This section leads pilgrims mostly along earthen paths with some forays onto secondary roads, on a course with light ups and downs. The Camino leaves Arzúa and heads for 6 kilometres towards the municipality of O Pino, in a mixture of villages and pine trees and eucalyptus groves.
The path is clearly signposted and abounds in restaurants and services for pilgrims. The small villages of Calle and Salceda mark the mid-point for the day’s journey.
The village of Ras brings the pilgrims from the O Pino detour of the Northern Road together with those now aggregated on the French Route. O Empalme do Vilar, 15 kilometres away from the starting point, is a good place to take a break before the last push to Pedrouzo.*
*Some pilgrims prefer continuing onto O Monte do Gozo and so cover 35 kilometres in one go, leaving just 5 kilometres to stroll at their leisure on the final day of the Camino.