WALK: SAN XULIAN DO CAMIÑO – MELIDE. 11 KM – 3 HOURS
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: FREE VISIT TO ARZUA
After breakfast, we’ll take you to San Xulian do Camiño, a little hamlet where you’ll begin your walk. Today will see you on what is known as “corredoiras” (trails), crossing rivers surrounded by beautiful bushes, in a steady up and down motion to Melide.
From Coto, you’ll walk in A Coruña province, the last province in Camino.
Heading through Melide (8,000 inhabitants) well known in Galicia for the quality of its livestock. An important cattle fair is held once per month, however, the main attraction in Melide is “pulpo”, (octopus), considered the main point in Spain to eat this delicious cephalopod. We will stop to try it in one of their popular “pulperias” (pulpo restaurants); Ezequiel and Garnacha are the most famous establishments. The most appreciated wine for this is the popular Ribeiro wine.
Once you are fed and rested, we’ll transport you to your accommodation in Arzua.
You’ll have a free afternoon before meeting again for our foodies’ dinner.
Arzua is the crossroad between North and French Caminos, where the famous Arzua-Ulloa cheese (soft cow cheese) is produced.
Other Galician specialities not yet mentioned are Zorza (smashed chorizo), Raxo (pork meat marinated with paprika), Tetilla cheese (very similar to Arzua cheese in breast shape), the delicious Padron peppers fried and served with rock salt and the extraordinary Galician bread,