Day 5: Melide – Arzua
From Melide for most of the way to Santiago, you will wind your way in and out of pine and eucalyptus forest. Then there is quite a steep descent into Ribadiso da Baixo.
Soon after arriving at the town of Arzúa. The most significant city (6,000 inhabitants) before Santiago. Famous for its local cheese Queixo Arzúa-Ulloa.
Visit the 14th-century Capilla de la Magdalena, all that is left of a former Augustinian monastery.