The Via de la Plata from Ourense

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The Camino de Santiago from Ourense

Distance: 111 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 519€ per person

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The Vía de la Plata owes its origin to a set of Roman roads, which linked the south western part with the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The devotees of Santiago were those who followed the roads on their pilgrimage to the tomb of the Apostle. The denomination “Silver”, was created that could be an evolution of “balata” use, which in Arabic means stone path, nothing to do with the noble metal.

During the tour of just over 100 kilometers, we will enjoy the landscape of the Camino de Santiago from Ourense to Santiago. Its thick oak and eucalyptus forests stand out, as well as the cultivated lands that stretch along La Coruña.

The signaling, with yellow arrows in the whole route, is good in general and following it does not present special difficulties.


Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Ourense



Ourense is the starting point of the Camino de Vía de la Plata. This beautiful city is located in the southeast of Galicia and is crossed by the river Miño. You will love the thermal water sources and the cultural and architectural richness of its historic center.


From Ourense to Cea - 22km

The day begins at the Roman bridge over the Miño river. You will cross paved roads until get to the hermitage of San Marcos. Do not forget to visit the Church of Santa María in Tamallancos. In Cea, do not forget to try its famous craft plan.


From Cea to Casarellos - 8km

This is the shortest stage of the Vía de la Plata in its last section to Santiago. It develops between Cea and Casarellos and has just under 9km. Visit the Clock Tower located in the middle of the Plaza Mayor.


From Casarellos to Lalín - 8km

The Camino continues through the green mountains of Galicia. You will cross small parishes and beautiful places, in a long day, with frequent but moderate differences. We recommend you visit the Church of San Salvador built in limestone in Castro Dozón; and the Town Hall of Lalín.


From Lalín to Silleda - 15km

This stage is short. The Rua da Ponte will be the road through which we will leave Lalín. Without excessive unevenness, we will get in Silleda, passing through the beautiful forest of Trasfontao.


From Silleda to Ponte Ulla - 22km

We start the day walking through pleasant landscapes. We will have some frequent, but moderate drops, except for the descent to the Ulla River Valley. We will cross farmland and beautiful towns: San Fiz and Bandeira.


From Ponte Ulla to Santiago de Compostela - 22km

The last stage of the road runs through forests, rural areas and villages. The arrival in Santiago is a pleasant stretch. If we start the road soon we can arrive before 12 to the cathedral, in time for the pilgrim's mass.


Santiago de Compostela

We recommend visiting the city center before returning home, so please feel free to ask us about additional nights or day trips through the city’s historic center. Day trips to Finisterre or the Cíes Islands are also recommended.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Ourense

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Ourense


Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.



Additional single room: €168 per person.

Extra night in Santiago: €60 per person.

Transfer from Santiago (includes airport) to Ourense: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €21 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €21 per person.


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