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We love this stage. Generally, one walks with immense joy at the imminent end in a few days and still does not feel sorry to finish. In addition, at the end of today’s stage through the green lands of Pontevedra, we have as a reward the healing power of the thermal waters of Caldas de Reis. Who fancies a bath?

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Today’s stage is a gentle and not very long stage, which does not present any difficulty. We will leave Pontevedra behind, leaving the city through its iconic Plaza de la Peregrina and after leaving the zigzag of streets and squares in the centre of Pontevedra, we will head towards Caldas de Reis, heading towards the Puente do Burgo.

Once we cross the river Lérez, we leave the urban landscapes to enter fully into a beautiful rural environment. First, we will walk along a stretch next to the road until we reach the village of Alba, where we can visit the chapel of San Cayetano. From here the good part begins, the path takes us into the stretch of maximum natural splendour of the stage. We will walk in the shade of centenary oaks until we reach Pozo Negro, after passing the village of Cerponzóns.

Once we have passed this idyllic natural spot, we must take extreme precautions when crossing the railway line to enter the municipality of Barro, through the parish of San Amaro. Here there is a formidable rest area where we can stop for a while to rest our legs.

We continue between asphalted areas, roads and small rural villages until we arrive at Portas.

From here we recommend making the effort to take a detour to visit the waterfall of the Barosa River. We assure you that it is worth it. After a refreshing break in the waters of the Barosa, we will continue our way through the villages of Briallos, Arcos da Condesa (we can stop to visit the chapel of Santa Lucia) and Tivo.

From Tivo we are only 2 kilometres away from Caldas de Reis, our goal for today. Are you ready to discover the long thermal tradition hidden in the small town of Caldas de Reis?

Fervenza of Segade Caldas de Reis

A place that dates back to prehistoric times, Caldas de Reis is nowadays a village widely visited for the medical properties of its thermal waters. In fact, one of its main attractions lies in the water route, a circular route 9 km long where you can see several waterfalls and waterfalls in a beautiful natural environment. In addition to the waters, Caldas has an infinity of heritage monuments that are worth visiting.

To consider

It will be worth the detour of 400 meters to visit the Cascades of the Barosa River, inside the
Ria Barosa Natural Park
. The access is very easy; between A Portela and Briallos, just where the road meets the national road, we have to cross it to take the access road to the waterfalls.

Places of interest

  • Church of Santa Maria -Caldas de Reis
  • Park – Botanical Garden of Caldas de Reis
  • Church of Santo André de César
  • Water route
  • Church of Santo Tomás Becket – Caldas de Reis
  • The Fountain of Las Burgas – Caldas de Reis
  • Segade Bridge – Caldas de Reis

Typical dishes

  • Chocos
  • Game meats
  • Empanadas (there are cockles, lamprey, cod… but the one that stands out the most is the one with sardines).
  • Trout and eels
  • Cornbread
  • Red Ribeiro wine

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Hostels

Pilgrims' Hospice of A Portela

Address: A Cancela, s/n 36692 A Portela

Phone: +34 655 95 28 05

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' hostel of Briallos

Address: Lugar San Roque, s/n 36658 Briallos

Phone: +34 986 536 194

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Virgen Peregrina Pilgrims' Hostel

Address: C. Ramon Otero Pedraio, s/n 36004 Pontevedra

Phone: +34 986 844 045

Email: [email protected]

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Pontevedra

Town: Pontevedra

Povince: Pontevedra

Population: 83.260

Caldas de Reis

Town: Caldas de Reis

Povince: Pontevedra

Population: 9.785