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Portomarin to Palas de Rei

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Start in Portomarin, cross the Minho river and ascend up to the Church of Santa Maria before descending into Palas de Rei.
Distance 25 km
6:45 h
486 m
321 m

Cross the Minho river then follow the Camino route as it climbs steadily upwards, then pass through the settlement of Gonzar and Castromaior, where you’ll find the tiny Romanesque Church of Santa Maria.

Continue along country roads edged by bright yellow gorse, pine and oak trees. Upon reaching the high point of today’s Camino at Sierra de Ligonde (750 m), descend to the ancient hamlet of Ligonde. After passing Eirexe you cross the Alto Rosario, and descend into the village of Palas de Rei.

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Author
Laura Paterson
Update: January 09, 2018
Highest point
722 m
Lowest point
344 m

Tips and hints

This walk is part of the following itineraries:

WSPSCDS8days

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPSCDSfull

WSPSCDSfinal

WSPCDS4&5

WSPSCDS5

WSSCIS

Start

Portomarin (394 m)
Coordinates:
DD
42.807397, -7.615909
DMS
42°48'26.6"N 7°36'57.3"W
UTM
29T 613167 4740355
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Destination

Palas de Rei

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
42.807397, -7.615909
DMS
42°48'26.6"N 7°36'57.3"W
UTM
29T 613167 4740355
w3w 
///disrespect.soccer.sustainable
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
(4)
jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen
October 09, 2021 · Community
The bridge
Photo: jpcullen@talktalk.net Cullen, Community
Parting friends
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Villages
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The Roman road
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Kathryn Robinson
October 12, 2019 · Community
There were some stunning views along the way - didn't feel like it was too much on the road.
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Martin Potter
June 20, 2019 · Community
Most of the walk is level with not many features on the way
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Igrexa de Santiago de Lestedo
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Many rivers to cross
The way
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Distance
25 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
486 m
Descent
321 m

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