We leave Xunqueira de Ambía from the collegiate church of Santa María, which we leave on the left, and we arrive at kilometre 0 of the OU-102 road, which crosses the province of Ourense. We continue following the signs until we reach the villages of A Pousa, Salgueiros and Gaspar.
After 7 km of walking, we cross the railway tracks and pass through the villages of Ousende, Penelas and Venda do Río, to continue through A Castellana. From here the landscape becomes more industrial. We enter the industrial estate of San Cibrao das Viñas. In front of a wood factory we turn left and arrive at Reboredo.
We cross the village and reach the OU-105 road, which we leave immediately by a street on the left.
We go down again to the road and we arrive at Seixalbo, already in the municipality of Ourense we can visit the church of San Breixo, its main silver plate and its plateresque crosses.
We are approaching the city of Ourense. We arrive at a roundabout with a fountain in the middle. We turn slightly to the left and continue along Avenida de Zamora, which extends into Rúa Progreso. We turn right along the semi-pedestrian street Doctor Marañón and arrive at the Plaza Mayor, the end of our stage.
As always, the access to the big cities is through an industrial area. In spite of this, the section is well indicated by means of yellow arrows and cairns. In this stage we will find bars and services where we can refresh ourselves every few kilometres from Xunqueira de Ambía; we will be able to enjoy the views of the province of Ourense without planning too much the stage.
Places of interest
- The Church of the Holy Trinity.
- Provincial Archaeological Museum of Ourense.
- Main Square of Ourense.
- Cathedral of Ourense.
- Roman bridge of Ourense.
- Footbridge of the river Minho
- Ferro Square.
- Thermal station of As Burgas.
- Thermal baths of Chavasqueira.
- Empanada and Octopus
- Lacón with turnip greens and broth
- Wines D.O. Ribeira Sacra
- Bicas and Almonds