In this stage you will have to walk up sometimes, you will find a lot of small paths. You will get to the Castillo de Castrotorafe castle and to the Monasterio de Moreruela castle.
You will start in Montamarta and firstle, you will have to walk towards the Embalse de Ricobayo reservoir. You will find the Ermita de la Virgen del Castillo hermitage. Continuing through the old Roman Road you will get to a viaduct that you have to cross to get to the reservoir. Then you will have to walk through a path near it. Now you can walk through the national road to cross a bridge and turn left. Then you will have to get to the reservoir and then walk up until get to the remains of the Castillo de Castrotorafe castle; in the past it used to be a city here that was very important in the Roman Empire. The route does not pass very near it, just close, but it worth it to take the diversion.
Then, after approximately three kiloemtres you will get to Fontanillas de Castro a small village where you can rest for a while or maybe buy some needed stuff. Then you will have to continue through a path to the right that will lead you to Riego del Camino, a village where you will find a hostel.
Now you will have to walk parallel to the national road. Near Granja de Moreruela you will walk through the road that leads to the Monasterio cisterciense de Moreruela monastery. In the city centre you will find all the needed services, before getting there you will have to walk through some streets such as José Rodríguez Joaquín.
In this village is where you will meet all people coming from the Sanabrés Way, from now, you will walk with them until get to Santiago de Compostela.
What to see
From this place you can continue through Vía de la Plata until get to Astorga or you can continue through the Sanabrés Way to go through Ourense. In the last case, you must see the correspondent section for this route to go on with the Way.
What to eat
- Typical bread
- Typical cheeses
- Roasted lamb and suckling lamb
- Lechazo y Orejuelas
- Rosquillas de palo (typical pastries)
Bear in mind
After this stage you can get to the national road towards Tábara, where you will meet all people coming from the Sanabrés way. In this route you will have to walk through the hard shoulder.
From Montamarta there is a chance to take a diversion through the national road up to Tábara, linking there with the rest of pilgrims on the Sanabrés Way. You must know that through all this section you will walk by the side of the road. It is an easy stage.What to see
|Towns||Public Hostel||Bike rental||Medical assistance||Coffe bar||Teller||Pharmacy||Hotel||Touristic Information||Guesthouse||Restaurant||Supermarket||Veterinarian|
|Fontanillas de Castro||✔|
|Riego del Camino||✔||✔||✔|
|Granja de Moreruela||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|