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 DAY 6º

 THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES FROM MADRID

     
 

- "¡Possibly, the hardest stage of "The Way of St.James from Madrid"!.  Because we must cross the remote region of La Maragateria and the impressive mountains of Leon. The Way is wild and the steep slope of the mountain pass of La Cruz de Hierro (The Iron Cross) represents the most significant effort of our entire pilgrimage. They are 75 intense kilometers that test the physical strength of the pilgrim. This spiced with a weather that there is often dreadful. ¡Thanks God, the dangerous wolves and the dangerous bandits road are already old legends of The Way only!."

 

 
 

     Today should wake up early and do not entertained in the start line, in the "Café Las Medulas" of Astorga, near of the Bishop palace square;  exceptionally today is at 08.30 h.   Soon in the morning we have a long climb of 25 kms. until Foncebadón. We go up from the 860 mts. of nivel in Astorga until the 1.500 mts. of "La Cruz de Hierro" mountain pass. There are 25 kms. to be overcome by a narrow mountain road, neighborhood roads and mountains tracks. Arrived to the hill at midday, or going to eat to Manjarin or El Acebo is the idylic goal of the day. ¡To arrive to Ponferrada at noon would be a total success!.

      Soon in the afternoon we have a long descent of 20 kms. until Molinaseco.  And others 25 kms. more then, until Villafranca del Bierzo through a more horizontal landscape although with continuous and smalls slopes ups and downs. It is important that the beauty of the places visited not distract us outside The Way. Because we are crossing the remote Mountains of León, and a small accident could derail the whole pilgrimage!. The most important stop of the day is in Ponferrada, surely, where is highly advisable to visit the old Templar castle. It is also very interesting The Museum of the Radio and the Railroad Museum.




 

 

 

DAY 6º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL TRAMO MATINAL DE ASTORGA A FONCEBADON:  SON 26 KMS. TODOS DE SUBIDA.



 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE MEET US SOON IN THE MORNING TODAY: ¡WE HAVE A HARD DAY UNTIL VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZA!.  WE START WITH A LIGHT BUTSTEADY CLIMB OF 6 KMS. TO MURIAS DE RECHIVALDO.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  4 KMS. AWAY THERE ARE SANTA CATALINA DE SOMOZA.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE RISE, ¡YES NOW...!, TO RABANAL DEL CAMINO THROUGH A IMPORTANT UPHILL OF 11 KMS.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  ...AND 6 KMS. FURTHER WE ARRIVE TO FONCEBADÓN, IN THE TOP OF THE MONTAIN.

 
 



 
 



 
 






 
 

DAY 6º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL 2º TRAMO DEL DIA: DESDE FONCEBADÓN A PONFERRADA.



 
 

DAY 6º:-  A FEW KILOMETERS FAR WE PASS THE FAMOUS "IRON CROSS".

 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  ¡WE ARRIVE UP THE MOUNTAIN!.  A RURAL ROAD OF 4 KMS. LEADS US TO MANJARIN.

 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE GO DOWNHILL TO EL ACEBO 7 KMS. FAR AWAY.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE FOLLOW THROUGH A RURAL TRACK HILLDOWN: RIEGO DE AMBRÓS IS 3 KMS. AWAY.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  FINALLY, WE FINISH A INTENSIVE DOWNHILL UNTIL PONFERRADA AT MID-AFTERNOON. ¡A GOOD SNACK IS WELCOME...!.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 






 
 

DAY 6º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL TRAMO VESPERTINO DESDE PONFERRADA A CACABELOS.



 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE EXIT TO PONFERRADA BY THE ROAD OF COLUMBRIANOS.



 
 

DAY 6º:-  FUENTESNUEVAS IS 3 KMS. AWAY THROUGH A EASY FIELDSCAPE.



 
 

DAY 5º:-  WE ARRIVE TO THE BEAUTIFULL CITY OF CACABELOS 9 KMS. AWAY.

 
 



 
 



 
 






 
 

DAY 6º.-   ALTIMETRIA DEL ULTIMO TRAMO VESPERTINO, DESDE CACABELOS A VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO.



 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE ARRIVE TO VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO 10 KMS. MORE AWAY IN THE END OF THE AFTERNOON, FINALY.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 6º:-  WE MUST FIND ACCOMODATION HERE, IN VILLAFRANCA.

 

 

 

ALTIMETRY ASTORGA-VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO





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THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES FROM MADRID

  INDEX:  

 
 
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 1    day 01.-  MADRID to CERCEDILLA :
                        ( page 1 )
        morning:   We left Madrid throughout Fuencarral, Colmenar and Mataelpino.
        afternoon:   Throughout Becerril de la Sierra until Navacerrada or Cercedilla.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 2    day 02.-  to SEGOVIA :
                        ( page 2 )
        morning:   Go to Segovia throughout the Guadarrama mountains by La Fuenfria.
        afternoon:   We rested, reviewed bicycles and visit Segovia.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 3    day 03.-   COCA and VALLADOLID :
                        ( page 3 )
        morning:   Clinbed to Zamarramala. And continue throughout Alcazaren, Oña, Pinilla and Coca.
        afternoon:   Continue to Valdestilla, Puente Duero and we came to Valladolid.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 4    day 04.- to MEDINA and SAHAGUN :
                        ( page 4 )
        morning:   Through Tierra de Campos:  Going to Medina de Rioseco y Villalon.
        afternoon:  To be continued to Fontihoyuelo, Villacarralón, Villacidaler and Sahagún.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 5    day 05.-   to LEON and ASTORGA :
                        ( page 5 )
        morning:   Arrived to "The French Way";   Bercianos, Mansilla de Mulas and Leon.
        afternoon:   To be continued throughout Trobajo and the valley of the river Orbigo until Astorga.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 6    dia 06.- to VILLAFRANCA :
                        ( page 6 )
        morning:   ¡Hard day through the Leon mountains!: to Rabanal and Ponferrada.
        afternoon:  Cacabelos, Campoharaya and Villafranca del Bierzo.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 7   day 07.-   to SARRIÁ:
                        ( page 7 )
        morning:  To Trabadelo, Ambasmestas, Las Lamas and to O Cebreiro.
        afternoon:     Countinued throughtout Linares and Triacastela, and arrived to Sarriá.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 7    day 07.-   CEBREIRO and SARRIÁ :
                        ( page 7 )
        morning:  To Trabadelo, Ambasmestas, Las Lamas and to O Cebreiro.
        afternoon:     Countinued throughtout Linares and Triacastela, and arrived to Sarriá.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 8    day 08.-   to PALAS and ARZUÁ :
                        ( page 8 )
        morning:    Go to Vega de Valcarce, Portomarín and Palas de Rei.
        afternoon:   We go throuht Orosa, Leboreiro, Melide and Boente for sleep to Arzúa.
    MORE INFORMATION DAY 9    day 09.- to COMPOSTELA :
                        ( page 9 )
        morning:    We arrived to Santiago de Compostela at noon;
      - "God willing...".

 

   

 

 

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