Day 41 – Camino Invierno Blog & Video – Villavieja to Las Medulas

by | May 4, 2023 | Camino Invierno to Santiago, Journey, Videos | 4 comments

Day 2 of the Camino Invierno (Day 41 Overall)

So today was a short day of about 11 1/2 kilometres, which was just as well, because I was rather late leaving the albergue. This was the albergue I had all to myself in Villavieja.

So I got up and had a leisurely time getting myself packed and making some breakfast, and I almost felt reluctant to leave. It wasn’t till about 9:00 o’clock before I actually left the Alburgue in Villavieja.

There was a short climb up the road, although I later realised I could have taken a dirt track parallel to the road, but it was a short hill up to Castle Cornatel. I didn’t go into the castle but had a good look from the outside and the views from there were incredible – over the valley.

There was a very pleasant walk then down to Borrenes, which was on the road, but not too steep, again with magnificent views. So, it is mainly road walking today and then a climb up towards Las Medulas, some of which was on dirt tracks. And tonight, I’m staying in Hotel Medulio.

I had a look around after checking in, at the Roman gold diggings and also through the village. There seem to be quite a number of places to eat, but I settled for eating the menu del dia at the hotel because they had trout, and it was really good. So altogether, another great day on the Camino Invierno.

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  1. Dave

    Had a bit of a job finding you on the map Rob until I realized you were heading SW from Ponferrada, Barco next I guess.

    • Rob

      That’s only 8 kms away. That will be my breakfast stop….

      Next is. Rúa de Valdeorras

  2. Carole H

    Good idea to have a short day of 12 km to Las Medulas, leaving plenty of time to go up to the viewing spot for Orellan and to explore the Unesco World heritage site… if you are into that sort of thing. Thanks for the recommendation for the hotel. Sounds great.

    • Rob

      The Hotel was OK. There are a couple of other places in the village. The ‘resort’ type place at the far end looked better. (agoga)


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