At 756m the Sierras del Perdón are the highest point for the next 170km. A food truck named La Kontxa is parked at the top and offers a large selection of food and drinks, right down to their vegetarian burgers (and regular burgers). They are open from April through October. Between going up, and going back down, it is the latter which requires more care and a sturdy foot.
The name derives from the chapel of Nuestra Señora del Perdon that once stood here. A legend tell us that it was along the climb to the alto where the devil tempted a thirsty pilgrim; offering to disclose the location of a fountain in exchange for his soul. The pilgrim refuses, and is rewarded later by Santiago himself who offers water at a much more “pilgrim friendly” price.