The Winter Way

Stage: O Barco de Valdeorras-A Rúa

  • Length 13.4 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 3h 25min

We continue along the Camino between the railway line and the majestic River Sil in the direction of A Rúa, and go on along extensive straight stretches which go round the reservoir of Valencia. The region of Valdeorras is known for its wineries many of which are in caves of Roman origin.

O Barco de Valdeorras- Vilamartín de Valdeorras

  • Length 7.2 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 50min

We leave O Barco by the old road in the direction of A Pobra, between the National Highway 120 and the River Sil. We then continue towards Arcos. We have to cross the railway line by a flyover and enter Vilamartín de Valdeorras. Here we cross the old bridge of A Rodeleira, over a half-concealed stream. We continue by the pier of Vilamartín following the course of the river.

This town, located in the central valley of the region of Valdeorras, has numerous caves excavated on its slopes among the houses. Many of the caves are the remains of Roman excavations for the extraction of gold and have been converted into wineries. At the beginning of August, Vilamartín de Valdeorras celebrates the Festa das Covas, with guided visits, music and food tasting.

 

 

O Barco de Valdeorras - Vilamartín de Valdeorras

Vilamartín de Valdeorras- A Rúa

  • Length 6.2 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 35min

We continue the Camino between the railway line and the river towards A Rúa, along extensive straight stretches which pass by the reservoir of Valencia, over the River Sil. After a short stretch, the old N-536 road is reached. From here we can see a beautiful panorama of the valley of this region of Valdeorras, and the first views of the next town, A Rúa. We enter it by the district of San Roque, with a charming hermitage on our left, until we reach the old district. The relaxation of the pier awaits us on the banks of the River Sil.

Vilamartín de Valdeorras - A Rúa