Stage Tineo Pola de Allande
Along the Paseo de los Frailes, the road reaches Tineo, entering through the Cimadevilla neighborhood. At the height of the parish of San Pedro interrupted the descent and the Crossing of the Tower leaves the villa from Tine, which has a hostel for pilgrims, through the neighborhood of La Fuente.
In progressive ascent, the route borders the southern slope of the Alto de Navariego to arrive at the hill of Canteironas. Follow the road a few meters on the left until you reach a track, on the right, which surrounds the top of Puliares and descends to Piedratecha.
At the crossroads, turn right, taking the AS-218 road towards Bárcena del Monasterio, which continues for about 700 meters until you find a path that opens to the left and descends to the Obona monastery.
Going back on our steps if you choose to visit the monastery, or turn left if not, the itinerary continues west towards Villaluz and, coinciding with the TI-3 road, towards Vega del Rey, Caserío Berrugoso and Campiello.
Without changing the trajectory, we continue towards El Fresno and El Espín. Here the road is divided, following the left branch, towards La Pereda de Sangoñedo, until a steep curve from which a path starts, to the right, which leads to Borres, where there is a hostel for pilgrims.
The Camino crosses Borres and, after crossing the AS-219, ascends to the highest houses in the town. Continue southwest to the site of La Solana, in terms of Samblismo, where the fork of the Camino de Santiago takes place, taking the right branch to the Fonfaraón mountain range or Los Hospitales, and the one on the left to Pola de Allande. Both routes meet again in the port of Palo, about 12 kilometers later.
Folklore and Traditions
The Gastronomic Days of Tineo that take place the second weekend of February are, surely, one of the best showcases to delight the exquisite cuisine of this council of the Asturian West.
The main dish is the pot of bezas, accompanied by the traditional compango of chorizos, lacón, pork grease or tail and ear of pork. The area is also tasty in empanadas, sausages, among which chosco and botillo stand out, and in dishes made from hunting, for example, wild boar. They have to join the fried trout with ham and, to close, the drunken hazelnut cake, the frixuelos or the rice pudding.
The council of Tineo presents two festivals of Regional Tourist Interest: the day of San Roque, on August 16, in honor of the local patron; and the Day of the Peoples of Asturias, which takes place in Navelgas, on the last Sunday of August.
This festive day was impelled by the local painter and sculptor Manuel García Linares to try to foment the brotherhood between the towns of the Principality. The festive chapter is completed with the Asturforesta Forestry Fair, the livestock fairs of San Blas, San Francisco, San José and all the saints and the festivities of San Pedro or Santa Bárbara.
Walking time: 5 h 30 min
Running time: 3 horas 30 min
Cycling time: 3 hours