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Comparing Descent to Redondela on Coastal vs Central Portuguese Routes

TreshaA2

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2022
Just wondering... I did the Central Portuguese in May of 2022 and would like to compare these two legs: I did the path between OPorrino and Redondela and there is a very very very steep descent into Redondela that unfortunately gave my feet some issues for the rest of the trip. I wonder if this upcoming trip-- what if I entered Redondela from VIGO? Do both paths SHARE the very very steep descent into Redondela? OR does the path from Vigo come in a different way? I have looked at Gronze.com and can't figure it out!! Thanks in advance to anyone who has done both ways to help me figure this out!!!
 
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Here’s another image from mapy.cz showing the two routes into Redondela. I just walked the Vigo to Redondela stage this past April. I don’t remember any difficulties along the way. In fact, there were some great views of Vigo and the river as we walked east. The Camino routes are marked in blue.

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The route from Vigo has some beautiful views waking above the city, suburbs and river. But there aren't many services. The only steep descent on the route is before a little junction at Cedeira, several km before Redondela. It's several hundred meters long, paved, with switchbacks. Nothing difficult, but your quads will feel it.
 
The route from Vigo has some beautiful views waking above the city, suburbs and river. But there aren't many services. The only steep descent on the route is before a little junction at Cedeira, several km before Redondela. It's several hundred meters long, paved, with switchbacks. Nothing difficult, but your quads will feel it.
Thanks! Good advice to bring lots of water and some food for walking above the city. I am okay with my quads feeling it, but that descent from the Central from OPorrino really did in my toes at such a steep angle--even with self imposed switchbacks! I tied my shoes in a heel lock, had on two pairs of socks... next time if I see a descent, I'm pulling out my toe caps for added protection! Ha! Thanks!!!
 
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Perfecto!! Thank you soooooooooooo much!!!! I love this screen shot, we stayed at A Boa Estrella so I know exactly where this is!!
What I realized though, is that we might miss the little donative stand of drinks, snacks and fruit and small souvenirs that has both the yellow hiking and blue hiking boot on a post. IF I remember correctly that stand was right after the descent on the way into Redondela. May have to walk over there and get a banana!!
 
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What I realized though, is that we might miss the little donative stand of drinks, snacks and fruit and small souvenirs that has both the yellow hiking and blue hiking boot on a post. IF I remember correctly that stand was right after the descent on the way into Redondela. May have to walk over there and get a banana!!
It's on the way into Arcade. I passed it a couple of weeks ago now, but didn't see any stand. If you are walking later, you might be lucky and see it.
 

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