Stage 5: Cambados-A Illa de Arousa

The fifth stage 5 of the Route of Father Sarmiento is a trip that connects two beautiful Galician towns, Cambados and A Illa de Arousa. The journey is characterized by offering pilgrims spectacular views of the coastal landscape and the opportunity to immerse themselves in the maritime culture of the region. Along the route, walkers will experience the tranquility of rural areas and the beauty of the natural environment.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • Cambados: Starting from Cambados, pilgrims will enjoy the cobblestone streets and the charm of this wine-growing town. The historic squares and well-preserved buildings bear witness to the rich history of Cambados.
  • A Illa de Arousa: The stage culminates in A Illa de Arousa, an island known for its beaches and seascapes. The calm atmosphere and fishing traditions make this island a special destination.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Pazo de Fefiñáns (Cambados): This manor, built in the 16th century, is an outstanding example of Galician noble architecture. Its gardens and historic structures offer a unique visual experience.
  • Church of Santa Mariña Dozo (Cambados): A church dating from the 17th century and featuring notable religious architecture. Pilgrims can explore its interior and admire works of sacred art.
  • O Vao Bridge (A Illa de Arousa): Upon arriving at the island, pilgrims can cross this bridge that connects A Illa de Arousa with the peninsula. It offers panoramic views of the marine environment.
  • Museo da Conserva (A Illa de Arousa): Dedicated to the history of fish canning, this museum gives visitors a fascinating insight into the local fishing industry.

This stage promises a combination of history, nature and maritime culture, making the journey between Cambados and A Illa de Arousa memorable for those seeking to explore the richness of Galicia through the Route of Father Sarmiento.

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StagesPadre Sarmiento Way

Etapa 1

Pontevedra - Sanxenxo

25 km
6h 20m
Etapa 2

Sanxenxo-O Grove

20 km
Etapa 3

Circular stage in O Grove

29 km
Etapa 4

O Grove-Cambados

23 km
Etapa 5

Cambados-A Illa de Arousa

18 km
Etapa 6

A Illa de Arousa-Vilanova de Arousa

17 km
Etapa 8

Vilagarcía de Arousa-Padrón

26 km
Etapa 9

Padrón-Santiago de Compostela

23 km

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