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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

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

Tips and hints

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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
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

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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Driers 2
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One more little step
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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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One more little step
Iglesia San Pedro de Melide

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Distance
29.5 km
Duration
6:46 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
675 m

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