WALK: FERREIROS – PORTOMARIN. 9.5 KM – 3 HOURS
CULTURAL EXPERIENCE: FREE VISIT TO PORTOMARIN
In the morning you’ll be driven to Ferreiros, from there you’ll walk to Portomarin.
Today you walk in rural Galicia, surrounded by oak and chestnut trees, through prairies and little hamlets. Soon after Ferreiros, you’ll see the 100 Km to Santiago milestone.
Arriving at Portomarin you will see the Belesar Dam on Miño river, the most important river in Galicia, the descent down to the Dam is very steep, we suggest you walk along the road. You’ll cross a long bridge to get the other side a steep 200m climb to the town centre.
Portomarin was a medieval village flooded under waters when the dam was built in 1963. Just a few buildings were moved stone by stone to the new town, including San Nicolas romanesque church-fortress.
Enjoy a free afternoon.
In the evening we’ll meet again at the reception of your accommodation for today’s foodies’ dinner.
Due to the nearness to the river, you can find eels in some restaurants. As yesterday, beef and veal are exceptionally good. The local “Porco Celta” (Celtic pork) is becoming increasingly appreciated, Tarta de Santiago (almond tart) is another local speciality. Portomarin is the first village in the Ribeira Sacra wine region. We’ll have the opportunity to taste their interesting red wines.