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Santiago ways >> Camino Sanabres
El Camino Sanabrés   (Granja de la Moreruela - Santiago de Compostela)
Way that starting from the route Vía de la Plata deviates towards the city of Orense to get to Santiago de Compostela. Impressive forests of chestnut trees and areas once frequented by wolves … It passes through the city of Orense.





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A little bit of History

The Camino Sanabrés or Camino Mozárabe is actually the direct route to Santiago from the pilgrims who came from the south of the Peninsula. These took the Vía de la Plata and in Zamora, or more concretely in Granja de Moreruela, they deviated towards the West avoiding going to Astorga (León), which is where the Via de la Plata ends and where it connects with the French Way. This route was also used by the Galician reapers who came down to Castile during the harvest season.

Location

The Camino Sanabrés is located on the northwestern area of the Iberian Peninsula, which path departs of the town of Granja de Moreruela (Zamora) and continues in the provinces of Orense and A Coruña. If you want to do only this way, it is recommended to start from the city of Zamora, since logistically speaking it is more accessible than Granja de Moreruela, and they are only 1 or 2 more stages.

The stages

The Camino Sanabrés does not present complicated stages, and there is a sufficient number of hostels to play with the distances and plan stages as we like.

The orography

The first stages from Zamora have the typical landscape of the plateau with plains that seem endless. Farther north, when entering the Sanabria region, the landscape changes and becomes more mountainous and steeper, with a maximum level close to 1300 meters of altitude of the Padornelo.



The best season

As far as meteorology is concerned, the best season to carry out this route is spring or autumn, since in summer it is very hot and in cold winter. If we talk about the influx of pilgrims, in winter this road is quite lonely. The largest influx of pilgrims is in the spring without saturating the pilgrim hostels.

Pilgrim hostels and other accomodations

The average distance between towns with a pilgrim hostel is 11.3 km (January-2019). In recent years, new pilgrim hostels have been created that allow people to play with distances. For example, stage A Gudiña-Laza of 34 km was almost inevitable, and there was no possibility of staying overnight anywhere else on the route. However, a pilgrim hostel was installed in Campobecerros that allows shortening this stage.

The climatology

In summer the climate is hot and dry, especially in the first part of the route. The area of ??Sanabria, north of the province of Zamora, is somewhat cooler and wetter. In the Orense area, and even though we are already in Galicia, it is less rainy and it is also very hot. In winter, however, the weather is cold, not being difficult to find snow in some sections of Sanabria and mountains, as in the Padornelo.


The towns through which the way passes, the partial km, the total km, wether there is a hostel, ... and download it for free in a PDF file !!!

Plan your way by choosing the section what you want to do and planning your stages. It's very easy: Select the section, choose your stages and then, download your stages planning and the complete itinerary of the chosen section for free !!!

Stage plannigs that can help you. Download the stages planning and the microguide for free!



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