INDEX :    
    MAS INFORMACIÓN DIA 2   day 07.-  to SARRIÁ :
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 DAY 7º

 THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES FROM MADRID

     
 

- "We have another mountain stage today through the mountains of El Bierzo; the Ancares and the Cantabrian Mountains are northward, and we have surpassed the mountains of León practicaly.  Yesterday we went down to a relatively low height level and we enjoy a milder weather today. Our progression puts us near of Galicia. The vegetation is becoming more and more green. We are in a land of transition, ¡that's "the border's life"...!."

 

 
 

      ¡We arrive to Galicia this morning!. It is in O Cebreiro,  one of the most memorable places in all "The Way of St.James from Madrid". They are Los Ancares. You can see there the typical "pallozas", a very ancient Celtic circular agricultural cabins with roofs of rye.  The place is wonderful, ¡captivates pilgrims!. It is the border of two different worlds, the edge between Castilla and Galicia. The winds moving from each to other as communicating vessels scrape these regions and produce several storms. Sometimes pilgrims are locked here for long days waiting for a truce that would allow them surpass this important last orographic barrier.

      Afternoon we are already rolling through lands of Galicia.  It shows we go a little bit downhill bicycle circulating rapidly alone practically. True, we must surpass the slopes of Alto de Riocabo... ¡but I swear that it is not feel now!.  After so many efforts we each to Sarriá today, and the town seems us with a pilgrim's cheerful atmosphere.  Surely this is the time and place for to give us a fitting tribute. And to sim of gluttony venialy yielding to the temptation of galician cuisine plentiful tasty and economical;   Lacón with cachelos, pulpo a feira...
- "¡Je, je, when we reach Compostela, they forgive us our sins, je, je...!.".




 

 

 

DAY 7º.-   ALTIMETRY OF THE FIRST MORNING STRETCH;  THERE IS A FIRST STEEP SLOPE:  ¡THEY ARE 27 KMS. OF INCREASINGLY STEEP RISE...!.



 
 

DAY 7º:-  ANOTHER DIFFICULT DAY AT "THE WAY":  TODAY WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 75 KMS. OF MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.   ¡WE MUST CLIMB TO O CEBREIRO AND TO THE POIO PASS...!.   WE START CLIMB 5 KMS. UNTIL PEREJE.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  WE CONTINUE CLIMBING. 5 KMS. UNTIL TRABADELLO.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  5 KMS. ABOVE AMBASMESTAS IS REACHED.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  2 KMS. ABOVE WE STILL GET TO VALCARCE.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  3 KMS. ABOVE WE STILL GET TO RUITELÁN

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  2 KMS. ABOVE WE REACHE THE VILLAGE OF HERRERIAS.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  ¡WE CONTINUE CLIMBING!:  3 KMS. ABOVE WE GET TO LA FABA.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  3 KMS. AWAY YOU CLIMB TO LAGUNA DE CASTILLA.



 
 

DAY 7º:-  2 KMS. MORE UP YOU CLIMB UNTIL THE BEAUTIFULL VILLAGE OF O CEBREIRO.   ¡A SMALL BREAK WILL BE VERY WELCOME THERE...!.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 






 
 

DAY 7º.-   ALTIMETRY OF THE MORNING STRETCH:  FROM O CEBREIRO AND THE POIO PASS TO SARRIÁ.



 
 

DAY 7º:-  3 KMS. AWAY TRHOUGH A NICE WAY WE REACHED LINARES.

 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  3 KMS. AWAY WE GET TO HOSPITAL DA CONDESA.

 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  ¡FINALLY WE REACH THE EL POIO PASS!:  2 KMS. MORE FAR ARE SABUGOS.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  ¡WE BEGIN THE DESCENT BY THE NORTH STRETCH!:  THERE ARE 6 KMS. GO DOWN UNTIL LA FONFRIA.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  2 KMS. AWAY ARE VIDUEDO.

 
 



 
 



 
 





 
 

DAY 7º:-  TO 26 KMS. WE FINISHED THIS STAGE ARRIVING TO SARRIÁ.

 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 
 



 

 

 

ALTIMETRY VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO-SARRIÁ





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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    day 06.- VILLAFRANCA del BERZO :
                        ( page 6 )
        morning:   ¡Hard day through the Leon mountains!: to Rabanal and Ponferrada.
        afternoon:  Cacabelos, Campoharaya and Villafranca del Bierzo.
    MORE INFORMATIÓN DAY 7   dia 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 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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