Northern Route stage 26: Almuña - Piñera
This stage passes through...
Almuña, Luarca, El Oteiro, Villuir, Remedios, Hervedosas, Villapedre, Piñera
- Route belonging to:
- The Way of Saint James
- Name of route:
- Northern Route
- 14,20 km
- Mode of transport
- 3,55. Bicycle
- Flora, fauna and crops
- Beach and dune vegetation, with a substantial community of sea grasses of the class Cakiletea maritimae. The dune chain conserves the communities of embryo and secondary dunes in good condition, behind which there is a maritime pine forest. After the dune chain, the mouth of the Barayo river comprises a valuable complex of sub-halophile communities, including particularly rush and reed beds. The areas of swamp are home to groves of western and marsh alder. The local fauna includes the otter and the oystercatcher.
- Craft products
- Pottery, clogs and traditional wooden items.
- Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
- The typical cuisine is seafood-based: fish stews, grilled seafood platters, sea bass with vegetables, hake cheeks, pepper stuffed with shellfish. Caldeirada (fish stew) and roast lamb. The venera ( typical almond dessert, created in homage to the pilgrims). Curd cheese with honey and stuffed crêpes.