Moutras → 3.00 → Vilachá → 2.00km → Portomarín

Altitude
425
To end of camino
93.70
The Road

The camino will soon bring you within sight of Portomarín. You will also pass through the town of Vilachá before beginning the rather steep descent into the valley of the río Miño and across the modern bridge to Portomarín.

The camino into town passes over the new bridge. The old bridge spends most of its time submerged beneath the river below but by the end of summer it emerges as the water level drops. Up the stairs and through the small chapel, you are almost into town. It is a bit more uphill still.

Accommodation in Vilachá
Private
Albergue Casa Banderas

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

I took the alternative path to portomsrin and it was also steep down then followed road to the bridge so I’m not sure there is much between the options!

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

About 1-1.5km before Portomarin there is a choice of paths; the standard Camino and the old route. We chose the standard Camino and while it was fine on a sunny day the steep section is seriously steep and difficult, so I wouldn't want to do it during or shortly after rain.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

There is a beautiful little cafe in Vilacha with a lovely flowered terrace/garden hidden away off the road. The kind owner makes fresh smoothies and juices along with heartier food. Worth planning a stop.

michael

There are signs for several km about a vegetarian bar, but it was closed when I walked past. Looked new.

michael

The price for 2021 is 13€ for a bed and 40€ for the private room

michael

If you feel like you can’t make it anymore to Portomarin, fear not! There is a albergue in Vilacha. It’s new, so everything is shiny and clean!

michael

I lost my pack cover while crossing the long bridge into Portomarin on a windy day. The wind RIPS up the river! Be sure to buckle everything down . There is a store in Portomarin that sells pack covers!!