VIA OCEANIA ....... WALLS TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
The Via de Europa begins in walls, a historic fishing village that delights us with a beautiful old town, declared a Historical-Artistic Monumental Complex, and with its arcades and balconies, invites us to observe at dusk, the arrival of fishing boats to the port.
In this enclave of the Ria de Muros-Noia, we echo the existence of a variant of the Camino de Santiago traditional since the Middle Ages, which is now possible to recover.
Archaeological heritage with prehistoric engravings and castros is also present, with the Petroglyph Laxe das Rodas, in the Natura 2000 Monte and Laguna de Louro space, with several circle, spirals and other marks. For some experts it is a symbolic and ritual engraving that tries to explain the movement of the stars.
You can get to know the town of Muros, in addition to being able to savor the delicacies of this Atlantic ocean that bring us and prepare in the same town.
If you wish and at no additional cost, we will welcome you on the first day, in the sports center of Miraflores, where you can leave your backpacks, take a shower and spend the night.
At 10:30 p.m. A meeting will be held in the sports center of Miraflores for the presentations of the team that formed the Oceania Route and a summary of the project and activities to be carried out during the five days.
Accommodations: Sports center of Miraflores, in walls.
STAGE MUROS – ESTEIRO
From Muros at parties during these days, we walk along a very beautiful road, almost parallel to the coast to the beach of Abeleira where the coves hide banks rich in seafood. We follow the path to the mountain to the Torniscón, at 170m altitude, where we will arrive at the end of the first stage: Esteiro, name derived from estuary due to its location, where the Río Maior flows, a barrier beach system contributes to the formation of a Small estuary, bordered by the promenade and crossed by an original wooden bridge. Also in Esteiro we agree with the fiestas of the town. Accommodation: Sports center Esteiro Difficulty stage: low Distance traveled: 13 Kms.
STAGE ESTEIRO – SERRA DE OUTES
We leave and we will meet again with the estuary, passing through May, O Uia. Opposite Cape Uía lies a beautiful island: Creba, which shares space with another nearby, with the Old Island. This is a singular formation in which a leafy pine forest develops and in which it seems that a small hermitage was built in the past and was raised to pay homage to the Virgin, where a multitude of people went to pilgrimage. We continue through Freixo, almost along the coast until before Bendimón, and we go towards Cruceiro de Roo by footpaths to arrive at Serra de Outes, where we will sleep. Romans and Germanos already inhabited these lands and the bridges, monasteries, churches and villas are the manifestations that left us in inheritance. It emphasizes the church of San Xoán de Roo of the XVIII century, the one of San Ourente of medieval construction, the Pazo da Serra de Outes or the 1200 hórreos distributed by all the municipality. Accommodation: Serra de Outes Pavilion Difficulty stage: low Distance traveled: 12 Km.
STAGE SERRA DE OUTES – URDILDE
We start early in O Sino, Taras until we reach Toxeira, cross the river Tambre and arrive at Ponte Nafonso, where we will cross one of Galicia’s longest medieval bridges, enjoying a beautiful intertidal zone formed by the Tambre estuary. We continue along a mountain path, which leads us through the villages of Mirou, Roo and Liñaio and continue to San Xusto, where waterfalls run along the river of the same name, on the edge of the old Monastery of San Xusto de Toxosoutos, example Of union between art, nature and history. We start again mountain roads, passing through O Sabugueiro, Mato and Vioxo to get to rest in Urdilde. Accommodation: Pavilion of Urdilde Difficulty stage: medium-high Distance traveled: 20 Km.
STAGE URDILDE – BERTAMIRÁNS
We return to Vioxo, later to Tembra, where we return to cross the road for the town of Liñares, at the moment Liñares is surrounded by pine, oak and tojal. It has numerous sources, the most important of which is called A Fonte. The most typical constructions are houses of stone (slate of the zone) formerly the roofs were of Colmo, straw of the rye. After enjoying Liñares we will continue to cross a mountain that takes us to Bertamirans, the end of the fourth stage. Accommodation: Pavilion of Bertamiráns Difficulty stage: low Distance traveled: 11 Km.
STAGE BERTAMIRANS – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Bertamirans (Ames) – Santiago de Compostela: We enter the final stage, separating us a distance of only 11.24 km. An exciting awakening, the feeling that has brought us here, is about to be achieved. We leave Bertamirans by paved roads parallel to the AG-56 road until we reach Fraiz. Bertamiráns is located at the crossroads and natural exit of Santiago de Compostela, towards the Muros and Noya estuary, Negreira and all the region of the Costa de la Muerte (Finisterre, Lage, Cee, Corcubión, etc., to the northwest), As well as access to the south, to the town of Padron. The adventure reaches its end … Santiago de Compostela. Difficulty stage: low Distance traveled: 11,24 Km. -The approximate time of arrival of the five continents to the Praza or Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela, will be about 13.00. Reencounter of all the groups that have walked along the Roads of America, Africa, Oceania-Australia and Asia. The entrance is made through five different places in the Plaza, symbolically forming the five-petalled rose in the center of the Plaza. -Visit to the Cathedral. -Programmed food for all walkers. This meal will be based on typical products of the place. Symposium «A future in harmony with the Universal Laws» On Saturday afternoon we will meet to share experiences, impressions, make proposals … * Soon we will inform you about the place where the meeting will be held. * Night of Saturday 11/08: For those walkers who want to stay from the night of Saturday 11th in the city of Santiago de Compostela, there are these options among many others that you can find: Hostal Seminario Menor – Avda. Quiroga Palacios, 2 – 1.3km from downtown Santiago Compostela Hostel – San Pedro de Mezonzo 28 low, in the center of the City. We advise you to book a room with time, taking into account the summer dates.
Carnota, Vilar, Serres, Muros, Abelleira, Bormalle, O Vilar, Tras la Costa, Esteiro, Maio, O Uia, Freixo, Bendimón, Áspera, O Cruceiro de Roo, Viro, Brión de Abaixo, Serra de Outes, A Barreira, Riba da Fonte, Toxeira, A ponte Nafonso, Mirou, Roo, Liñaio, San Xusto, Mato, Vioxo de Abaixo, Vioxo de Arriba, Tembra, Liñares, Algueidon, Bertamirans, Costoia, Fraiz, Santiago de Compostela.
PLACES OF INTEREST
Playa de Carnota, Hórreo de Carnota, Cruceiro de Roo, Ermida de Nosa Señora da Ponte, Monasterio de San Xusto de Toxosoutos, Ermida das Mercedes, Catedral de Santiago.