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C clearly

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I haven't posted "Live" reports from my current walk on the Invierno. I just can't organize my impressions coherently while I'm walking, but will try to do so later.

I just wanted to comment for anybody walking soon, about some good options. Last night I stayed at Torre Vilariño where Susana is over-the-top with hospitality. The nearby Museo Etnografico was great. Today I walked by Diomondi - it was closed, being morning, but there is a number posted if you want to stay.

The walk DOWN to Belesar and then UP to Chantada was hard but interesting. I had a bite to eat in Chantada and then walked 8 km or so to the Hotel Vilaseco. There is a separate pilgrim wing (for about 30 people) in this 3-year-old facility. (They opened just before Covid!)

I would have been intimidated if I hadn't called earlier, because nobody was in the modern reception, there was only 1 car in the big parking area, and the place looked dead. I wandered outside and the guy operating some machinery saw me and came over. He was Manuel, a one man band, who checked me in, went back out to do the work he was doing, and was back in the dining room to serve my dinner at 8.
I am alone and have just been served an excellent 3-course meal.

Consider staying here. Just call Manuel at 982 587 160. He speaks functional English and is very welcoming. We had a long discussion about the Camino de Invierno.
 
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The walk DOWN to Belesar and then UP to Chantada was hard but interesting.
I think for me, that relatively short climb out of the Miño valley on those giant granite cobbles, relatively short as it was, stands out as the toughest climb on the Invierno. I remember thinking, it would be impossible, I can't even imagine doing it in the rain, you would need to be on all fours!!
 

Mycroft

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With the Diamondi albergue open, it is a good distance for the next stage to end at Hotel Vilaseca,, setting one up for the walk to Rodeiro. That's for me tomorrow!
With the Diamondi albergue open, it is a good distance for the next stage to end at Hotel Vilaseca,, setting one up for the walk to Rodeiro. That's for me tomorrow!
Looking forward to more of your story when you have time and inclination
 
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amy374

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April 2022
I stayed in Hotel Vilaseco too on my walk earlier this month- found Manuel and his father very charming, and it was a great location making the walk to Rodeiro a bit shorter the next day. I hope they get more pilgrims coming through!

I hope you get sunshine (but not heat) for your climb!
 

10derfoot

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late 2018
I'm at Diamondi right now all by myself and will be in hotel vilaseco hopefully tomorrow. Have not seen any pilgrim for the last 3 days but enjoying the peace and birds songs .Here in Diomondi,if you want to eat out to a nearby restaurant/canteen they can arrange transport for you.Buen Camino!
 

C clearly

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I'm at Diamondi right now all by myself and will be in hotel vilaseco hopefully tomorrow
Good to hear! The next day's walk up to Monte Faro and Rodeiro is not as bad as I feared. I'm in Rodeiro now. There are at least 6 other pilgrims in town - all Spanish men. I have become friends with a group of 3, who like the same distances as I do (20 km).
 
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I haven't posted "Live" reports from my current walk on the Invierno. I just can't organize my impressions coherently while I'm walking, but will try to do so later.

I just wanted to comment for anybody walking soon, about some good options. Last night I stayed at Torre Vilariño where Susana is over-the-top with hospitality. The nearby Museo Etnografico was great. Today I walked by Diomondi - it was closed, being morning, but there is a number posted if you want to stay.

The walk DOWN to Belesar and then UP to Chantada was hard but interesting. I had a bite to eat in Chantada and then walked 8 km or so to the Hotel Vilaseco. There is a separate pilgrim wing (for about 30 people) in this 3-year-old facility. (They opened just before Covid!)

I would have been intimidated if I hadn't called earlier, because nobody was in the modern reception, there was only 1 car in the big parking area, and the place looked dead. I wandered outside and the guy operating some machinery saw me and came over. He was Manuel, a one man band, who checked me in, went back out to do the work he was doing, and was back in the dining room to serve my dinner at 8.
I am alone and have just been served an excellent 3-course meal.

Consider staying here. Just call Manuel at 982 587 160. He speaks functional English and is very welcoming. We had a long discussion about the Camino de Invierno.
Last October, I did this exact couple of days. Torre Vilarino was awesome! The climb down to the river was tough but some locals gave me fresh figs which helped on the climb up by the winery where I was offered a taste of wine, but settled for a stamp! I had a great personal sized fresh tortilla when I arrived in Chantada before going on to Vilaseco. I was the only one there but Manuel was very gracious. I stayed in a private room but saw the beautiful albergue section which was very inviting. At dinner he was willing to cook whatever I wanted but I was very happy with the beautiful salad he served. We also had a very lively conversation. I highly recommend both places.
 
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