It is important to remember that in this stage of the English way, we won’t find any supplies along the way, hence it will be necessary to stock up accordingly for the journey.
Betanzos, capital of the region of As Mariñas and former capital city of the Kingdom of Galicia. Amongst its streets we can find La Iglesia de San Francisco, of Gothic style built in the fourteenth century. Inside we find the tomb of Fernan Perez de Andrade o Bo. Nearby we find La Iglesia de Santa María de Azougue, also a gothic structure built in the fourteenth century.
Last but not least, La Iglesia de Santiago, of gothic style from the fifteenth century. It was built upon the request of Fernan Perez de Andrade, O Mozo.
As we head back to La Plaza de los hermanos García Naveira, we join Rúa do Rollo which will lead us to El Puente de As Cascas over the Mendo river. This bridge was rebuilt in the early nineteenth century.
It is here that we start a 2km-long ascent on the highway until reaching the rainforest, which will accompany us throughout this stage of the way. In the next 18kms, we will come across a few deserted villages. A bit further up, after a prominent climb, we find the one–and-only bar before reaching Bruma.
It is now that we need to get ready to face the hardest part in this stage. A steep 3km climb on road at first, followed by forest, where the slope becomes really tough and steep.
Once at the top, the way to Bruma is quite subtle. The last leg of the trip is on road where we must be careful despite not having much traffic around. After 7kms we reach the much coveted public hostel of Bruma.
|Albergue de peregrinos de Betanzos||Rúa Pescadería, 4||32 plazas|
|Hotel Garelos||C. Alfonso IX, 8||booking.com|
|Pensión Cheiño||C. Venezuela, 34|
|Albergue de peregrinos de Presedo||Campo de La Saleta, s/n||20 plazas|
|Albergue de peregrinos de Hospital de Bruma||Hospital de Bruma, s/n||22 plazas|
|Pensión O Mesón Novo||C. Santiago Apóstol, 86||booking.com|