→ 7.10 → Embalse de Salime → 1.90km → Scenic overlook

Altitude
220
To end of camino
185.70
Bar
Yes

Bar and Restaurant 1km from the dam on the way back up.

History

The hydroelectric dam here was built in the early 1950. The abandoned concrete structures on the north side of the dam are leftovers from its construction, which required that most of the materials (primarily the concrete) be produced on site.

The Road

What goes down must go up, in this case it is about 300m back up to Grandas de Salime. It is mostly, but not entirely, along the road. Along the way is a scenic overlook (about 2km from the dam). Shortly after the most severe turn in the road (a 180 degree bend) the camino turns left to follow a trail uphill.

Comments

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The best meal I have had so far on Camino. Tastes like heaven. If nothing else it is worth staying here for food.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

It is an old fashioned hotel with single and double rooms starting at 35euros. No dormitory rooms.

michael

Best tortilla and second breakfast I’ve ever had, with a lovely view of the water. Perfect rest stop.

michael

Best tortilla and second breakfast I’ve ever had, with a lovely view of the water. Perfect rest stop.