The route crosses a flat area before heading down to Betanzos, offering lovely panoramic views of the Ria of Betanzos and its marshes.
Length 11 Km
Estimated Duration 2h 35min
Take Real Street out of Miño to the train station. Cross the tracks and continue to A Ponte do Porco. Then go through a wooded area to pazo de Montecelo (a country house) and San Pantaleón das Viñas Church. The trail descends and then climbs back up, heading towards Matacabalos. The route crosses a flat area before heading down to Betanzos, offering lovely panoramic views of the Ria of Betanzos and its marshes. You will pass through the village of Gas, followed by A Rúa, San Martiño de Tiobre and another country house, Pazo de O Barral. The descent continues to O Sabugueiro and then to A Nosa Señora do Camiño Shrine. Cross the Mandeo River via the Ponte Vella (Old Bridge) and enter Betanzos through A Ponte Vella Arch, a remnant of the medieval walls.
Betanzos was the capital of one of the seven provinces of the ancient Kingdom of Galicia. Today it boasts one of the most iconic historic districts in the autonomous community. Prateiros Street leads to the town centre and Irmáns García Naveira Square. Exit via As Cascas Bridge and continue through O Coto, Campoeiro and Xanrozo to reach the Municipality of Abegondo.