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Stage of Santa Croya from Tera to Rionegro del Puente
Visit the Romanesque church of Santa Marta de Tera
Information about the stage 3: Stage of Santa Croya from Tera to Rionegro del Puente
Points of interest in the stage 3: Stage of Santa Croya from Tera to Rionegro del Puente
- Km 0. Santa Croya de Tera (Hostel. Bar. Shops. Pharmacy)
As soon as we leave Santa Croya we cross the bridge over the Tera, a river that forms Lake Sanabria and donates its flow to the Esla. We enter Santa Marta de Tera, whose 11th century Romanesque church is the jewel of the Sanabrés Road. We speak of the oldest known size of a pilgrim Santiago and it is located in one of the rinses of the southern front. The Apostle, with a staff and a staff, stretches the palm of his hand and overtakes his beauty and mystery. The visit is obligatory. Then you have to go back to resume the path, going down a paved runway.
- Km 0.5. Santa Marta de Tera(Hostel. Bars. Store)
The first compass of the stage is the riverside forest of the Tera. Several wooden tablets with the figure of the pilgrim Santiago of Santa Marta guide us through several crosses, where we also draw some streams. With the river on our left the horizon is opening up to the road. We follow her left to cross the Tera. On the shore we will see the swings and sinks of the Recreation Area La Barca (Km 6.4).
As soon as the bridge passes, we leave the road on the right. So we take a path that we will always follow in front of us, as long as we do not see any arrow that tells us another direction. Then we got into a chopera that cuts us off and takes us back to the road to reach another road, this time to the ZA-P-2547, whose nomenclature would be more suited to a robot.
A granite cairn tells us the direction to follow and we continue along the road about 700 meters to leave it on the right. After passing the La Ribera fountain and crossing a canal, we entered Calzadilla de Tera, a town where the Via Augusta passed, the 17th Roman road of the Antonino Itinerary that joined the towns of Braga and Astorga.
- Km 11.5. Calzadilla de Tera(Hostel. Bar. Store)
Next to the collapsed church you have to turn right, cross the canal and advance parallel by your right for almost 2 kilometers until you reach the following population:Olleros de Tera, with private hostel.
- Km 13.7. Olleros de Tera(Hostel. Bar. Store. Pharmacy)
We leave the town to cross a road and continue on the trail until it rotates right to reach the Shrine of Our Lady of Agavanzal, where a path is taken that also reaches the dam (Km 18).
When we reach the gates of the reservoir we cross the prey and turn left to take the road surrounding the shore. At one point we go away from the reservoir to reach Villar de Farfón, Rionegro del Puente's pedanía, which welcomes us to the region of Carballeda. This population has the hospitality of Craig and Dorothea.
- Km 21,5. Villar de Farfón (Craig and Dorothea Hostel)
The route passes through the church of San Pedro. At the exit we take a path that travels first through an open area and gradually is surrounded by vegetation. We face a small slope up to 850 meters of altitude, in a hill from which we can distinguish Rionegro del Puente. After the descent we arrived by some ships and then crossed the Black River. We then went under an arch of the N-525 bridge and entered Rionegro del Puente near the height of the hostel.
- Km 27.5. Rionegro del Puente(Hostel. Bars)
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