Keep the following the following map, as this variant of the Portuguese Route, the Route of Padre Sarmiento is one of those unknown paths where you can enjoy good gastronomy, paradisiacal beaches and excellent landscapes. Undoubtedly an essential for the summer, but you can do it any time of the year. 148 kms that starting from Pontevedra will cross the impressive region of O Salnés until it joins again with the traditional traditional Portuguese Way at the height of Pontecesures/Padrón. If you continue with this route, the total distance covered between Pontevedra and Santiago will be 190 kms choosing this variant.

How can I interpret this map of the Route of Father Sarmiento?

6 stages shape this Camino, and so you can see them reflected in the map of the map of the route that follows the steps of the journey that Father Sarmiento made in his day.. Departing from Pontevedra, you will skirt the north coast of the Ría de Pontevedra and the south coast of the Ría de Arousa. That is to say, you will walk along the entire coastline of the Salnés region, a place that stands out among other things for its seafood and wine production. You will visit 1 Autonomous Community, Galicia; and 2 Provinces, Pontevedra and A Coruña

Illa de Arousa beach

Being one of the most populated areas in Galicia, you will find a lot of towns and villages with services towns with services so we could say that there is no place that you have to highlight on the map, at least for this reason.

Sections where there is a shortage of services o Please note!

As we said along the route you will find infrastructuresinfrastructures, but also a great gastronomic offer. This is an area closely linked to wine production (DO Rías Baixas, famous among others for the Albariño) and seafood, you must take into account several places to not miss the best of the gatronomic offer and so we reflect it on this map.

O Grove's coast

Places like O Grove or Illa de Arousa are famous for their seafood.You will be able to enjoy splendid views of the estuary and the mussel and oyster beds. In addition, Cambados is the capital of Albariño wineand you will find numerous wineries on your way from Meaño and Sanxenxo. Also note Carrilwhere you can taste some fantastic clams.

But… From where do I start the Camino?

Pontevedra is the beginning of the Route of Padre Sarmiento, so mark it on your map if you want to enjoy this wonderful gastronomy. As in the spiritual variant our recommendation is that you start from Tui and then take this variant if you feel like enjoying a more alternative route.