Day 29: Molinaseca – Cacabelos
In just 7.7km you will find yourself walking into Ponferrada the last big city on the way to Santiago de Compostela. The 12th-century Templars Castle is especially worth visiting here if you have the time.
Leaving Ponferrada you will pass through the village of Compostilla, a former mining town. Columbrianos in next closely followed by Fuentes Nuevas and Camponaraya.
From Camponaraya to Cacabelos you will walk through beautiful vineyards. This is the heart of the well-appreciated El Bierzo wine region.
Arriving in Cacabelos you walk past the Hermitage of San Roque. If it is open pop in, it has been turned into a quirky little museum of sorts. Wander through the village and admire the clever street art. At the end of the main road, you will come to Iglesia de Santa Maria de la Plaza.
While here try another hearty speciality of this land, El Botillo.