On the Way of St. James


Baleira - Lugo

43º 04' 24.3" N - 7º 13' 39.5" W


A circular walk divided into two sections that offers visitors the opportunity to discover the region of A Fonsagrada. Far from large towns and roads, the route boasts rich and unspoiled scenery in one of the least known areas of Galicia. A Marronda forest, of great ecological and hunting value, and the source of the river Eo are the protagonists of the route.
From San Paio, we would recommend doing the first stretch to the recreational area of Cortevella by going up eastwards by Pena Cerrada and then northwards to the Pena da Raia, until we come to A Marronda - a magnificent example of native Galician forest. Included in the “Nature 2000 Network” and a Biosphere Reserve, it is one of the main reserves of beech trees in the southwest of Europe.
PR-G 145 Ruta da Marronda - Alto Eo After passing through the village of Mendreiras we begin a long descent back to the recreational area, where we can enjoy panoramic views from the viewpoint of O Ferreiro and visit the mill of the same name.
From here begins the second stretch of the route, along both banks of the River Eo to San Paio. In this section we cross the streams of A Teixeda and Monte Meán, and visit the waterfalls of O Pozo da Ferreira and Acea de Serra, as well as the small village of Cabreira.
In some sections we cross from one side of the river to the other, over bridges like Naseiro, where we finally leave the Eo behind and come back to San Paio.


On the A-6 at the city of Lugo, take exit 493 onto the LU-530 towards A Fonsagrada. In O Cádavo turn off onto the LU-760 to Fonteo and after this village take the LU-P-0405 to San Paio.

The Ways of St. James

The Primitive Camino


21,3 km.

Point of Departure / Arrival

San Paio (Baleira) - UTM:29T X:644415 Y:4770709


San Paio, Pena da Raia, Mendreiras, A Cortevella, Cabreira, San Paio.


Medium - High


7 hours.


Off the route, in O Cádavo.


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Bicycle access

Totally suitable

Horse access

Totally suitable

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

73-II Mosteiro y 73-IV Castroverde.

Further information

Concello de Baleira
Tel.: 982 354 059

Federación Galega de Montañismo
Tel.: 986 208 758 / Fax: 986 207 407

Segatur (Sendeiros de Galicia para o Turismo Rural S.L.)
Tel. 654 165 730 / 886 117 011

Kind of route

Small travel


General interest


Initial pickup date: 01/08/2019
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