From the Plaza del Ayuntamiento in L.luarca/Luarca, you need to go into the area of El Chano towards the ruins of the 10th-century church of Santiago. The first village on the Camino is Outur/Otur, and from there you will be walking on a path that is quite dull at the beginning but becomes interesting when descending towards El Vau/Bao. Once you reach Vil.lapedre/Villapedre, you go past the church of Santiago and you need to cross the River Monte over a wooden bridge.READ MORE
When you come to the main road you will see a private home where pilgrims who want to stay at the hostel of Piñeira must register. Here you can see the church of San Salvador. You will have cross a creek walking on stepping stones, and you will come close to the industrial park of La Colorada, where you have access all sorts of services.
The next village is Navia, where you can see the mouth of the river of the same name and the neo-Gothic church of Nuestra Señora de la Barca. You leave Navia going up towards the main road while you overlook the ria, and that is the last push to A Caridá/La Caridad.
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What to do and see in the stage Luarca - La Caridad?
“This whole area is full of wonderful beaches, for example in this section you will see the beaches of Outur/Otur, 6 kilometres away from L.luarca/Luarca, that of Barayu (with accesses from Vigu/VeigaVigo-Puerto-Vega), that of Sabugu, World Biosphere Reserve, and Pormenande and Porcía, both in El Franco.
In A Caridá/La Caridad you can see the Museo de la Forja, admission is free and it exhibits ironworks forged the traditional way. The Cuevas de la Andina, 9 km away, are a natural monument of ancient caves, with a walk excavated into the rock, a walkway and wooden stairs. Nearby, some 2 km away, you will find El Porto/Viavélez, a picturesque fishing village where Corín Tellado, our own Barbara Cartland, was born. You can take a walk along the harbour and visit the Palacio de Jardón”.