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This is a simple stage that runs through mountains, native forests and crossroads that will guide your steps until you reach A Rúa, where the church of San Paio de Buscás stands. On your way back from Mesón do Vento, you will alternate between dirt and asphalt roads, passing through small villages, each with its own church, and after passing Casanova, where the land is usually flooded in winter by numerous springs, you will turn onto an asphalted track until you reach Sigüeiro. This is a medieval village where you have all the services to rest and recover for the next stage.

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We leave Mesón do Vento and retrace our steps for about two kilometres to return to the road to Sigüeiro. We follow a road with hardly any bends until we reach Cabeza de Lobo and the church of San Pedro, surrounded by a cemetery. When we reach the village of Cruz, we will find the first bar of the stage.

We leave Ardemil behind us along a dirt track on the right, after passing through the villages of Carreira, Mámoas and Carballeira. We will continue straight on through several crossroads and when we reach the third crossroads we take the path on the left, which passes in front of a crossroads. This section is well signposted, despite the continuous intersections, you can’t get lost.

We arrive at the place of A Rúa, where we will find two bars, Café Bar Novo, Bar A Rúa and the Rural House Dona María around the parish church of San Paio de Buscás. Here you will find a curious image of the beheaded saint on the blind window of the headwall. We walk slightly uphill, surrounded by carballos, chestnut trees and laurels, we pass a rural house and arrive at O Outeiro.

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We take an asphalted track that we follow until we reach the village of A Calle, where we will find the bar O Cruceiro, the last hotel and catering establishment until we reach the end of the stage. We pass A Calle along an asphalted track, surrounded by cornfields, woods, farms and chalets and, on reaching Casanova, we turn off to the left. We will see a solitary tree at a fork and take the path to the left. This section is an area of springs, and in times of rainfall can be difficult due to excess water on the path. If it is the case, we recommend to go along the road on the side land.

We continue and we see a small bridge, whose Roman or medieval origin is not exactly determined. After crossing the road bridge we reach Carrás, where we continue straight on. We walk through beautiful forest corridors and return to the asphalt to reach A Baxoia.

The last kilometres of the stage pass over wide tracks, long straights and the occasional steep climb. We return to the asphalt to enter the town of Sigüeiro through the industrial estate. We access the old town through a green area that leads to the Calle Real and the bridge over the Tambre River, natural border with the
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To consider

The stage does not present great difficulties and almost all the route since we left Mesón do Vento runs along asphalt and dirt tracks, without unevenness, something that allows a fast advance to Sigüeiro. For this reason many pilgrims (well prepared physically) decide to extend the stage and do 40 km to Santiago de Compostela.

Places of interest

  • Church of San Paio de Buscás – Ordes.
  • Church of San Xiao de Poulo – Ordes.
  • Medieval Bridge – Sigüeiro.

Typical dishes

  • Fish from Galicia
  • Galician beef
  • Lacón with turnip tops
  • Stew
  • Santiago’s cake

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Hostels

Hospital de Bruma Pilgrims' Hostel

Address: C/ Hospital de Bruma, s/n 15685 Hospital de Bruma (Mesía – La Coruña)

Phone: +34 981 692 921

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' Hostel Rectoral de Poulo

Address: C/ Lugar Outeiro, 3 - 15687 Ordes (La Coruña)

Phone: (+34) 676 966 461

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Hospital de Bruma

Town: Mesía

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 40

Sigüeiro

Town: Oroso

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 3.995