Camino Francés > León-O Cebreiro > Rabanal del Camino - Ponferrada (32,9 Km)

Once we leave Rabanal we get to Foncebadón and continue towards Cruz de Ferro (1500 m). This is a legendary place of the French Camino where pilgrims usually leave a stone at the base of the cross to protect them during their journey. We go down to reach Manjarín. This is an isolated place where we can meet Tomás, a peculiar person who offers his help in our walk and who describes himself as the last Templar member. We go on descending by the Irago mountain towards Acebo and Riego de Ambrós. We cross the bridge of Meruelo river to Molinaseca. The last 8 kilometers go to Ponferrada, capital of El Bierzo, where we can admire its beautiful castle.

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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)
Foncebadón (Santa Colomba de Somoza)5,3231,21438
Cruz de Ferro7,3229,21500
Capilla de Santiago Apóstol7,3229,21500
El Acebo (Molinaseca)16,2220,31159
Escultura en memoria de Heinrich Krausse16,8219,71124
Riego de Ambrós (Molinaseca)19,7216,8929
Santuario de la Virgen de las Angustias24212,5613
Puente medieval sobre el río Meruelo24,2212,3585
Iglesia de San Andrés31205,5534
Castillo de los Templarios31,1205,4526
Plaza de la Virgen de la Encina541
Río Sil31,2205,3510