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Stages and experiences on Camino Sanabres

Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#1
Preparing for a short camino this time - the last 130 of Camino Sanabres from Xunqeira de Ambia til Santiago de Compostela.

Do you have any reccomendations for this part of the route? Nice experiences, villages og albergues?

I am thinking of doing these stages but other suggestions are welcome:

Xunqeira de Ambia - Ourense 22,2 km
Ourense - Monasterio de Oseira 30,8 km
Monasterio de Oseira – A Laxe 28,6 km
A Laxe – Ponte Ulla 28,7
Ponte Ulla – Santiago 20,8 km

Best reagrds dreaming Marie
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April/May 2017
#2
I will be walking the Via/Sanabres in April/May. My plan between Ourense and A Laxe is to use Cea and Castro Dozon, rather than the Monastery. BTW, do you know if we have to obtain 2 sellos per day on this final stretch of the Camino Sanabres into Santiago?
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 04-16
Norte/Primitivo 09-16
VdlP/ Sanabres 02/3-17
Levante 09/17
#3
Marie. Beautiful route on a par with the Primitivo. Take a swimsuit ! A day in Ourense is only complete with a dip in the free public hot springs - the one in town opens from 10am (If I recall) the one over the Roman bridge and turn left along the river is open all the time. You can relax in the hot spring and watch the world and river flow by.
Buen Camino,
Don
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#5
I will be walking the Via/Sanabres in April/May. My plan between Ourense and A Laxe is to use Cea and Castro Dozon, rather than the Monastery. BTW, do you know if we have to obtain 2 sellos per day on this final stretch of the Camino Sanabres into Santiago?
I have never seen anyone count sellos af the pilgrim office, I must admit. Last time I arrived with too few because I walked the Variante Espiritual which was remote in October. I had no problems at all. Why are you doing other steps? Because off the distance or some nice places? I know nothing about the monastery, whether it is good or not...
 

sharon w

Active Member
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Camino Frances 2007
Camino Portugues 2009
Via Podiensis, Camino Frances, Camino Finisterre 2012
Cammino di Assisi 2014
Via Podiensis, Camino del Norte, Camino Frances(Astorga to Santiago) 2015
Aussie Camino 2016
#6
You can catch the tourist train from Plaza Mayor in Ourense, across to the free baths along the river. It is about 1€ for the train. There are stops at 3 different sets of baths. We went to the second lot. They were very hot!!
The albergue at Castro Dozon is lovely. You can stay in rooms with twin beds for 20€.
If I remember correctly there is a private albergue not far out of Cea, which is supposedly very good.
 

Kiwi-family

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Future (God-willing): Madrid, Salvador, Primitivo (2018)
#7
Stick with your plan of the monastery - it's truly special. Freezing cold, even in summer, but special.
 
Camino(s) past & future
VdLP-Sanabres-Fisterra (Summer 2015); Future? Levante-VDLP-Invierno (Feb/Mar 2019);
#8
BTW, do you know if we have to obtain 2 sellos per day on this final stretch of the Camino Sanabres into Santiago?
2 sellos daily from Ourense onwards.
I know nothing about the monastery, whether it is good or not...
Didn't stay there (but I would if I do the Sanabres again) but visited the place, did the tour...well worth a visit.
 

musicman

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#9
I have a spreadsheet of accommodations for the de la Plata and the Sanabres.
E- mail me if you would like to see it. Look at my blog, May 2017, for accounts, etc
ensuitepilgrimblog.wordpress.com”
 
#10
Have walked the Sanabrés three times - twice to Oseira and once the other way. IMHO the monastery is definitely worth the visit. If I recall correctly, there are about 12 monks still living there.

Funny coincidence, in December I walked from Burgos to Sarria (7 years after my first Francés) and while staying with the nuns in León I ran into the same hospitalero as in the albergue in Oseira, a Belgian.

The albergue at the monastery is basic but very adequate although in the winter it is probably freezing. I was there twice in July and it was cool inside due to the thick stone walls.

Ultreia!
 
Camino(s) past & future
Frances 04-16
Norte/Primitivo 09-16
VdlP/ Sanabres 02/3-17
Levante 09/17
#11
Wonderful Don. We will certainly go there. Does on par mean equally? I just completed Primitivo and loved it, see my best shots here if you want: https://caminoenkalder.dk/maries-tips-camino-primitivo/
Hi, Yes "on a par" does mean "equally". I have fond memories of the Primitivo especially overnighting out on the Hospital variation. The Sanabres though may just tip the scales for my favourite. I walked it directly after leaving the VdlP last Feb/Mar.
Don.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#12
I have a spreadsheet of accommodations for the de la Plata and the Sanabres.
E- mail me if you would like to see it. Look at my blog, May 2017, for accounts, etc
ensuitepilgrimblog.wordpress.com”
Stick with your plan of the monastery - it's truly special. Freezing cold, even in summer, but special.
I will! Surely the monastery...
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#13
I have a spreadsheet of accommodations for the de la Plata and the Sanabres.
E- mail me if you would like to see it. Look at my blog, May 2017, for accounts, etc
ensuitepilgrimblog.wordpress.com”
Thanks Musicman. I visited the blog, but in which month and year do I find the spreadsheet? I am very interested. My mail is marielau@florin.dk. Thank a lot
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances April/May 2017
#14
I have never seen anyone count sellos af the pilgrim office, I must admit. Last time I arrived with too few because I walked the Variante Espiritual which was remote in October. I had no problems at all. Why are you doing other steps? Because off the distance or some nice places? I know nothing about the monastery, whether it is good or not...
My choice of stops is based on the distances rather than the towns. I need to complete the full journey in around 38 days.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#15
Have walked the Sanabrés three times - twice to Oseira and once the other way. IMHO the monastery is definitely worth the visit. If I recall correctly, there are about 12 monks still living there.

Funny coincidence, in December I walked from Burgos to Sarria (7 years after my first Francés) and while staying with the nuns in León I ran into the same hospitalero as in the albergue in Oseira, a Belgian.

The albergue at the monastery is basic but very adequate although in the winter it is probably freezing. I was there twice in July and it was cool inside due to the thick stone walls.

Ultreia!
How funky, almost magic...I will look up here Oseira is. I don’t know this camino that well yet.
 
Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#16
Well, now I can see it is Esther the monastery at Oseira OR the Castro Dozon. As the is only 10 K between the two. Any other reccomendations on this part of
the route?
 
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Camino(s) past & future
Camino inglés October 2016
Camino Primitivo May 2017
Camino Portugues Central October 2017
#17
You can catch the tourist train from Plaza Mayor in Ourense, across to the free baths along the river. It is about 1€ for the train. There are stops at 3 different sets of baths. We went to the second lot. They were very hot!!
The albergue at Castro Dozon is lovely. You can stay in rooms with twin beds for 20€.
If I remember correctly there is a private albergue not far out of Cea, which is supposedly very good.
Thanks so much for your recommendations. The good albergue in Castro Dozon, is that the xunta/municipal? And could the good private albergue you mention outside Cea be Casa Manoso?
 

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