On Day 1: Santiago to Negreira as you leave the city fringes 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 to see an imposing and magnificent sight of the Cathedral 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 the Cotón family, and Saint Mauro’s chapel.