OE – Day 1: Santiago-Negreira

Day 1: Santiago-Negreira

Leaving the city fringes of Santiago you very quickly find yourself back in a rural landscape. When you arrive at Sarela de Abaxio look back to the incredible view of Santiago the Cathedral an imposing and magnificent sight against the skyline.

This stage is very beautiful with eucalyptus, oak and pine bushes on gently rolling paths. You’ll climb towards Alto do Vento (Wind pass) the only difficulty on today’s path. Then continue through small villages eventually arriving at the Tambre river. Cross Ponte Maceira a 14th-century bridge before coming to the medieval town of Negreira. Take time to visit Pazo do Cotón, the country house of Cotón family, and Saint Mauro’s chapel.