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Guide to 'O Camiño Verde' crossover - Lugo on Primitivo to Sobrado on Norte

Guide to 'O Camiño Verde' crossover - Lugo on Primitivo to Sobrado on Norte

O Camiño Verde, the Green Camino, is a crossover from Lugo on the Primitivo, to Sobrado dos Monxes on the Norte, through a tranquil and beautiful rural area, mainly on farm and forest tracks. It has two stages each of 25km, and is fully waymarked with green arrows, diverting from the Camino Primitivo just after the Roman bridge coming out of Lugo.

What forum members say about it
'I loved the two 'green arrow' days'
'I'm so glad that we took this diversion. To anyone thinking about it - just do it'
'The route alongside the river was absolutely beautiful'
'Utterly beautiful, and quiet... in the best way possible'
'Two of my favourite Camino days ever'

There are two stages, with an overnight stop at Friol.
The first stage has two options, one takes in the interesting and unique Roman sanctuary of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda On Trip Advisor Opening times
The second stage also has two slightly different options towards the end.

Friol is a lovely tranquil village with a bank, bars and restaurants, and a supermarket. There is an idyllic summer outdoor public swimming pool by the river - the Club Fluvial.

Casa Benigno in main square - pension with bar and restaurant +34 982 375028 / +34 639 150 450 casa_benigno@hotmail.com €16 single ensuite room, €30 double
Casa de Martiño - casa rural in Ramelle-Outeiro +34 722 255286 jacvu@hotmail.com
Bi Terra - casa rural in Reguëla +34 982 183746 +34 647 741545 / 546 info@biterra.es Free transfer to / from the routes - see website

Links to downloadable directions and Wikiloc routes (updated 2018)
Lugo-Friol via Cota 25km ... pdf ... wikiloc
Lugo-Friol via Bóveda 27km ... pdf ... wikiloc
Friol-Sobrado via Marco das Pías 25km ... pdf ... wikiloc
Friol-Sobrado via Foxo do Cabrito 25km ... pdf ... wikiloc
The pdfs are hosted on Dropbox - no login needed, just give the pages a second to load and close any popup. Note that mobile reception is patchy on some parts of the route.

Bar Roots & Boots by the Roman bridge leaving Lugo
Bar O Zapateiro in Cota
The sanctuary in Bóveda
Accomodation, church or bars in Friol
Bar Muso or Bar Cepo in O Mesón (just after the route meets the Norte)

Threads on this Forum about the route
These can be found on this subforum

José Manuel Sánchez Grande from Friol, @xmsg, created the route and painted the green arrows, and I @notion900 have been helping with refreshing the arrows, guide revisions, translation and publicity.

This route is unofficial at present, so please post your support in José's blog comments, which are assisting him in getting local officials behind the route:

An older version of the route appears in the German guide to the Primitivo by @Raimund Joos and Michael Kaspar.

The route is not yet officially recognised by the Xunta de Galicia, however there have been no reports of any pilgrims encountering problems gaining their Compostela by walking this route, with the required 2 stamps per day.
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