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Stage 32:O Pedrouzo-Santiago (19,2 km)
(1)O Pedrouzo-(2)Lavacolla:6,9-8,8 km
(2)Lavacolla-(3)Monte do Gozo:8,8-14,4(5,6km)
(3)Monte do Gozo-(4)Catedral de Santiago:14,4-19,2 (4,8km)
The long awaited, final stage. Only the uphill climb to Monte do Gozo presents any real resistance, and this feels a lot easier on yhe legs due to the fact that we are so close to Santiago Cathedral. The entrance to the city along road does not affect the mood of the pilgrim who has finally arrived to la Plaza del Obradoiro.
(1)O Pedrouzo-(2)Lavacolla: 6.9-8.8 km
If we have arrived to O Pedrouzo along the N-547 highway we take a right along the calle do Concello, which we meet more or less in the middle of the town. This street takes us to a path, beside some industrial buildings. Just past the buildings we leave the road onto a small path that runs between eucalyptus trees (photo 1). This path (photo 2 and 3) takes us first to the village of San Anton and further along to the village of Amenal. We continue along a tarmacadam track passing over the river Brandelos and crossing the N-547 through a tunnel from where we continue the steep climb to the village of Cimadevilla. Past Cimadevilla a dirt path (photos 4 and 5) takes us close to the A-54 motorway (photo 6). The path at this point turns left and enters into the narrow corridor between the highway and Santiado airport (photo 7), the most important airport in Galicia. We circle around the airport and come to the small village of San Payo which we leave along a small road through vegetation (photo 8). We cross the AC-250 highway and continue (photo 9) until we come to the towns of A Esquipa (photo 10) and Lavacolla, which are joined together.
(2)Lavacolla-(3)Monte do Gozo: 8.8-14.4(5.6km)
This section is practically all uphill. After a sharp turn we pass along the parish of san Pelayo and cross the N-634a. After a few metres we take a detour which takes us up to Villamayor (photo 11). We cross Villamayor and always heading uphill (photo 12) we pass beside the centre of the TGV and further along the territorial centre of RTVE. We continue along a tarmacadam track (photo 13) until the small town of San Marcos just before Monte Gozo (photo 14). The Monte do Gozo owes its name to being the first place from where pilgrims can see the cathedral of Santiago and the immense joy(gozo) which this provokes.
(3)Monte do Gozo-(4)Catedral de Santiago: 14.4-19.2 (4.8km)
We go down the hill from Monte do Gozo along some steps and a road that leads to Santiago (photo 15). We cross successive bridges over the AP-9 motorway, the train tracks and the ring road. The road becomes the Rua de San Lázaro along which we continue until we take a left onto the Rúa dos Valiños and, further along, continue straight along the rutos dos Concheiros and the Rúa de San Pedro, which brings us to the historic town gates. The follow along the old streets of Santiago until Plaza del Obradoiro, the grand finale of a unique experience.