This stage is full of ups and downs through valleys and forests covered by the Asturian rivers. You will cross small villages located in wonderful places until getting to Pola de Allande one of the Asturian villages where they still speak Eonaviego that is a dialect which linguistic dominion extends into the zone of Asturias between the Eo River and Navia River. This village has also a palace called Cienfuegos.
Today’s stage will start in the Calle Jesús Evaristo Casariego street to get to the city hall. Then you will have to turn right to get to the Calle Calvo Sotelo street and the go through the Avenida González Mayo avenue. You will walk through Venera Conda and then you will have to turn right to go through Fuente and cross the Fuente de San Juan spring, a perfect place to refill your water bottle. Now the way turns left to get to Robleu, but first, you will stop in a viewpoint called Letizia where you will see a wonderful landscape. You will get to La Guardia where the walking ups will conclude. After getting there you will have to go through an asphalted road to the left, you will leave this road a little bit after through the left, walking next to Pico Puliares. You will continue through this path that will lead you to Piedratecha through the AS-350. You will have to walk through the hard shoulder of the road until you see an arrow that indicates you that you have to turn left. This lovely path will take you to the Monasterio de Santa María la Real de Obona monastery that consists on a cloister and a church; it was built in the 13 century on a primitive temple founded by Adelgaster prince. This monastery is not in the way, but lots of pilgrims decide to modify a little bit their route to visit it. To return to your way you will have to go through a path to the left that will take you to Villaluz that belongs to Obona.
Then you will find a rest area where you can rest for a while. Then you will have to cross the road and cross many small villages until getting to Campiello where you will find all kind of services and also a hostel. You will return to the TI-3 crossing El Fresno and El Espín then you will leave the road to walk towards A Pereda and Sangoñedo. After another turn away through a path you will get to Borres, here you will find an arrow that will indicate you where the hostel is. You can continue to Barín de Borres where you will find many shops and also another hostel. Some pilgrims divide this stage and stay the night in this village because there are a little bit more than 10 kilometers to get to Pola de Allande.
Once you leave this village you should walk through a road to get to a path surrounded by huge pine trees. A little bit after you will see a signal that indicates the variation through Hospitales and then you will get to Samblismo. There you will have to cross again the road to get to La Mortea that belongs to Santiago de Cerredo. Then you will combine the asphalted road with paths through the forest. After crossing the river you will get to the road and after some turn away you will get to Colinas de Arriba. Walking through the AS-219 you will get to the Villaverde river and after crossing a bridge you will have to walk up to Alto de Porciles, you will get here through an asphalted road. In this village you will find a bar. Now you will leave the asphalted road to the left and you will get to the Porciles river. Then you will get again to the AS-219 and then you will get to Lavadoira. Going through the left you will get to Allande through a path that will also lead you to Ferroy, after crossing this village you will have to cross the road, the AS-217 to get to Caleyo. You are now close to Pola de Allande, the end of today’s stage. The Palacio de Cienfuegos palace is a must in today’s stage. The Iglesia de San Andrés church is also a must.
What to see
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What to eat
- Pote de berzas
- Pitu caleya
- Typical fish and shellfish
- Tortilla al ron
- Repollo relleno de carne
- Rice pudding
- Frixuelos (typical pastries similar to crepes)
- Curd cheese
Bear in mind
There are lots of pilgrims that decide to divide this stage into two and stay the night in Borres or maybe going through Hospital variation. Son casi treinta kilómetros y la sucesión de toboganes convierte al tramo entre Tineo y Pola de Allande en un verdadero rompepiernas para los caminantes. This is a hard stage for cyclists and people with reduced mobility.What to see
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