FFC – Day 29: Molinaseca-Villafranca Del Bierzo-31km

Today Day 29: Molinaseca-Villafranca Del Bierzo, at around 8km into your day 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 is 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.
Have a rest here as you still have a way to go to get to Villafranca Del Bierzo, which is an incredible place so you will want to have a little bit of steam left to go exploring when you arrive.

Buen Camino