NAVIA – RIBADEO (36,3 Km)
Councils of Navia, Coaña, El Franco, Tapia, Castropol and Vegadeo
The naviega village is abandoned by the N-634 road, crossing the bridge over the estuary. On your left you start the road that goes to Grandas de Salime, which is followed by 200 meters, then ascending by a deviation, to the right, which crosses the railway line and connects with the Folgueras road.
For it one advances 300 meters until another deviation to the right that, with course west, takes to Jarrio. It crosses Jarrio, from where it leaves by El Caleyón in the direction of Torce; One kilometer later, it leaves the highway and heads northwest along a track towards Esteler, where the road connects with the N-634 road and runs parallel or overlapping with it along the houses of Cartavio, Castello and Arboces. In the last houses of this town, after a short segment on the N-634 road, the Camino departs from it, on the left, and by La Pasadía, to the southwest, descends to the Permenande stream and leads to La Caridad, the capital from the council of El Franco.
Follow the Camino for the old national until the last buildings of La Caridad where it leaves it, in a steep curve, to descend until crossing the stream Salgueiro. The next climb leads back to the encounter with the N-634. Exceed and take a road to the left that leads to Los Carballoes, Los Pradoes and south of San Pelayo, to reach Valdepares, from where the Camino will follow the road to El Franco. It begins here the descent to the Porcía valley by El Morillo and La Canteira. After crossing again the N-634 road, the route leads to the chapel of Los Remedios, which leaves on the right, and joins the old national to cross the river, dividing between the councils of El Franco and Tapia de Casariego. The route of the primitive path is recovered at the height of the old Venta del Porcía, from where it ascends along a paved path to the neighborhood of Celleiro and, from here, to La Cruz de la Caleya.
At the height of the schools a branch of the Camino goes to Tapia, where there is a hostel for pilgrims, and another, the main one, heads southwest towards El Picón, crossing the N-634 road, through which it continues. In the next five kilometers the Camino crosses the coastal rasa with a southwest general direction, without touching any population, coinciding in good part of the route with a track of land consolidation. After El Picón, the Camino continues straight ahead, to the southwest, until it connects with the San Julián road that continues, on the left, for 250 meters. Take the track that opens to the right, where you continue, after crossing the road from Mántaras to La Roda, until you reach the Orjales stream, where As Pontes del Cabillón is located, and El Coutado.
From here the old route has disappeared, so it is necessary to take a small detour that leads to Brul and then approaches, to retake the Camino, until Barrionuevo, where it is linked to the AS-31 through which Tol will be passed. , passing by the pilgrim hostel, and A Granda, where this road is left to take the one that starts on the right to El Esquilo.
Along a similar route to these new roads (AS-31 and CP-1), the old pilgrims arrived to Figueras and Castropol, respectively, on the right bank of the Eo estuary, where there was, and seasonally, a barque service for cross to Ribadeo.
The main road past Tol and A Granda continues on the road that connects El Esquilo with Campos and, about 300 meters west of the Péligos stream, takes a branch to the left that crosses Péligos and arrives by As Campas and La Caleya to the road of Campoabierto. It advances by her, to the right, little more than 100 meters and begins the descent to Molín del Monte by a track that opens to the left.
On the descent, you cross the track that goes to the village of Berruga and continue straight on until you pass the ruined Molín del Monte and cross the stream Fornelo. One ascends of front, with southwest direction, by Paderne. When the slope is smoothed it connects with a track that follows the same direction and ends at a road that allows us to comfortably cross the train track.
On the right, the Camino is retaken, keeping a southwesterly direction, skirting the San Marcos peak until reaching La Venta. Once in La Venta, continue on the road to Lantoira, and on a track that heads southwest until you reach Vilavedelle. Towards the middle of the town a track begins, to the left, which leads to Vilar. The Camino continues, once again turned into a road, by La Cruz de Vilar, and by Caleyón dos Lobos descends to the River of Seares.
After crossing the stream of Seares, the asphalt road again advances on the west slope of the Cabaleiro Peak, crossing Casía and Presa. It goes in terms of Vegadeo at the height of Mareo, and the neighborhood of La Galea, located on a steep slope, the route ends at the right bank of the river Suarón, which crosses into the center of Vegadeo.
Folklore & Traditions
Tapia de Casariego is not distinguished from the rest of Asturian sailors councils. Sea bass, hake, pixin, bonito, spider crab, barnacle and, of course, the exquisite mixture of seafood offered by the caldeirada. Castropol cuisine varies between seafood and mountain products although the main raw material of its traditional cuisine are oysters and clams from the Eo estuary.
The festivities in Tapia de Casariego are celebrated in July with the sea procession that venerates Nuestra Señora del Carmen. It is important to mention in this town a sports-festive event that has found great roots: the surfing competition. It is usually celebrated at Easter and its prestige has allowed it to sneak into the European circuit. Two parties that have an important place in the Council of Castropol are the Ecce Homo, in September, and the Virgin of Silvallana, a festival of great Jacobean tradition that is celebrated in May and includes picnic and pilgrimage.
Data of interest
Walking time: 7h
Running time: 5h
Cycling time: 4h
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Hotel La Casa del Abuelo
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