0-Day 7: Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo-23km

Day 7: Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo

Leaving Ponferrada – Villafranca del Bierzo you pass through the village of Compostilla a former mining town. Followed closely by Columbrianos then Fuentes Nuevas and Camponaraya.

Walk past the Hermitage of San Roque in Cacabelos. 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. Visit the church if open, or admire it through the glass doors.

Arriving in Villafranca del Bierzo

You will be delighted when arriving in Villafranca del Bierzo. A magnificently historical town with its beautiful castle and the church of Santiago. Admire the ‘Forgiveness Gate’, Puerta Del Perdón which only opens during Holy Years.

Group Dinner

In the evening we will meet as a group to share a dinner and some of our Camino stories. (You will be advised of the location and time, on the day)