The route continues to Piñeira de Arcos before crossing the valley which communicates with Allariz, one of the most beautiful and well preserved towns in Galicia.
Monterrei variant , stage Xinzo de Limia - Allariz
Xinzo de Limia- Sandiás
Length 8.7 Km
Estimated Duration 2h 10min
We continue to Vilariño das Poldras, Couso de Limia and Sandiás, through the extensive area of concentration of plots on what was the Lagoa de Antela. Land of manor houses, towers of ancient castles which appear on the horizon. We continue on an extensive plain, one of the plains of a certain extension in all of Galicia together with the Terra Chá in Lugo, as well as on ancient roads. At Sandiás it would have been possible to cross the Roman Vía Nova or XVIII which went from Chaves (Portugal) to Lugo through Ourense.
Sandiás is the municipal capital. Perhaps here was located the ancient Roman mansion Geminis of the Vía Nova. The surrounding flatlands were the scenarios of important struggles of nobles and irmandiños and were also territory in dispute with Portugal, which invaded on several occasions.
The route continues to Piñeira de Arcos before crossing the valley which communicates with Allariz. In this municipality, the pilgrim travels through Coedo, Outeiro de Torneiros, Paradiñas and Torneiros before reaching the hamlet of San Salvador de Penedos, lying in an environment of superb natural beauty.
It then continues to the town of Allariz, one of the most beautiful and well preserved towns in Galicia.