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Galician Springs

Walk and rest

This is a five-day adventure that links the splendour of Galicia’s thermal springs with the beauty of the Way of St James. After finishing a daylong stretch on the French Way, our exhaustion will be compensated with relaxing spa treatments.

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  • Starting point: Palas de Rei
  • Destination: Santiago de Compostela
  • Days: 5
Each day we’ll combine a stretch of the pilgrimage route through Galicia with some rest and relaxation in spas that bring back the golden age of hot spring therapy with their modern wellness facilities adapted to the twenty-first century demands.

This proposal ties together the Way of St James easide wealth so that body and spirit can make the best of both. The French way is the best-known pilgrimage route to Santiago, and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe and has received the Prince of Asturias Award for Concord. Each day we’ll combine a stretch of the pilgrimage route through Galicia with some rest and relaxation in spas that bring back the golden age of hot spring therapy with their modern wellness facilities adapted to the twenty-first century demands.

More information...
-Río Pambre Spa (Palas de Rei). www.balnearioriopambre.com
- Los Caminantes Hostal (Arzúa). www.albergueloscaminantes.com
-Arzúa-Ulloa cheese. www.arzua-ulloa.org
-Compostela Spa (Brión). www.hbcompostela.com
-Cathedral of Santiago. www.catedraldesantiago.es

Route - Day 1

Hot springs surrounded by nature in Palas de Rei

Ampliar

Our starting point will be the town of Palas de Rei, in the district of A Ulloa, right in the geographic centre of Galicia. Two main roads pass through it: the LU-231 and the N-547. The latter connects Lugo with Santiago de Compostela.

A spa on the banks of a river
It will be advisable to arrive in the early afternoon in order to enjoy its heritage, thermal spa facilities and local gastronomy. This is an emblematic point along the French way, so it has hotels, rural tourism houses, inns, hostels and the three-star Río Pambre Spa Hotel, where the local hot springs are located.
You’ll find the exit well signposted from the N-547. As soon as you arrive, you’ll notice the traditional local architecture. The spa’s main building is made of stone, wood and slate. The construction of the other two, which are smaller, imitatespallozas with their circular thatched roofs. The complex, located on the banks of the River Pambre,is surrounded by gardens and areas that invite taking a stroll, all surrounded by a native forest with the river’s crystal clear waters flowing in the background.
Tour of Pambre Castle
Pambre Castle can be seen from the facilities. From here, you can enjoy excellent views of its large, three-storied square tower, flanked by four others that are shorter, all crenallated in points or triangles and joined by a wall. This fort – an icon of mediaeval military architecture in Galicia and one of the few survivors of the Irmandiñas revolutions, peasant uprisings against feudal power that took place during the fifteenth century – is worth a visit. You can get there by walking from the resort under the shade and protection of centuries-old trees.
A series of thermal treatments before dinner
After your tour, we recommend that you return to the spa and enjoy a thermal circuit in its sulfur-, fluoride- and bicarbonaterich waters. These are prescribed to improve locomotor andrespiratory functions, and are highly recommended for dealingwith the first stage of the Way the next day. Afterwards, youcan relax in the rest area with views to the forest and the riveruntil just before dinnertime.
The king of the local cuisine is the cheese with the Arzúa- Ulloa Designation of Origin. A platter combining aged cheese and farmer’s cheese – milder and creamier – can be an ideal starter for an excellent locally sourced steak as livestock farming is predominant in the area.
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