In the first stretch of this stage, from Cambados to Illa de Arousa, you will find the tidal mill of “A Seca”, one of the few seawater mills that exist in Galicia and that will surprise you with its peculiar engineering. It is now fully restored and can be visited. The path continues along the coast until you reach a two-kilometre bridge that will lead you to Illa de Arousa.
This small island is a truly idyllic place, marked by the fishing tradition and surrounded by the most beautiful beaches. The fishing port of “O Xufre”, the lighthouse of “Punta Cabalo”, the route of “Os Cons” (large granite rocks sculpted by the wind and waves) and the viewpoint of “Con do Forno” are some of the attractions that this stage will offer you.
In this stage the route of Father Sarmiento leaves Cambados to go into the sea in the place of Illa de Arousa, where we can see many seafaring tourist sites, so we recommend enjoying the stage, as with the visits of Illa de Arousa, are only 18 kilometers.
Places of interest
- Tide mill of “A Seca” – Arousa Island
- Punta Cabalo Lighthouse – Arousa Island
- Viewpoint of “Con do Forno” – Arousa Island
- Mussel: the mollusc par excellence
- Fish and seafood
- Octopus á feira
- Albariño wine from Rías Baixas