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Stage 22: Foncebadon-Ponferrada(26,6 km)
(1)Foncebadon-(2)Cruz de Ferro: 0-1,8Km
(2)Cruz de Ferro-(3)Manjarin:1,8-4,2 (2,4km)
(4)Acebo-(5)Riego de Ambros:11,0-14,5(3,5km)
(5)Riego de Ambros-(6)Molinaseca:14,5-18,2(3,7km)
A stage divided into two parts. The climb ( with a few short flat parts) until past Manjarin and the the steep descent to Molinaseca. For cyclists it is recommended you go the whole way following the road. On this stage we enter Bierzo.
(1)Foncebadon-(2)Cruz de Ferro: 0-1.8Km
This section is the most uneven section of the climb to el Puerto. We cross Foncebadon along the main street and take a path which leads uphill until it meets the road (photo 1) which brings us to Cruz de Ferro (photo 2). The Cruz de Ferro consists of a long wooden stick with an iron cross pinned to the tip and at the base a mountain of small stones. Tradition dictates that each pilgrim has to go and add a stone for divine protection for their pilgrimage to Santiago.
(2)Cruz de Ferro-(3)Manjarin: 1,.8-4.2 (2.4km)
Following the path beside the road brings us to Manjarin (photo 3). Manjarin used to be an abandoned town until Tomas set up a small peculiar shelter, which is open all year round and is also where he lives.
Following the same path parallel to the road we continue but there are still some hilly parts. (photo 4). When we come to a downhill slope, we meet the most impressive descent of all of the camino (photo 5) which leads us to Acebo (photo 6).
(4)Acebo-(5)Riego de Ambros: 11.0-14.5(3.5km)
We cross Acebo along its main street which gives way to the road along which we leave on a steep descent. Before arriving to the town we take a path on our right hand side which brings us to Riego de Ambros.
(5)Riego de Ambros-(6)Molinaseca: 14.5-18.2(3.7km)
We leave along the same descending path, which takes us to the road (photo 7) which we leave on the other side after a few metres, to continue downhill. A few metres before arriving to Molinaseca (photo 8) the path returns to the road along which we enter into the town. Here ends the steep descent.
We leave the beautiful town of Molinaseca and continue along the road (photo 9). At the 21.8 km of the stage we have to leave that road for another which parts to the right. We then pass the village of Campo and enter Ponferrada crossing the river Boeza over the Puente de Mascaron bridge.