Route



This stage passes through...

Ambasmestas, Vega de Valcarce, Ruitelan, Las Herrerias, Hospital, La Faba, La Laguna, O Cebreiro

Outstanding destinations

Description

Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
French Route

Distance:
14,50 km

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

  • 1,50-2,00. Bicycle

  • 2,00-2,50. Walking

Main difficulties
The route uphill to O Cebreiro is hard going.

Flora, fauna and crops
Areas with abundant vegetation: oaks, yew, poplar, ash, alders, etc. can be seen beside the path on the steep climb up to O Cebreiro. Area with small plots of farmland enclosed by slate walls.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
The local gastronomic specialities are botillo (cured stuffed pork), empanada (savoury filled pastry), octopus, wines and brandies from El Bierzo, potatoes, sausages and cured meats, particularly cecina (cured meat) and large game animals such as venison and wild boar, etc.

Rest areas
Las Herrerías: on the way out of town at the Don Suero drinking fountain there is an area with shade, tables, benches and barbecues.






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