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Today you will leave Ferrol’s estuary and you will be welcomed by Ares’ estuary. There are some ascends, but this stage is easy. You will walk very close to the national road and also next to some establishments where you can buy many things and rest for a while Once you get to Pontedeume you will be able to visit the Torre de los Andrade tower and also its medieval bridge that was one of the largest in Europe.
Once you leave the hostel you will have to walk through the fluvial path that links Narón and Neda over the Belelle river. This is the best way of starting this new stage. After this fluvial path you will get to a path and here you will have to turn left to get to the national road where you will see the Iglesia de Santa María de Neda church, a Baroque church. Inside this church there are many wonderful sculptures. Cuenta la leyenda que dicha talla llegó a la iglesia flotando en el mar y que una vez colocada ya en la iglesia intentó “escapar” en varias ocasiones de nuevo hacia aguas profundas. Los feligreses se cansaron de recogerla una y otra vez por lo que decidieron encadenarla al altar. Once you leave this church you will have to turn left to cross a park and also a bridge over the Belelle river to get to the Calle Paraíso street. After walking up some meters you will cross the Torre del Reloj tower where it used to be located the Hospital del Espíritu Santo hospital, a pilgrim’s hospital. Nowadays you could only see the tower and across, the old building was demolished to build the city hall. Then you will have to continue straight forward to get to the Calle Real street that is famous due to all the medieval arcades that are full of flowers. You can get to the main street, Avenida de Algeciras, where you will find some supermarkets, pharmacies and some cafeterias. You will continue through the Rúa Real street and once you get to a bar you will have to turn left to go and visit a gothic church devoted to San Nicolás. This church is not in the Way but is near and is a must. It houses 3 chapels inside from the 16 century and also a sepulcher devoted to Don Diego Esquío. Here you will also see one of the oldest stone crosses in Galicia. Years ago this stone cross used to be in the Calle Paraíso street and was used to indicate the way to all pilgrims that walked to Santiago. You will have to walk through a street called General Morgado to get to a crossing where you will have to turn right to get to the train station and cross a bridge under the highway to turn left. Before continuing you will have to stop in a bar called O Camiño Inglés, that offers breakfast and meals for starving pilgrims Now it starts the first complicated part of the stage, you will have to ascend through the monte Marraxón mount towards A Silva and O Puntal de Arriba. The views will be amazing here. Now it starts the first complicated part of the stage, you will have to ascend through the monte Marraxón mount towards A Silva and O Puntal de Arriba. The views will be amazing here.
A yellow arrow will indicate you to go through the left to Conces where you will find a spring. Now you are in Fene, you will get here through the Rúa do Campo street. Here you will find all kind of services in its main street. After crossing the Place of Culture you will have to go through the Rúa da Casa Vella street and then through A Casanova street that will lead to the N-651 to get to Fene. After crossing Fene’s city hall you will have to turn left and then to the right once you get to As Foxas. You will leave the city center to get to a rural area, then you will have to turn left to get to N-651. You will get to an industrial area called Vilar do Colo. Then you will have to turn left once you get to a roundabout. Then you will have to turn left and after crossing all the road turn left again to turn right a little bit after to get to the AP-9. Then you will have to get to Pena do Pico and get again to the national road, in Cabanas. Then you will have to turn right to get to the Molino Sucursal del Priorato mill and to the Iglesia de San Martiño do Porto church. This church was probably built by Bartolomé Rajoy y Losada in the 18 century. After continuing straight forward you will have to cross a staircase to go through a tunnel under the train rails. You will get to the Playa de A Magdalena beach, a place very populated in summer. Once you have crossed the seafront you will have to turn left towards the medieval bridge that links Cabanas and Pontedeume. It used to be a wooden bridge, but in the 14 century it was modified and it was built with stone. You are very close to the end of today’s stage, the hostel is near. In Andrade you will find all kind of services.
What to see
A pesar de tratarse de una etapa corta la oferta turística es muy amplia. We walk by your side! If you have any doubts about this stage or about other stages, please contact us, we will help you. Have a nice Way, pilgrim!
What to eat
- Empanada (a kind of pie)
- Octopus and shellfish
- Melindres y almendrados
- Manguito eumés
- Torta de Pontedeume
Bear in mind
This is an easy and short stage, there are lots of pilgrims that decide to continue their way after finishing this stage. Debido a que tan sólo dieciséis kilómetros separan ambas localidades, muchos peregrinos prefieren seguir hasta Miño o bien hacer la etapa Ferrol –Pontedeume. De cualquier modo, ninguna de estas etapa presenta dificultades añadidas salientables para ciclistas o personas con movilidad reducida.What to see
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