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Arzua to Rua

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For half of the day's route follow natural pathways with good shade, and end the stage with a gentle climb around the alta de Santra Irene. 
Distance 18.1 km
4:21 h
237 m
352 m

Leave the old quarter of Arzua as the Camino leads past oak tree forests, that give way to lush meadows. Visit the medieval shrine at Santa Irene, dedicated to a martyr saint from Portugal, and the Baroque fountain of healing waters.

Throughout the day you’ll be passing different villages: Brea, Calzada, Rua and A Calle; the meaning of which is synonymous with ‘Camino’.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: December 18, 2017
Highest point
411 m
Lowest point
269 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDS8days

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPSCDSfull

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPCDS4&5

WSPSCDS5

Start

Arzua (388 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.926648, -8.163089
DMS
42°55'35.9"N 8°09'47.1"W
UTM
29T 568296 4753009
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Destination

Rua

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
42.926648, -8.163089
DMS
42°55'35.9"N 8°09'47.1"W
UTM
29T 568296 4753009
w3w 
///fogging.stews.saves
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

3.0
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jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen
October 09, 2021 · Community
Easy hike today, great time to spend with new friends and a little R & R
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Bottle bar
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Beer tree
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R & R
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Martin Potter
June 22, 2019 · Community
Shorter walk today with only a few hills but no key features, the village Rua has no facilities just a couple of hotels and a camp site.
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Arzum street view
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Bottle bar
Beer tree
R & R
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Distance
18.1 km
Duration
4:21 h
Ascent
237 m
Descent
352 m

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