Route of Father Sarmiento

6 Stages | 142 km

A journey that will take you into “the most picturesque region you can ever dream of”.

With this phrase the writer Emilia Pardo Bazán defined some of the places that you will discover in the Route of Padre Sarmiento. An itinerary of 190 kilometers that begins in the wonderful city of Pontevedra and skirts the coast through the municipalities of Poio, O Grove, Meaño, Sanxenxo Cambados, Illa de Arousa, Vilanova de Arousa, Vilagarcía de Arousa, and Valga to enter, following the river upstream Ulla in Pontecesures, to continue along the Portuguese Way to Santiago de Compostela.

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Route of Father Sarmiento

The Route of Father Sarmiento has as protagonist the region of Salnés, one of the most important tourist enclaves of Galicia. In addition to its spectacular coastal scenery, the route of Father Martin Sarmiento discover its walkers history, tradition, culture, gastronomy and viticulture.

No doubt this is a perfect trip for sea lovers, who will be able to admire beautiful beaches such as A Lanzada, Sanxenxo or O Grove, many of them with blue flag. You can also enjoy a glass of the typical wines and the delicious freshly caught seafood offered by the local restaurants.

Route of Father Sarmiento

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From Pontevedra

The route of Padre Sarmiento can be started from the city of Pontevedra, or directly from Poio. Poio is right in front of the city of Pontevedra, from which it is only separated by the estuary.

From Pontevedra, this route has a total of 190 kilometres that can be divided into 7 stages. A tour that you can complete in just 8 or 9 days.