→ 1.80 → Peñasieta → 6.30km → Alto de Palo

To end of camino

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.

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 meters up to the Alto de Palo, with a few particularly steep sections along the way.

Accommodation in Peñasieta


Camino de Sant… (not verified)

If you leave Pola de Allande without food you’ll have to detour off the Camino here. There’s nothing until Berducedo and a steep ascent ahead.

There’s a bench by a swift clear mountain stream roughly 7km from Pola. A great place to take off your shoes and socks and refresh your feet. It’s not quite half way up to the top but worth stopping to eat a bit and chill the feet.