ASTORGA-PONFERRADA 55 km. (5-6 hours).
We leave the region of Maragatería to ascend progressively to Rabanal del Camino where we will rest for a short time before beginning the hard climbing to the Cruz de Ferro. The last section is a continuous descent to the Bierzo valley. A hotel in the center of the historic town of Ponferrada will be waiting for us. The dinner, based on local products, will take place in a nice restaurant in the city.
Accommodation in the Hotel AC de Ponferrada. ****