→ 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)

If you want to break your Camino into shorter stages this is a perfect hotel to rest: operated by a friendly family serving breakfast lunch and dinner, clean & comfortable rooms with ensuite, terrace for drinks overlooking the dam. Just 11 km to Castro next day.

Camino de Sant… (not verified)

The restaurant here is top notch. Both lunch and dinner menú del día were excellent for €12 each. They also do a la carte. The outside terrace has wonderful views sun and shade and very breezy. The rooms are small but clean and some also have great views of the reservoir and dam. Well worth staying here or taking a break before the final asphalt climb into Grandas. They also wash dry and fold your laundry for only €6!!! Bliss.

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.