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Stage 4

Stage from Pajares to Pola de Lena

km 24,8
Time 06H 30’
Difficulty High
Hostels 3
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Ferrous stage; long and steep declines to Campomanes

Information about the stage 4: Stage from Pajares to Pola de Lena

Profile: Stage from Pajares to Pola de Lena

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The route

  • Km 0. Pajares(Hostel. Bar)

We left Pajares down the same street of the hostel, passing by the fountain of the Pría and the solar of the hospital of San Miguel, from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. We got to the N-630 and in a few meters we took a road that was born to the left hand. It has a strong drop level and based on quadriceps we avoid packing more than we should. The last section, paved, plummeted into San Miguel del Río, population of the large council of Lena.

  • Km 1.6. San Miguel del Río

After crossing the village (watch for signs in the urban area!) We follow a local road. So we'll get to a fork. Look! Because there's a Jacobean sting that encourages us to continue down the road. Wrong! If we followed it up to the N-630 and we would continue to Puente de los Fierros for the unsafe national.We must forget the jokes and always take care of the yellow arrows which, in this case, on the left hand, lead up to the village of Santa Marina.

  • Km 2.9. Santa Marina

Currently the road passes through the upper part of the town, before you had to cross several portillas, and first on some climb and then on a nice path at half a hillside, this road brings us closer in about half an hour to Llanos de Somerón, famous for the quality of its Arbeyos (peas), which are sown between the Scanda.

  • Km 5.2. Llanos de Somerón

At the edge of the church of Santiago there is a huge tile. Then we left Llanos on the local road down to the Bridge of the Fierros, where there was a portazgo. Look here again! On the same local road, before we enter the population, we turn left on a rising road.

(There is also an alternative to go from Llanos de Somerón to Fresnedo by "Munistiriu", this alternative is advisable only for pilgrims who are experts in walking by mountain due to their difficulty).

  • Km 9.6. Bridge of the Fierros

A demanding first ramp leads us to flush a chip. Later, after crossing another cancel, we entered Fresnedo. At the bottom of the valley stands the Sierra del Aramo and the Gamoniteiro summit of almost 1,800 meters altitude, recognizable by its TV repeater.

  • Km 10.4. Strawberry

A long and arduous stretch happens to the next population. Repechos abound, but the beauty of the landscape outweighs the effort. The road runs for more than an hour the tupid slope, visiting some ruined blocks engulfed by the hihedron and passing near the hermitage of San Miguel and by the homonymous fountain, on the right hand under the road (Km 13,8). We finally reached the beautiful population of Herías. There is a cross to Benowners (outside the route), town is with pilgrim hostel. (temporarily closed, note 2022).

  • Km 15.6. Herías

A final echo to say goodbye to Herías gives way to the dizzying descent to Campomanes. Eye upon stepping stones if it's rained, they can lead to more than one fall. We enter Campomanes in front of the streets of La Ferrería and La Vega, where we turn right hand to take a few meters from Corros Street. This town of the Lena council had a house in the Medievo and also a portazgo tax, from which pilgrims used to be exempt.

  • Km 17.3. Campomanes(All Basic Services)

We left the town on the Station street to cross the N-630 and then the Pajares River. After the bridge we turn left to catch the river promenade. We see the confluence of the Pajares and Huerna rivers, which form the Lena River. Santa Cristina de Lena is our next goal and half an hour later the hermitage hermitage of prerogative emerges on a hill. We go up to her on a cobblestone road after passing under a viaduct.

  • Km 20.3. Santa Cristina de Lena

The temple, World Heritage Site, is classified in the Ramirense style because it was built under the reign of Ramiro I in the ninth century. We go down another cobblestone road on the other side. We went through the neighborhood of Peridiello, looking at the left hand, behind the tracks, the station of La Covertoria. It houses on the ground floor a didactic classroom of the prerogative (see observations). El Camino, however, continues forward and 1.2 kilometers later saves the river Lena (Km 22). Vega del Ciego is outside the itinerary across the A-66.

The Camino del Salvador passes by the football field of the Lenense Sports Society and crosses under the highway to enter Pola de Lena. Even the hostel is 1.2 kilometers away. First by Miguel de Cervantes to take left Braña Valera and then right the streets of Robledo and Vital Aza. Then we turn left by Grande Covián and finally right by Ramón y Cajal.

· Km 24.8. Pola de Lena (All services)

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