Keys to the albergue are available at the bar La Mona.
Small village squabbles and arrows pointing in two directions. The easiest way to Santa Croya de Tera is via the road out of town.
The pride of Santa Marta is the Romanesque Iglesia de Santa Marta and it is well worth a visit. Around the back of the church, beside the doorway, is the oldest known sculpture in stone of the Apostol Santiago. If you happen to be passing by on March 21st, or on September 23rd,...
The camino ahead turns westwards and follows closely the Río Tera as it runs between a string of villages. Shortly before Calzadilla de Tera the camino leaves the road to avoid a blind curve in the road.
The camino from Calzadilla follows along the canal, though a number of confusing arrows might lead you to the road which will also get you there.
From Olleros the camino follows a path to the dam on the east side of the Embalse de Agavanzal (4.3km). Once over it turns left to follow a path which follows the contours of the reservoir until it reaches Villar de Farfón.
Coffee and tea and conversation at the Albergue on the far end of town (follow the signs).
The camino returns to a rural trail until it reaches the Río Negro, just short of reaching the N-525. It crosses the river on a small pedestrian bridge and then crosses under the N-525 to enter Rionegro.
The camino leaves Rionegro on the north of the N-525 and soon later it crosses over the A-52 to follow a rural track until reaching the gas station and restaurant at the start of Mombuey.
The Iglesia de la Asunción, located near the private albergue, is just so-so. The bell tower, on the other hand, is something special indeed; it was built as a lookout by the Knights Templar in the last half of the 13th century.
As the camino gets deeper into the region of Zamora, and soon into Galicia, the villages get closer together and smaller. Few offer any services. The camino follows near the N-525 for a short distance before turning south to cross the motorway and the AVE line. After crossing it...
Small shop near the church, and the memorable Bar-Meson El Carmen is on the main road.
When the camino leaves Asturianos if picks up the N-525 but leaves it soon after to follow a paved road that turns to the right. DO NOT miss this turn, or the one just after which removes you from the road entirely. It is a country path all the way to Palacios de Sanabria.
Between Palacios de Sanabria and Puebla de Sanabria the camino follows more country paths and once again crosses the motorway and the AVE line. Along the way, it passes through the hamlets of Remesal (2.4km), Otero de Sanabria (2.8km), and Triufé (2.5km)....