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Stage 6: A Illa de Arousa-Vilanova de Arousa

Stage 6 of the Route of Father Sarmiento connects two charming fishing towns, A Illa de Arousa and Vilanova de Arousa. This section provides pilgrims with a unique experience, combining the natural beauty of the Atlantic coast with the fishing and maritime culture of the region. Walkers will enjoy a coastal tour that reveals the authenticity and hospitality of Galician life.

Towns through which the stage takes place

  • To Illa de Arousa: Starting from this island, pilgrims will immerse themselves in coastal life, exploring its picturesque streets and enjoying the views of the sea. Illa de Arousa is known for its relaxed atmosphere and its connection with fishing traditions.
  • Vilanova de Arousa: The stage culminates in Vilanova de Arousa, another fishing town with a lively port. Here, walkers can experience the authenticity of local life, try fresh seafood and explore the charming streets.

Monuments to see along the route

  • Lighthouses and Viewpoints (Coastal Route): Along the way, pilgrims will find lighthouses and viewpoints that offer panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. These highlights provide opportunities to stop, reflect and enjoy the beauty of the seascape.
  • Vilanova de Arousa Fishing Port: Upon arriving in Vilanova de Arousa, walkers can explore the fishing port, observing maritime activity and feeling the authenticity of Galician coastal life.
  • Promenade (A Illa de Arousa): During the stage, pilgrims can stroll along the picturesque promenade of A Illa de Arousa, enjoying the sea breeze and absorbing the peaceful atmosphere of the island.

This stage promises to be an authentic and picturesque experience, where pilgrims can explore maritime life and immerse themselves in the culture of the fishing towns of A Illa de Arousa and Vilanova de Arousa.

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StagesPadre Sarmiento Way

Etapa 1

Pontevedra - Sanxenxo

25 km
1/5
6h 20m
Etapa 2

Sanxenxo-O Grove

20 km
1/5
4h45m
Etapa 3

Circular stage in O Grove

29 km
1/5
7h20m
Etapa 4

O Grove-Cambados

23 km
1/5
5h30m
Etapa 5

Cambados-A Illa de Arousa

18 km
1/5
4h30m
Etapa 6

A Illa de Arousa-Vilanova de Arousa

17 km
1/5
4h15m
Etapa 8

Vilagarcía de Arousa-Padrón

26 km
1/5
5h30m
Etapa 9

Padrón-Santiago de Compostela

23 km
2/5
5h45m

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