Of course, if you want to walk it all, chain several paths, lanes and tracks to get to the city after a total of 21 kms. Whatever your decision – longer or shorter day of walking – enjoy this lovely city!
DAY 8: Departure from Orense
Departure from Orense after a fantastic week!