Northern Route stage 28: A Caridá - Tol
This stage passes through...
"A Caridá, Valdepares, El Franco, Picón, San Julián, Cabillón, Brul, Barrionuevo, Tol, Las Campas
- Route belonging to:
- The Way of Saint James
- Name of route:
- Northern Route
- 13,90 km
- Mode of transport
- 3,48. Bicycle
- Main difficulties
- At the first fork, pilgrims should follow the signs saying "Camino". This leads to Tol, whereas the road marked "Albergue" or "hostel" goes towards Tapia de Casariego.
- Flora, fauna and crops
- The most abundant flora in this area is pine, eucalyptus, chestnut, oak, poplars and beech. The most common fauna are birds such as seagulls, falcons, oystercatchers, buzzards and mammals such as wild boar, deer and badger.
- Craft products
- Leather and wood furniture.
- Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
- Typical gastronomy in the Tapia area includes sea bass, monkfish, hake, tuna, crab, barnacles and fish and shellfish stew; and oysters and clams in the Eo estuary. In general, home-made empanadas (savoury filled pastries), hearty soups, sausages, homemade desserts such as rice pudding, curd cheese and the local crêpes are typical of these parts.
- Rest areas
- Pormenande recreational area (A Caridá): it has a car park, barbecue, children's play park, picnic area, drinking fountain.