Altitude: 
537
Altitude: 
520
Altitude: 
573
Altitude: 
485
1.30km → Pintín
To Santiago: 
121.50
Altitude: 
674
2.20km → Furela
To Santiago: 
123.70
Altitude: 
735
1.00km → Fontearcuda
To Santiago: 
124.70
Altitude: 
761
The Road: 

You will not enter the village of Montán, but rather pass along the edge. While there is no fixed bar, there is a small picnic area with an on-again-off-again vending machine.

You will pass through Fontearcuda and Furela, no services.

To Santiago: 
128.20
Altitude: 
863
5.00km → Montán
To Santiago: 
129.70
Altitude: 
740

You will notice very quickly, through both smell and sight, that dairy cows are the primary trade. The light brown color gives them their name, the Rubia Gallega; though you will also see an imported imposter, the Dutch Holstein.

The Road: 

Between here and San Xil you will pass a large fountain with a large scallop shell with a lot of graffiti and algae. Beyond that by two more kilometers is the Alto de Riocabo. You will also pass through San Xil de Carballo, with no services.

Accommodation in A Balsa

Private

1

Albergue El Beso
Private

16
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue El Beso
0.40km → A Balsa
To Santiago: 
130.10
Altitude: 
737

           

3.10km → Fonfría
To Santiago: 
144.30
Altitude: 
1334

Accommodation in Alto do Poio

Private

1

Albergue Bar Puerto
Private

16
6€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Bar Puerto
Photo of Alto do Poio on the Camino de Santiago
0.90km → Calzada
To Santiago: 
33.40
Altitude: 
337

Accommodation in El Lugar de Tabernavella

Private

1

Albergue Taberna Vella
Private

8
15€
To Santiago: 
3.30
History: 

This outermost barrio of Santiago was once the closest point that pilgrims affected with leprosy were permitted to go.

The Road: 

The walk into Santiago is through the urbanized zone that has grown up around the old town. After passing over the highway bridge the first part of Santiago you walk through is the Barrio San Lazaro; the church here is said to be the limit for pilgrims with leprosy. There is a fairly...

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