Discover the Camino de Santiago A Orixe (the Origin)
The route known as A Orixe (the Galician word for “the origin”) refers to the beginnings of the Camino de Santiago. Legend has it that the mortal remains of the Apostle St. James arrived in Galicia from Palestine by sea in a stone boat. Once on the Atlantic coast, they entered the interior of Galicia through the Ría de Arousa and the Ulla River. They followed the path that today is known as the Traslatio.
The A Orixe itinerary offers the variant that starts at the Corrubedo Lighthouse. Through its 120 km, you will enter the region of Galicia known as Barbanza, discovering the secrets of the coastal villages of Ribeira, Boiro, A Pobra do Caramiñal, Rianxo… Until Pontecesures, where the route joins the Portuguese Way, continuing along this route until you reach Santiago de Compostela.
This is a perfect route for those who are looking for the hidden corners of the region of Galicia, small maritime villages, and be impressed by the landscapes and gastronomy of this still unknown area. The perfect choice for pilgrims looking to escape from the more crowded routes, and find small treasures along the way.