Vía de la Plata

Stage: A Canda - A Gudiña

  • Length 26.5 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 5h 20min

The South-East Camino enters the province of Ourense through the pass called Portela da Canda in the municipality of A Mezquita.

A Canda - A Vilavella

  • Length 13.5 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-High
  • Estimated Duration 2h 40min

The Vía de la Plata enters the province of Ourense through the pass called Portela da Canda (1,262 m), municipality of A Mezquita. This town hall is a historical nexus of the union of the peoples of Castile, Galicia and Portugal. Aland of the passage of pilgrims but also of reapers, mule drivers, traders and travellers who arrived here for very diverse reasons.

The Camino continues to A Canda and then to A Vilavella, whose church is dedicated to Santa María da Cabeza.

A Vilavella - O Pereiro

  • Length 3.6 Km
  • Difficulty Medium-High
  • Estimated Duration 45min

On the descent, we will cross a bridge over the stream of A Veiga do Pontón, and travel along paved roadways, flanked centenarian valados or stone walls. We will arrive at O Pereiro, a place name for a river and a locality.

We are in an area of grand stonemasons, whose art is expressed in the genuine popular and religious architecture. Farther on, we enter O Canizo, a parish in the municipality of A Gudiña, which we cross in order to come out to the N-525 road and reach the summit of O Canizo (1,067 m).

A Vilavella - O Pereiro