Camino Francés > León-O Cebreiro > Ponferrada - Villafranca del Bierzo (24,1 Km)

We leave Ponferrada over the bridge of the Sil River and we set out towards the villages of Compostilla, Columbrianos,Fuentes Nuevas y Camponaraya. In our way we will see the vineyards of the famous Mencia wine as well as some wineries. Later on, we will arrive at Cacabelos, famous for its cherries. We go across the bridge over the Cúa river and we reach the Shrine of Virgen de las Angustias. The final part of this stage takes us along the old N-VI to Pieros and Villafranca del Bierzo. Here, we will have all the services we need.

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(* Remember that the check-In date is the night before starting walking)

Room 1

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

  • Day 1: Arrival to León and accommodation.
  • Day 2: León - Villadangos. Accommodation in Villadangos.
  • Day 3: Villadangos del Páramo - Astorga. Accommodation in Astorga.
  • Day 4: Astorga - Rabanal del Camino. Accommodation in Rabanal del Camino.
  • Day 5: Rabanal del Camino - Ponferrada. Accommodation in Ponferrada.
  • Day 6: Ponferrada - Villafranca del Bierzo. Accommodation in Villafranca del Bierzo.
  • Day 7: Villafranca del Bierzo - Vega del Valcarce. Accommodation in Vega del Valcarce.
  • Day 8: Vega del Valcarce - O Cebreiro. Accommodation in O Cebreiro.
  • Day 9: Breakfast and end of our services.

The price includes:

  • Bed and breakfast every day.
  • Luggage transfer in all the stages of the Way (maximum 15 kilos per person in just a rucksack).
  • Accommodation: Hotels, Rural Houses, Hostels or Inns (According to the availability and the dates).
  • Travel insurance.
  • If the accommodation is not located in the same village of arrival/departure of the stage, you will be provided with an arrival transfer from the end of the stage to the hotel and from the hotel to the beggining of the stage the following day. This servive has no additional cost.


  • An advance os 100 euros / booking (non-refundable at the time of booking. The rest must be paid one month before the departure.
  • In case of cancellation with more than 15 days before the departure, we will refund you the money except 100 euros / booking in respect of non-refundable advance.
  • In case of cancellation with lless than 15 days, the total booking will lost.


MunicipalityStage (km)To Santiago (km)Altitude (m)
Plaza Luís del Olmo0,1205,2514
Glorieta del Templario0,8204,5515
Ermita de Santa María de Compostilla3,8201,5537
Tunel de la N-VI4,6200,7546
Iglesia de San Esteban5200,3542
Columbrianos (Ponferrada)5,5199,8524
Capilla de San Blas y San Roque5,6199,7523
Fuentesnuevas (Ponferrada)8197,3508
Puente sobre la A-611,7193,6515
Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen Bierzo14,9190,4505
Río Cua16,2189,1477
Santuario de la Quinta Angustia16,5188,8475
Cruce a la derecha18,6186,7568
Valtiulle de Arriba20185,3559
Villafranca del Bierzo24,1181,2535
Iglesia de Santiago24,2181,1535
Refugio Ave Fénix24,2181,1532
Castillo de Villafranca24,4180,9527
Plaza Mayor24,7180,6513