On the Way of St. James


43º 06' 39.7" N - 7º 20' 49.1" W
43º 02' 23.3" N - 7º 22' 52.7" W


General interest
A visit from north to south to a series of recently restored mills. The mid-mountain landscape boasts pasture meadows where cattle graze, pine forests, varied wildlife (mostly deer and wild boars) and small villages.
The route can be divided into two sections:
From Ferradal Mill to Lamela Mill, where it coincides with the beginning of PR-G 134. The route follows the flattest and most populated part of the territory, visiting villages such as Bolaño and Rebordaos.
Halfway along the route you can visit Pestana Mill, by leaving the main route along a diversion.
The second stretch starts at Lamela Mill (one of the few in Galicia with an outside waterwheel), heading north towards the slopes of Mount Miradoiro, passing through places like Nabeda and Teixeda. After reaching the highest point of this section, we descend along a trail that crosses small and almost completely abandoned villages towards the River Azuma Valley, where we can visit the last mill on the route, in A Veiga.
We recommend travelling this route by bike or on horseback because of both its profile and orography and the direct contact with a mid-mountain landscape of great beauty.


On the A6 at the city of Lugo, take exit 493 and join the LU-530 towards A Fonsagrada. In the vicinity of Castroverde, turn onto the LU-1203 to Castedo where you will find the access to Ferradal Mill.

The Ways of St. James

The Primitive Camino


Duration (hours): 6


Length description: The main route is 22 km. and the diversion 3 km..
Length (Km.): 25.0




Altitudinal profile

Minimum height above sea level: 503 m.
Maximum height above sea level: 839 m.
Cumulative elevation loss: 735 m.
Cumulative elevation gain: 684 m.
Trail elevation profile

Point of Departure / Arrival

Point of arrival: A Veiga (Castroverde) - UTM:29T X:634618 Y:4774686
Starting point: Francelos (Castroverde) - UTM:29T X:631965 Y:4766717

Horse access

Totally suitable

cartography I.G.N. (1:25:000)

Cartography: Nº 73-II Mosteiro, 73-III Pedreda y 73-IV Castroverde.


Travel: Francelos, Castedo, Rebordaos, Fontao, Trasoras, Bolaño, San Fitoiro, Rodinso, O Grandón, Nabeda, Teixeda, Vilarín, As Cabozas, A Veiga.

Bicycle access

Totally suitable


Services description: Off the route, in Castroverde.

Further information

More information: Lands of Lugo Asociation
Torre, 1. San Miguel de Orbazai
27297 Lugo
Tel.: 982 228 922 / 626 014 105

Galician Mountaineering Association
(see page 146)


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Kind of route

Small travel
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Last update: 18/11/2016