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Stage 2

San Juan de Villapvintage Stage to Salas

km 20,2
Time 05H 00’
Difficulty Medium
Hostels 10
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Difficulty in ascent to the Shrine of Our Lady of Fresno

Information about the stage 2: San Juan de Villapvintage Stage to Salas

Profile: San Juan de Villapvintage Stage to Salas

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The route

  • Km 0. San Juan de Villaphaya (Hostel)

On the steps of the previous day, we crossed La Reguera again and, just past the crossing to the hostel, we reached the crossroads where the Sale of the Horn is located, time ago a strategic point for the rest of merchants and travellers. Turn right and face the ramps leading to the Shrine of the Virgen del Fresno. On the way, looking at some more neighborhoods, the views are magnificent, only shaved by the highway, bleeding the valley from one end to the other.

  • Km 2.3. Collado de El Fresno

At the top we have the option to visit this Shrine of the 16th and 17th centuries, located in the place known as Partido de los Montes. We return to the day by quoting a prayer from the Ninth to the Virgen del Fresno: "Be for us, oh, Our Lady of Fresno, a light beacon that will guide us, a guardian angel that will defend us and a firm scale that will sustain us." The descent by piste gives a great panorama, with the core of San Marcelo opening way to a succession of valleys and hills. We pass the bridge of the Meredal, next to which there is a fountain, and after the bridge over the highway, we enter San Marcelo, village of the parish of La Doriga, already belonging to the council of Salas.

  • Km 3.6. San Marcelo

At the exit of San Marcelo, in the roundabout access to the highway, we turn left and cross a meadow full of apples. Then the murmur of the Meredal stream accompanies us to the tiny core of La Reaz and the church of Santa Eulalia de Doriga, consecrated by Bishop Pelayo in the 12th century. However, from the Romanesque era there is only one side cover. After the parish temple we arrived at La Doriga.

  • Km 5.2. La Doriga (Bar. Hostel)

Here is Chigre Ca Pacita, ruled by Toño. It serves breakfast, menus and dinners and has a hostel (see section observations). On the right of the itinerary we see the Palace of Doriga, built between the 14th and 16th centuries and declared a good of cultural interest. After the bar we climbed slightly up the Veiguina area until we found the horrifying scene signed by the pillars of the highway. Look! You have to take a narrow path that comes up on your left hand. In the subsequent downturn, a great deal of attention should be paid, as it is very important to slip. After a cowboy we landed at the N-634 at the height of Casas del Puente (Km 6,7) and then went along with La Rodriga. We left the entrance to the river park and reached the bridge over the salmonero river Narcea, portal de Cornellana.

  • Km 7.9. Cornellana (All services)

It is possible to continue the Camino without entering the population. After the bridge, a left hand diversion offers us the possibility of heading directly to the monastery of San Salvador, Cenobius founded in 1024 that was donated later to the Cluniacense order, which had it in property for some centuries. Today, left to God, he is waiting for a rehabilitation that does not come. We recommend taking a break and visiting Cornellana. It is the only population with services of the stage and this day allows some relaxation. Once in the villa, you have to turn left by the Bazaar Cuesta and take José María Caballero Avenue. Signs lead to the monastery, where the pilgrims' hostel is located. We surround the cenobium on the left, along with its three corpulent Romanesque apses. A few meters we take the SL-7, which goes up to Sobrerriba and Cermoño.

  • Km 9.5. Sobrerriba

We traversed Sobrerriba along the road and when we reached the Ramón neighborhood we took a path to tackle one of the curves. After crossing the road we are heading, already by road, to the top, which gives us a superb panorama of Cornellana, located at the confluence of the Nonaya river with the Narcea.

  • Km 10.7. Alto

With more than half a day in the pocket, we go on to enjoy a stretch that is unparalleled, certainly the most beautiful of the stage. Surfacing the mountain skirt, the path opens the way between the threading. We arrive next to a quarry operated by Silices La Cuesta, lobby of the village of Llamas.

  • Km 12.4. Flames (Vending of water and soft drinks)

In season it is possible to find cold drinks in a vending machine wagered at the entrance of the core. We continue the march with a proud dove. We left the diversion to Monteagudo (km 13.2) and moved forward. Four hundred meters later we passed by La Carril and, reaching almost to the valley of the Nonaya River, we turned left. We thus face a one-kilometer straight that leads to Quintana, a population that houses the church of Santiago de Villazón.

  • Km 14.8. Quintana

On the edge of the Camino is the source of Santiago. Later, just after another fountain with rest area, we left the highway lane on the left to take a ascending path. The trout, embarked much of the year, advances over the river and settles as it can to the steep slope. It converges to the height of the Casazorrina Bridge, which we cross to access this population.

  • Km 16.5. Casazorrina (Bar-Restaurant at the gas station, at the foot of N-634)

We left the village behind and crossed the Devesa walkway. A few minutes later we saved the highway below and crossed the N-634. At this stage it is surprising the subsequent path, in dim ascent and between trees, that brings us closer to Mallecín.

  • Km 18.8. Mallecín

Mallecín and Salas touch each other. Once in the latter, we can continue in front of the avenue of Llaniello and reach the plaza de la Campa, where the private hostel is located. Or cross the main avenue and the river Nonaya to head to the Menéndez Restaurant, where the keys of the municipal hostel are now collected, close to the bar and located in the plaza de la Veiga.

  • Km 20,2. Rooms (All services)

The difficulties


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