Stage 4: Betanzos - Bruma

24 Km

General information

Betanzos is a city that belongs to the region of As Mariñas and was once considered the ancient capital of Galicia.

It has several Gothic structures. The church of San Francisco, from the 14th century, which houses the tomb of the Galician knight Fernán Pérez de Andrade, and the nearby church of Santa María de Azougue are two examples of Gothic style buildings. On the other hand, there is also the Church of Santiago, from the 15th century, built by order of Fernán Pérez de Andrade himself.

Unlike the previous stage from Pontedeume to Betanzos, in this case we recommend you to stock up before the trip, as you will not find any stores along the way.



Start the route at Calle do Rollo and head for the As Cascas bridge. This bridge was rebuilt in the early nineteenth century and crosses the Mendo River. At this point you will have a 2 km climb ahead of you until you reach a road full of trees and nature.

You will come across some deserted villages after walking the first 18 kilometers. We recommend that at this point you get ready to face the hardest part of this stage, with a 3 km climb on road and followed by a forest area. Here the slope becomes really hard and steep.

Before reaching Bruma you will find the first bar of the route, where you can stop to taste the local cuisine or stock up for the last part of the stage.

Hostels Betanzos - Bruma

Hostel Address Place Telephone Property Management Staff
Albergue de Peregrinos de Presedo Campo de La Saleta Parroquia de Presedo. (Abegondo) 644 035 292 Municipal Concello de Abegondo Mari Rey
Albergue de Peregrinos de Bruma Hospital de Bruma, s/n Hospital de Bruma (Mesía-A Coruña) 981 69 29 21 Xunta de Galicia Xunta de Galicia Mari Carmen
Albergue San Lorenzo de Bruma Hospital de Bruma, s/n Mesía 619 46 42 40 Privado - Paula (Propietaria)
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