Planning your vacation? Do you like country breaks and rural tourism? Bike or hiking lover? Go on a pilgrimage to Compostela in this jubilee year following a beautiful path less known by the general public. A true gem among the routes of the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro.
Routes of the Camino de Santiago
From the beginning of the pilgrimages to Compostela, the walkers simply looked for the easiest route to go through or they deviated to trade or visit places of importance. For this reason the different paths and their variants are so numerous.
The fame of the road grew, the number of pilgrims increased and the need arose to establish safe routes for everyone who came from far away. The first route on record is the French Way, registered in the Calixtino Codex. But with the advance of the Middle Ages and the recovery of territory by the emerging Christian kingdoms of the Iberian Peninsula, pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela cease to be made exclusively from the Christian kingdoms located north of the Pyrenees and routes begin to emerge. from the south. Like the Camino de la Plata, linked to commerce, and the Portuguese Way, linked to the birth of the Kingdom of Portugal.
Today we will talk about one of these variants of the Camino de Santiago, the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro.
Officially it begins on the border of Galicia and Portugal, in Portela do Homem, but many pilgrims link stages from Braga to enjoy the nature and historical heritage of this area. From the entrance to Galicia the path is made up of 9 stages that could be divided into 2 parts.
The first of the parts comprises 3 stages. The first from Portela do Homem to Lobios, the second to Castro Leboreiro and the third to Cortegada. This part of the road passes through an area full of historical heritage from Roman times, since in sections it runs along an old Roman road.
The second part of the journey will take 6 stages that enter the Ribeiro region, famous for its great wines since ancient times, to enter the mountain paths that link the privileged Ribeiro with Santiago de Compostela. On these paths you can enjoy medieval historical heritage, nature in its purest form and some of the best wines in the world.
In the fifth stage of the Camino Miñoto Ribeiro you will stop at Pazos de Arenteiro, a town of great importance in ancient times, the main enclave of the wine trade. A beautiful village, close to the junction of the Avia and Arenteiro rivers, full of medieval buildings. Built in these ancient structures is our rural hotel. We offer special prices for pilgrims at any time of the year. If you are thinking of undertaking this wonderful route of the Miñoto Ribeiro Way, do not hesitate to contact us by email or WhatsApp.