You leave the village and after crossing a small bridge, there is a steep uphill section that continues to O Cebreiro. So far, the stage from Ponferrada has been mainly flat, with slight ups and downs, but now you are facing one of the mythical climbs of the Camino. One kilometre ahead, the road for walking enthusiasts turns to the left to enter the forest; however, given the difficulty of this route, you should carry straight on. One kilometre further you reach a fountain, which we recommend you do not drink from. Shortly afterwards, the road forks and you take right path which indicates La Laguna 3 km. Here, the gradient is very steep and after climbing to the top, you can see this village. When you take a rest, and you will take many during this climb, turn around and enjoy the impressive countryside behind you. You are now leaving the Region of Castilla y Len and, once you have reached the top, you enter the region of Galicia. La Laguna, which is a shortened form of La Laguna de Castilla, has a bar for you to get your strength back. From there, you will have to make one final effort and cover the three kilometres to O Cebreiro, the first village in Galicia.Just before you arrive, there is the crossroads, but you should carry straight on, entering O Cebreiro along the symbolic, gentle downhill section that leads to its main square. You are at a height of 1300 metres above sea level, which means that you have descended almost 400 metres over a distance of just nine kilometres. This is a magical place on the road, somewhat mysterious and located in a privileged environment. The village has many attractions and we mention only three here: its fresh cheese, which is made in the shape of a hat and, when accompanied with honey, is a delicacy; the pallozas, round-shaped houses with straw roofs reminiscent of very remote times; and its beautiful church of Santa Mara a Real and the legend that relates it to the miracle of the Holy Grail. Without the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago, O Cebreiro is void of meaning and, similarly, the Camino would not be the same without the town.