The Primitive Way

Stage: Alto do Acevo-Paradavella

  • Length 24.7 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 4h 55min

A lovely spot covered in snow during the harsh seasons and lush vegetation with sharp contrasts during the milder months. Fonfría and its freshwater spring are our first destination.

Alto do Acevo- Fonfría

  • Length 5 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 00min

The Primitive Route enters Galicia via the mountain pass at O Acevo (1,030 m). It is a lovely spot covered in snow during the harsh seasons and lush vegetation with sharp contrasts during the milder months. From here it is 171 km to Santiago. Fonfría and its freshwater spring are our first destination.

Alto do Acevo - Fonfría

Fonfría- Paradanova

  • Length 5.7 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 1h 10min

This was home to a major pilgrim hospital located on land held by San Xoán de Paradanova, which was still operating at the start of the 20th century. We pass through Barbeitos and then Paradanova, where there are two alternatives: one running through San Xoán de Padrón and the other via A Proba de Burón.