The Primitive Way

Stage: Melide - Arzúa

  • Length 14.4 Km
  • Difficulty Low
  • Estimated Duration 3h 30min

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- Boente

  • Length 5.8 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • 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.

Boente- Ribadiso

  • Length 5.3 Km
  • Difficulty Medium
  • Estimated Duration 1h 20min

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.