This stage will start as the previous one ended, with no gradients for several kilometres. When you reach the O Careón mountain range, you will have to climb a steep slope that will bring you close to numerous windmills. Then the Camino descends towards Melide along a dirt track with beautiful views and passes in front of an impressive hórreo (granary).
Melide, capital of the Galician octopus, is a great end of stage. In any of its many pulperías you will be able to taste some good portions of octopus, a delicacy of Galician gastronomy. You will also have the opportunity to see the oldest cruceiro in Galicia; and between one and a thousand heritage monuments, you can visit the Museo da Terra de Melide, whose building was an old pilgrims’ hospital founded in 1502.
From this stage the Primitive Way joins the French Way, so you will find a considerable increase in the number of pilgrims. Enjoy the last kilometers to Santiago de Compostela sharing experiences with other walkers.