Day 10: O Cebreiro – Triacastela
Today you initiate your journey in Galicia, through the “Ancares” Mountains.
You are walking in a land where fog, wind and low temperatures are frequent in all seasons, particularly in winter. Ensure you prepare for your day.
You find moderate yet frequent steep sections up to Hospital de la Condesa. With a hard, challenging, steep incline up to Alto de Poio 1.337m, the highest point on the Galician section of Camino. Here you encounter the pilgrim statue and enjoy fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
From the Alto, you will continue to Fonfría and from there you have a long walk downhill, 9 km to the town of Triacastela. The first stop on the Galician section of the Camino with around 1000 inhabitants. There are regularly more Pilgrims than locals in the town, a great place to rest after your days of climbing mountains!