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Palas de Rei to Arzua

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Today's section is a long day's walk from Palas de Rei via Melide to Arzua.
Distance 29.5 km
6:46 h
500 m
675 m
563 m
305 m

Leaving Palace de Rei, you will soon reach San Xulian do Camino, a classical Camino village with a tiny 12th Century church dedicated to Saint Julian. After crossing the provincial border you pass through the hamlet of O Coto and village of Leboreiro. Perhaps stopping for lunch at the town of Melide, famed for its octopus dishes ‘pulpo Galega’.

The shaded forests of oak and chestnut give way to eucalyptus and pine before you ascend to Arzua.

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Laura Paterson
Update: January 09, 2018
Highest point
563 m
Lowest point
305 m

Track types

Asphalt 0.73%Dirt road 2.04%Nature trail 3.09%Path 1.71%Road 1.22%Unknown 91.19%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Nature trail
0.9 km
Path
0.5 km
Road
0.4 km
Unknown
26.9 km
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This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDS8days

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPSCDSfull

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPCDS4&5

WSPSCDS5

WSSCIS

Start

Palas de Rei (561 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.873031, -7.868443
DMS
42°52'22.9"N 7°52'06.4"W
UTM
29T 592421 4747336
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Destination

Arzua

Turn-by-turn directions

These maps and routes are designed to be used in conjunction with our traditional documentation. We have recently embarked on a conversion initiative to bring the two elements together, and this itinerary will be covered in due course.

In the meantime, using the two elements alongside each other should go a long way to ensure you have a safe, enjoyable and problem free day.

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Coordinates

DD
42.873031, -7.868443
DMS
42°52'22.9"N 7°52'06.4"W
UTM
29T 592421 4747336
w3w 
///statue.lighthouse.thrushes
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4.2
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jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen
October 09, 2021 · Community
Not easy as the longest day on the best of the Camino but great to achieve.
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Cary Shaffer
June 29, 2021 · Community
Think this stage should at least be rated medium (not easy). It is the longest of all the stages on the Best of the Camino and it had several long ascents and descents.
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Distance
29.5 km
Duration
6:46 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
675 m
Highest point
563 m
Lowest point
305 m

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