ROUTE TRASLATIO – SPIRITUAL VARIANT
WHAT WILL WE DO ON THIS ROUTE
At this third state of the Variante Espiritual we will do Vilanova de Arousa to Pontecesures by boat, which is 1 km from Padrón and 25km from Santiago de Compostela.
This route is called Ruta Xacobea Del Mar De Arousa and river Ulla but is also known just as La Traslatio, name taken from Latin language relating to the transfer of the remains of Apostle Santiago from Jerusalén to Santiago de Compostela.
First, at the beginning of the route, we will be received by the famous ‘bateas de mejillón’, wooden platforms where we grow our apreciated mussels. We will approach one of them to learn a bit about the production process.
Then on our way across the water, we will encounter diverse little islands such as the islands Briñas, las Malveiras and island of Cortegada. These belong to the Atlantic Islands Nationa Park. From Vilanova to Pontecesures you will be able to see something unique in the world some of the 17 religius Stone Crosses that make up a Vía Crucis Marítimo Flvial.
As we see the first Stome Crosses, we enter throug the waters of River Ulla. We will pass by villages like Bamio, Catoira, Valga and Dodro until we reach Pontecesures.
As we continue the boat trip, we will observe the rest of the Stone Crosses, as well as the Catoira Towers and their viking ships.
In our route, we will always be accompanied by an amazing landscape, that seems taken from a medieval scene, peaceful and charming, that will feed us with the strength to face the last stage of the Camino de Santiago.
If you are looking up for more information about the Camino in its Esipiritual Stage, hostels, and so on, you can see the information here.
Depart Vilanova de Arousa. Other ports, check conditions.
Expedition length 1,15 hours only way to Pontecesures, or 2 hours with return to Vilanova de Arousa
- € 30 per person VAT included. Vilanova de Arousa – Pontecesures section
- € 40 per person VAT included. Section Vilanova de Arousa -Pontecesuras – Vilanova de Arousa
- €30 per person VAT included. Pontecesures – Vilanova de Arousa section