Day 10: O Cebreiro – Triacastela
Today you initiate your journey in Galicia, through the “Ancares” Mountains.
Between O Cebreiro and Triacastela, you are walking in a land where fog, wind and low temperatures are frequent in all seasons and particularly in winter. Ensure you pack for the day to suit the weather conditions.
Moderate but frequent steep sections up to Hospital de la Condesa, are challenging today. Then an extremely steep incline up to Alto de Poio. Sitting at 1.337m, the highest point in the Galician section of Camino. The reward for your hard work is fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the iconic pilgrim statue.
From the Alto, you will continue to Fonfría and from there you have a long walk downhill, 9 km to the town of Triacastela. This is 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!