After Melide, the Camino passes through Boente and Castañeda and arrives at Arzúa, a cheese making village with the important attraction of rural and active tourism, especially in the vicinity of the reservoir of Portodemouros.
Melide - Arzúa
Length 5.8 Km
Estimated Duration 1h 25min
The road is easy to walk on and in a very good condition at this stage. It is composed of a mixture of earth and stone together with small asphalted roads or tracks between towns, with gradual climbs and descents, alternating with flat stretches.
In Boente there is a fountain with four pipes and a Calvary , separated from the church by the main road.
From there we reach Ribadiso by a bridge over the River Iso, beside which is the hostel, one of the most charming on the French Camino, composed of several rehabilitated cottages, with lareiras or traditional kitchens in the dining rooms and an extensive garden with stairs leading directly to the river, where the pilgrims swim in the summertime.