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Alternatives to Melide and O Pedrouzo?

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Hey guys,

I'm walking the Primitivo from the 17th August. Having already completed the Frances in 2017, I'm wondering if there are alternative routes for the final two days before Santiago rather than Melide and O Pedrouzo?



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Hi Kyrotheram
A good place to start is this thread
The forum search function should by now have absorbed your question and thrown up other options at the bottom of this page...
The green arrows from the river below Lugo, take you via Friol and on to the wonderful monastery at Sobrado. After that you can either join the Norte down to Arzua or, I think, if you want to stay far from the madding crowd a little longer, you can take the more recent Norte alternative that I think goes through Gandara and joins the Frances at O Pedrouzo. There'll be other threads on that and I think Wise Pilgrim covers off the late Norte options too.
Cheers, tom


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If you switch over to the Norte you can avoid the Frances all the way to Lavacolla.
This is from the Wisely app. The Twin Pines B&B in As Calles (between Boimorto and Lavacolla) is very nice.


Stripey Socks

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Many thanks. I am also very interested in this path/alternative. Mel

Mark McCarthy

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There are two very good and one not so good Albergues in Boente just after Melide and a new Albergue in A Rua just before Pedrouzo.

Davey Boyd

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I always stay at Ribadiso de Baixo. I really like the Xunta there next to the river, or there is the excellent albergue Los Caminantes. Excellent bar there too.

Then I usually stay in Santa Irene just before Pedrouzo. There are a few albergues around Santa Irene, the Xunta is ok, but there is a nicer private on an alternate route called albergue Astrar.

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