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Stage 1

Moreruela to Tábara Farm Stage

km 25,3
Time 06H 15’
Difficulty Medium
Hostels 2
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First part where you can see the Mediterranean Mountain, then calm down

Information about the stage 1: Moreruela to Tábara Farm Stage

Profile: Moreruela to Tábara Farm Stage

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Points of interest in the stage 1: Moreruela to Tábara Farm Stage

  • 9 Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
  • 8 Church of Santa Maria
  • 7 Albergue de peregrinos de Tábara
  • 6 Church of St. Martin
  • 5 Finca Val de la Rosa and turn right
  • 4 View of the Esla
  • 3 Quintos Bridge and Esla River
  • 2 Turn right
  • 1 Moreruela Farm Parish Church

The route

  • Km 0. Moreruela Farm(Hostel. Bar. Store)

“Here lies the road and the history is magnified: that of the Vía de la Plata with the Sanabrés Road, which is born here” Thus says the text of the Ramos de Castro Foundation which is located next to the facade of the church of Granja de Moreruela. Indeed, here begins or, rather, continues, for the vast majority, the pilgrimage to Santiago. Behind the temple you have to take the direction marked as Orense, thus dismissing the Silver Way that follows towards Astorga. We route a plot of land concentration by going under the A-66 highway for just over a kilometer and, just after passing a stone monolith referring to the Camino de Santiago, turn right (Km 1,4). At this point is the bifurcation to visit, who considers it appropriate, the monastery of Santa María de Moreruela.

In this way we outline another track in a slight ascent and for the next 3 kilometers we are still in front in all crossings. After this section we turn back to the right (Km 4.3) and one kilometer later to the left. Surrounded by a variety of Mediterranean shrubs we descend to ZA-123 (Km 6) and, after half a kilometre of asphalt, cross the river Esla through the Quintos Bridge, built in 1920 with stone from the town of Bretó (Km 6.6).

As soon as we cross it, we turn left (bicigrines can continue in front of the road) and go down a closed path. It bends as the steep slope can and reaches the very shore of the Esla. Soon we began to distance ourselves from the river to face a short but hard repecho that leads us to a high (Km 7,9). From this privileged watchtower, which gives us an excellent overview, we are guided by some arrows painted in the holm oaks. After a left turn we finally descend to a runway. After the dream of lush vegetation we return to the reality of the concentration slopes and the infinite horizon to reach the Val de la Rosa estate (Km 11,2).

Here we turn right to face a long line that leads us to cross a road. After it we picked up the track and turned left at the next junction. Then we will turn right after passing a country house. Another endless track brings us closer to the first houses of Faramontans de Tábara, at which point the real magnitude of this locality is appreciated. We went next to the church of St. Martin, consecrated at the end of the 13th century.

  • Km 18.2. Faramontans de Tábara(hostel, Bars. Store. Pharmacy)

We move next to the Socio-Cultural Center and leave Faramontans next to a playing field to cross the ZA-123, where we are awaiting another track that we are following forward for more than 2 kilometers. After them we turn left at a crossroads to turn right again in less than a kilometer. We advanced through a top platform the AVE track and continued straight through the track until crossing the N-631 and entering Tábara.

  • Km 25.3. Tabara(All services)

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