Start the tour through small and traditional villages until you reach A Escravitude, where you can pause to visit its sanctuary and the fountain that is located in the lower part that, according to stories, has healing powers. From there you can also enjoy the magnificent views of the Castro Lupario fortress, an important archaeological site in this region.
Later, you will continue along an oak tree path until you begin a 230 metre ascent that will take you to Agros dos Monteiros, the highest point on this walking holiday, and from there you will have an incredible panoramic view of the Galician capital and you will even get to see the towers of the Cathedral of Compostela.
Then you will pass near the Rocha Forte Castle or the Churruchaos, which, in ancient times, was a symbol of feudal oppression over the inhabitants of the region.
Gradually the arrows that indicate the route will disappear, which will give you a sign that you are close to reaching the culmination point of this unforgettable pilgrimage route.
You will enter the old town by the Porta Faxeira, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and when you take the Rua do Franco, emotion will begin to take you over, because you will be just a few steps from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where the remains of Santiago the Apostle rest.
After taking a few minutes to experience the joy of reaching your goal, you will be able to participate in the Pilgrim's Mass, the ritual of welcoming all walkers who arrive in Santiago.
If you prefer, you can divide this stage in two, staying overnight in Parada de Francos.