Route



This stage passes through...

Portomarín, Gonzar, Castromaior, O Hospital, Ventas de Narón, Ligonde, Eirexe, Lestedo, A brea, Palas de Rei

Outstanding destinations

Description

Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
French Route

Distance:
25,00 km

Main difficulties
In winter the cold, frost, snow, rain, fog and the strong winds make the pilgrims' route more difficult.

Flora, fauna and crops
In the area of Monterroso there are blackberries, raspberries, asparagus, chestnuts and wild mushrooms. The fauna in the Portomarín area includes eels, trout, partridge, hare, rabbit, wild boar and deer; and the flora consists of oaks, chestnut and birch trees.

Craft products
Shotguns for hunting and wicker and reed baskets are among the typical products of Monterroso. In Portomarín, typical drinks are wine from the Ribeira Sacra area and the local brandy from Portomarín.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
Portomarín: eels, brandy and sweet tarts.

Rest areas
In Portomarín pilgrims can rest in: Ventas de Narón (with a hostel); Gonzar (hostel); Campo Fiesta in Portomarín; Parque Antonio Sanz; Portomarín viewing point






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