Vía de la Plata

Stage: Dozón - Bendoiro

  • Length 18.4 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 4h 10min

We travel through lonely highlands deprived of vegetation. Then we begin the rapid descent to the basin of the River Dezón, at Pontenoufe. We are now in the municipality of Lalín.

 

Dozón- Pontenoufe

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

We leave O Castro de Dozón near the church until we reach the Alto de Santo Domingo. We are now at an altitude of 736 metres in these cold lands with frequent snowfalls in the harshest months. The place names on our journey show its pre-Roman past: Mámoa de Xandín or Mámoa do Castro. We travel through solitary highlands deprived of vegetation, until we begin the rapid descent to the basin of the River Dezón, at Pontenoufe.

Pontenoufe- Bendoiro

  • Length 10.3 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 2h 35min

We are now in the municipality of Lalín. We reach Puxallos and A Xesta; then, one after another, we go through small hamlets: Carrás, Medelo and O Mesón de Cuñarro, which is in the area of Botos. We continue along a Camino Real, which had taverns and inns in the past and still maintains something of that spirit. The locality of San Xoán de Botos, the homeland of the famous artist Laxeiro, appears shortly afterwards.

Donsión, the following hamlet, is a beautiful enclave with a magnificent Baroque church. Four kilometres from Donsión, lies the town of Lalín, capital of the region of the Deza and a dynamic business nucleus in the interior of Galicia. We walk from Donsión to Bendoiro through Fondevila and A Empedrada. The hostel is located in A Laxe.