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The cyclists will find themselves in the Plaza Mayor of A Gudiña, with the option of continuing on the road to Verín, thus increasing the route by around sixteen kilometres. The rest will continue up the mountain, crossing a multitude of small villages devoid of any services, until they reach Laza.
From A Gudiña, we return on our steps towards the train tracks, and turn right, without entering the national road, leaving the Calle Mayor, towards the square with the same name. There we will see a milestone, which shows us two possible alternatives.
- We can continue towards Verín, on the left and adding about sixteen kilometers (10 miles) to the other option, flattening on the national road until this town. From Verín, we can connect with the original route and climb up to Laza, about seventeen kilometres away. We recommend this route for those who prefer to take a break and continue along the road to rest their legs a little after the previous days. If we opt for this alternative, we will have to travel a little more than thirty kilometres between A Gudiña and Verín, following the national road in its entirety and being able to spend the night in the latter town, which has a public hostel and several hotel establishments, as well as a multitude of services.
- However, for the rest of the pilgrims who do not wish to visit Verín, we recommend continuing along the mountain, enjoying the scenery and bordering the Portas reservoir.
We will continue with the description of the itinerary of the latter alternative. We connect from the square with the street Cima de Aldea, ending by leaving in the old Verea Vella and entering the Serra Seca. A Venda do Espiño is about three kilometres away, always following the roadside, and another three kilometres to A Venda da Teresa. From here, we continue along a path that dies on a slightly wider path, and we can already appreciate the reservoir of As Portas, bathed by the waters of the river Camba. We cross the nearby train tracks and enter the town of Vilariño de Conso, in the place of A Venda da Capela. We crossed this small village and, as before, we walked another three kilometres on asphalt first and then on a narrower track, going down the slope to the next village of Campobecerros, a key point of the day, because there we can find various services where we can recharge our batteries and canteens.
We return to the road, and continue to the left until we reach Portocamba, a small village that we cross until we reach a detour on the left after passing a wooden cross. We will walk following the undulations of the mountain, always with the wonderful views of the whole valley and of the mountain up to As Eiras, town that we leave for a rest area taking a descending road looking for the Cereixo river. Before entering Laza, we will connect with the county and arrive at the hostel through the street of o Toural, ending this stage.
What to see
It is not necessary to program everything to the millimeter, leave something for improvisation. That’s part of the adventure too!
What to eat
- Lacón con grelos (Lamb with turnip greens)
- Cachucha and Potatoes
- White Bica
- White Bica
Bear in mind
Remember that we will pass through villages without services, so it is a good idea to stock up before you leave to avoid running out of water or food. As we have mentioned, there is the alternative of visiting Verín, but we will have to walk at least another sixteen kilometers and practically all of them by road. If the stage is too long for us, there is the possibility of stopping at Campobecerros, which has a private hostel. This stage does not pose any additional difficulties for cyclists or people with reduced mobility.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
Albergue de Laza
- Rúa do Toural, s/n
- Laza (Ourense)
- 88 422 112 / 988 415 400
Pensión Blanco Conde
- Estrada de Cerdedelo, 24
- Laza (Ourense)
- 609 787 178