Camino Fisterra-Muxía: Stage 1
Santiago de Compostela – Negreira (20,4 km – 12,8 miles)
After being in Santiago de Compostela and enjoy this wonderful city, pilgrims decide to go a step further to find the answers to all their final questions. You will leave Santiago towards Fisterra. You will enjoy a wonderful landscape. You will cross a lot of small villages and forests full of pine trees and eucalyptus and also a bridge over the Tambre river that will lead you to Negreira.
You will see the cathedral one last time and then you will star you way, the last part of this way. Your main goal was to hug St. James. You will leave the Plaza del Obradoiro square through the road that goes between the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos state-owned house and Pazo de Raxoi, Santiago’s town hall. The first thing will be descending through Rúa das Hortas street where you will see the Iglesia de San Fructuoso church, a little bit after you will cross the Rúa Galeras street and you will be in Carballeira de San Lorenzo, an oak tree forest where the Convento Franciscano de San Lorenzo de Trasouto convent is located.
Then you will walk through Costa do Cano to Ponte Sarela, you will cross the river and you will continue through a path that will take you to A Sarela de Abaixo. You will continue walking through eucalyptus to get to Moas de Abaixo, that belongs to Santa MAría de Figueiras. Then you will get to Carballal where the Monte Vilariño mount starts. Once you start to descend the path gets more and more asphalted to get you to Quintáns a village that has a wonderful landscape. Once you get to the village you will continue the route through the left, you will see a marker with the number 82.062. Then you will get to the Roxos river and cross it over its medieval bridge. After leaving this bridge you will start to walk up to get to Alto do Vento (a soft an easy walk up). You are now leaving Santiago de Compostela and entering in Ames crossing Ventosa that belongs to Covas. In this part of the stage you will walk through the AC-453 leaving behind the roads that go to Bertamiráns and Castelo. Then, you will get to Pedras and Augapesada to get again to a medieval bridge over Rego dos Pasos, this time you don’t have to cross the bridge the way do not go through it. Now it comes the hardest part of today’s stage, a 3-kilometer walk up that will lead you to Alto de Mar the Ovellas. While walking up you will find messages from other pilgrims that will encourage you to conclude this hard stage. For cyclists is better to get here through the national road.
You will descend going through many different villages such as Carballo or Trasmonte. Once you get to this village we recommend you go and visit the Iglesia de Santa María church and its thousand-year-old stone cross; the church is from the 18 century.
Between chestnut trees and green fields, we’ll pass through the towns of Reino and Burgueiros until getting to the Tambre river, which divides the councils of Ames and Negreira. Crossing the Tambre you’ll find the famous medieval bridge known as Ponte Vella (Old Bridge), made by the end of the XVIII century. Back then it was the only way to cross the Tambre river on the path from Santiago to Finisterre.
After crossing this bridge you will get to the Capilla de San Brais from the 18 century and also the Pazo de Baladrón country house that is from the late 40’s.
After this wonderful landscape you will get to Barca after crossing Outeiros through paths and asphalted road. You will start walking up a little bit to get to Chancela that is close to the end of the stag. In Negreira you will find lots of services and establishments.
We walk by your side! If you have any doubt about this stage or about other stages, please contact us, we will help you. Have a nice Way, pilgrim! Have a nice Way, Pilgrim!
What to eat
- Roasted beef
- Lamb chops
- Hake and cod
- Octopus “à feira”
- Roscos de Pascua (typical pastries)
- Typical sponge almond cake
Bear in mind
For cyclists this is an easy stage. During this stage you will find lots of bike workshops and also many different shops. People with reduced mobility will have the same problems as cyclists, the easiest thing is to continue through the national road and avoid the path that gets to Alto do Mar de Ovellas.What to see
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