The South-East Way- Vía de la Plata

Stage: A Gudiña - Laza

  • Length 34.5 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 7h 50min

Leaving A Gudiña behind, we take the Verea Vella or Verea Sur, a path which crosses the impressive countryside of Serra Seca.

A Gudiña- Campobecerros

  • Length 19.8 Km
  • Difficulty High
  • Estimated Duration 4h 45min

Leaving A Gudiña behind, we take the Verea Vella or Verea Sur, a path which crosses the impressive countryside of A Serra Seca. In the XVI century, this itinerary was called the French Camino and the Royal Camino. We will pass through A Venda do Espiño and A Venda da Teresa and we travel through imposing countryside at over a thousand metres high (the Alto de Picaños reaches a height of 1,104 m). We pass more inns in a territory with semi-abandoned hamlets: A Venda da Capela and A Venda do Bolaño, with a beautiful view of the Monte da Urdiñeira, an ancient pre-Roman fortified settlement.

On our right lies the reservoir of As Portas, which collects the waters of the River Camba, a tributary of the River Bibei, with its spectacular landscapes. Farther north, the nature reserve of O Invernadeiro, in the municipality of Vilariño de Conso.

Serra Seca ends in Santiago de Campobecerros, a town of Castrelo do Val. This parish belonged to the “encomienda” (local unit) of the Order of Santiago of San Marcos de León.

A Gudiña - Campobecerros

Campobecerros- Porto Camba

  • Length 3.5 Km
  • Difficulty High
  • Estimated Duration 50min

Here the route, the Verea Vella, enters Portocamba and a mountain valley in the Serra de San Mamede which belonged to the monastic estate of Montederramo.

Campobecerros - Porto Camba