We will start walking from Quiroga towards Monforte de Lemos. The first place of interest we will come across is San Clodio, from where we will continue towards Nocedo, to later arrive at Carballo de Lor.
From here, we will continue walking along natural paths, crossing valleys and beautiful landscapes until we reach Barxa de Lor, from where we will climb to the top of O Castro da Lama, where there was an old Roman auriense exploitation. Afterwards our path will continue ascending towards Castroncelos.
The next point of reference is Pobra do Brollón, a perfect place to stop to rest and regain strength, as there is a recreation area next to the river Saa.
From Pobra do Brollón we will continue our way to Cereixa, passing by a cross with a carving of Santiago Peregrino, before starting to ascend to the Alto da Serra. Here we will be very close to Monforte. The last push goes down the Moncai mountain to Reigada, from where there are only 3 kilometres left to finish.
For those who find the stage too long, there are several possibilities to divide it in two, either staying overnight in a nice guesthouse in A Labrada, or in one of the rural lodgings of Salcedo. In Monforte it is very common to offer free tapas with a drink, so the southern pilgrims will feel at home. Every year a tapas competition is held, the Cume Tapas.
Places of interest
- Benedictine Monastery of San Vicente del Pino
- Tower of Homage – Monforte de Lemos
- Galician Railway Museum
- Museum of Sacred Art
- School of the Piarist Fathers – Monforte de Lemos
- Ponte Vella – Monforte de Lemos
- Octopus á feira with potatoes from Monforte
- Empanada de iscos (chorizo and bacon)
- Trout and elvers in season
- Tetilla cheese
- Larpeiras de Monforte
- Wine D.O.Ribeira Sacra