On the Way of St. James


Pontevedra - Pontevedra

42º 26' 02.1" N - 8º 38' 10.2" W

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route

The Walk

River path along the Lérez River 
Pontevedra is a good town, it gives drink to those who pass by

This path starts from the pedestrian bridge over the Lérez River, in the surroundings of the university campus, and as it is a circular path we can choose to start on the right or left bank of the river, always following a flat path that runs along the riverbank. 

If we choose the first option, we will pass by the river beach and we will also find a picnic area, to ascend slightly later and reach the old Lérez Spa. This complex was built in 1906 by Casimiro Gómez, a returned emigrant from Argentina who made this place a great cultural centre and thermal reference where people from different parts of the Peninsula gathered, and which today still conserves part of the main building with the fountain of medicinal waters inside. 

From there we cross the metal bridge to the other side of the river and start the return journey along a dirt road that at times becomes narrower and more difficult with steep climbs and descents, which is a technical difficulty for cycling. 

After approximately 1 km, we return to a flat, well-maintained path that will take us back to the starting point, allowing us to pay less attention to where we are walking and more to the beautiful views of this magnificent river landscape.


Length: 6 km
starting point:
Pedestrian bridge over the Lérez River 42°26'2.13"N / 8°38'10.20"W
Circular walk

Accessibility to consider

Rugged terrain
Slippery terrain areas
Slopes with stairs


Urban walks
Initial pickup date: 01/01/2021
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