GRADO – TINEO (40,5 Km)
Degree Councils, Halls and Tineo
El Camino enters Grade through the neighborhood of San Pelayo and the streets of Puente and Valentín Andrés. Cross the old town through the streets Cerro de la Muralla and Cimadevilla, arriving at the neighborhood of La Cruz. Until the recovery of the old Way takes place it is necessary to take an alternative route. For this, from the Cross, it will be followed by the N-634 -in the city center- for about 275 meters.
At the end of which, overcoming the Santiago stream, you leave to the left, cross the access road to the highway and immediately, take the road to the right and with steep slope goes to Casas de La Barrera and Acebedo Here it turns to the left and continues in a moderate climb to the Venta del Cuerno. To access the pilgrim hostel in Villapañada, a little less than a kilometer away, it is necessary to take the road that leads to the Venta del Cuerno that opens the way to the right.
From now on, the hamlets of El Toral and La Venta mark the Camino that goes up to a pass on which rises, on the right, the sanctuary of the Virgen de El Fresno. The Jacobean route continues straight ahead in a steep descent through Los Morriondos to reach San Marcelo.
It goes to the road of La Doriga that follows, to the left, for about 200 meters until a deviation, on the left, which crosses the meadow and the El Fresno stream. Attached to this channel passes through La Reaz and Santa Eulalia de Doriga.
Leaving the church on the right, it goes straight ahead along a paved section that leads to the parish cemetery; about 250 meters later, recovering the appearance of the road, begins the descent to Casas del Puente. Here the link with the road continues, on the right following a service road parallel to it, in the direction of Cornellana. Once in Cornellana it is necessary to head towards the monastery of San Salvador. The Camino, saved the Nonaya, turns to the right and parallel to the river goes to Sobrerriba.
In the Ramón neighborhood there is a road that continues to the right until a detour, also to the right, which skirting the base of Alto de Santa Eufemia reaches Llamas, after crossing a quarry. From Llamas the Way advances towards the west without remarkable changes of slope; it passes through La Carril and before Villampero it turns to the left to, by a straight line, reach Quintana.
Keeping the course the Way reaches the so-called Hot Fountain. A few meters from it a track opens up, to the left, where you climb up to a deviation that, to the right, goes into a wooded area; skirting the slope the Way ends in the Nonaya river that crosses by the bridge of Zorrina.
The population of the same name is crossed to La Debesa, where it is reached after saving the Nonaya River again. The route progresses in a steep ascent, crosses the N-634 road and arrives at Mallecín. In front, it connects with the AS-226 following it until arriving at the village of Salas. On the same road, but in the opposite direction, you can access the Godán pilgrim hostel, located about two kilometers from Mallecín.
The Camino leaves the capital of the council of Salas, where there is a hostel for pilgrims, through La Campa square and Ondinas street. It hollows the so-called Paín road that, parallel to the course of the Nonaya, ascends to El Llanón, point where the route overlaps with the N-634 road until it reaches a deviation to the left that undertakes the ascent to Porciles. Going southwest, almost parallel to the N-634 road, the Camino approaches Bodenaya, leaves the church of Santa María on the left and crosses the road, to continue above it until La Espina, where they meet again.
Follow the road, towards Tineo, about 400 meters; past El Cándano you take a path on the right that leads to La Pereda. After the chapel of the Christ of the Afflicted, it turns to the right and along a steep hill leads to the Reconco district. After skirting a valley, take a deviation to the right that, while retaining some cobbled segments, ascends to Las Matiegas. From now on, the Camino continues skirting on a hillside with general southwest orientation: it crosses Bedures, passes over La Millariega, borders La Güergola and, without going down the road, passes through El Pedregal.
In front, it advances by the slope of the mountain of Tineo, After the abandoned mill of El Carballo, a marked descent begins, at the end of which follows, on the right, towards La Escalada and Santa Eulalia de Tineo. Without entering this town, the road turns to the right, about 100 meters before reaching the cemetery, and takes a track that borders the streams of La Cuba, next to Zarracín, and Ferroiro arrives at Campo de San Roque. Along the Paseo de los Frailes, the road reaches Tineo, entering through the Cimadevilla neighborhood.
Folklore & Traditions
Grado offers its visitors a quality gastronomy focused on fabada, menestra, pot, rabbit with patatines and rice with pitu caleya. The sweet tone is the white cheeses of Afuega’l Pitu, the tocinillo and the apple candies. On the festive agenda of the council include some events such as the Fair of the Fall of the Cattle, the Spring and Autumn Market, the First Flower of the month of April or the Romería de la Nieves, in August. And next to them we can mention the Fairs of the Meadows that takes place in the month of September and the feast of Santiago and Santa Ana in July.
The council of Salas combines the excellences of the vegetable garden, with the products of the mountain and those coming from the river fishing. All this makes a delicious combination of pot, stew, fabada or peas with ham, trout fritters with ham or salmon, topped with Afuega’l pitu cheese, rice pudding and, of course, the famous carajitos, a hazelnut sweet that It has become a gastronomic emblem of the area.
Also note that Salas celebrates at the end of April the Gastronomic Days of the River, the vegetable garden and the Mountain, a perfect summary of his more than appetizing cuisine. In the festive chapter it is worth mentioning the festivity of the Festona, which is celebrated in the month of July, and the Romería del Viso, a popular march to the chapel of the Viso that culminates with an offering to the Virgin and a picnic. The Salmon Fair and the parties of El Carmen, Santa Tecla, La Arquera or San Adriano are other examples of the popular celebration in the council.
Data of interest
Walking time: 8h
Running time: 5h 30 min
Cycling time: 4h
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