French Route stage 28: El Acebo - Ponferrada
This stage passes through...
El Acebo, Riego de Ambros, Molinaseca, Campo, Ponferrada
- Route belonging to:
- The Way of Saint James
- Name of route:
- French Route
- 16,00 km
- Mode of transport
- 3,00-4,00. Horseback
- 1,50-2,00. Bicycle
- 2,00-2,50. Walking
- Flora, fauna and crops
- This is an area of pastures, orchards and woods which give way to a fertile plain with an abundance of fruit and vegetable crops and grapevines.
- Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
- Gastronomic specialities of the El Bierzo region are the botillo (cured stuffed meat) served with potatoes, cecina (cured meat), sausages, and due to the influence of the neighbouring Galicia, octopus, conger eel and empanada (savoury filled pastry). Other specialities include chestnuts, fruit and vegetables such as apples, pears, peppers, wines and brandies from El Bierzo.
- Rest areas
- Riego de Ambrós (beside the parish church): with tables, benches and a water fountain.##########