Fátima – Lugo (Route in our private vehicle)
Our meeting point will be in Fátima – Rotunda Sul at 1:20 pm. Where we will leave towards Lugo. The estimated time of arrival in Lugo will be at 20h00m, where we will spend the night, in a Private Hostel.
Lugo – San Roman da Retorta (20Km)
The first stage of our Primitive Path, is essentially on asphalt, we will take two stretches of forest, which alone are worth walking through, either because of their natural beauty or because we feel very well why the name Primitive Path. We passed in some villages and churches, but it is in San Roman da Retorta that we find the final destination of our stage.
San Roman da Retorta – Vila Mor (24 Km)
Today’s stage will take us to the beginning of the Way. Leaving San Roman da Retorta, we will travel the Way on the old Via Romana, passing through small villages, where we can see the main economic source of this region, the pastoralism. After passing to the village of As Seixas, we will climb to the highest peak of our Way reaching the top with 700 meters of altitude. Today’s stage ends in Vila Mor, where we then continue in our private vehicle, until the city of Melide where we will spend the night.
Vila Mor – Arzúa (20 Km)
Today we are going to finish the primitive path in Melide. We will return in our private vehicle to the place where we ended yesterday, Vila Mor. There are about 5km to Melide, which is a very famous place for its octopus, and certainly you do not want to miss this special delicacy. After passing through Boente, a small town with the spectacular church of Santiago de Boente, we will depart towards Arzúa where we can see the beautiful chapel of La Magdalena, built in the Gothic style and founded in the 19th century. XIX. Arzúa is also known for its famous and delicious cheese with a designation of origin and produced in this Galician city.
Arzúa – Pedrouzo (20 Km)
jToday we will leave for Pedrouzo, after leaving Arzúa and its famous cheeses, we will find many small villages like Salceda and Santa Irene, today will end in Pedrouzo, where we can attend mass in the Church of “Concha” where Priest bless all pilgrims who attend her.
Pedrouzo – Santiago (20Km) The day of emotion!
These 20 km that connect Pedrouzo to Santiago, make this stage the stage of consecration. After leaving Pedrouzo and going around Santiago Airport, we quickly arrived at Monte do Gozo, preceded by a huge straight line, the straight line of the Galician television station, in São Marcos. In Monte do Gozo, which is in itself one of the most emblematic places on the whole Way, due to its spectacular panoramic view of Santiago de Compostela, where from the monument to Pope John Paul II we can see our goal: the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Free day in Santiago and return to Fátima
Free day in Santiago, where we recommend attending the Mass of the Pilgrim, in which if we have the opportunity we can still watch the Bota-fumeiro. You can take the opportunity to go to Compostela, visit the historic area full of monuments, squares and streets. You can see the market, where we can buy local products.After the visit and at the agreed time, we returned to Fátima.Where a new path for your life begins!