Ponte Ulla-Santiago

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El legendario Pico Sacro. de resonancias jacobeas, es uno de los claros referentes de la última etapa

El legendario Pico Sacro. de resonancias jacobeas, es uno de los claros referentes de la última etapa

An easy and pleasant stage that leads walkers quickly to the final goal along a beautiful path that almost entirely avoids the N- 525 road from Ourense to Santiago. The railway lines accompany them on this last stretch that passes through natural forest tracks, on which pilgrims will discover successive crosses, bridges and chapels of strong Jacobean tradition. The lack of services on the route will not cause many problems as the Camino runs close to the national road where walkers will find an abundance of services. Regardless, recommendations are to carry water and food supplies and to have the credential stamped in the only albergue they will pass and one of the few establishments to offer this service. The entry to Santiago, one of the prettiest on the Jacobean route, will surprise walkers with some of the most charming monuments of the Galician capital.  

The stage (18.5 kilometres)  

The last stage on the Via de la plata (the silver route) begins in Ponte Ulla, on a stretch on the N-525, the main road that connects Ourense and Santiago. Pilgrims leave the church on the left and reach the only albergue on this stage, the last on the silver route before entering Santiago. Pilgrims should ensure they have the credential stamped here because there are not many other places where they can on this last day. Hikers will pass through forest tracks that can become muddy after rain. Next to the legendary Pico Sacro Pilgrims arrive in Lestedo, after seeing the legendary mountain of Pico Sacro. There is a bar and a supermarket. Via the council of Boqueixón The hamlets of Ardariz and Rubial are reached. Afterwards Deseiro de Abaixo.

A little later, two new signs indicate the location of services for pilgrims, not situated on the Camino route itself, but close to it. After passing the railway station of A Susana walkers will face the worst ground on the stage but on this path they will encounter an outdoor washing area where they can have a rest.  The route approaches the Council of Santiago  Marrozos is the first location in the council of Santiago. Next is Aldrei. Passing through Vixoi, the chapel of Santa Lucía, Piñeiro do Eixo and, Angrois. The towers of the cathedral can be seen for the first time With the city of culture in front- a magnificent architectural project, cultural and of entertainment located on mount Gaiás-, the journey continues on the Camino Real de Angrois and leads to the neighbourhood of Sar, now in Santiago. Arrival to Santiago via the neighbourhood of Sar On reaching the important church of Colegiata de Sar. Walkers face the last difficult climb of the day on via rúa do Castrón Douro. Reaching the historic centre of Santiago through the gateway Porta de Mazarelos. From there, to the cathedral. The end of the Camino.  

By bike  

A stage that can be completed without problems, despite continuous leg breaking sections. Only the stretch surrounding the houses of A Susana can result problematic.

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