STAGE 2.A CAMINO OLVIDADO: CISTIERNA-BOÑAR
Desnivel de bajada
The Camino leaves Cistierna, passing by the Cruz del Molino landmark, and continues across the Esla River by way of Mercadillo Bridge. It intersects here with another Jacobean route, the Camino Vadiniense (the Vadinian Way), named after the pre-Roman settlers of these mountains, which links to the Santo Toribio de Liébana Monastery, where the relic of the True Cross is kept.
But the Camino Olvidado continues to the west, taking us uphill through an oak grove towards Yugueros, whose Iglesia del Salvador (Church of the Saviour) is well worth a visit before we continue on to La Ercina. In this town, we can visit the ethnographic museum and explore the Ruta de los Castros hiking trail before continuing to Santiago by way of Cordel Merinero de la Varga, which crosses region of Las Arrimadas. Between Acisa and Barrillos, Santa Marina Church preserves Jacobean evidence.
After going through the ‘Gateway to Galicia’, along Camino de los Rocines and the vast floodplains of the Porma River, we enter the town of Boñar.
Estimated time according to MIDE, non stop.
CISTIERNA (inicio de etapa)
BOÑAR (fin de etapa)