The French Way

Stage: Portomarín - Palas de Rei

  • Length 25 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 5h 55min

From the hamlet of Gonzar the Way continues through Castromaior and Ligonde, whose hospital received the Emperor Charles I and his son Phillip II, the most well-known pilgrims of the XVI century.

Immediately afterwards, the route enters the land of the municipality of Palas de Rei, which owes its name to a supposed royal palace built in the vicinity

Portomarín- Gonzar

  • Length 8.1 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-High
  • Estimated Duration 1h 35min

We leave Portomarín crossing the reservoir by a pedestrian bridge.

Quite a steep ascent begins here, following the course of the road until it reaches Gonzar, with its church and hostel situated beside the Way

Gonzar- Vendas de Narón

  • Length 5.2 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 20min

After Gonzar, we go on to Castromaior, known for its Romanic Church, situated beside a small stream near the remains of an ancient fortified settlement.

We then continue towards O Hospital, crossing a bridge over the main highway which leads to a regional road to Vendas de Narón.

Gonzar - Vendas de Narón