Day 19 – La Faba > Triacastela (~27km)

Our longest day on the Camino took us up and over O’Cebreiro and through a few more steep ascents before a long steady descent into Triacastela, the first town we’ll sleep in while in the region of Galicia. Total elevation gain and loss of almost 2000 meters was challenging but we managed to complete the […]

Day 16 – Foncebadón > Ponferrada (~23km)

We survived some pretty horrible weather ascending to the iron cross (1504m) before a long 19km descent into Ponferrada. We left at 7:40am in 0°C temperatures and an unrelenting wind gusting to 60km/hr. We left our stones at the Cruz de fierro before arriving in Manjarin where the now infamous Tomas (the last Templar knight) […]

Day 13 – Leon > San Martin del Camino (~26km)

Our first day after our rest was our longest yet. A challenging 26km walk through the north west edge of the Spanish meseta. We left Leon at 7:30am in 3°C temperatures and by 11am it was in 25°C under a scorching sun. The kids were is great spirits despite the stifling sun as we kept […]