Primitive Route stage 09: Grandas de Salime (Asturias) - O Acebo (Galicia)


This stage passes through...

Grandas de Salime, La Farrapa, Cereixeira, Malneira, Castro, Padraira, Xestoselo, Peñafonte, Bustelo del Camino, Alto del Acevo

Outstanding destinations


Route belonging to:
The Way of Saint James

Name of route:
The Primitive Route

14,50 km

Mode of transport
  • 3,30. Bicycle

  • Walking

Main difficulties
The climb up to the Puerto del Acebo pass, at 1,024 metres, is hard going. The AS-28 becomes gradually steeper after Gestoselo and continues on to Peñafuente, where the route leaves the asphalt and passes through the village on a path which then rejoins the road.

Flora, fauna and crops
This is a completely rural mountain landscape. Salime reservoir.

Gastronomic products, cakes and pastries
The typical gastronomy of the area includes hearty stews and soups, botillo (cured meat) with potatoes, and a whole range of game and fish dishes. For dessert there are mantecadas (little cakes), heather honey and torta de roxois (a local pastry) and home-made liqueurs.

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