Very informative. In a dozen descents into Portomarin, I have never seen that board, and am completely unaware of the "red" route. I am not masochistic enough to take it!! The road route to the left is the gentlest descent. The road route to the right is shortest.I have attached picture of board
Are the "Roman Steps" the pile of boulders on the western side? If so I heartily agree - avoid them at all cost especially when wet.From the top of the hill the route to the right is the best although there is a short steep downhill on pavement. I dont recommend you taking the Roman steps route one of my camino friends fell almost rolling off the cliff there and she said several others had difficulty.
My friend was a day or two ahead of me when she fell and I was greatful for the heads up. I am happy I avoided also. I think if it is raining and wet the steps would be really bad. The road walking was better on my knees except the last bit down the hill onto the main road...it was very steep.Are the "Roman Steps" the pile of boulders on the western side? If so I heartily agree - avoid them at all cost especially when wet.
When you are on top of the hill. It is a wide open intersection looking out towards down hill turn right walk down the road then you will see that road is marked with a camino marker to turn left . After going down the hill. Go to the left to the main road which which crosses the bridge into Porto Marin. This is the sign at the bridge. On the other side of the bridge is the steps leading up under the archway into town.Thank you so much, this is very helpful. By the “road route to the left” do you mean the green branch off of the red route? Is it easy to spot?
My knees are a bit dodgy too, but I had no problems at all with the approach to Portomarin. It's nowhere near as hard on knees as the approach to Molinaseca a week's walking ago.Hello,
Wondering if someone can describe the easiest route into Portomarin for someone with dodgy knees. There are some posts from a few years back, have ther3 been any updates on what has been described as slippery and dangerous. Thank you
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