The French Way

Stage: Palas de Rei - Melide

  • Length 14.6 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 3h 40min

The Way continues to nestle among leafy woods, ready for the surprises on seeing the monuments such as the Castle of Pambre or the historical quarter of Melide. We are in the region of A Ulloa, immortalised by the authoress, Emilia Pardo Bazán, in her famous novel Los Pazos de Ulloa (The Manor Houses of Ulloa) (1886).

Palas de Rei- San Xiao do Camiño

  • Length 3.5 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 55min

The French Way leaves Palas de Rei by the Campo dos Romeiros, a traditional meeting place for pilgrims.

It crosses the main highway and enters a route which leads to O Carballal and then to San Xiao do Camiño, a charming town with an interesting  Church and Calvary.

Palas de Rei - San Xiao do Camiño

San Xiao do Camiño- O Leboreiro

  • Length 5.7 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 25min

After going uphill and downhill for some time, we arrive at A Ponte Campaña, and then Casanova.

We follow the Camino until we cross into another province leaving Lugo behind and entering A Coruña by O Coto so as to go down to O Leboreiro.

San Xiao do Camiño - O Leboreiro