Northern Route stage 25: Soto de Luiña - Almuña
This stage passes through...
Soto de Luiña, Novellana, Castañeras, Ballota, Villademoros, Canero, Barcia, Almuña
- Route belonging to:
- The Way of Saint James
- Name of route:
- Northern Route
- 27,20 km
- Mode of transport
- 6,40. Bicycle
- Main difficulties
- This stage follows the old N-632 and has an asphalt surface which pilgrims may find rather uncomfortable.
- Flora, fauna and crops
- Large expanses of pastures and grass meadows. The main fauna comprises wild boar, foxes, squirrels, badgers, and a variety of marine birds, including the European shag. There are salmon and trout in the local rivers. There are two main vegetation groups. On the cliffs there are herbaceous communities and different types of scrub, and on the higher levels there are birch stands and the occasional oak, and alder groves.
- Craft products
- Linen items, leather, pottery, manufacture of clogs, basketwork, exclusive designs with semi-precious stones, fishing nets, confectionery, jams, honey, sausages, etc., always using natural methods and local produce.
- Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
- The calderada de botonas (fish stew), white sea bream and salmon stewed with potatoes, baked sea bass, grilled hake, squid from Luarca, stuffed baby squid, shellfish and sea urchin, Valdesano and Trevías cheeses, and curd cheese are all typical local products.