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Today will again be dominated by asphalt and gravel. This stage goes from Ferreira to Melide. We will also face a new challenge, climbing the Sierra del Careón, at 710 meters of altitude. Despite this, it is a beautiful stage where you will pass through small villages and green pastures. Once we reach the end of our stage, we will say goodbye to the Primitive Way to join the French Way to Santiago de Compostela.

Today will again be dominated by asphalt and gravel. We will also face a new challenge, climbing the Sierra del Careón, at 710 meters of altitude. In spite of this, it is a beautiful stage in which you will cross small villages and green pastures from Ferreira until we reach our end of the stage in Melide, where we will say goodbye to the Primitive Way to link the
French Way
to Santiago de Compostela.

Map

We cross the Roman bridge of Ferreira and go up a path until we reach the local road LU-231 for 2 km in the direction of Melide. We turn off to the left towards Leboreira to, shortly after, take the same road again.

We leave the road on the right a little further on, and through a small path we join another local road. After passing Merlán, we leave it to the left to reach the village of As Seixas, where you will find a hostel. We pass the hamlet and go up a dirt track to Casacamiño. We go over a high point through a stone track that offers beautiful views.

We go down to Hospital das Seixas, where we will find a fountain and a rest area.

We continue along an asphalted track, climbing a small hill in the Sierra del Careón, which divides the provinces of Lugo and A Coruña. We go down the opposite slope of the mountain range through an asphalt and gravel track until we take the detour to the left that goes down to Vilouriz.

We cross a path with meadows until we reach another village, Vilamor, where there is a fountain behind the church. From here we continue along the road, through an urbanized area. We cross the river Furelos until we reach the crossroads of Melide, which we follow to the left until we reach the centre of the village. Here our Primitive Way joins the multitudinous French Way.

To consider

From the moment you start in Ferreira and throughout the stage you will find small bar-shops, although they do not usually have fixed opening hours. Melide is the capital par excellence of octopus á feira, which you cannot fail to try in two of its famous pulperías: Pulpería Ezequiel and A Garnacha.

Places of interest

  • San Roque Chapel – Melide
  • Melide Crossing
  • Church of Sancti Spiritus – Melide
  • Capilla del Carmen – Melide
  • Museum of the Earth of Melide

Typical dishes

  • Octopus á feira
  • Potato omelette
  • Arzúa Cheese
  • Padrón Peppers
  • Beef steak
  • Raxo
  • Zorza
  • Lacón with turnip tops
  • After dinner: Almendrados, melindres and ricos (typical of Melide), orujo de hierbas, coffee liqueur and cream of orujo.

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Hostels

Pilgrims' Hostel of As Seixas

Address: C/ As Seixas, s/n 27205 As Seixas-Merlán (Concello de Palas de Rei – Lugo).

Phone: (+34) 609 669 057

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Pilgrims' Hospice of Melide

Address: C/ Rúa San Antonio s/n 15809 Melide – La Coruña

Phone: (+34) 659 582 931

Email: Unavailable

Web: Unavailable

Towns

Ferreira

Town: Palas de Rei

Povince: Lugo

Population: < 50

Melide

Town: Melide

Povince: A Coruña

Population: 7.419