Camino Primitivo Map 7

Camino Primitivo Map 7
2.10km → Cabreira
To end of camino: 
165.70
Seehöhe: 
1020

Bar on road, higher prices for tourists reported so ask before you buy.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino passes the bar at the alto and keeps off of the road for a short distance. Between here and Fonsagrada it will follow adjacent to, or directly on, the main road. You will pass through Cabreira halfway to Fonfría.

Photo of Alto de Acebo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Alto de Acebo on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
163.60
Seehöhe: 
980
1.60km → Barbeitos
To end of camino: 
161.60
Seehöhe: 
950

Fonfría derives its name from the fresh spring that feeds water to the fountain here and which was the catalyst for the construction of a pilgrims hospital in the late Middle Age. From time to time one of the villagers opens up her kitchen to invite pilgrims in for a coffee.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Standing directly between Fonfría and Barbeitos is a small hill. The road goes around it to the north and the camino goes around it to the south. The two meet in Barbeitos.

1.50km → Silvela
To end of camino: 
160.00
Seehöhe: 
925

The Mesón Catro Ventos is to your right when you arrive at this road interchange.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino crosses over the road here only to cross back when it gets to Silvela.

2.60km → Paradanova
To end of camino: 
158.50
Seehöhe: 
865
Hinweis: 

Old arrows from Paradanova may tempt you to follow the road, you are better off following the trail to enter Fonsagrada from the North on a quieter road.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Just beyond Silvela, on the forest track that connects it with Paradanova, you will pass an ermita and a restored capilla dedicated to Santa Bárbara. The camino passes straight through Paradanova 155.9. Immediately at the far end of town...

2.10km → A Fonsagrada
To end of camino: 
155.90
Seehöhe: 
845
Wegbeschreibung: 

Be advised that there have been a growing number of false arrows in Paradanova.  Some of them are the official looking blue and yellow plastic (most are painted arrows) signs.
These arrows are intended to detour you from Fonsagrada and towards A Proba de Burón...

1.40km → Padrón
To end of camino: 
153.80
Seehöhe: 
955

Fonsagrada is the first town of any serious size since crossing into Galicia, and while it may not be a postcard quality village it does provide for everything you might need, including a selection of restaurants to choose from. If you are dining out consider trying the pulpo (octopus), it is the market food of choice in Galicia and is served with heavy bread and a local white wine. In recent years the addition of three albergues here has caused the closure of the old Padrón albergue in the next town.

Geschichte: 

The sacred fountain (fons sacrata) that gives the town its name is located behind the Iglesia de Santa María de Fonsagrada (on the aptly named Rúa do Fonte), a chapel-sized church in the center of town. The fountain and its curative waters are part of numerous miraculous bits...

Hinweis: 

The camino between Padrón and O Cádavo is arguably the most difficult of the route, and possibly the reason for the nickname the leg wrecker. Allow for extra time, especially after a rain since many of the sections become thick with mud.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino exits Fonsagrada along the main road, and shortly after follows a secondary road parallel to it, into Padrón. Beyond Padrón it follows through forested paths off of the road.

Accommodation in A Fonsagrada

Xunta

1

Albergue de peregrinos Ramón Rodríguez
Xunta
San Roque, 4

42
8€
Private

2

Albergue Os Chaos
Private
Marmoiral, 26

24
10€

3

Albergue Pensión Cantábrico
Private
Ron, 5

34
10€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue Pensión Cantábrico

4

Albergue-Pensión Casa Cuartel
Private
Asturias, 19

20
12€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue-Pensión Casa Cuartel
Camping

5

Camping A Fonsagrada
Camping
Pension

6

Pensión Villalba
Pension
Av de Asturias, 7

Booking.com

7

Pensión Casa Manolo ⭑
Pension
Burón, 35

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Casa Manolo ⭑
Hotel

8

Hotel Pórtico ⭑
Hotel
Mayor, 26

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hotel Pórtico ⭑
3.00km → Villardongo
To end of camino: 
152.40
Seehöhe: 
880

The camino between Padrón and O Cádavo is arguably the most difficult of the route, and quite possibly the reason for the nickname 'Rompe Piernass'.  Allow for extra time, especially after a rain since many of the sections become thick with mud.

Accommodation in Padrón

Private

1

Albergue & Rooms Murgadán
Private
Corredoira da Barca, 5

14€
Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue & Rooms Murgadán
Seehöhe: 
885

Accommodation in Complejo O Piñeiral

Private

1

Albergue O Piñeiral
Private
Lugo LU-530 (Km 3,9)

44
10€
2.80km → Montouto
To end of camino: 
149.40
Seehöhe: 
885
Photo of Villardongo on the Camino de Santiago
To end of camino: 
146.60
Seehöhe: 
975
3.70km → Paradavella
To end of camino: 
145.40
Seehöhe: 
1025
Geschichte: 

The ruins of the old Hospital de Montouto can be found here at the alto, though if history is any indication they may not stay for long; this refuge for pilgrims as been relocated more than once since it was built in 1357 as the camino route itself varied from century to century.

Feiertage: 

On the 25th of July the small chapel here is the destination for a romería from Fonsagrada in honor of Santiago.

Wegbeschreibung: 

From this alto it is a 300m descent to Paradavella in less than 4km. The path is entirely off of the road along a forest track.

2.20km → A Degolada
To end of camino: 
141.70
Seehöhe: 
685

There are several bars in this small village along the road.

Wegbeschreibung: 

From Paradavella the camino follows a trail to the right of the road and crosses it to descend into the village of Calzada (meaning road). The next village, also without services, is Degolada. The camino keeps to the south of the road...

Camino Primitivo Map 8

Camino Primitivo Map 8
2.70km → A Lastra
To end of camino: 
139.50
Seehöhe: 
720
2.40km → Fontaneira
To end of camino: 
136.80
Seehöhe: 
805
Wegbeschreibung: 

At the far end of A Lastra keep to the left, along the oncoming exit road, and just before it returns to the main road turn left uphill towards the houses. The climb continues steeply uphill for a gain of about 150m and the last part rejoins the road as it...

To end of camino: 
134.40
Seehöhe: 
900
Geschichte: 

Between Fontaneira and O Cadavo is a small plateau known as the Campo da Matanza. According to legend it was here that Alfonso II (the first pilgrim) and his troops defeated a Muslim invasion in the year 813.

Wegbeschreibung: 

At the far end of Fontaneira leave the LU-530 for a small road uphill (direction Pandelo). You will pass the cemetery and then return to the main road to follow it for close to 1km. The camino then leaves the road in favor of a path on the right. As you descend to O Cádavo you...

0.90km → Pradeda
To end of camino: 
129.60
Seehöhe: 
720

O Cádavo remains a largely agricultural town and is a checkpoint for travelers heading uphill in the opposite direction as its slightly lower altitude makes for a substantial difference in snowfall. The industry here is cows, both for dairy and for meat, and you are bound to see more than one dairy tanker cross your path. The town itself is otherwise rather unremarkable but for the vistas.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino between here and Castroverde manages to avoid the steep LU-530 entirely. From O Cádavo it continues uphill along a farm lane to the town of Pradeda where you can look back for a nice view of O Cádavo. Beyond Pradeda...

Accommodation in O Cádavo Baleira

Xunta

1

Albergue de Cádavo Baleira
Xunta
Campo de la Feira

22
8€
Private

2

Albergue-Pensión Porta Santa
Private
Doctor Escobar, 9

8
10€
Booking.com

3

Albergue San Mateo
Private
Feira

40
10€
Hotel

4

Hotel Moneda
Hotel
Baralla, 46

22
6€
1.10km → Alto de Vacariza
To end of camino: 
128.70
Seehöhe: 
740
4.10km → Vilabade
To end of camino: 
127.60
Seehöhe: 
840
Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino beyond the alto splits and there is now a new type of marker to contend with. In 2016 the Galician government installed new stones to mark the camino. When they were installed the routes were re-examined by planners and several changes and additions were made. In this case, the old...

1.90km → Castroverde
To end of camino: 
123.50
Seehöhe: 
670

The Gothic church here is a national monument and is known locally as the Cathedral of Castroverde (an only slight exaggeration). In summer months you are likely to find a small food truck at the edge of town.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino follows the road from here all the way to Castroverde, and the first building on your right when you get back to the LU-530 is the municipal albergue.

To end of camino: 
121.60
Seehöhe: 
590

Castroverde marks the end of the descent, and although the terrain ahead is not flat by any stretch of the imagination, it could be described as gently rolling hills when compared to where you have come from. The relative flatness means that the ability to farm increases and indeed the next 80km or so, with the exception of the center of Lugo, are entirely through farmlands. The most notable landmark in town is the 20m tall Torre de Homenaje, a tower which is the only part left standing of the 14th century castle that once stood here. The local church is...

Hinweis: 

Apart from vending machines there are no places to get food between here and Lugo, a distance of 21km. Pack a lunch.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino passes through town to the south (left) of the LU-530 and after passing the town hall it joins a trail through a chestnut forest. When it returns to the LU-530 it crosses straight over it (caution!) and turns left to go through a tunnel. It passes through...

Accommodation in Castroverde

Xunta

1

Albergue de Castroverde
Xunta

34
8€
Pension

2

Pensión Cortés
Pension
Campo da Feira
Photo of Castroverde on the Camino de Santiago
2.80km → Souto de Torres
To end of camino: 
120.10
Seehöhe: 
535
2.20km → Vilar de Cas
To end of camino: 
117.30
Seehöhe: 
505

Capilla and cruceiro at the entrance to the village.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Turn right at the entrance to town and follow this country lane all the way to Vilar de Cas, passing through one more unnamed hamlet along the way.

Photo of Souto de Torres on the Camino de Santiago
0.50km → Gondar
To end of camino: 
115.10
Seehöhe: 
520

No bars or services apart from a pair of vending machines.

Wegbeschreibung: 

At the end of town there are markers for another complementaria route, this time for a detour to the Iglesia de Soutomerille (see below). This worthwhile alternative adds 700m to the journey, through an evergreen forest.

Accommodation in Vilar de Cas

Private

1

Albergue A Pociña de Muñiz
Private
Vilar de Cas, 29

16
14€

2

Albergue A Pociña de Muñiz
Private
Vilar de Cas, 29

16
14€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue A Pociña de Muñiz
2.20km → Bascuas
To end of camino: 
112.40
Seehöhe: 
485
Wegbeschreibung: 

The first 1.8km from Gondar are along the paved road. The camino will eventually leave it along a trail to the right. It nears the village of Bascuas 110.2 and then returns to the LU-530. Along this busy road to Lugo you will pass a sign...

Photo of Gondar on the Camino de Santiago
2.60km → Carballido
To end of camino: 
110.20
Seehöhe: 
510

Bascuas lies to the North of the camino shortly beyond the sand pit.  Black and yellow arrows point to the right and will keep you on the camino, which no longer passes through this village.  Instead it turns left again and parallels the main road into Lugo.

To end of camino: 
107.60
Seehöhe: 
490

If you are a devout follower of arrows, you will enter and exit Carballido without ever seeing more than the road signs.  The village didn't move, but the camino did.  The village is to the South through the trees.  It is a smaller than most, and is comprised mostly of one large estate and a slaughterhouse for chickens.  Continue on the road, being mindful of traffic.  The camino turns to the right just beyond town to follow another much safer asphalt road.

Photo of Carballido on the Camino de Santiago
6.30km → Lugo
To end of camino: 
105.50
Seehöhe: 
500

As Casas is not much more of a village than any that you passed through along this stretch. It is, however, the last one you will pass before getting to the edge of Lugo and its suburbs.

Wegbeschreibung: 

As the route approaches Lugo it passes through some rather unappealing surroundings. Lugo is the capital of the region and is surrounded by divided highways which the camino must navigate safely. When it arrives at the highway it makes a right turn...

Camino Primitivo Map 9

Camino Primitivo Map 9
To end of camino: 
99.20
Seehöhe: 
465

Lugo is the capital of the province of Lugo and one of the most populated cities in Galicia. The once defensive ‘muralla’ that surrounds it was built by the Romans in the 3rd century and is as tall as 15 meters in parts. If you have not had your fill of walking, make your way to one of the many staircases or ramps (one directly in front of the Cathedral) and enjoy an elevated view of the city from the pedestrian path that encircles the old town. It is over 2km long, has 71 towers, and counts 10 gates.

Geschichte: 

As is the case with most places dating back to the Romans, the actual origin of the name Lugo is not clear. Some argue that it is named after Lugos, the God of Light. However back when the Romans were first conquering these parts (13 B.C. ), it was called Lucus Augusti...

Hinweis: 

There is a stretch of 10km west of Lugo without any services for pilgrims. Stock up before you leave.

Feiertage: 

During the last weeks of June, the city celebrates Arde Lucus or Burn Lugo. The residents dress in full Roman regalia and celebrate Lugo's origins. If you are lucky enough to pass through at this time, allow for an extra day to take in all of the activities, but be advised that the celebration draws a crowd of people nearly a half a million strong and book your room early.

Wegbeschreibung: 

The camino leaves the walled city at the gate opposite the Cathedral and proceeds downhill along the Rúa de Santiago. Halfway down the hill it bears right onto the Rúa Calzada da Ponte. It crosses a divided boulevard and descends all the way down to the río Miño....

Accommodation in Lugo

Xunta

1

Albergue de Lugo
Xunta
das Noreas, 1

42
8€
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Albergue de Lugo
Private

2

Hostel Cross
Private
Cruz, 14

Booking.com

3

Shiku Hostel
Private
Noreas, 2

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Shiku Hostel

4

Hostel Roots & Boots Lugo
Private
Carretera Santiago, 216

40
10€
Booking.com
Photo in Hostel Roots & Boots Lugo on the Camino de Santiago

5

Albergue Juvenil Lug2
Private
Pintor Corredoira, 4

75
9€

6

Albergue Casa da Chanca
Private
Chanca, 51

15*€
Pension

7

Pensión Darío ⭑
Pension
Franco, 12

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Darío ⭑

8

Pensión Gran Vía
Pension
Fraga, 3

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Gran Vía

9

Pensión Muralla Romana
Pension
Cidade de Viveiro, 5

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Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Muralla Romana

10

Pensión San Roque ⭑⭑⭑
Pension
Plaza Comandante Manso, 11

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión San Roque ⭑⭑⭑

11

Pensión Fisterra
Pension
São Roque s/n

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Pensión Fisterra
Hostal

12

Hostal Bríos
Hostal
Laxeiro, 6

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Bríos

13

Hostal Ponte Vella
Hostal
Montirón, 78

14

Hostal Lucus ⭑
Hostal
Rei Don García, 1

Booking.com
Camino de Santiago Accommodation: Hostal Lucus ⭑
Photo of Lugo on the Camino de Santiago
Photo of Lugo on the Camino de Santiago
1.50km → Carrigueiros
To end of camino: 
92.20
Seehöhe: 
540
To end of camino: 
90.70
Seehöhe: 
535
3.70km → Bacurín
To end of camino: 
90.00
Seehöhe: 
540

The bar here is the first stop from Lugo. Ignore the worn out sign on the building; it is open daily from 8. They serve food and can wrap you up something to take away if you like. Very pilgrim friendly. The nearby Iglesia de San Vicente is rarely open but if you ask at the bar they may know someone with keys.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Beyond As Searas, the camino leaves the road for a trail that passes through the village of Bacurin 86.3. During periods of heavy rain, it is possible to stay on the road. From Bacurin the camino returns to the road and passes through the...

Photo of As Searas / San Vicente del Burgo on the Camino de Santiago
2.40km → O Paso
To end of camino: 
86.30
Seehöhe: 
565
To end of camino: 
83.90
Seehöhe: 
575
To end of camino: 
82.90
Seehöhe: 
585
1.00km → Castrelo
To end of camino: 
81.30
Seehöhe: 
580

The bar in San Román is open daily from 11am. Nice and helpful, they keep tabs on the bed availability in the two albergues up the trail; which are often listed as being in San Román.

Wegbeschreibung: 

Things tend to get a bit tricky here if you are not fully aware. San Román sits at the intersection of two country roads, and from here the camino goes off in two different directions, or at least it did until last year. This means that old arrows may still exist which would take you to...

Camino Primitivo Map 10

Camino Primitivo Map 10

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