Today Day 32: O’Cebreiro-Triacastela you cross into Galicia, through the “Ancares” Mountains.
It’s important to consider that you are walking in a land where fog, wind, and low temperatures are frequent in all seasons, particularly in winter. You find Initially you will be climbing moderate but frequent steep sections up to Hospital de la Condesa. With a difficult, challenging, incline up to Alto de Poio 1.337m. The highest point in the Galician section of Camino. When there you will 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!