This short, manageable walk today follows less secluded trails through woodlands and into a region dotted with castles, churches and ancient settlements. The extra pilgrims on the track make this day even easier to find your way. This is your chance to choose from the plethora of restaurants; why not stop and eat and possibly even enjoy a wine – but make sure you walk the entire 15km to get to your accommodation. This part of the walk is the ‘fun’ part if you want to enjoy other people’s company. If you don’t, it is still possible to walk alone or, conversely, get up and get started early (or, interestingly, set out late from Melide, as it is only a short day as the track tends to empty out by 2 pm).
Accommodation: Hotel Casa Teodora
A family-run business, brothers Jesus and Gabriel manage this popular Camino stopover. The restaurant is popular with locals and serves fresh sardines and beef shank, complemented by local wines, such as a perfectly chilled Albarino and Ribeiros white wine.