In Cea we have two possibilities: to choose the shortest itinerary to Dozón, by Piñor, or to take the variant to the magnificent monastery of Oseira, a Cistercian monastery of the XII century with a grand tradition in welcoming pilgrims. Living in community there began in 1137
The camino starts at the foot of the Sanctuary of A Saleta (built in 1908) and continues by the Oseira road. If we choose the first option, by Piñor, we will take the route to the left once we find where the two variants of this Stage fork. We pass through Arenteiro, O Reino and Carballeda, typical localities of Ourense with abundant stonework in the houses and country homes. From Carballeda we connect several times with the N-525 highway. The route provides us with welcoming forest countryside, charming corredoiras (narrow paths) among carballos (oak trees), interspersed with valleys and spontaneous vegetation including gorse and bramble bushes, until the nucleus of O Castro de Dozón, a small town and municipal capital.
Stage Cea -Dozón
Length 15.6 Km
Estimated Duration 3h 55min
If we choose the second option, we will take the route on the right. The Cea-Oseira Stage passes through Cotelas, San Mamede da Canda, Freás and Pielas. It is a beautiful route with long Stagees of hilly countryside — sometimes, with certain difficulty — which enable us to enjoy nature in complete solitude, until we reach the grand Romanic Monastery of Oseira.
The return to Dozón passes through Mirallos, Carballediña and Coiras de Abaixo. Now in the province of Pontevedra, we are in A Gouxa, in the municipality of Dozón. The Camino continues as in the other variant to the town of O Castro de Dozón.