Camino del Norte

To end of camino





A Ponte de Arante


Has bar, but the hours are unpredictable.


If the bar in Vilela is closed, the only option for buying supplies between here and Villamartín Grande is in San Vicente, a short detour from the camino described below.

The Road

Take the turn off to the right to follow a smaller road through the forest. This road follows a broad bend and eventually turns back towards the LU-133 (which was the main road in Vilela). Before the camino gets all the way to the road, it turns to the right along a path.

NOTE: At this point you do have the option of continuing straight to the LU-133 where you can find a coffee in the town of San Vicente without adding any extra distance to your walk. When you get to the LU-133 turn right. At the far end of the sparsely populated village the camino turns from the north to cross over the LU-133 so you can simply follow it (about 2km) all the way to this junction.

When the official camino returns to the LU-133 it does not follow it; instead it crosses to the other side and descends along a path to the next road. It then zig zags a bit as it descends via paved roads to the bridge in Arante.

Accommodation in Vilela


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Vilela: clean and well set up. Only one bunk bed, the others are all single beds. 2 decent sized, modern bathrooms, each with a shower. Bar has a menu del dia for 10 euros. Didn’t expect much because this is the only restaurant, but the salads, and pork ribs were great. The ribs were tender, moist and falling off the bone. Kitchenette has a microwave and service ware, but is in same room as the beds. Back pack lockers are available. Each bed has a plug for charging. 12 euros pp was the easiest albergue we’ve stayed in to get out quietly in the morning due to set up.

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The private albergue is located directly in front of the municipal

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Per bar/albergue Pena municipal is permanently closed

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Most rude “hospitalero” I’ve come across so far. Everything is too much trouble at his restaurant and even to check in at this albergue where we have a reservation. Such a shame…

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If you choose to add a couple of kilometers to your day, there is a good, low price, hotel called Casa Domingo in San Vicente. Single room with your own bathroom, excellent dinner and good breakfast served at the hotel for the package price of EUR 40.

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Friendly service from the Hospitalero, opposite of what others had experienced. Maybe he got laid or something. Anyways, he was very friendly and spoke pretty good English. They had a full house with most all the bed full. A lot more than the 16 listed here.

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Ask in the bar about the albergue they run it.
It's nice & clean.
Very happy!