French Route stage 30: Villafranca del Bierzo - Ambasmestas


Route



This stage passes through...

Villafranca del Bierzo, Pereje, Trabadelo, La Portela de Valcarce, Ambasmestas

Outstanding destinations

Description

Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
French Route

Distance:
16,70 km

Mode of transport
  • 3,50-4,50. Horseback

  • 1,50-2,00. Bicycle

  • 2,00-2,50. Walking

Main difficulties
The long climb up to O Cebreiro is the most difficult part of this stage.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
The gastronomy here is transitional between the El Bierzo region and Galicia, and includes items such as botillo (cured stuffed pork), empanada (savoury filled pastry), potatoes, octopus, beef, large game animals, cabbage greens, sausages and cured meats, chestnuts, etc.

Rest areas
Pereje (beside the main road): modern rest area with tables and benches.






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