After descending from the alto you emerge onto the main road (AS-350) in Piedratecha which no longer has a bar. Turn right and follow the road. About 600m the camino bears to the left along a trail.
Halfway down the hill to Vilaluz there is an option detour to the...
There are two bars in Campiello. Casa Ricardo on the left is a grocery, bar, restaurant, and albergue; the owners have been at it for three generations. Across the street Casa Herminia, proprietors of the other albergue, the other restaurant, and now the Hotel Rural. In the case of the...
If you plan on continuing to Borres, stock up on food in Campiello.
Keep on the road through and out of town.
The camino returns to the road in Borres, and immediately crosses it to climb up and out of town on the other side.
The bar is no longer open, plan accordingly for the two options ahead.
This is the last bar, and source of water, for quite a distance for anybody following the route through hospitales.
Cross the road in front of the bar and turn right (uphill) on the first road. Where it ends, turn left and soon you will rejoin the camino that arrives from the first split.
Located on the bank of the río Nisón, Pola de Allende has never been a town that was easy to get to; in fact the three hospitals for pilgrims were built high up on the mountain pass precisely because it was easier to go up than down. The Hotel and Restaurant ‘La Nueva...
The camino leaves Pola along the road and passes the village of El Mazo.
Note that Peñasieta, AND the albergue, are not on the camino. Signs point the way and see the albergue notes on how to get a hold of the keys at the bar on the road.
From Peñasieta, the climb begins. The preferred, and more beautiful, route is along the trail so if you spent the night in Peñasieta avoid the temptation of following the road (even though it will get you there). The elevation gain is about 600...
Welcome to the top. Be mindful of the way down, which is poorly signed.
The best way is to keep the road, and the guard rail, to your left while following the curve in the road. It soon joins a track and descends into Montefurado.
Montefurado is largely abandoned, apart from a few still occupied houses. One of them has a tap you can use for drinking water but ask first as a courtesy. There is also a small chapel dedicated to Santiago.
Pass through town and follow the trail to your left. You will have to step over a small wall. When the trail rejoins the road (AS-14) a few km onward, you can either stay on the track or follow along the road to Lago.